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Book Review: Right Click by Lisa Becker

rightclickLove. Marriage. Infidelity. Parenthood. Crises of identity. Death. Cupcakes. The themes in Right Click, the third and final installment in the Click series, couldn’t be more pressing for this group of friends as they navigate through their 30’s. Another six months have passed since we last eavesdropped on the hilarious, poignant and often times inappropriate email adventures of Renee and friends. As the light-hearted, slice of life story continues to unfold, relationships are tested and some need to be set “right” before everyone can find their “happily ever after.”

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Right Click is the final book of the Click Trilogy, bringing an end to Renee and the gang’s lives, told solely through a series of emails. While I think you could easily slide in and enjoy each installment as they are, I wouldn’t necessarily consider them standalones because reading the three in order will definitely give you the upper hand in knowing each person’s personalities and their backstory.

As mentioned in my previous reviews of this series, I found myself skimming over each email heading and getting right to the root of the information being given. While it was my own fault for not reading the full text, it did make the conversations difficult to follow when trying to figure out who was talking to who. But as I began to get a feel for each character, it became easier to pick up who was the sender and made the body of the stories flow more smoothly.

Right Click takes up right where Double Click ends with all the fun, witty and quirky banter between the friends. However, there were a few surprises along the way that added to the enjoyment of the story, as well as, some sad and tense issues that really drive your emotions. This is a story where each of the characters grow, some you instantly fall in love with (Shelly) and some are hard to take but in doses (Ashley), but we all have friends like this, which is what makes this comical tale so believable.

A different style of novel, but one that is still every bit as good as your normal chaptered book, The Click Trilogy breaks up the everyday norm with a unique storyline that leaves you laughing, crying and turning each and every page to know what’s going to happen next. I couldn’t put this one down!

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Book Review: Double Click by Lisa Becker

double_Fans of the romantic hit Click: An Online Love Story will enjoy another voyeuristic dive into the lives of Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and Ethan, as Double Click picks up with their lives six months later. Are Renee and Ethan soul mates? Does Mark ever go on a date? Has Shelley run out of sexual conquests in Los Angeles? Will Ashley’s judgmental nature sabotage her budding relationship? Through a marriage proposal, wedding, new baby and unexpected love twist, Double Click answers these questions and more. Readers will continue to cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends.

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Double Click is the second installment of the Click Trilogy and takes right up where Click leaves off. Written in the same format, as a series of emails shared between friends, I found Double Click much easier to follow along even though I continued to skip over each email heading which names the subject and addressee.

Like Click, Double Click is filled with the same witty correspondence and sometimes friendly, sometimes catty dialogue that Becker has a knack for writing. The friendships make this story. They are fun, light, but also touch on some heartfelt issues that bring a serious note to the storyline.

For me, I felt Click was mostly about Renee and her journey of finding love and I truly felt Double Click should have been Shelly’s story. I would have loved to have seen things mixed up a bit and the majority of the correspondence come from Shelly to the other’s. She’s by far been my favorite character and I think she had so much more to add this time than Renee did. As for Ashley, she grew on me a bit. I didn’t care much for her personality in the beginning, but we see her grow as a person and I really like that. Once again, I felt like Mark was on the sidelines. I really like him and always want him to play more of a role, but his interactions come across vague and standoffish. I have not yet read the blurb for Right Click, but I’m hoping we get more of Mark there. As for the newcomer to the group, I’m on the fence with Cassidy. I neither like nor dislike her and I’m curious to know what she might had to the next part of the story.

Overall, I didn’t get that same carefree feeling that I got from reading Click, but this story does not disappoint. Running along the lines of more chick-lit than romance, Double Click is an easy read that doesn’t take you through a gamut of emotions. Light and comical, it’s one that you’ll breeze right through. 3/5

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Click: An Online Love Story

Recently, Michelle read and reviewed Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker. When Lisa contacted Eat Sleep Read Review, she offered the whole trilogy for review, so you can expect to read more reviews from Michelle regarding this series, and if you like Sex and the City, you’ll love Click.

The amount of review requests that we get are astronomical. So much so that we’ve recently added more reviewers to Eat Sleep Read Review. All the authors are so kind, but usually, it’s rare that we can accept a whole series for review without reading book one first, but the premise of these books were so unique and interesting, that Michelle could not resist. So, to give you a taste of what’s to come and to point you in the direction of this fun, sassy and witty series, here’s a look at each book and a great book trailer at the end. Also, check back with us soon as we have an interview with Lisa Becker coming up!

Book One: Click: An Online Love Story

 

clickFast 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 entirely through 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 wades into the shallow end of the dating (cess)pool and endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with BCC’s, FWD’s and inadvertent Reply to All’s, readers will cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends. And ultimately, they will root for Renee to “click” with the right man.

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Book Two: Double Click

Fadcns of the romantic hit Click: An Online Love Story will enjoy another voyeuristic dive into the lives of Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and Ethan, as Double Click picks up with their lives six months later. Are Renee and Ethan soul mates? Does Mark ever go on a date? Has Shelley run out of sexual conquests in Los Angeles? Will Ashley’s judgmental nature sabotage her budding relationship? Through a marriage proposal, wedding, new baby and unexpected love twist, Double Click answers these questions and more. Readers will continue to cheer, laugh, cry and cringe following the email exploits of Renee and friends.

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Book Three: Right Click

rcLove. Marriage.  Infidelity. Parenthood. Crises of identity. Death. Cupcakes. The themes in Right Click, the third and final installment in the Click series, couldn’t be more pressing for this group of friends as they navigate through their 30’s. Another six months have passed since we last eavesdropped on the hilarious, poignant and often times inappropriate email adventures of Renee and friends. As the light-hearted, slice of life story continues to unfold, relationships are tested and some need to be set “right” before everyone can find their “happily ever after.

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About the Author

Headshot 2.jpgLisa had endured her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates, many of which inspired Click: An Online Love Story, Double Click and Right Click. The books, about a young woman’s search for love online in Los Angeles, have been called, “a fast read that will keep you entertained,” “a fun, quick read for fans of Sex and the City,” and “hard to put down.” The first in the series has now been optioned for a major motion picture.

She’s written bylined articles about writing and online dating for Chick Lit Central, Cupid’s Pulse and numerous book blogs. Her books and story have also been featured in Single Edition, Career 2.0 and The Perfect Soulmate among other websites.

A former public relations professional, Lisa has worked with some of the biggest consumer companies in the world including McDonald’s, Ford, Sony and Gatorade. She’s also a former college professor, teaching public relations and communications classes at University of Southern California and Oglethorpe University.

As Lisa’s grandmother used to say, “for every chair, there’s a tush.” Lisa is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for anyone!

You can find Lisa on Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Pinterest  | Web

Book Review: Click: An Online Love Story by Lisa Becker

clickFast 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.

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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.

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