Author: Eliza Gordon
Published by: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
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.
Oh, my gosh, people! You cannot go wrong with an Eliza Gordon book! Dear Dwayne, With Love is an absolute delight!
Dani Steele is a hilarious and truly genuine character that had me rolling throughout the book. She’s relatable and someone I’d love to hang out with. She isn’t exactly where she’d like to be in her life, but an opportunity to compete in an event could give her the chance not only meet her idol but also get a walk-on roll in his movie. That idol is none other than Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. At first, I thought it might be a little strange because of this and the way it’s formatted at times, but it’s actually very entertaining the way it’s done.
I really did have a great time following Dani’s journey and all the shenanigans she finds herself in. The humor is a big part of what makes it a fantastic read, but the humor is perfectly mixed with a lovely and touching story of finding yourself, friendships, family, and love. It’s a book that left my heart full and a huge smile on my face.
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