Random Acts of Crazy (Random Series #1)

Random Acts of Crazy (Random Series #1)

by Julia Kent

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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?

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Random Acts of Crazy is a standalone, full-length novel featuring Darla Jo(sephine) Jennings, the 22-year-old niece of Josie Mendham from the New York Times bestselling Her Billionaires series. It has, like many New Adult novels, an exploration of sexuality for the three main characters, doesn't shy away from mature content, and Darla has a sailor's mouth.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016646046
Publisher: Julia Kent
Publication date: 05/22/2013
Series: Julia Kent's Random Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 166,923
File size: 485 KB

About the Author

Since 2013, Julia has sold more than two million books, with four New York Times bestsellers and 19 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Kirkus Reviews called her bestselling Shopping for a Billionaire a "frothy, fabulous romantic comedy."

From billionaires to new adult rock stars and more, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes.

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Random Acts of Crazy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 124 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this eBook thinking that it would be a lovely story of a young woman picking up a stranded musician on the side of the road. In my mind, I assumed the two would become friends after Darla figures out that said musician is the lead singer of her favorite band. Trevor would go back home, or even go on tour, and leave Darla behind. Time would pass and eventually, for the sake of the plot, the two would run into each other...feelings would be felt...actions would be made...cue the Happy Ever After, et cetera, et cetera. Was I correct? Heck no. Heck. No. This book was a load of bull. Bull I know books are works of art and the author has complete control over what happens, but that is exactly where the disappointment set in. Instead of making this fictitious story as realistic as possible, the author decides to completely take it in a different direction. Let me tell you, I was not ready for where she was taking this story and I think I'm still scarred.  First off, Darla gives a ride to a naked stranger who is using a guitar to cover his crotch. Seriously? Who in their right mind would do that? If you see a naked person on the side of the road, you call the police and wait for them to give him a blanket and a lift to the station. You don't pick him up!  Secondly, WHERE ON THIS GOOD EARTH does this chick get the urge to have sex with this naked stranger? Okay, I understand that he is the drool-worthy lead singer of her favorite band, but still. This just threw me off immediately and I knew if they were having sex (or attempting to) within the first small chunk of the book, they would be doing it other times in the rest of the story. Boy, was I right. Sex. Lets just talk about that. I am perfectly fine with reading books that get a little steamy, I mean, I have to live vicariously through these characters, right? I have not once read a book where a threesome pops up, and certainly not one that happened so easily. Just because Trevor shows interest towards Darla while around his friend Joe, that DOES NOT mean that Joe has to be like, "Oh wow, if Trevor likes this chick then there must be something special about her. Maybe I like her too." Honestly. So, [SPOILER ALERT] because of this sudden interest in his "friend's girl", they find that they cannot bare being separated from her and she stupidly follows them to their hotel where a threesome occurs. Great. Just...awesome. Was not expecting that. Well, I was expecting it but at the same time, I don't think any of this would have happened in real life. I KNOW IT IS FICTION AND FAKE AND ALL OF THAT STUFF, I KNOW. It's just...really? Out of all the creative stuff you could have pulled out of your rear, Ms. Kent, why this? I highly doubt that two friends are going to successfully do the same chick in one night, especially together. Nope. I'm not feeling it. Try again. Speaking of trying again, I would certainly expect a second book. I mean, after all the hype Darla made about moving and leaving her mother and all that, we have to see what happens when she does leave! I really want to know what the job was that whats-her-face (I don't even remember her name...Josie?) was talking about that Darla would be perfect for. Though, after reading this book, I don't know if I have the patience to read the second. I do want to know what happens, just for the sake of knowing, but not if the sequel is going to be as painful as the first book.  Overall, I was just dissatisfied with this book. I love books, I devour them, heck, I have a pile of books next to me that need reviews, but this book...this book was a waste of time. There, I said it. I have never said that about a book. Heck, if a book is horrible, I still don't dislike it. I praise the fact that the darn thing was written, whereas I'm sitting here doing nothing with my life. But honestly, if you want to read this book, go ahead. You might like it. You might not. I just wish I would have not taken a chance with this book.  Sorry Ms. Kent. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story. I just didn't like that too many rambling words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent! Julia Kent never disappoints
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't forget to mention the hot rockstar wearing only his guitar on the side of the road, so I'll get that out of the way first! This is the book that took me away from it all recently. It had me laughing and enjoying the little world that Julia Kent invited me into. If you've grown up in a small town, woke up in one with no idea how you got there, been stranded in one or felt trapped in one, you will totally get this book. If you've grown up semi-privilaged, stuck under your parents thumbs, always doing what was expected of you for fear of being cut off with no escape in sight, you will totally get this book. This is a story of what happens when these 2 worlds collide. While nearly everything that happened in this book didn't have a snowballs chance at happening in real life, it made you laugh at real life and reminded me that life is short and worth enjoying as much as possible. I had no probalems reading this as a stand alone. There are other books that are tangents/continuations of and for these characters, but there were no issues as far as understanding who the characters were and what their roles were. This book has a bit more of an isolated demographic than most mainstream books, but that's OK because the characters in the book have a demographic all their own. If you want an easy, laid back read for a lazy summer day, pick this book up! If you read it, you will understand that I want my own shed, Julia!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and heartfelt. I really enjoyed this book. It is a full length book andthe story was not rushed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thank you! It's not often I laugh so hard tears stream down my face while reading a romance. Kudos for your wit and unique ability to bring to life a story that combines sizzling love scenes with 'real life' insight to each character's personality. I sincerely look forward to reading about the mischief Darla, Trevor and Joe will undoubtedly cause while their stories unfold in Boston!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think the author was trying to be funny with all (& I mean aaalllll) the internal dialouge, but missed the mark. It was way too wordy and too much talk of her frizzy hair. This book was just starting to be intetesting and then it was over. At over 500 pgs the story only covered approx. 36 hours of time. This was an intersting idea, but not an interesting read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Random Acts of Crazy is a great book, I love Darla, Trevor and Joe.  The story is so funny, Im mean how can you go wrong reading a book with Mavis in it.  Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious, romantic, and really well written! I loved this book. It was much better than I expected and made for a great evening. Look forward to reading more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Woo! I loved this book. It was random and romantic without being ridiculous. The characters really spoke to me and were just zany enough to be a little larger than life. I hope there is more in this series! Julia Kent is a wonderful romance writer and now, apparently, a highly skilled New Adult novelist too.
shirl2242 More than 1 year ago
Please limit the amount of words a reader can post. Too many words can ruin a review. Why read a book when you know whats going to happen.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The language was horrible. Chapter 1 started on page 4 and by page 5 the f**** word had been used 4 times. The obscene referrals to the human body and the way the human body reacts to the oppsite sex was unbelievable . I am glad this book was free. I am deleting it from my library
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I get its supposed to comedic, but between the hill billie accents, the foul language and the sheer fact that she decide to sleep with the naked druggie she picked up off the side of the highway, idk if i can make it through this book......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting  start  to the  series . I love  Darla can't wait to see how this plays out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You won't want to put this down...... And the ending threesome leaves nothing to the imagination!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. Beginning to end it was well written and totally funny I wish there was a second part to darlas story. It's one of those books you don't want to end :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was just OK - wasn't expecting the direction it took. 
amanda_dillinger More than 1 year ago
I can usually finish a 200 page book in about 4 hours. This book took me 5 days. I finished it because I hate not finishing books. But I am so thankful it was free and I did not spend money on this... whatever you want to call it. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was offered as a free book, and based on a prior book by Julia Kent I thought it might be a cute, light read. Sadly, I found the first two pages too offensive to even attempt to continue reading.  I do not consider myself a prude or normally bothered by some use of profanity, but I felt this was way excessive. Very trashy..  Not even worth getting it free.  
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
Random Acts of Crazy is a really funny, good book. Darla, Trevor,  and Joe come together in a crazy way to form a relationship that results in Darla moving  to another state to be with them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, laughed so hard I cried! Julia's an awesome writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book did ramble a lot, but what a story..a lot different then I'm use to. Darla, Trevor & Joe omg funny, steamy & halirious...my favorite part... "No. A live chicken. I wouldn't let you bring it in my cab - chickens can be nasty motherf~ers when they're enclosed like that - so you kissed it on the lips and called it Mavis. Started crying and said you'd be back to marry it someday."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every minute of this book and the billionaire books before it! On to It's Complicated next! Great reads!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read !