How to marry Keanu Reeves in 90 days

K. M. Jackson

Book - 2021

"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 B...FF 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 and romantic situations, mimicking scenes from some of the most memorable Keanu blockbusters. 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.."--

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Genres
Romance fiction
Road fiction
Novels
Published
New York : Forever 2021.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
326 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN
9781538703502
1538703505
Main Author
K. M. Jackson (author)
Review by Booklist Reviews

Artist Bethany Lu Carlisle's world is shaken to the core when she reads the news: Keanu Reeves is getting married in 90 days. Her best friend and agent, Dawn, feels her pain, but friend True Erickson is tired of the nonsense. But True has never been able to deny Lu anything, and he knows a guy, so soon the two are riding the Coney Island Ferris wheel, facing microaggressions at a film-industry party, then relaxing in hot springs in New Mexico. They run into plenty of A-list celebrities, but Keanu remains elusive. As their adventures escalate, it becomes harder to deny their mutual attraction, but it's too tied up in the long-ago death of Cole: Lu's brother and True's best friend. Besides, why risk 20 years of friendship on a fling? And what about Keanu? Jackson's latest (after Real Men Knit, 2020, as Kwana Jackson) is an over-the-top romp with a complicated heroine and great banter. Fans of the rom-coms of Andie J. Christopher and Farrah Rochon will love this one. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

From the outside, Bethany Lu Carlisle has a full life: a burgeoning career as an artist, a cool New York loft, a cute dog, and two of the best friends anyone could ask for. What she doesn't have is her dream man, Keanu Reeves. And now that America's heartthrob has announced his impending marriage, she might never have a chance with him. Is this a sign that Bethany should give up on all of her childhood dreams and accept the high-paid corporate job she's been offered? Or should she use the job offer's 90-day expiration date to track down Keanu, with the help of her friend True, and convince him they're meant to be? Jackson's ("Sugar Lake" and "Unconventional Brides" series) latest pits the childhood dreams of a woman stuck in regressive patterns against the possibility of a different kind of relationship with her best friend. VERDICT The novel's premise, which rests on celebrity stalking, is problematic, but fans of friends-to-lovers romance might find it an enjoyable read.—Meagan Day, High Plains Lib. Dist., CO Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

It would be enough if Jackson's latest (after Real Men Knit) were simply a charming rom-com replete with laugh-out-loud one liners and pop-culture references, but it's also a moving, heartfelt story about coping with grief, stress, and major life changes. It doesn't hurt that Bethany Lu Carlisle, an endearing 40-something Keanu Reeves fangirl, and her best friend, True Erickson, are the kind of characters one can't help but root for. Lu and True have known each other since they were school-age thanks to True's friendship with Bethany's late little brother, Cole. All this time, True's nursed a massive crush on Lu that's only gotten bigger as they've grown closer through their mutual grief. Meanwhile, proudly single Lu sees True as family and has never considered him romantically. When Lu reads tabloid reports that her beloved Keanu Reeves is getting married in 90 days, it makes her question her devotion to the single life—so she does the sane thing and hatches a plan to stop the wedding. True begrudgingly agrees to help her on this harebrained scheme, leading to some outrageous adventures as they race to California. The rom-com trappings keep things lighthearted and welcoming even as Jackson probes heavy emotions. Readers will be wowed. Agent: Evan Marshall, the Evan Marshall Agency. (Nov.) Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A super-fan of Keanu Reeves and her male best friend embark on a wild road trip so that she can confess her undying love for the Hollywood actor and convince him not to get married. Original.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

"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 awild 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 and romantic situations, mimicking scenes from some of the most memorable Keanu blockbusters. 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.."--

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"A rollicking rom-com full of fun, complex characters, laugh-out-loud one liners and delicious banter," perfect for pop culture fans (NPR).  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...Book Riot: Best 2021 Romantic Comedy BooksBook of the Month selectionCosmopolitan: Best Romance Novels to Warm You Right Up