Monday, May 26, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway + Excerpt: Right Click by Lisa Becker





    Title: Right Click
   Series: Click Series
   Author: Lisa Becker
   Genre: Contemporary Romace
   Publish Date: May 17, 2014
   Review Source: eARC

      

   


Love. Marriage.  Infidelity. Crises of identity. Death. Cupcakes. The themes in Right Click, the third and final installment 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."




Ok first off I am going to start off saying that this book is one that I will not find myself rereading so I could not give it a four bar rating. With what the characters had to say that leads me to the fact that I feel it is 3.75 bars. I will say that it was entertaining enough to rate higher than 3.5, so I am putting it in the middle.

Now onto what the book is about and who is in it.  We meet up with Renee Greene and her group of friends Shelley, Mark, Nick, Grant, Ethan, and Ashley.  This is a tight knit group who we have gotten to know well throughout their emails and conversations.  Some of the discussions that they get into is absolutely hilarious. On the flip side this book although entertaining was hard for me to get invested in because of the fact that it was like a group of friends just text messaging each other.  The one thing that kept me going was the humor between this group, and how they would talk back and forth to help one another with what was happening in each others lives at that moment.  This is a book that really was more "realistic" than it was for say fairy tailed.

For me as a person the hardest part of this book was the way that it was written.  I am not a big person when it comes to emails or text messages.  So to try to read a book laid out in that format was very hard to stay with.  I am the kind of person if you are going to text message me then say what you have to say in a few lines or words and be done, and as for emails either it should contain important information or write it as if you are writing a letter and again say what you have to say and be done...other wise call me to have the conversation.  So as you can see I struggled a bit. Now as for the book itself, I enjoyed the way the characters reacted and related to each other, and it seemed more real world than most books, but I also think that is what kept the "spark"out of the book.  It was not what I expected when I read the title and the synopsis, I was looking forward to a series of books that were written about a couple or couples having meet on line and the story actually flowing in written format around that.  I had been excited to read these stories because of actually meeting my partner online 11 years ago and love the sappy romance stories about stuff like that, so as I said before these were not really my cup of tea.  But I am thankful for the chance to read and review.


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 8:42 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  James Lipton Questionnaire

Hi, Sweetie.  You sounded downright chipper yesterday talking about your own agency.  I'm so glad you have something positive to focus on aside from how lucky you are to have me as a best friend.  Oh, and your wedding to Ethan.  

So Nick and I have become obsessed with Inside the Actor's Studio.  Even though I hate celebrities, I can't seem to tear myself away from this series.  My fav part is the James Lipton questions at the end.  So much so, that I've put together my responses for when being as hot and fabulous as I am merits inclusion as a guest on the show.  

Want to play along?


From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 8:48 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

I'm not surprised that Nick likes the show.  He's totally star struck.  He is constantly asking me about any celebrities I've worked with and when we saw that actress from The Good Wife, he was giddy.  The questionnaire sounds fun.  Send the questions over.


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 8:56 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

He is pretty star struck.  It's actually quite sexy.  He likes to pretend that I'm a famous actress and he's a fan.  But that's a story for another time.  Okay, here are the James Lipton questions...

What is your favorite word? 
What is your least favorite word? 
What turns you on?  
What turns you off?  
What sound or noise do you love?  
What sound or noise do you hate?  
What is your favorite curse word?  
What profession other than your own would like to attempt?  
What profession would you not like to do?  
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?


From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 8:59 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

OMG!  I am already reeling at the thought of your X-rated answers.


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 9:00 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

Yeah, mine are pretty good.


From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 9:00 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire  Are you going to share?


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 9:01 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

You first.


From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 9:19 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

Okay.  Here goes… 

What is your favorite word?  Thank you.  Okay, it's two words but one phrase that I feel like no one says anymore.  As you know, manners are very important to me.
What is your least favorite word?  It’s a tie between “moist” and “panties” with extra "fingernails-down-the-blackboard-style chills" when the two words are used together.  <shudder>  
What turns you on?  Humor.  That's probably why I'm head over heels in love with Jon Stewart...oh, and Ethan too.  ;)
What turns you off?  Petty squabbles.  The world has enough problems without arguing and fretting over inconsequential stuff.   
What sound or noise do you love?  My sweet angel, Siobhan, in fits of giggles. And believe me, no one gets her laughing it up like Auntie Renee.
What sound or noise do you hate?  Airplanes taking off.  Fatal accidents are more likely to occur during the climbing stage of flight and that sound of the engines revving up just fuh-reaks me out!     
What is your favorite curse word?  Mother#@$%er!   Enough said!  
What profession other than your own would like to attempt?   Professional cake decorator.  It looks so fun and yummy.
What profession would you not like to do?   Accountant.  As you know, my checkbook rarely balances.  
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?  I know Jews don't believe in heaven, but we're happy to have you here, the cupcakes are calorie-free and your hair looks great.


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 9:25 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

Moist panties?  That was my answer for favorite word.  Ha-larious!  THANK YOU (I know you love hearing that) for the embellishments on the responses.  Definitely puts things into more perspective for me.  Time for my responses.  Are you sitting down?


From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 9:29 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

I am sitting down.  And I’ve got a cold drink of water on hand in case I need to douse the flames of the heat rising inside of my loins from your tawdry responses.


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 9:31 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

LOL!  You need to start writing cheesy romance novels.  Perhaps that should be your new career.

From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 9:34 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

I will give it some thought if my own agency doesn't work out or I smother Skinny Skye out of sheer jealousy and end up in jail with lots of time on my blood-stained hands to write.  For now, I need your answers, please.


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 9:45 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

What is your favorite word?  Pleasure.  
What is your least favorite word?  Intolerance.
What turns you on?   Experimentation.
What turns you off?   Monotony.
What sound or noise do you love?  Screams of ecstasy.
What sound or noise do you hate?  Morning alarm clock.
What is your favorite curse word?   Cocksucker!
What profession other than your own would like to attempt?  Sex phone operator   <just like yours, it also looks so fun and yummy>.
What profession would you not like to do?  Preschool teacher.
If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?  Yeah, right, like I'm going to Heaven.  Ha-Larious!  But, I suppose miracles do happen.  If that's the case, I expect God to say, "Shake that heavenly ass on in."


From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 9:50 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

Somehow I doubt that God is using the phrase "heavenly ass" but otherwise, the answers are pretty spot on to what I had anticipated.

From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 9:52 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

Oh, no.  Am I becoming too predictable?  As we've just established, I think monotony is a turn off.


From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 9:54 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

You're not predictable.  Your sexiness and sassiness are just anticipated because I know you so well.


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 9:56 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

Works for me.  Okay, I'm going to run.  This heavenly ass is going to get some beauty rest, not that I need it.

From:  Renee Greene – January 22, 2014 – 9:58 PM
To:  Shelley Manning
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

If you need beauty rest, I need to hibernate.  Just kidding!  Don't go all "pep talk" on me.


From:  Shelley Manning – January 22, 2014 – 10:00 PM
To:  Renee Greene
Subject:  Re: James Lipton Questionnaire

Good one.  And thank you for sparing me the pep talk.  I'm definitely too tired for that tonight.  Mwah! Mwah!








Lisa Becker had endured her share of hilarious and heinous cyber dates, many of which inspired Click: An Online Love Story, Double Click and Right Click.  She is now happily married to a wonderful man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters.  So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for anyone!

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