REVIEW by J’aime: Random Acts of Crazy by Julia Kent

I never intended to pick up a naked hitchhiker wearing nothing but a guitar. A guitar. Really. I don’t collect guys like that (don’t ask what kind of guys I do collect), but when you spot a blonde, tanned, sculpted man with a gorgeous smile and his thumb poking up and practically begging you to stop—you stop.

And I definitely never thought I’d be staring into the bright blue eyes of Trevor Connor, the lead singer for Random Acts of Crazy, an indie rock star I followed like the slobbering fileshare fangirl I am. How he came to be nude and lost six hundred miles from home is quite the tale, but how we fell in love is even more unreal.

Because someone like Trevor Connor, headed to Harvard Law next year, isn’t supposed to want someone like me, a rural Ohio chick majoring in Boredom at Convenience Store University who is all curves and frizzy blonde hair and manners so unpolished they have sharp edges that make you bleed.

But he did.

When his best friend, Joe Ross, the bass player for Random Acts of Crazy and a man who makes Calvin Klein models look like Shrek, drove eleven hours through the night to rescue him, though, it got real complicated. It’s one thing to like two different guys and be torn.

What do you do, though, when maybe—just maybe—you don’t have to choose?

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Random Acts of Crazy (a New York Times and USA Today bestseller) is a standalone, full-length novel (300+ pages, 85,000 words) featuring Darla Jo Jennings. It has, like many new adult novels, an exploration of identity for the three main characters, doesn’t shy away from mature content, and Darla has a sailor’s mouth.

Be warned. Be ready. But most of all — prepare to be random. 😉

 

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About the Book

Random Acts of Crazy
by Julia Kent

Series
Random Series

Genre
New Adult
Contemporary Romance

Publisher
Independent

Publication Date
December 25, 2013

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J’aime’s Review

I had a lot of fun reading this book.

The setup is bizarre, but it’s entertaining, and the characters don’t turn into cartoons. They and their feelings feel genuine, even in the middle of the rom-com goofiness. Darla’s voice is hilarious, maybe exaggerated, but refreshing and distinctive. The characters’ class differences are acknowledged and considered, in ways a bit more nuanced than just a stereotypical Poor Girl Meets Billionaire story, but those ideas thankfully never get too heavy or overwhelm the light-hearted story.

I didn’t find a lot to dislike about this book, but a couple of things might bother other readers. Darla’s language is foul mouthed, which for me was realistic. I have plenty of friends who drop more F-bombs. If you don’t want to read profanity, this one might not be for you.

It has pretty steamy sex scenes, which surprised me. For some reason, I expected a comedy to be less explicit.

The other thing I’ll call a “plot twist” – it was fun for me, but might not be to everyone’s taste. Just please take note of the line in the book description where Darla considers the idea she “might not have to choose” between the two guys.

Recommended for: If you read the book description and this review and are still on the fence about the book, I’d recommend you download it and read the first sentence. You’ll immediately know if Darla’s voice is for you.

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