Clutch: A Novel

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2018 Romantic Comedy Winner – American Fiction Awards

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 someone onto whom she wants to hold: the “Clutch”.

4 reviews for Clutch: A Novel

  1. Jocelyne

    This was my first Lisa Becker’s book. This is a fun, sweet and sexy chick lit romance. Caroline and her best friend Mike are great characters. If you like romantic comedy, you should like this one. Suzanne Barbetta did an good job with the narration. I enjoyed it.

  2. Shakera Blakney

    Clutch is a light, fun read that will have you laughing out loud sometimes and frustrated at other times. Join Caroline in the world of dating as she tries to find her “Happily Ever After,” her Clutch.

    Early on, you know how this is going to end. I didn’t mind that, but I was interested to see how we would get there. Caroline went on a series of dates over time, and each guy represented a purse of some sort. In a weird kind of way, some of the guys I found a little endearing, while I found others tried my nerves a bit. Reading about Caroline’s dating escapades did give some exaggerated misadventures, but over glasses of wine, it was fun to hear her tell her best friend and bar owner, Mike, about them.

    One of my issues with this was there really wasn’t any character building. At times it felt as though you knew more about Caroline’s dates than Caroline… or Mike for that matter. As someone who hasn’t been to California (yet), it would have been nice to have some sort of details about Caroline’s surroundings.

    Becker’s writing is fun and easy, making this an interesting read. She accurately describes everyone’s fear of growing old alone. The narration by Suzanne Barbetta was spot on with each character creation. Each character was distinct and brought to life. While predictable, it was still worth the read.

  3. Felicia Steele

    Clutch by Lisa Becker is a romantic comedy that I listened to on audio narrated by Suzanne Barbetta. This is the first book by Lisa that I have read and it definitely won’t be my last. I loved her writing style and she made me fall in love with Caroline and Mike. I feel Suzanne really helped bringing the story to life with her different voices she used for each character. I will definitely be looking into other work that Suzanne has worked on. This is an amazing duo. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romantic comedies. It will give you all the feels.

  4. Angela McNeil

    Such a fun listen. The story was really entertaining with a predictable ending but it totally fit the story. I thought it was great and didn’t take away from the rest of the book like some predictable endings do. You wanted to find out how they get to where you know they are headed so you keep listening.

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