Chloe, a successful movie reviewer and serial dater, finds herself added as a friend by her first love. The one who left her at seventeen standing with a note in her hand as he simply walked away. Will she allow herself to open old wounds? Morgan, a loyal stay-at-home mom and wife, discovers one of her husband’s friends is his very single and flirtatious ex-girlfriend from high school. Will obsession and jealousy tear her solid marriage apart when she hunts for the truth? Brynn, a lonely forty year-old living with her two distant teenage children and workaholic husband, fights temptation while revisiting the past with one of her friends. Will her deception destroy her family? Three lives changed forever WITH JUST ONE CLICK. Confirming a friend isn’t as simple as it seems… but do these women have more in common than just Facebook?
This book was enjoyable and certainly kept me on the edge of my seat and turning the pages. With Just One Click dives into the lives of three different women and their Facebook encounters.
Chloe is movie reviewer in New York, who lives with her high end friend Bianca and adores her gay best friend Bryan. But when Chloe joins Facebook and is faced with a ghost from the past, her life is suddenly not so cut and dry. Morgan is a stay at home mom to two young children and wife to EJ. She loves her life, her kids, and her friends. All seems perfect until she joins facebook and finds her husbands ex-girlfriend leaving him flirtatious messages. And Brynn is also a stay at home mom, but with two teenagers who have no time for her, and a husband who works all the time, Brynn begins to play on facebook and eventually finds comfort in her first love’s arms.
I love that this book takes into account and explores all the nuances of the social phenomena we all know as Facebook. Each woman has to deal with their own reservations about Facebook, and then eventually the situations that arise as a result of using Facebook. Each woman goes through the same experiences that many of us have gone through with Facebook.
From finding people we haven’t seen or spoken to in some time, to checking our friends and families statuses to keep abreast of whats going on in their lives. I love the realistic nature of these women when they interact with their significant others on Facebook. From obsessively checking their statuses, stalking their pages, and wondering what they could have meant by their updates.
Chloe is cautious, Morgan is paranoid, and Brynn is pretty damn brave. Since she was burned before, Chloe is reserved about starting a relationship with the man who broke her heart as a teenager. She treads lightly and at one point really backs away from the idea. Morgan is motivated by pure jealousy, and the fact that her husband’s ex is a bit loose. She knows the woman revels in taunting her but falls for her game hook line and sinker. Unfortunately for her, it begins to negatively affect her marriage. And Brynn rediscovers how it is to truly love and really makes some bold decisions even though they aren’t easy or popular.
At some points I felt like the ladies jumped to conclusions and made some really rash and big decisions without really thinking them through. Sometimes they really overreacted to situations and made things bigger than they were. But when you’re dealing with a social media like Facebook, that sometimes becomes easy to do. But by the end of the book each woman has grown and their lives seem to have gone in a solid direction.
Overall it was a good book with an interesting plot. I love how Facebook was an integral part of each woman’s story as it is such a big thing in many people’s lives today. The story was unique and fresh and had a nice little twist in the end.
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