Book Reviews

Random Acts of Crazy by Julia Kent

Title: Random Acts of Crazy
Author: Julia Kent
Series: Random – #1
Publisher: Createspace
Release Date: May 21st 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Format: Ebook; 334 Pages
Source: Purchased

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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?

As my Aunt Josie says sometimes, “It’s always complicated.”

My Thoughts

I was really disappointed with this book. It had great potential in the beginning but took a running start in the opposite direction.

I made a great attempt or so I thought, to like this book, but I failed. What really threw me off first was the author’s writing style. The way she wrote I had to make sure who was talking because I felt that sometimes the attitude never changed. It probably also didn’t help, with the vastly large amount of profanities dropped in one sentence. I understand that Darla was raised in a trailer park but there should have been a line drawn somewhere and there wasn’t. There was also a large amount of inappropriate sexual innuendos every time a conversation started up between Darla, Trevor and Joe.

I felt the characters were….they could have been a lot better.

Joe was too shallow and way too much of an asshole.
Trevor was shallow and selfish
Darla was pretty much the trailer trash ho she was protrayed as though she could have done better for herself but she gave up too easily. Life isn’t handed to you on a silver platter.

It was over dramatized Darla and Trevor were from too different worlds way too much. Again I feel there should have been a line drawn.

While reading this novel I cringed. I didn’t want to but it happened. I really wanted to like this novel but unfortunately it didn’t happen.

My Rating: 1/5



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