I suspect the answer is no. The problem is, there is a group of scholars who would invariably trash the works of young scholars from a certain school of thought (they already did).
My book was recently published by a reputable publisher. A journal editor contacted me, as he would like to have an academic review of my book (to be published in the journal).
This is my first experience of having a book published and reviewed. Can I tell the journal editor not to ask (insert a couple of scholars' name) to review my book, as they would just trash it?
Can I propose some names - academics who are not my friends, but are more neutral and not dead set against a certain school of thought?
Or is it entirely up to the editor to ask any scholar to review, and it would be unprofessional of me to suggest anything?