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Random Acts of Crazy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

:-)

Great story. I just didn't like that too many rambling words.

posted by ARooneyC on May 25, 2013

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5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

I bought this eBook thinking that it would be a lovely story of

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. T...
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. 

posted by Farran_G on July 9, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    Would not recommed

    I read a lot and dont post reviews often, but this book was not that good. The dialog between characters and the inner monolog of the 3 character were awful. Had to make myself finish this book.

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Strange

    This book isnt very good but it is so bizzare in a way that i just had to read it. It had a few funny parts where it is very possible that you might laugh. Finding out what happened to trevor is halarious. But dont be decivrd there is no love triangle as the book sugests nor is there much 'love & feelings' being shown ( at least not very well only slightly mentioned once or twice) but really it is just a lot of sex. And is also about making your own choices and not letting yourself be "stuck"

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Rambles and unsatisfying Ending

    The writing takes a bit of getting use to as the author tends to ramble on in an attempt to be funny. Some grammatical errors throughout. The story gets better about 100 pages into the story, but I dont think i will ever read another of her work again. In the book summary, it says "stand alone" novel but the ending felt incomplete and author's note at the end even indicates that their story is just beginning and continues in her Billionaire series. It's one thing to have guest appearances in snother series, but I felt that she didn't give a proper closure to this novel so readers will buy her other series. Not to mention that the books in her other series were short stories with repetitive content (120 pages of story and 60 pages of preview for next book...then charge 3.99 each of the next 2 books of equally short length...seriously?). The author is just too greedy for me to follow her works.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2014

    It was just OK - wasn't expecting the direction it took. 

    It was just OK - wasn't expecting the direction it took. 

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    Posted June 23, 2013

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    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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