Fast approaching her 30th birthday and finding herself not married, not dating, and without even a prospect or a house full of cats, Renee Greene reluctantly joins her best guy pal on a journey to find love online in Los Angeles. The story unfolds through a series of emails between Renee and her best friends (anal-compulsive Mark, the overly-judgemental Ashley and the over-sexed Shelley) as well as the gentlemen suitors she meets online. From the guy who starts every story with "my buddies and I were out drinking one night", to the egotistical B celebrity looking for someone to stroke his ego, Renee endures her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates. Fraught with Bcc's, Fwd's and inadvertent Reply to All's, readers will root for Renee to 'click' with the right man.
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FIRST SENTENCE (Chapter 1): From: Mark Finlay - January 2, 2011 - 9.30AM
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Pretty Please!!!!
Thanks for staying late to help me clean up yesterday.
MEMORABLE MOMENT (Page 125): From: Shelley Manning - April 17 - 10.18 am
To: Renee Greene
Subject: Re: One more try
Please tell me you didn't email him right after emailing me. No offense, sweetie, but nothing smacks more of desperation than getting an email from a girl at 2.30 am.
MY THOUGHTS: On hearing this drop through the letter box my first thoughts on opening the package were great cover (simple and yet sweet) followed by oh no! It's written not as a traditional novel but as a series of emails - hardly my favourite format.
Worried that it may not flow well as a story, annoyed to think that it may be full of abbreviations I did not understand (thankfully there were few) and concerned it might all be a bit voyeuristic, a bit like reading an email left open on a colleagues computer, I need not have worried as this turned out to be a highly enjoyable read that was both funny, occasionally 'naughty' and surprisingly quite moving.
My only criticism, if it can be called that, I would love to have heard more of Mark's story. Hopefully there's another book featuring this in the pipeline.
DISCLAIMER: Read and reviewed on behalf of the author I was merely asked for my honest opinion, no financial compensation was asked for nor given.