Genre: Fiction/Romantic Comedy/Chick Lit
Release: Create Space (April 5, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
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.
I used to be one of those people who thinks that resorting on joining an online dating site is a sure sign of desperation, laziness, and a good source of getting laid. But now I am more forgiving and open minded about it. I still think that the best way to meet people is to go out there but anyway back to the book.
I love the characters, in my group of friends, there is always that one person who is so anal about everything that sometimes you wanted to choke them and wonder how on earth did we ever become friends? That is Mark in this book. There is also that one or two girlfriends whom we've met in our lifetime who just doesn't give a hoot on what other people think about them being so open about their sex lives or thinks like a man. Shelley in this book ( and I love her) The other character Ashley, whom in this book is one of those Charlotte York types and the one who is in an on and off relationship. Everytime they are on again, everything is perfect and she feels sorry for people who is not in a relationship, yet when they are off again she keeps saying, "that's it we are over", "I am going to be a spinster" and would have her own pity party. And then you have that one friend in between. The one who understands everybody, liked be all, the cool chick with just a little bit insecurity on the side. That would be Renee in this book.
I love the concept of reading the e-mails of a group of friends swapping stories about their lives. All the cc's and bcc's, it brings back memories. I enjoyed reading the banter of Ashley and Shelley, that one is always so funny. The dating adventures of Renee was pretty funny too but evertything else in between... not great but not bad either.