Fast approaching her 30th birthday and finding herself not married, not dating, and without even a prospect or a house full of cats, Renee Greene, the heroine of Click: An Online Love Story, reluctantly joins her best guy pal on a journey to find love online in Los Angeles. The story unfolds through a series of emails between Renee and her best friends (anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgmental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley) as well as the gentlemen suitors she meets online. From the guy who starts every story with “My buddies and I were out drinking one night,” to the egotistical “B” celebrity looking for someone to stroke his ego, Renee endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC’s, FWD’s and inadvertent Reply to All’s, readers will root for Renee to “click” with the right man.
A copy of this book was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
A fascinating and unique concept, Click: An Online Love Story, is a tale told through a sequence of emails between four friends.
Renee, the main character, joins the online dating service, choosejews.com, at the insistence of her friend, Mark. She shares her sometimes outlandish inquiries with her friends and then follows-up with them about each of the disastrous dates she encounters. They dynamics of these friendships is what makes the story. Shelly is crass and flirty, Ashley comes across as a prude and judgmental, and while Mark is the one who initially talked Renee into joining the service, we learn the least about him.
I absolutely loved the interactions between the friends and found them completely believable. I could easily see myself sharing emails back and forth with friends like these. The only drawback I would note, is that each email starts with the heading of who it’s to or from along with the subject line. I did find myself skimming over these only to have to go back a time or two and read them so I would understand who was talking.
A mixture of chick-lit and romance, this is a fun and easy read about friendship with a love story that develops on the sideline. If your looking for something light that isn’t too deep or meaningful, this would be perfect.