G. Bianco, 2019
A bestseller and a Book of the Month pick in 2021, K. M. Jackson’s seemingly outrageous romcom takes being a fan to a whole new level. How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days mixes reality and fiction to create a unique reading experience.
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…
The first half of this book is so slow and honestly doesn’t even feel like a romance book. The plot feels very disjointed, the characters weren’t very relatable to me, and the whole idea of a woman in her 40s being so obsessed with Keanu Reeves that she’s willing to follow around NYC and the US just to convince him not to get married was just so ludicrous and immature to me.
Honestly, I almost DNFed this book on multiple occasions. I just wasn’t very invested in the characters and the romance aspect of the book came so late into the story (literally 3/4 of the way through) that it wasn’t even satisfying to read.
I also am not a Keanu Reeves super fan so a lot of the references in this book went over my head. Plus, Lu’s celebrity sightings seemed very fake and it seemed like the author just wanted to make the book more exciting by name-dropping a bunch of other people (like Chris Evans, Jason Momoa, and Lisa Bonet). It only enhanced the absurdity of this whole plot.
This book was just way too immature and unrealistic and the romance between the main characters took too long to get to. Basically, I don’t recommend this book…
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