Friday, February 21, 2014

Review: Double Click (Click, Book 2)

Rating: 3 Stars
Genre: Chick Lit
Author: Lisa Becker Facebook :: Goodreads
Series: Click, An Online Love Story Sequel
Publication Date: March 27, 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 read Click: An Online Love Story quite some time ago and was very pleased with the format and hilarity that ensued. When Ms. Becker asked me to review Double Click, I was so excited and couldn't wait to catch back up with the girls (and Mark...and Ethan). :) 

All of the main crew is back emailing one another again and the format is just as engaging, unfortunately, the storyline isn't quite as compelling as the first in the series. 

I enjoyed the happiness of Renee and Ethan. They are working through beginning relationship issues but still so happy together. Ashley is a new mom now and although she was my least favorite character in Click, she definitely grows on me this time around. Shelley is hilariously atrocious as always but is taking a slightly different path than the usual. Mark is in a new relationship and he is so hopeful that his closest lady friends will love and adore Cassidy as much as he does...unfortunately, when new blood is added to the mix, the cats come out to play - and play they did! 

I did indeed enjoy getting a run-down on all of the crew, but I felt like this go around was more drawn out than the last. Almost as if there wasn't enough to say at times so the emails were being filled with a bit of fluff. That being said, there were many laugh-out-loud moments mixed with serious and real life issues that I appreciated. Overall, Double Click was a fun and lighthearted novel - and I was happy to read it. 

If you enjoy cheerful, tongue-in-cheek novels that give you a good belly laugh, Double Click is the perfect read for you.

1 comment:

  1. Book Review Request

    “What a delightful book. I will almost certainly revisit this endearing book, and I suspect I shall also remember it well in years to some.”
    ~Lynette Sofras, Smashwords

    Not a good idea to read this in bed when people are sleeping. It is so funny that I was choking down my giggles. It did not take me long to finish this wonderful book. There were no spy stories, magic dragons, werewolves or vampires. There is just Willie growing up during World War 2 with his family.
    I loved this book due to the fact that I could relate to it. As Willie grows up, his viewpoint changes and life changes. The book relates many good stories with moral and family values everyone will appreciate.
    I Don’t Wanna Be an Orange was funny yet touching. I would recommend it to anyone.
    ~ Ailyn Koay

    I Don’t Wanna Be an Orange Anymore
    Hank Kellner

    Growing up in the fictional town of Meadowview, young Willie Watson objects to being required to play the part of an orange in the school play when he is nine and in the fourth grade. But that's just the beginning of his problems. As he continues through elementary school and into junior high school, Willie has to deal with the town bully; Christmas with his relatives; the death of a schoolmate; the loss of his girlfriend; the theft of a fountain pen, and his broken eyeglasses.
    But that’s not all. Willie doesn’t want to eat his peas; take the garbage out; deal with his troublesome kid sister; try to climb the ropes in gym class while his gym teacher harasses him, or have to stay after school until he’s “…old enough to grow a beard.”
    Readers will discover how Willy becomes a member of Brucie’s gang; what happens in the old movie house on Main Street; how feisty old Grandma inspires Willie, and much, much more.
    Included in this book are such chapters as "There Is No Santa Claus," "Oh Captain, My Captain," "The Dog in the Rhinestone Collar," "A Bird's Just a Bird," and "Hey Brucie, Your Sister Wears Long Underwear."
    I Don’t Wanna Be an Orange Anymore contains a wealth of humorous and often touching descriptions of a young boy's fantasies and life experiences as he grows up in a small town many years ago. This coming of age novel is suitable not only for young adults, but also for older readers.
    An eBook published at Amazon and Smashwords


    About the Author

    Hank Kellner is a veteran of the Korean War and a retired associate professor of English. He is the author of 125 Photos for English Composition Classes (J. Weston Walch, 1978), How to Be a Better Photographer (J. Weston Walch, 1980), Write What You See (Prufrock Press, 2010), and, with Elizabeth Guy Reflect and Write: 300 Poems and Photographs to Inspire Writing Prufrock Press, 2013). His other writings and photographs have appeared in hundreds of publications and journals nationwide
    Kellner’s most recent writings include twelve E-books. Included in this collection are: Terror at Mirror Lake, a psychological thriller; I Don’t Wanna Be an Orange Anymore, a coming of age novel; The Lucky Star House of Celestial Pleasures, a satire in the style of Voltaire; The Pokerbury Tales, a satire in the style of Chaucer; several works of illustrated poetry; two cookbooks, and two other works of non fiction. To discover more about these works, please visit

    Thank you for your consideration,
    Hank Kellner