How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days
Author: K.M. Jackson
Publisher: Publisher (date)
Paperback, 336 pages
Romance, Adult Contemporary Romance
Bethany Lu Carlisle is devastated when the tabloids report actor Keanu Reeves is about to tie the knot. What?! How could the world’s perfect boyfriend and forever bachelor, Keanu not realize that making a move like this could potentially be devastating to the equilibrium of…well…everything! Not to mention, he’s never come face to face with the person who could potentially be his true soulmate—her.
Desperate to convince Keanu to call off the wedding, Lu and her ride-or-die BFF Truman Erikson take a wild road trip to search for the elusive Keanu so that Lu can fulfill her dream of meeting her forever crush and confess her undying love. From New York to Los Angeles, Lu and True get into all sorts of sticky situations. Will Lu be able to find Keanu and convince him she’s the one for him? Or maybe she’ll discover true love has been by her side all along…
A couple of people I know said they DNF’d this book when it became apparent that the heroine was really going to try to track down Keanu Reeves. But really, Lu is full of big dreams and plans but is not really a woman of action. It’s True that pushes her into actually going through with her plan to track down Keanu before his wedding. Sure, there is plenty about this book that’s a bit cringey, and it’s VERY cheesey and requires massive amounts of suspension of disbelief. That being said, it’s still a fun read that deals with Lu having to move past her past trauma and finally let go of the (safe) fantasy and actually live her real life (which is a scary thing to do!)
Lu didn’t read to be like a 40-something year old woman, but maybe those A-listers (or B-listers?) live differently. She definitely had a lot of growing up to do, and her quest for Keanu was sort of her metamorphosis for that. There were moments where I really loved the chemistry between Lu and True and was like “YES, this is the friends to lovers romance I am here for!” and then other moments where suddenly there were not very friendly friends and I was sort of confused on what their vibe was.
There are a lot of celebrity cameos in this romance that were SO FUN. K.M. Jackson painted all of the celebrities in a really fun “celebrities are people too!” sort of light. The final celebrity moments were just… beyond believable and made me sort of roll my eyes. I wish Jackson had taken it in a bit of a different direction, and it would have been 4.5 stars for me. Still, if you’re looking for a fun, sort of wacky adventure in romance with all the tropes! friends to lovers, pining, road trip, there’s only one bed – then this is the romance for you.
A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.