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The Main Character and Friends
General Tropes for The Gang
- Beta Couple: If the player buys the premium options, the Beta Couples are Horatio/Tara, Cole/Amir, and in Book 2, Sereena/Aiyana, next to Dani, Mark, Ben and Leah. In Book 2, Brooke and Keo become quickly this, since their romance and sudden marriage solves in less than three chapters.
- Date Peepers: In Book 2 Chapter 14, Brooke, Sereena, and Cole decide to keep an eye on Leah and Camilla to make sure Camilla doesn't make a move.
- Five-Token Band: Dani is customizable, Mark and Brooke are Caucasian, Cole is African-American, Sereena has Indian heritage and Horatio is Latino. Leah (African-American) and Ben (Korean-American) join the gang, while Keo (Samoan) marries Brooke.
- Ragtag Bunch of Misfits: The gang is composed by the Audience Surrogate Sassy Girl (Dani), Ridiculously Average Guy in love with the Oblivious to Love Best Friend (Mark), the Soap Box Sadie Butch Lesbian (Sereena), a Quirky Con Man (Cole), the Genki Girl Team Mom (Brooke) and The Bartender Hipster (Horatio).
- Rotating Protagonist: While Dani is the Main Character, all the members of the gang are playable, most notably Mark, who has an expanded role in Book 2 and becomes more than the Love Interest.
- Salt and Pepper: Mark and Cole, and Brooke and Sereena.
- Shipper on Deck: Excluding Dani, all of them try to get Mark and her together.
- True Companions: With Dani as the latest addition, the six of them became a core group. In Book 2, Leah, Ben and Keo are added to the gang as well.
- Cool Big Sis: If she scores enough points with Andi, Leah's sister, during her question grilling, Dani becomes her new favorite person.
- Deadpan Snarker: Many of her reply options include a witty comeback or a snide remark.
- Even the Girls Want Her: She has three suitors, one of them is her coworker Leah.
- Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The player can customize her, and her defult name is "Dani".
- Hyper-Awareness: Her special talent is to tell whenever two people are attracted to each other or if a person is trying to get lucky.
- Naïve Newcomer: Averted. On her first day in San Francisco, she already established her place in ClickIt, got a date with a random guy and integrated perfectly with Mark's friends.
- Oblivious to Love: Ironically for a "Love Expert", she can't tell that her best friend has a crush on her.
- The One That Got Away: Mark's friends already knew he liked Dani even before himself. By the start of Book 1, his love confession is still pending, since Dani still has to date a lot of guys, until Book 2, when Cole accidentally outs Mark's true feelings and he officially enters the race as a suitor.
- Shipper on Deck: Throughout the story, Dani can work to get two of her coworkers, Felix and Isabel together. Making the right choices pays off in book 1 chapter 17 when they attend the party together.
- Rage Quit: In the Finale of Book 1, Dani quits ClickIt on the spot after Martin announced that he plans to change the LoveHacks's tone into a more mean spirited click bait and TJ would be creative consultant.
- Virtual Paper Doll: You can dress Dani up in clothes that are unlocked as the story progresses, with the best stuff being unlocked through diamonds.
Mark CollinsDani's best friend from college and your typical "techie white guy"
- Adorkable: He is a tech-guy who likes Space Jam, and during college he created an app game named "Dopey Cat". When the gang meets Ben, they note that he and Mark are equally dorky.
- Achievements in Ignorance: He created "Dopey Cat" out of boredom during his sophomore year in college. By Book 2, the game became so viral that three App Companies are trying to negotiate with him insane offers to buy his rights over the game and Mark still didn't have a clue on what the emails were about until his friends told him.
- Birds of a Feather: As noted by the gang, he and Ben are "the same kind of nerd" because of how often they make the same references and that both are in love with Dani. They even share the same insecurities about each other.Cole: Ohmygod, you're like Nerd One and Nerd Two.
- Cannot Spit It Out: Every time he tries to tell Dani how he feels, he is either interrupted or decides not to. In Book 2, Dani and others inevitably find out and he decides to get in the run for Dani as well.
- Creature of Habit: His friends, especially Cole and Dani, know Mark so well that they can predict his usual coping methods, to the point Cole is able to classify them as "Pattern Levels". One of those Patterns include a Space Jam marathon.
- First Guy Wins: Mark can definitely be this at the end of book 1 and the start of book 2.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In book 1 chapter 13, Mark does some sarcastic comments on when is Dani planning to tell Ben that he was one of the "Clickbait material fodders". Mark only apologizes when he realizes that Dani got angry at him.
- In Book 2 Chapter 10 he admits to Ben in a premium scene that he is jealous that Ben either has Dani's affections, has an awesome career, is getting more friendly with Cole or fitted perfectly with the gang in short time. They get over this after clearing the air.
- Heroic BSoD: Mark goes through quite a few of these that Cole has described them in Patterns. Pattern 1 is just him being normal. Pattern 3 is when he goes to a quiet space to think about things. Pattern 7 has him just marathoning Space Jam all day. Pattern 9 is him playing racquetball.
- Nice Guy: He believes that a guy has to be himself to get a date and puts Dani's happiness above his.
- Relationship Revolving Door: According to the others, Amy and him have been in this dynamic for years, until he decided to dump her for good.
- Ridiculously Average Guy: He is one of hundreds of Techie-White Guys in San Francisco. Other than a few quirks (or "patterns", as Cole refers to his coping customs), there's nothing more about Mark other than he is good looking, is Dani's Best Friend and had a rocky relationship with his girlfriend.
- The Rival: He sees Ben as this as a suitor for Dani.
Clarence ColemanMark's roomate and expert app pitcher and conman.
- Alliterative Name: Cole's full name is Clarence Coleman.
- But Not Too Bi: Despite that he flirts with either gender, Cole is seen mostly working on men. When looking for Mark in book 1 chapter 3, he gets better results with Nikhil. And in book 1 Chapter 14, the player can pay to have him date Amir Hakimi.
- In Book 2 Chapter 17, Marks flashback of how he and Cole became roommates involved Cole pretending to date Mark to get rid of his ex-girlfriend.
- The Casanova: His Establishing Character Moment has him getting a phone number from a guy, while the others question what happened to his last girlfriend. Dani can either agree or not with him that flirting is a skill that needs practice.
- Last-Name Basis: Cole is a short version of his last name "Coleman". If Dani talks to Ben about him, she realizes that she never knew his first name, but only that it begins with a C. It's in book 2 chapter 17 we finally learn his first name is Clarence.
- I Have Many Names: One of his favorite stratgies when pitching for clients is pose as other people. His favorite alter ego is Hidalgo St. Pierre.
- In Vino Veritas: In the Book 1 Finale, he blurts drunkenly that Mark is in love with Dani... in front of Dani, Ben and Leah.
Brooke WilliamsOne of Mark's San Francisco friends, and the first to welcome Dani to the group with open arms. She works as a perky gym trainer.
- All Women Are Lustful: During her vows, Brooke has the option of openly saying in front of her friends that what she likes the most about Keo is that he is excellent in bed. She later shows that she has a Firefighter fetish, when the special delivery for their honeymoon turns out to be Keos work uniform. It appears again during a Premium flashback, when a drunken Cole appears late in the girls apartment, where Keo is there in his firefighter uniform.
- All Amazons Want Hercules: She's a Gym Instructor Dude Magnet who gets obsessed with Keo, a firefighter who "rescued" them. Suddenly she decides to elope with him in Las Vegas, after only dating for less than two weeks. The gang observe that, for once, Brooke fell into another persons Sphere of Prettiness
- Berserk Button: Brooke didn't get angry with Amy until she called her "Motherly"
- Date Peepers: She is the one who convinces Cole, Sereena and Keo to tag along with her and make sure Leah doesn't fall for Camilla's charm.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Having Brooke spot Dani on the weights in book 1 chapter 10 has her turn into this.
- Even the Girls Want Her: When trying to disprove the "Sphere of Prettiness", two girls sent a free drink to Brooke.
- Flipping the Table: In Book 2, one of the three options for Brooke to interrupt Camilla and Leah's "date" is to flip their dinner table. Not only does Leah thank her later for this, but Keo is more impressed and proud of her.
- Genki Girl: She is always perky and happy, and also works as a Fitness Instructor.
- Happily Married: To Keo Parata
- Ms. Fanservice: As the others point out, "She's a tall gorgeous blonde, every straight man in the room is going to be distracted by her".
- Nice Girl: During her wedding reception, Sereena can tell others (via Premium flashback) that Brooke went out of her way to cheer her up after her messy breakup, despite being just roommates not long enough.
- Obliviously Beautiful: Genuinely had no idea people were nice to her because of her beauty.
- Out of Focus: She is noticeable absent from Book 2 Chapter 10 because she's still on her Honeymoon.
- Poke the Poodle: Book 1 Chapter 9 has Brooke picking out a random guy to Kick the Dog to disprove her "Sphere of Prettiness". Everything she does just backfires on her and the guy loves her even more.
- So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Subverted. She isn't aware that people was nice to her just for her looks until the gang points it out for her, and she considers it to be the case just because she wants to prove her friends wrong. The only one immune to it is Sereena.
Sereena PatelGraduate student for Women Studies and Brooke's roomate.
- Becoming the Mask: If Sereena is still working at Solstice in book 1 chapter 10, she realizes she's acting more like Brooke when it was meant to be an impression at first.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: She starts to take interest in the Environmental Studies 101 professor Aiyana Midthunder when she didn't bat an eyelash to give her a classy burn in front of a entire class.
- Big "NO!": Sereena lets one out in book 1 chapter 10 if she's still working at the gym and if Dani says it's a good thing she's more like Brooke at work.
- Go Through Me: Book 2 chapter 6 has Sereena jumping in front of a bulldozer to keep it from demolishing trees that are a nesting ground for owls.
- Hypocrite: Despite Sereena spending all the week badmouthing people who go to gyms "to get the idealized concept of body perfection", she still took Brooke's invitation because she likes free stuff. Dani has the opportunity to roast her about this. This hypocrisy is worse if Sereena is still working at Solstice.
- Ignore The Fanservice: While she is into girls, she is the only person immune to Brooke's "Sphere of Prettiness".
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Horatio later finds out that the fire in Double Tap was caused by flammable ingredients left by Sereena next to the stove. She only got away by reminding everyone that Cole blurted out Mark's secret.
- Pretty Freeloaders: If the player doesn't choose to buy the premium option for Sereena to have a job at Brooke's gym, she will be this by moving to Brooke's walk-in closet and never discussing rent after this.
- Out of Focus: She is noticeable absent from Book 2 Chapter 10.
- Soapbox Sadie: She is often protesting for diverse causes, mostly about patriarchy and mainstream trends. The only reason she got addicted to Pictagram was because she discovered that the hashtags could be used to raise awareness for her favorite causes.
- Straight Gay: Sereena's orientation is only known because Amy offhandedly said that she and her coworker should be together just because they are both lesbians. Played straight in book 2 if you have her seek a relation with Aiyana.
- Straw Feminist: Sereena is oftenly complaining about "Patriarchy" and other feminism related topics.
Horatio SantosBarman of "The Double Tap" and resident Hipster of the group.
- The Bartender: He is the resident barman of the group and a good listener.
- Berserk Button: He rarely gets angry and the only thing that ticked him off was when Mark tried to grab some of the nuts for Tara.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Despite being a Zen Hipster, Tara often has to tell him to use his "Scary Voice" to obtain results. In Book 2, his friends note that he easily stopped several bar fights both in Double Tap and his other temporary jobs.
- Clark Kent Outfit: Book 1 chapter 10 has Horatio casually racking a 200 lb barbell while the weights are still on. He attributes it to lifting beer crates regularly.
- Hipster: His main characteristic, since he is always complaining about trends and praising traditional arts and crafts.
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Book 1 chapter 17 has Horatio talking to Ben about his relationship with Dani. One option is to have him threaten him if Ben does hurt Dani, then swing back to being chill.
- Nice Hat: He is always wearing a wool hat, even for formal gatherings.
- Opposites Attract: If he goes on a date with Tara, he discovers that she likes a lot of things that go against his hipster lifestyle. Since he likes Tara a lot, he is still willing to give them a try while also introducing her to his own.
- Team Dad: He is the most level-headed of the group.
People at ClickIt
MartinChief Editor at ClickIt
- The Cameo: He and TJ appear in Book 2 Chapter 12 of High School Story.
- Da Editor: He is the man in charge of ClickIt.
- Rich in Dollars, Poor in Sense: If Cole and Amir go to the company party, they con Martin effortlessly by pitching him a fake business proposal (which they cant even remember in the end), in exchange of all his business contacts or two thousand dollars.
- Sexist Used Car Salesman: Since ClickIt is mostly composed of male workstaff (with Isabel as the only female), he hired Dani so he could start boasting about gender equality at work.
- In the Book 1 Finale, he announces that he is going to change the tone of LoveHacks into a mean spirited, sensationalist clickbait, regardless if they are supposed to attract more female readers.
- Only to declare war at Dani and Leah's blog, he creates also a Lifestyle Blog named "Femme Fatale" to pander to women, and apparently it works.
TJThe most popular writer at ClickIt and Martin's favorite.
- The Cameo: He and Martin appear in Book 2 Chapter 12 of High School Story.
- Casanova Wannabe: He thinks he is a cool and irresistible stud, but every girl who meets him is repulsed by his personality.
- Jerkass: He is mysoginistic, has a big ego and doesn't have restraints, to the point he drunkenly stalked Dani to her apartment, trying to ask her out, and still is unapologetic about it.
- Teacher's Pet: He takes advantage of the fact that he's Martin's favorite writer and has friends in Human Resources to get away with sexual harassment and act in general like a jerk to everyone.
FelixWriter in charge of the "Epic Eats" videos.
- Foil: In contrast to brash and misogynistic TJ, Felix is a nice and sensitive guy who welcomes Dani very quickly.
- Hot Sauce Drinking: Of the second type, since his job is eating insanely spicy food. When trying Ghost Peppers with Dani, Ben and Isabel, Felix is the only one who can eat it with a straight face.
- The One Guy: If Felix and Isabel get hired by Dani and Leah, he will be the only guy in the team.
- Only Sane Employee: Implied to be this along with Isabel and Dani (and potentially Leah), since the rest of the staff are said to either be like Martin and TJ or are too afraid to stand up to their boss.
- Optional Party Member: As a Premium Option, he and Isabel won't hesitate to abandon ClickIt if Dani and Leah offer them the job.
- Shrinking Violet: He is very shy outside of his "Epic Eats" videos, as he has trouble standing up to others or working the nerve to ask Isabel out.
- Token Good Teammate: Without counting the only two women in the staff, he is the only shown decent guy working at ClickIt.
IsabelChef in charge of the "Yummy!" videos.
- Ambiguously Brown: She is the Token Minority at ClickIt, while her ethnicity is still unclear.
- Competition Freak: If Dani is trying to fix her and Felix up, the best strategy is to set up a date with Felix under the disguise of a challenge. It only works if Felix talks in the right moments.
- Only Sane Employee: Implied to be this along with Felix and Dani (and potentially Leah), since the rest of the staff are said to either be like Martin and TJ or are too afraid to stand up to their boss.
- Optional Party Member: She has two Premium Options.
- In the Finale of Book 1, she only goes to Double Tap if she and Felix get together at the party, and this only happens if Dani encourages Felix to ask her for a dance.
- In Book 2, she and Felix won't hesitate to abandon ClickIt if Dani and Leah offer them the job at their blog.
- The Smurfette Principle: Until Dani (and potentially Leah) come around, she was the only female on the ClickIt staff.
- Supreme Chef: Her job at ClickIt is to cook for the "Yummy!" videos.
- Token Good Teammate: She is the only decent person working at ClickIt along with Dani and Felix (and Leah if she gets hired too).
- Tsundere: The only way she goes talk to Felix is to nag at him about stuff in the kitchen. Dani can tell by their first interactions that she is also attracted to him, but will never make a move.
CamillaNew writer hired to be in charge of Martin's new lifestyle blog "Femme Fatale" and Leah's ex-girlfriend.
AmyMark's On and Off Again girlfriend.
- 0% Approval Rating: Nobody from the gang likes her in the slightest. And even Mark himself has trouble defending her attitude.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: She has been jealous of Dani and Mark's friendship since college.
- Evil Redhead: Amy is caustic, mean spirited, jealous and clingy, and also has bright red hair. She doesn't realize how horrid can be to others.
- Innocent Bigot: She doesn't realize that she is offending Sereena by assuming that she and her co-worker should date just because both like women.
- In Vino Veritas: Chapter 4 has the girls take Mark's girlfriend, Amy, out to a restaurant to get her drunk on mimosas, knowing she has no filter when she's drunk. Horatio also drops the same line on the guys' side when Cole's helping Mark to realize he and Amy aren't good for each other.
- Jerkass: She is obnoxious, brash, bossy, jealous, insults her boyfriend's friends without realizing and still complains about why people don't like her.
- Relationship Revolving Door: According to the others, she and Mark have been in this dynamic for years, until he decided to dump her for good.
Leah MyersA movie reviewer who is introduced as a potential talent for ClickIt who makes a good connection with Dani instantly.
- Ascended Extra: Compared to Ben, Leah had a very minor role and her only moments with Dani are Premium Options. In Book 2 she becomes more prominent by becoming Dani's new business partner for the Lifestyle Blog and gets more of her backstory highlighted.
- Gay Option: She becomes another Love Interest for Dani if the player pays diamonds for dates with her.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Before the current story, she also had an ex-girlfriend, and then she develops a crush on Dani.
- Optional Party Member: Dani can influence her to join ClickIt by buying a Premium dinner with her. If she takes the job at ClickIt, she will also quit along with Dani in the Book 1 Finale.
- Parental Substitute: In Book 2 Chapter 2, Leah tells Dani that she became the legal guardian of her younger sister, and that's why she needs to make the blog a business as soon as possible.
- Sassy Black Woman: In her first moment at ClickIt, she wasted no time into snarking at Martin and TJ, and gets impressed by Dani's spunky attitude.
Ben ParkInitially introduced as "The Geek Guy" for Dani's "Ten Guys you date in your 20s", Ben showed that he's a lot more than Dani expected.
- Asian and Nerdy: While he isn't the nerd stereotype entirely, he illustrates comics for a living, was a break dancer and baseball player in highschool and is good with dance games.
- Adorkable: All the things he does. If Dani takes him to watch the fireworks alone, he will confess from the bottom of his heart... that he usually buys two Happy Meals for himself to get the toys.
- Birds of a Feather: As noted by the gang, he and Ben are "the same kind of nerd" because of how often they make the same references and that both are in love with Dani. They even share the same insecurities about each other.Cole: Ohmygod, you're like Nerd One and Nerd Two.
- Clark Kent Outfit: He is very fit and muscular under his usual clothes.
- Deadpan Snarker: He has his share of this when he and Mark team up for a foosball bar tournament.Ben: Oh, yeah. I'll just pick up a Rosetta Stone for Mark-and-Cole-Speak.
- Green-Eyed Monster: In Book 2 Chapter 10, he reveals during a foosball practice with Mark that he feels that he's still in Mark's shadow and can't be as reliable and cool like him inside the group.
- Hollywood Nerd: Subverted. Unlike all the previous guys Dani dated, Ben turns out to not only be completely Adorkable, but also handsome, funny and spontaneous, and he never fell for any of Dani's attempts to press a Berserk Button.
- Nerds Are Sexy: He is a complete nerdy comic book geek who happens to be ridiculously handsome, athletic and cool overall.
- The Rival: He sees Mark as this as a suitor for Dani and feels that he's still under Mark's shadow inside the group.
- Sequential Artist: He is a professional comic book artist, having been an assistant to Venus Corps and highly recognized at a Comic Convention. In Book 2, his subplot is about finding the right characterization for his heroine Solaris.
- Shipper on Deck: Just seeing them once in the same place, Ben also thought Felix and Isabel made a cute couple.
- Understanding Boyfriend: While he still gets hurt by discovering about the 10 Guys article, Ben is willing to give Dani a chance. After he finds out in Book 2 that Mark is also in love with Dani, he offers to wait for her to decide, since he understands that she and Mark have already a long history.
TaraA cute delivery girl from Ultra-Mart and Horatio's crush. They become a couple only for Premium options.
- Big Eater: She is usually seen talking about food in her scenes, since she loves cheese, "Cheetah Cakes" and any sweet treats. If she and Horatio stay together, in Book 2 she supports Horatio at his new gig at the sports bar by eating there the sliders and shakes with a pouty face. She appears at the Longhorn Saloon to google Country-style phrases for him while drinking from the bar.
- The Cutie: She's perky and quirky, which attracts Horatio to her.
- Genki Girl: She is into roller skating and works as a perky delivery girl.
- The Glomp: After their first date, Horatio leans for a small kiss, and Tara responds by jumping on him.
- Love Interest: For Horatio.
- Opposites Attract: If Horatio goes on a date with her, he discovers that she likes everything he hates as a hipster: processed sugar and mass production snacks. Still, both decide to give a chance to each other's favorite things.
- Optional Party Member: In book 1 chapter 17, only if the player paid for Horatio to ask her out, they will attend the ClickIt boat party. Afterwards in Book 2, she appears in all of Horatio's temporary jobs to support him.
- Strange Minds Think Alike: If Horatio works up the courage to talk to her, their only common quirk is their love for artisanal cheese.
- Sweet Tooth: To Horatio's dismay, her favorite snacks are "Cheetah Cakes", which are cheetah printed roll cakes filled with candy sprinkles. If they attend the ClickIt party, she gives him Oreos.
Amir HakimiCole's rival in the app pitching business. They become a couple only for Premium options.
- Birds of a Feather: He and Cole try to outsmart the other. After testing Cole's talent, he admits that he was attracted to him and was inspired to get in the business. After hooking up, they also discuss who of them gets to be Beyoncé.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: If he sticks around in Book 2 as Coles boyfriend, he has to make sure Cole doesnt take too many drinks.
- Love Interest: For Cole.
- Optional Party Member: In Chapter 17, only if the player paid for Cole to date Amir, they will attend the ClickIt boat party.
- The Rival: Cole initially establishes Amir as his direct competition. After they go on a date, they decide to be partners in a lot of ways.
- Sharp-Dressed Man: He is always very elegant, since he also works as a business pitcher.
- Straight Gay: If Cole agrees to go on a date with him, Amir will outright declare his admiration for Cole and tries to go for the kiss.
- Straight Man: In Book 2, he tells Dani that he's making sure Cole doesn't get too wasted to avoid what happened last party.
Keo ParataA firefighter that catches Brooke's attention.
- All Men Are Perverts: Averted. Despite Brooke being obviously attracted to him, he doesn't take advantage, but still finds her cute. Then played with, as he even indulges into Brookes Fireman fetish.
- Amazon Chaser: One of the things Keo likes from Brooke is her energy. He gets very proud when she flips a full table in a restaurant.
- The Dreaded: The sole mention of his nickname "Razor" is enough to make the toughest gang biker cower in fear.
- Face of a Thug: After Cole, Horatio and Dani see him in the backalley intimidating a guy, the whole gang (except for Brooke) start thinking that he might be a gangbanger after a series of clues.
- Firemen Are Hot: Brooke is immediately hooked by him being a handsome fireman. After they get married, turns out that the "special surprise" Brooke requested was his fireman uniform for the Honeymoon. Everybody stopped her before going into details.
- Happily Married: To Brooke
- In-Series Nickname: Apparently all the bikers at The Garage bar know him as "Razor", and the sole mention of his name is enough to make Hunter (the Bad Boy date) cower.
- Nice Guy: He is cool and good natured. After the whole misunderstanding, he forgives the group easier than Brooke, who needed more convincing to move from the incident. He is so nice that he can't throw shade at Camilla along with his wife and friends.
- Red Baron: He is known as "Razor" between the bikers.
Professor Aiyana MidthunderA Teachers Aide of Strickland University on Environmental Studies and Sereena's new crush.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: Sereena developes a crush on her after she replied her cynicism with a cool attitude and witty arguments.
- Cool Teacher: She's able to deflect Sereena's attitude calmly, gaining admiration from all her students, including Sereena herself.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Without hesitation, she flipped Sereena's snarky remark and gave her a classy burn in front of the entire class.
- Hot Teacher: Sereena notes that she's easy on the eyes, very smart and a stern teacher.
- Lipstick Lesbian: If Sereena goes to her radio show, they start talking about worst dates, she recalls that the girl she went out kept her waiting until she finished meditation. She later exchanges numbers with Sereena to hang out.
ParkerManager of The Longhorn Saloon during the time Horatio worked there. When The Double Tap reopens, Horatio hires her as the new part-time bartender.
- The Bartender: She turns shift with Horatio at The Double Tap and is working there full-time.
- Nice Girl: She is very cool and outgoing towards Horatio and the gang and helps him realize that he can remake his place instead of chasing for "signs of the Universe".
Isaac CollinsMark's big brother.
- Aloof Big Brother: Subverted. He and Mark clearly love each other, but Mark is reluctant to have him in his life because of his drifting personality and that he tends to mooch from him every time he's in town. On the other hand, Isaac thinks Mark doesn't trust him with important jobs, which reinforces his own insecurities and is aware that people constantly compare him to Mark's achievements.
- The Unfavorite: Mark and Cole accidentally hear his phone conversation with their mother, in which Isaac is still trying to convince her that he has found his own path and isn't bugging Mark.
Andi MyersLeah's little sister. Since Leah is her legal guardian, she is saving money to move Andi to San Francisco.
- Annoying Younger Sibling: Subverted. Leah and Andi adore each other, and has to keep reminding her to tone down her sass, which is easier said than done.
- Little Sister Instinct: She has become very protective of Leah after witnessing what Camilla did to her, so she tests Dani first before accepting her in Leah's life.
- Precocious Crush: After she had enough with her last crush, she develops one on Horatio.
- Sassy Black Woman: At age 15 she is too sassy for Leah to control. She is capable of giving a very awesome burn to Camilla and make her leave. This inspires Ben to design his comic book heroine after her.
- Tag Along Kid: She becomes this whenever she's near Dani, Leah and the gang. The gang can only have mocktails with her.
Guys of the Week
10 Guys you date in your Twenties
Evan "The Tech Guy"
- Casanova Wannabe: his pickup lines were weak (as Dani points out) and only got lucky because Dani was in a good mood.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He has a lot of issues against Mark for getting a promotion before him.
- Jerkass: On top of doing bad pickup lines, took her to his work party as their first date and decided to call off the date to go impress his boss. Accordingly, Dani dumped him on the spot to tag along with Mark.
- Jerkass Realization: By the time he sees Dani again at Hero-Con, he immediately apologizes to her for bailing on the date so he could impress his boss, saying that the article actually was too nice on him, all things considered.
Brock Sullivan "The Gym Bunny"
- Gym Bunny: He is obsessed with fitness, to the point he brings his own protein shakes, counts every carb people eat and gets judgemental about what others do.
- Jerkass: He started to criticize Dani's every move (body shape and food choice), claiming that his fitness lifestyle was the only correct one.
- Mood Killer: In Book 2, Brooke calls him to ruin Leah and Camilla's dinner and it actually works, because the first thing he does is lecturing them about their salads.
Ray "The Ex"
- Berserk Button: He absolutely despises everything "Country", which Dani tries to exploit for more material for the article.
- Jerkass: During his first date with Dani, he returned his meal three times to the kitchen, chewed with his mouth open, kept talking about his ex-girlfriend and, on top of that, Dani can mention that the worst part was that he kept hitting on other girls during the date, never took the check or dressed like a moron.
- Jerkass Realization: By the end of the date, Ray tells Dani that her article made him realize that he had been annoying during the first day, so he had been going to yoga classes to learn deal with himself. In Book 2, he also realizes that he loves Country after giving it a shot, becoming a regular at the bar.
Seth "The Musician"
- Jerkass: He spent most of the date talking about "selling out", criticized Dani's job at ClickIt as such and then took her to his gig... which consisted on him playing guitar by the sidewalk.
- Put on a Bus: After the article was released, Dani, Leah and Andi run into him in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. Seth actually thanks Dani, because moving to Los Angeles gave him a better performing zone and better tips.
- Starving Artist: He takes pride on making a living as a sidewalk musician and surviving on tips.
Hunter "The Bad Boy"
- Bar Brawl: He tends to start bar fights at The Garage for insignificant reasons. In Book 2, he has to be warned not to do so when Keo is at the bar.
- Hot-Blooded: He is constantly looking for a fight for the smallest reason.
- Oh, Crap!: When he reappears in Book 2, he has to be told that Keo is "Razor" to avoid picking a fight with him.
Cyrus Fabian "The Rich Guy"
- Idle Rich: Cyrus "The Rich Guy" shows to be this. In his introduction, he buys Brooke's gym to impress Dani. Then takes her to an Italian restaurant in Italy, gifts her a star in honor of their first date, and tries to close the night with a ruby ring, again, on their first date. Dani quickly decided that it was too much for her.
- Jerkass: He admits to Dani that he stole the idea of creating "PicTalk" from a colleague and took advantage by coding it faster. After Dani tells him that a ring was too much for a first date, he immediately called his assistant to return the ruby... right in front of Dani.
Ben "The Geek"
- See in "Recurring Characters" above
Antoine Pierce "The older guy"
- The Cameo: He's Claire Pierce's uncle from Rules of Engagement.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He tried to stop Brooke's wedding after only knowing her for less than an hour as "Replacement Horatio"
- Upper-Class Twit: He kept boasting about his knowledge on wine. By the time they encounter him again in Book 2, he still is a pompous prick.
Andre "The Guy on the Rebound"
- Extreme Doormat: Apparently in Book 2, he begged his girlfriend Stephanie to take him back. Then he tries to go after her if they loose the foosball game against Ben and Mark.
- In Touch with His Feminine Side: The guy clearly wasn't ready to move on from his ex-girlfriend, to the point he kept reciting a lot of poems and sunset memories of her in the middle of his date with Dani.
Aiden "The Stoner"
- The Cameo: He pops up in America's Most Eligible as a clubgoer.
- Color-Coded Characters: He is wearing green. And he bakes "Happy Brownies".
- The Stoner: He did his profile clearly high, mentioning in hobbies that he "loves baking brownies". They run into him again in Burning Sands, where he's still offering brownies.