4.22.2013 | Monday

Double Click

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Double Clicktitle: Double Click
author: Lisa Becker
series: Click #2
published: 29 March 2013
publisher: eBookIt.com
genre(s): contemporary, romance
pages: 281
source: author
format: eARC
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | BookBub | Goodreads

rating: five-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

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.

my review

Double Click is the sequel to another fave of mine, Click, which I reviewed not too long ago here.  Chick lit is not usually my thing, but I can’t help but love these books.  Renee is the central character in the book, but each of the others has their own story, too, including a new character Cassie.  Each one of them reminds the reader of someone they know in their own lives, both in good ways and in bad.

I absolutely love the author’s unique technique of telling the story entirely through emails that are sent between the friends.  It seems like it would be hard to truly tell a full, well-rounded story that way, but it truly is.

Things to love…

  • Renee and her friends.  I absolutely love them.  They are so different from one another and it keeps the story fun.  They are often irreverent, but they are all so fiercely loyal to one another.  Every one of them reminds me of someone in my own life.
  • Ashley and her pregnancy.  However annoying she may be to me, I love that there was a strain of seriousness with her postpartum issues of pregnancy.
  • The story’s format.  As I said before, it was fantastically fun.  Every last bit of the story is told through emails, sometimes with disastrous results.  It didn’t feel like a single thing was missing, even though there was, in reality, not one single scene that took place “live” and “in person.”

About Lisa Becker

Lisa had endured her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates, many of which inspired Click: An Online Love Story and Double 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.”

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 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!

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