25 Jun 2014

RIGHT CLICK.

Honoured to have read and reviewed the two previous books in the series, Click: An Online Love Affair and Double Click today I have the pleasure of reviewing the third and final book in the trilogy .....


RIGHT CLICK by LISA BECKER.

SOURCE: Received for review from the author.

THE BOOK {According to the back cover}: Love. Marriage. Infidelity. Crises of identity. Death. Cupcakes. The themes in Right Click, the third and final instalment in the Click series, couldn't be more pressing for this group of friends as they navigate through their 30's. Another six months have passed since we last eavesdropped on the hilarious, poignant and oftentimes inappropriate email adventures of Renee and friends. As the story continues to unfold, relationships are tested and some need to be set "right" before everyone can find their "happily ever after."

FIRST SENTENCE EMAIL {Chapter 1: The New Normal}: From: Renee Greene - June 26, 2013 - 8.22 AM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Calling it quits?
I saw the weather report in Seattle. It's raining today ... again ... in June! That makes three straight days, no? I'm sure you've already hit all of the tourist spots by now. You ready to move back to LA? Sunny and 75 today ... as usual. Ashley and I (and Siobhan) will treat you at Mel's.

MEMORABLE MOMENT {Page 13}: From: Renee Greene - July 5, 2013 - 12.57 PM
To: Shelley Manning
Subject: Re: Fireworks?
There was another 'movie moment' where Ethan is running down the street with a super soaker in each arm. There's a five second delay and then you see every kid in the neighbourhood chasing after him. I wish I had been recording it, because it was almost too outlandish to believe. However it's ALL true.

MY THOUGHTS: The third and final instalment in a remarkable set of books made all the more remarkable because just like the previous two books (Click: An Online Love Story and Double Click) it is written as a series of emails. Not my favourite format it has to be said, it says a lot about the quality of writing that I got through part one let eagerly awaited parts two and three.

In Right Click some six months have passed since we left 30 somethings Renee, Shelley, Ashley, Mark and co. and though its been over a year since I read and reviewed the second instalment (Double Click), this, the third book in the trilogy, felt like catching up with old friends.

Never particularly a big fan of Shelley (my favourite throughout has always been Mark) though it has always been part of her and Renee's relationship this time round I found the innuendo between them a tad too much at times and yet strangely enough rather than taking away from the overall appeal of the book it simply added to the believability of the characters.

Though sad to see the end of a series that made me laugh and, yes, at times brought a tear to my eye, I'm sure this won't be the last we'll hear of the talents of Lisa Becker.



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17 comments:

Kelly said...

This series has sounded appealing to me from your very first review. In fact, I may have the first book on my wishlist.

While the e-mail format wouldn't be my favorite, I don't think it would keep me from reading these.

Glad to know you enjoyed them so much.

Gina R said...

Wow. Nice recommendation! Adding the series to my wish list as we speak. Thanks for shedding some light on it my friend!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

This is another new to me author, however I do think that this particular series probably isn't one for me. To be honest it does sound a little bit too 'chick-lit' for me and I am not too keen on the email format of the writing.

That is just a personal opinion however and it is obvious from the rave ratings and reviews the books have been receiving, that I am probably pretty much in the minority with my thinking about it.

Either way I am pleased that you enjoyed it so much and thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Yvonne

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I do like books told in different formats like letters and emails. Sounds like a good trilogy; glad you enjoyed it so much.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Different formats can be tricky but it seems to work here.

Stephanie Faris said...

I've always loved stories told through written communication like this. I wish there were more like it. I'll have to check this series out!

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

I have had this series on my list since you reviewed the first one. So glad you enjoyed the last book in the series too! Always great when a series is good from the first book to the last. Excellent review!

Suko said...

Tracy, I'm glad you enjoyed this series. It sounds like a trilogy I'd also enjoy.

Melliane said...

Oh I confess I love when the format of a book is different so it's ok for me to have emails. I didn't realize it was a book 3 when I saw a review elsewhere. But Maybe.

Brian Joseph said...

I like books written in the form of diaries, letters, etc.

As the world changes I find it fascinating that novels are now written focusing on things like emails. Fiction has a great way of examining and exploring these things.

Perhaps this novel is a bit old fashioned as someone recently said to me that in the age of Facebook emails are old fashioned and no one uses them anymore,. How quickly things are changing!

Claudine G. said...

Not my usual type of read but it does sound interesting.

Naida said...

Sounds like a great series. I don't mind the email format and it seems like it worked well here. Glad you enjoyed these!

Alexia561 said...

Great review! I love books like this and remember how much you enjoyed the previous titles. Have added this series to my wishlist, as it sounds like a fun read!

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like such a fun series!

Betty Manousos said...

great review as usual.

i'm glad you enjoyed this one. it sounds like a read i'd also enjoy.

have a nice rest of your day.

big big hugs!
XX

Betty Manousos said...
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Betty Manousos said...

hey tracy, great review as usual.

i'm glad you enjoyed this one. it sounds like a read i'd also enjoy.

have a nice rest of your day my wonderful friend.


big big hugs!
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