Monday, January 8, 2018

Review: Dear Dwayne, With Love by Eliza Gordon

Blurb from Goodreads:
Wannabe actress Dani Steele’s résumé resembles a cautionary tale on how not to be famous. She’s pushing thirty and stuck in a dead-end insurance job, and her relationship status is holding at uncommitted. With unbearably perfect sisters and a mother who won’t let her forget it, Dani has two go-tos for consolation: maple scones and a blog in which she pours her heart out to her celebrity idol. He’s the man her father never was, no boyfriend will ever be—and not so impossible a dream as one might think. When Dani learns that he’s planning a fund-raising event where the winning amateur athlete gets a walk-on in his new film, she decides to trade pastries and self-doubt for running shoes and a sexy British trainer with adorable knees.

But when Dani’s plot takes an unexpected twist, she realizes that her happy ending might have to be improvised—and that proving herself to her idol isn’t half as important as proving something to herself.
My Review:
This book tried so hard to be funny and it just . . . wasn't.  In some ways, it was a bit motivational re: stepping outside of your comfort zone, pushing yourself physically, and getting in shape but I found it instead rather sappy and trite. Unless you are, like the MC in this book, a HUGE (and I mean GIGANTIC) fan of Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson, you may have trouble relating to this book and Dani.  For me, the idea of the diary to DJ/the Rock was better in theory than in reality.  Plus there was a lot of ancillary embarrassment that just put me off.  Hopefully you have better luck with this one!
Dear Dwayne, With Love comes out soon on January 23, 2018, and you can purchase HERE.


  1. I think I liked this one more than you but I agree, it was definitely a different kind of read.

  2. Aww sorry you didn't like this one, Eva. It sounded fun!

  3. I do really like The Rock but maybe not enough to save this book. Sorry it was a bust.

  4. I heard this was really cute--I think I still want to check it out. Too bad it wasn't better for you!


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