Book Review: How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days

How to Marry Keanu? I’m in!

How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days by K.M. Jackson

⭐⭐⭐/5

Description

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…

Review

From the very beginning this book was super cute. That rom-com vibe in a book was just what I was looking for so I was excited to jump into it. The idea of marrying Keanu is a perfect hook and at first the characters all seemed to be likable. The road trip Lu and True find themselves on takes them to all kind of cute destinations that were fun to read about. However, throughout the entire book Bethany Lu has this attitude towards her friend True that comes across as kind of mean. He’s always really kind and caring towards her and apparently she cares about him too, because she thinks it to herself, but the way she speaks to him and treats him just kind of put me off.

This book read like your typical romance novel with cheesy and at times cringy dialogue. Really cute if you enjoy reading romance, but I was expecting a little more of the comedy to come around and was left disappointed. It alternated POVs between Lu and True, which reminded me of those Wattpad books that seemed to just kind of ramble out thoughts in the character’s head to take up space.

It was an easy enjoyable read overall and I recommend for romance lovers who enjoy road trips.

Thank you Forever and Grand Central Publishing for sending me an e-ARC of this book for review.

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Book Review: Cold Snap

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Such a cute cover! Read in a cozy cabin for max effect

Cold Snap by Codi Schneider

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Description

Tucked in the cold Colorado mountains lies the remote village of Gray Birch, a place where outsiders are frowned upon. In this village lives a cat named Bijou. But she’s no ordinary house cat; her ancestors were mousers on Viking longships, and their blood runs through her veins. Since her battle skills are hardly needed in this modern age, however, she spends her energies running the Fox Burrow Pet Inn with her human, Spencer, and her assistant, Skunk, a mentally negligible Pomeranian. Together, the happy trio has created a safe haven for their four-legged guests.

But when Eddy Line, a handsome baker from California, comes to the inn—along with his piglet and pit bull puppy—everything changes. Spencer falls for Eddy, Bijou is unhappy with the sudden changes to her clan, and the townspeople are anything but welcoming; in fact, threats are made against Eddy when he buys the town’s historic firehouse in order to open a bakery.

Then a shocking murder/dognapping occurs on the night of the bakery’s grand opening, and Bijou finds herself thrust into a tangled mystery. To solve it, she will have to summon her inner Viking—and fight tooth and claw for her new clan.

Review

This book killed me with cute! Its Viking kitty Bijou portrayed the ultimate cat qualities perfectly by being equal parts silly and intelligent. I fell in love with her attitude and her imposed superiority over the other animals felt like real thoughts that could actually be going on in a cat’s head. Skunk the Pomeranian was a great comic relief and Hamlet the pig’s different sweaters made me melt! It wasn’t only the animals that stole my heart in this one but the characters’ names as well: the local hairdresser is Bobi Pinn, the police lieutenant is Lou Tennant, and the bakery is called Witching Flour. The fact that all this takes place in a sleepy Colorado mountain town made this book so cozy I wished it was snowing outside my Texas window.

I was so caught up in the adorable world-building going on that when the murder mystery aspect came up I was caught off-guard! I appreciated how it was a truly a whodunnit, there were a few people with motive and opportunity and the perpetrator wasn’t immediately obvious. For all those reasons I felt this book was a solid five stars and highly recommend if you’re an animal lover in search of a good mystery.

Thank you to the publisher Sparkpress and NetGalley for providing an advanced readers copy for review.

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