We all have that celebrity that we have idolized and would be devastated if something happened to. In the case of Bethany Lu, this celebrity is Keanu Reeves, and when she sees a news blurb that he is getting married her heart drops in her chest. She cannot believe this is happening and becomes obsessed with the idea of stopping this wedding for fear that if Keanu gets married, the creative edge that she loves about him will be lost. So she comes up with a plan to stop the wedding and marry him herself. She only has 90 days to this, will she succeed?
How To Marry Keanu Reeves In 90 Days is such a fun story. I was completely pulled in from beginning to end. There were so many funny, heart pulling, and swoony moments through out this adventure. Now Bethany Lu, or Lu as her friends call her, is not alone in her mission as her best guy friend has joined in and is pulling out all the stops to make sure she succeeds. True has always been in her corner and would not anything to make her happy. They have known each other their whole lives as True was best friends with Bethany’s brother. Sadly, her brother died in a car accident, and ever since then the characters have been leaning heavily on each other. Thus the reason why True is willing to pull out all the stops to make sure that the mission is a success no matter how crazy it may seem.
I loved the push-pulled dynamic between Lu and True. They profess that they are like siblings/best friends but that is not entirely the case. There are definitely some underlying feelings here and when they are put in extra close proximities everything is pushed to the surface. As mentioned, they have been in each others orbit most of their lives but, as they are getting older personal and profession changes are threatening this dynamic. This is also forcing them to see each other in a different light and for two people who don’t necessarily like change this is scary as hell.
Searching for Keanu takes Lu and True to different locations each of which was fun to visit. From roller-coasters to conventions to campers and surfing, there is a little touch of everything. The best part for me as a reader was the way these locations challenged these characters. These were not always situations they felt the most comfortable in and it shined a light on varying nuances that may have not been noticed before. This also changes the way that they see each other thus creating even more delicious tension.
Each chapter is labeled with a movie name or phrase associated with Keanu. As a fan of several of Keanu’s movies, I loved this. The chapters alternated between the perspectives of Lu and True and the chapter names usually reflected something that was going to happen. I also loved this because it caused me to wonder and anticipate what may happen. Sometimes I was right but there were a couple of times that I was way off. This all made me want to continue reading to find out what happens between True and Lu as well as if Lu would actually meet Keanu in person.
How To Marry Keanu Reeves In 90 Days is most definitely one of those stories where the journey is worth the destination. Bethany Lu thinks that she is searching for Keanu but what she gets is even better. True is such a swoon worthy book boyfriend. He’ll be one of those memorable characters that will stick with me for a while. Plus it doesn’t hurt that the potentially too good for this world Keanu Reeves is part of the story too! I hope others take the time to experience the magic of these characters and their crazy beautiful adventure too.
Rating: 4 Stars
**I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**