"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
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K.M. Jackson’s romantic comedy is as addictive as buttery movie theater popcorn—we devoured it. Bethany Lu Carlisle has always had a huge crush on movie star Keanu Reeves. When she learns the actor is set to get married, she hatches a plan to meet him in person and hopefully convince him that she’s actually the one. Bethany’s best friend, True Erickson, comes along for the ride, and the duo’s forced proximity causes Bethany to realize that maybe her real soul mate has been by her side all along. We love the celebrity cameos (Chris Evans! Jason Momoa!) that Jackson threads into her wacky comedy and the slow-burning chemistry between her main characters.
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.