This is my stop during the book blitz for Click Date Repeat by K. J. Farnham. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from 26 November till 1 December, you can view the complete blitz schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.
This sounds like a cute and fun book, so I just had to participate in this blitz. There’s an excerpt of the book and a blitz wide giveaway, which you can enter at the bottom of this post.
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.
Based loosely on author K. J. Farnham’s real-life online dating experiences, 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.
You can find Click Date Repeat on Goodreads
Normally, I do not make the fifteen-minute drive over to my parents’ house during the workweek, but my mom left me two voicemails in the middle of the day today. Her first message was in regards to my stepfather “screwing up” their TV remote, asking whether or not I might have the time take a look at it. I sometimes envy the fact that my brother lives in California and my sister lives in Las Vegas—not because they live where the weather is much nicer, but because I am so much more accessible to our mother from a geographic standpoint. Her second message was to inform me that the pictures from Drew had arrived. “You want me to open them? Let me know. I’ll tell you if he’s handsome or not. I won’t sugar coat it either. Well, should I open it or not? Let me know.” She has no concept of the fact that people cannot hear her when she leaves a message on a cell phone. Most of the time, her messages begin with, “Hello, Chloe, are you there? Hello?”
Emotions flood me as I sit, holding the envelope. Anticipation. I am finally going to be able to attach a face to Drew. I no longer need to use my imagination. Excitement. If he is good-looking, Drew just might be a complete package. I can allow myself to grow closer to him, with the possibility of a physical relationship at some point. Fear. What if he isn’t good-looking? What if he’s bald? Overweight? And finally, shame. Am I really this shallow?
Carefully, I insert my finger under one edge of the flap on the envelope and proceed to break the sticky seal apart, inch by inch.
“Well, what does he look like?” My mother is perched over my shoulder.
“I don’t know mom, I haven’t even opened it yet. Just give me a second.”
“Fine. I don’t see what the big deal is. If he’s ugly, just throw ’em away.” She goes back to her sewing machine.
Her comment about throwing the pictures away makes me feel guilty, because I know that is what I will end up doing if I don’t find Drew attractive. Not only will I throw the pictures away, but I will likely throw the entire relationship away as well.
Feeling what I presumed to be a piece of paper wrapped around a couple of pictures, I pulled the contents out of the envelope. My eyes are closed as I unfold the paper. I open them to see a male face staring back at me. He’s . . . good looking! I breathe a sigh of relief.
“Ugly, huh?” My mother doesn’t even look up from her stitching.
About the Author:
Born and raised in a suburb of Milwaukee, K. J. Farnham was an educator for 12 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee and a master’s degree from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
After relocating from Milwaukee to Hudson, Wisc., in 2011, Farnham became a freelance writer and resolved to complete her first novel. The storyline for “Click Date Repeat” is a result of her experiences (and mishaps) with online dating, through which she met her husband.
Farnham lives with her husband, three young children and three cats. When she is not busy keeping up with her kids, she can be found reading or writing. A sequel to “Click Date Repeat” is in the works, and she plans to publish her next novel, “The Me I See,” in the spring of 2015.
There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of Click Date Repeat. These are the prizes you can win:
– 2 amazon gift cards of 5$
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