Publication Date: March 26, 2013
The sequel to [easyazon-link asin=”1460922638″ locale=”us”]Click: An Online Love Story[/easyazon-link], [easyazon-link asin=”1482004992″ locale=”us”]Double Click[/easyazon-link] follows Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Ethan and Mark through life’s ups and downs via e-mail.
The author, Lisa Becker, gifted me a copy of this novel in exchange for my review. I apologize to the author not only for the delay in posting but also for reading her books in reverse order.[easyazon-link asin=”1482004992″ locale=”us”]Double Click[/easyazon-link] is a fun novel. It’s light, airy and clever. It’s the kind of conversation you would have with your friends via e-mail. The characters are late-20-something/early 30-something friends. The group includes Ashley, Renee, Shelley, Ethan, Mark and Mark’s new girlfriend, Cassidy. Ashley is the engaged and pregnant friend, Renee and Ethan are the couple who live together and seldom see each other due to work obligations. Shelley is the vamp of the group and Mark is Renee’s best male friend who has always been there for her. When Cassidy, a pretty and perky personal trainer to the stars, comes into the group, there’s natural skepticism. Becker’s characters are so relatable that it’s impossible not to get involved in their lives from the start. The inclusion of Mark’s new girlfriend, Cassidy, in the e-mail train was sheer brilliance. We all have that friend who has had a girlfriend or boyfriend who just doesn’t reflect well in e-mail and tries too hard to be one of the gang and that person in this novel is Cassidy. It’s intimidating coming into a tight-knit group. That said, her interjected e-mails just cracked me up.
The plotline, as it is reflected in the e-mails, is fairly straightforward. The group discusses their lives while Ashley is pregnant and gets married; Ethan and Renee have relationship problems; Shelley contemplates moving etc… . Each character has a unique voice. Shelley is snarky and clever giving us the gem “Holiopathic” (a person who takes a ‘holier than thou’ approach to homeopathy). Ethan teases Ashley about baby names, suggesting that she call her offspring “Cash, his nickname could be Loose Change”. Renee is the glue of the group and that person who forces her friends to stay in touch.[easyazon-link asin=”1482004992″ locale=”us”]Double Click[/easyazon-link] is a wonderful story that fits very neatly into the chick-lit genre and is a fast and funny read. It is a voyeuristic, fun look into the past for those of us who no longer suffer those single issues and a laughing and enlightening look for those experiencing the turmoil life brings now. I laughed most of the way through this novel and truly came to enjoy this unique group of friends.
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