So Much More Than the Cutesy Sexual Little Romp You Expect
K J. Farnham has certainly written a winner with “Click Date Repeat”. I don’t know why I expected a fun, humorous “fluff” book with silly sensual innuendos and outrageous “the blind date from hell” hilarity, but I couldn’t have been more off-base. Maybe it was the pastel, girl-next-door cover or the short, punchline title?
This is a serious look at all relationships–with dating, with yourself and being in denial, with your mother and your family, with close friends. We’ve all been there when everything just seems to fall apart. But sometimes our self-imposed barriers have to be knocked to the ground with us kicking and screaming every step of the way to generate a new cycle on the Wheel of Life.
Such is Chloe Thompson, teacher, grad student, caught between the college party girl and what the next step will be in her personal life, where she fears she’s done everything wrong. Don’t her mother and close girlfriends tell her that all the time?
She decides to try online dating. It’s 2004, and the acceptance for computer dating is highly questionable for the young and more mature alike. Of course, everyone has an opinion and offers up not-so-helpful advice. She meets the loser, the stalker, the bore, the player, the younger man, while still juggling a friend-with-benefits quasi-relationship. Chloe just has to find herself. Maybe an Angel Lady psychic reading isn’t so ridiculous after all?
Chloe deals with injury, the consequences of drinking too much (out of character for her), and health issues, questioning her choices with every stumbling, play-the-field date that comes her way.
A book to be taken seriously, but most of all read it! You don’t want to wake up one morning and find a depressed, tearful Chloe in your mirror.