Double Click: A Review
Friday, October 11, 2013
Two years ago, I had the chance to review Lisa Becker's quirky romance Click: An Online Love Story and it was one of the most fun love stories I've read. So when Lisa approached me this year and asked if I'd like to review Double Click, the sequel to her fabulous novel, I jumped at the chance. And, seriously...look at that cover. If I judged books only by how they looked, I would give this one five stars every time!
I can't wait to share my thoughts with you on this hilarious novel...so let's get started!
Double Click: A Summary
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 evergo 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.
Double Click: What I Think
What I love about this story, and about Lisa's writing in general, is that she knows how to guide her readers into the action without making them (or, in this case, me) feel like they're being forced to go there. I believe in the relationships between her main characters - between Renee and Shelley in particular - and I share their emotions. And the format in which Lisa gives us their stories - by way of emails and personal correspondence - gives the story a bit of an edge. By that I mean it allows us to be inside the personal dynamics of these relationships as if we are a part of them ourselves.
Although we can't necessarily go into each character's mind, we still see from the outside what they're doing and begin to know enough about them to understand why. And, most importantly, we begin to care why which, in my opinion, is the only reason I ever keep reading a book.
In Double Click, we're not hearing things from only one side. And that's just the way I like it.
Want to know more about Double Click? Check out Lisa's official Facebook page here or visit Amazon to get your own copy!
And thank you, Lisa, for sharing your book with me once again. I look forward to more wonderful stories from you!