Thursday, February 4, 2016

Review: "We Just Clicked" by Sophie Childs (Escapism, Contemporary Romance)

We Just Clicked
by Sophie Childs 

Publisher: So Vain Books
Genre: Escapism, Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: February 4, 2016

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Description from Publisher: Erin Cochrane loves the gossip and the countless bizarre stories about her best friend Bex’ adventures with online dating. Not that she’d ever sign up for the site herself. Erin’s far too busy planning her dream wedding to her gorgeous fiancĂ©, Tyson.

But when Tyson decides that he is not ready for marriage, Erin’s world is turned upside down. Forced to move back in with her eccentric mother, things couldn’t get any worse. Thrust back into the singles’ scene, could online dating be the escape Erin needs from it all? Or will it be just another disaster?

From stalkers to cheapskates, Erin feels as though she’s become a magnet for every loser around, until she opens one message that changes everything.

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I received a digital ARC from the publisher through for an honest, unbiased review. My opinion is my own.

I was drawn to this book primarily because I met my husband on Yahoo Personals back in 2005 (before it was cool ;) ). Our story was similar to Joe and Erin's in that we were both hesitant about people we met online, though we hit it off ridiculously well and quicker than we thought we could. Many of the jokes and things surrounding online dating sites were pretty accurate (especially when it came to what it was like being a woman on one of them!).

The climax of this seemed a bit forced, however. It didn't really happen until you were 85% in! And it felt like an afterthought and, really, wasn't really necessary considering that it was a good book to escape to this Kate-Middleton type life where you randomly meet Prince Charming without realizing it and he is good looking, funny, etc., and also just so happens to be rich, powerful and famous. I feel that the my-fiance-cheated-on-me-and-so-now-I-am-insecure bit wasn't played up nearly enough at the beginning to be such a big deal (?) to the plot later. To be honest, I didn't really even feel like Erin loved her fiance that much or that it was really that awful what happened. There was no stress over her having to cancel her wedding, no real stress over the money she had lost (and I wanted to smack her for leaving her wedding dress behind!! I really hoped that her mom had grabbed it for her or something).

All in all, this was a very quick and easy read that had some good humor and fun characters. Seems like a great book to enjoy by the pool or at a coffee shop.

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