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22 January 2015

Review: 'Double Click' by Lisa Becker (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.

Last year I got the opportunity to read and review Lisa Becker’s novel ‘Click: an Online Love Story’ for this blog; a book in which the story is completely told in the form of e-mails and a book I ended up thoroughly enjoying. I was lucky enough to also receive a review copy of the sequel to ‘Click’, titled ‘Double Click’, from the lovely Lisa. Seeing how much I enjoyed the first book, I looked forward to picking up this next part as well to see what main character Renee and her friends would get up to this time around!

In this second part of the ‘Click’ series, we join Renee and her friends quite some time after the ending of the first novel and several things have happened. Renee is incredibly happy with her boyfriend Ethan; Ashley is about to become a mother for the first time; Mark has found a new girl whom he is pretty serious about; and Shelley is acting out of character and obviously hiding something from her friends, but no one is sure what’s going on. Lots of different things are happening in the world of Renee and her friends, and through their e-mails we get to experience it all with them.  
Just like the first ‘Click’ book, this novel is completely written in the form of e-mails. While some people might expect this to provide less detail or the chance to go in-depth, Lisa Becker proves that this is definitely not the case. I personally loved reading a book in this particular format, a format that makes it really easy and quick to fly through the pages of the book; a format that made me both smile and feel for the different characters; and a format that fits this modern day and age perfectly. We all use messaging services like e-mail constantly to connect with one another, and it’s great to see an author use this in this particular way to tell a story.

The book has a wonderful group of friends at its core, each with their own individual character. It was a lot of fun to follow what goes on in their lives and to read their conversations. In order to really get to know these characters and to understand what is going on in their lives, I do recommend reading the first book as well, instead of starting with ‘Double Click’ as a stand-alone. I’m really excited to know Lisa Becker wrote and released the third part of the series last year and I can’t wait to once again join Renee and her friends in the near future. ‘Double Click’ is a thoroughly enjoyable, quick and fun read, and the second book of a series I highly recommend!
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Thanks to the author for providing me with a review copy in exchange for an honest review.

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