Jan 19, 2015

Review -- Click Date Repeat

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Author: K.J. Farnham
Release Date: August 21st, 2014
Publisher: Kindle Direct Publishing
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 296
Format: Ebook, Received from author in exchange for an honest review

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These days, finding love online is as commonplace as ordering that coveted sweater. But back in 2003, the whole concept of internet dating was still quite new, with a stigma attached to it that meant those who were willing to test the waters faced a fair amount of skepticism from friends and family. Such is the case for Chloe Thompson, a restless 20-something tired of the typical dating scene and curious about what she might find inside her parents' computer. With two serious but failed relationships behind her, Chloe isn't even entirely sure what she's looking for. She just knows that whatever it is, she wants to find it. Based loosely on author K. J. Farnham's real-life online dating experiences, Chloe's foray into online dating involves a head-first dive into a world of matches, ice breakers and the occasional offer of dick pics, all while Chloe strives to shake herself of the ex who just refuses to disappear. Will she simultaneously find herself and "the one" online, or will the ever-growing pile of humorous and downright disastrous dates only prove her friends and family right? There's only one way to find out... Click. Date. Repeat.

My Review:
This book sounded pretty cute and different. I know it could be a popular concept, but this was the first online dating book I have read. I really enjoyed reading through the story and finding out what happens next.

There are so many guys that Chloe ends up going out on dates with, even when she isn't sure she wants to. Some of them are completely awful and other ones seem really sweet. I don't always agree with the way Chloe acts but I can't change that. Some of the times I wanted to tell her to stop being an idiot, she threw away such a great guy, or at least I thought so due to insecurities. I know it is easier for me to say that then to do what she did, but I still didn't agree with it. I felt her to come across as very self-centered most of the time. I still did like her as a person and her being a teacher made me happy since I am a teacher as well. She balances a social life and work a whole lot better than I ever could.

Her friends are also pretty cool. I liked Jess even if she messed up a lot herself. I did always get a weird vibe from Shelly, but I still didn't mind her so much either. I was happy that she had good friends in her life to keep her going. I sadly only have one really good friend and she lives in a few states away. I wish I had someone like them that I could connect with.

I did wish it was funnier than it was. I was expecting me to be laughing the while time, I felt from the synopsis I would be, but I honestly didn't laugh once. That doesn't mean the story was bad, and hey, it might just be my humor. Who knows?

The story was still really nice to follow and makes you have to keep following it to see what happens next. There is just bad story after another that you start to think it can't get any worse. I also know the book is based off the author itself and her dating life so I also felt sorry for Chloe because I am pretty sure it actually happened to her.

The book was well detailed and easy to picture. There was some sexual scenes, but they weren't anything ridiculously detailed by any means. You get little tidbits and then it is over. It was easy to be able to follow all of it but not be upset by the sexual content. I find that to be the best way to put it in a book, you know it happened but there isn't a porno going off inside your head either.

The book is set all over Milwaukee. You see her a lot at some bars as well as the restaurants her dates go to. She also spends a great deal at her work, mom's house, as well as her own apartment. I don't know that area very well, but he author does a great job of telling you the names of their areas in the city, but she also explains the time of the drive between the dates and herself. It makes it easier to be able to follow it around.

This was a fun little read for me and gave me a smile when it ended. I wish I would have learned more at the end with the final date, but I am sure it is part of her personal life and didn't want to put out the way it ended, since we all can kind of figure it out. I would have loved to be able to follow them through the dates a little though to get more of that true love feeling when we had to follow so many horrible dates.

Anyone out there looking for a goofy book with a romantic twist should pick this up. It was a great book for me to curl up with a candle burning, a hot cup of apple cider, my blanket, and my kindle.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this book before but it sounds like a cute read. I agree with you, from the synopsis I'd think it would have a lot of humor in it too. Glad to hear that wasn't it's downfall. I will have to add this book to my TBR.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous


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