by Lisa Becker
- File Size: 463 KB
- Print Length: 309 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482004992
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- ASIN: B00C1RIZHU
My Rating: 4.25 of 5.0
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
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.
I enjoyed the first book, Click: An Online Love Story, and wanted to find out how the characters progressed. This book continues the same rather unique and fun format of being presented completely through email messages between the characters. Interestingly the characters seemed to be ‘tempered’ or more mild than portrayed in the first book. This made them even more likeable for me, except perhaps for Mark’s bouncy but annoying love interest. The lady doesn’t know what a capital letter is and can’t spell ... but she sure is cheerful.
Each of the characters is going through their separate life experiences - new mommy with postpartum blues, moving to new town for new work and new love interest, etc.- and it is interesting how they react, share together and support each other. There is a travel journal of sorts reporting on Renee and Shelley’s road trip from LA to Seattle with lots of crazy fun sites to report along the way in funny, punny emails.
I really liked Ethan’s input with Renee, from sharing business advise and philosophy to travel games.* I also enjoyed how Ethan listened to advise from Shelley and managed a perfect “do-over” of a very important event for Renee.
This is a fun story of friends and sharing. I am not really a lover of ‘life drama’ and I appreciated that this story and format shares emotions between friends and lovers in little e-bites instead of long drama. It is quick and easy reading once you get used to the format. And it is a story that made me smile.
I received this book from the author for review.*(Some of the questions are so fun I might use them for my Sharing Beyond Books Comment posts!)