Clutch by Lisa Becker

Posted September 1, 2017 by Fran in Book Reviews / 12 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Clutch by Lisa BeckerClutch: A Novel by Lisa Becker
on October 26th 2015
Genres: Women's Fiction
Pages: 140
Format: Kindle
Source: Author

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.


I had the pleasure of beta read part of this story and, besides being honoured to have been asked such task, I really thought that the concept of comparing men to handbags was very interesting.

Caroline is a single handbag designer in LA who goes through a series of disastrous relationships that she compares to various styles of handbags in search of the “clutch” or one that fulfills her aunt’s advice: find something you love and hold onto it. While she jumps from a messenger bag to a wallet, and from a Demi-bag to a briefcase, she leans onto her best friend Mike for moral support. I really enjoyed their banter and the way he was understandably protective of her. The only downside for me was that I felt the ending to be too rushed and I was a little disappointed.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story, it’s refreshing and it kinda gives you the hope that your “clutch” is out there somewhere, just waiting to be found!

12 responses to “Clutch by Lisa Becker

  1. That does sound original how the men are compared to clutches in this book. It sounds like a fun read. Too bad about the ending being a bit rushed :(.

  2. This sounds unique for me. I’ve never read a heroine comparing men to handbags. Hehe. Is this a friends to lovers romance? Sounds great! 😁
    Awesome review, Fran. ❤️👍🏻

    • Yes, it is. It was a little bit predictable towards the end, and also you could see it from the start that the best friend was in love with her, but the read was fun and refreshing!

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