Never in her wildest dreams would Jess Mason ever imagine herself being a part of the online dating hype. Yet here she is smack-dab in the middle of it all. And she’s dated her fair share of online crazies to be a new connoisseur of all the weirdos out in the cyber world. After a slew of bad dates and pussy (cat that is) pictures, Jess knows that she needs to finally commit to something—or someone. And suddenly there he is, a man she can actually imagine herself with.
But when Jess is faced with an undeniable attraction to a handsome, unavailable co-worker, she’s conflicted about continuing her quest for Mr. Right-At-Her-Fingertips. Now, it’s feast or famine—and she’s not willing to starve. She certainly can’t have both–that wouldn’t be right. After all, that’s the “old Jess.” The new Jess is ready to start clicking with someone special and make a real love connection.
**This book is a spinoff of Click Date Repeat, so it can be read as a standalone.**
“Trust me, you’re not the only one who thinks online dating is a bad idea.”
And trust me, I was thinking that maybe reading this book was a bad idea, too. I didn’t respond to the title and I’m a bit old for the whole Millennial dating scene.
Chloe is Jess’s best friend. Chloe tried online dating in the first book of this series, and at the start of this spin-off, she has given Jess a subscription to a dating service. Jess decides that she wants to “Find someone who’s Nothing like Ned.” (He’s her latest bed partner.) Jess decides that she will stop the online dating experiment after three bad dates.
But she keeps dating, and as her Mom said, “Make the connections and learn about yourself. That’s all part of the decision-making experiment we call life. You’re a smart girl, you know.”
I truly bonded with Jess. She is twenty-six years old, and is a flight attendant. She has “Daddy abandonment issues.” She’s fun and good looking and this has lead to many sexual relationships that she enjoyed, but maybe now Jess wants more.
A wonderful cast of characters comes with this book- Jess’s family, work and social friends, and her new dates all lend plenty of wit, humor, and a bit of poignancy. Jess and her buddies are launching their lives and we get to ride along.
Part of the fun of this book is that readers get the chance to look over Jess’s shoulder and read the dating profiles and see her messages to potential dates. One guy has the hiccups; with another, there are no fireworks. From a drunken pub crawl to chats on an bench, Jess learns from each guy she meets.
“I’m learning. Learning to give people a chance, myself included.”
I am so happy that I gave this book a chance- wonderful read! Enjoy!
–Jena C. Henry
J. Farnham writes contemporary fiction for women and young adults. A former educator who grew up in the Milwaukee area, she now lives in Western Wisconsin with her husband and three children. When not keeping up with her kids, she can usually be found reading or writing. Beach outings, coffee, acoustic music, and road trips are among her favorite things. She currently has several projects in the works!
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.
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.
I am a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and bon vivant and encourager. I have lived my entire life in Tropical Ohio. My goal is to make friends with everyone in the world. I am writing a fiction series, The Golden Age of Charli, that presents the problems and praises, and the love and laughter of family life and retirement.
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