Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Clutch - Lisa Becker

Title: Clutch
Author: Lisa Becker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Becker Press
Publish Date: October 15th, 2015

Clutch: a novel is the laugh-out-loud, chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags – the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of Chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors and finds the courage to discover the “Clutch” or someone she wants to hold onto.


*Thank you to NetGalley, The Publishers, and author who allowed me to read this book for a fair and honest review*
Hello Fellow Readers,

From the very beginning of the book, I knew how it was going to end. Throughout the book, I was really waiting for Becker to surprise me and was slightly let down when it ended how it did. Does that mean this is a bad book, or that I didn't like it? Absolutely not.

First off Caroline, our main character. I had a love-hate relationship with her. There were some moments where I was like “yes, you go girl!” And there were other times where I just sighed shook my head and asked “what is wrong with you?” while I understand the whole southern charm thing I felt sometimes it was a little stereotypical.

Secondly, maybe it's because I didn't have much of a dating life before I got married, but some of Caroline's choices (this is where my frustration with her stem) were questionable. When she lamented about not being able to find a guy, or that she was going to end up alone, I rolled my eyes. I did enjoy reading about her dating escapades and she really did cycle through the list of men you typically seem to get when you are dating

Lastly, this book was more mature than I thought it was going to be. Sometimes when books are unexpectedly mature it can disrupt the tempo or the mood, it didn't for Clutch. It actually helped me see Caroline as a more mature and progressive woman and I liked that she was not looked down upon for it either. So kudos to Becker.

Overall if you are currently dating you may relate to Caroline and love this book. Also, it's a great read for any Romance reader.

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