Thursday, 9 May 2013

Review: Double Click by Lisa Becker

Publication date: 27th March, 2013
Publisher: Create Space
Links: Amazon|Goodreads|CreateSpace
Source: Review copy
Rating: 4/5 stars
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.
REVIEW

Double Click is the sequel to Click, a book I reviewed not long ago that chronicled the online dating adventures of Renee in the form of short, pun-filled, energetic and fun back-and-forth emails! Double Click is equally entertaining and ha-larious... where you're not as much privy to the online dating scene but it does a great job of sucking you into the lives of Renee, her best friends Mark, Shelley and Ashley! There's secrets, unexpected pairings, proposals and pregnancy blues in the ultra-cute second part to this fabulous feel-good series!

One thing I was really missing in Click was more of Mark's story! This is done complete justice to in Double Click. You're going to be sooo surprised when you find out who he ends up with! Mark's love interest made me giggle so much. They are so um, compatible. It was interesting to see the different ways in which his friends reacted to her and made her feel welcome (or not welcome)!

There's also a lot going on with Shelley... much more than her multiple business trips, that's for sure. And I grew quite fond of Ashley by the end of the book... in spite of her reverting back to the "old Ashley" with her pregnancy blues.

More than anything, I loved the parts in Double Click where Renee, Shelley, Ashley and their friends were just hanging out. The very light and very fun banter was enough to bring a smile to my face! While a great deal happened in the course of this book... there was no rush in pacing with scenes both relevant and completely irrelevant to the plot. With the email format, I found myself LIKING this utterly normal sequence and pace of events!

Double Click is the kind of book you read while lounging around. It's quick and it's fun and best of all, it manages to be what it is with consistent characterization and absolutely no suspension from reality! I liked Double Click even more than its predecessor and would totally recommend it if you're looking for a cute and hilarious read!

Rating: 4/5 stars

10 comments:

  1. WOWEE WOW! Thank you for the fantastic review. Thrilled to know you have enjoyed spending time with Renee and friends.
    Cheers!
    Lisa Becker

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    1. Thanks a ton for Double Click, Lisa! Had the best time reading it :D

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  2. This series is new to me and I know just the person who would love this, off to tell her! Great review!

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    1. Haha, that's great! Hope she enjoys reading it as much as I did (:

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  3. This sounds like such a fun book! I haven't read the first book but I like light books with banter. Great review!

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    1. I know, right? They're so relaxing!

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  4. I bought Click based on your review since it was $.99. now there is a sequel! I haven't even read the first! I need something light and fun. I wish I could dust it off and read it!

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    1. You should definitely give it a shot, Heidi! It's very cute. An definitely light and fun :D

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  5. This sounds like so much fun. I love it when a book makes me laugh! Lovely review, Pooja. :)

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    1. I know, right? Best kind of books along with books that make me cry x)

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