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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 June 12, 2013

    Fun! Hot! Hilarious!

    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!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Yes

    Excellent! Julia Kent never disappoints

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2013

    There's a lot of crazy in here...THANKS GOD!

    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!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Hilarious, romantic, and really well written! I loved this book.

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2013

    Woo! I loved this book. It was random and romantic without being

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Stardust

    "Sneeks up behide Darkeyes and attacks him" (she cat bright noen blue eyes. Black fur white paws and the tip of my tail. Pink neon stripes. Green non stripes on my ears. On my right ear i have a small golden hoop earing.) "Claws and bites Darkeyes"

    1 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2014

    &dagger

    &daggers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2014

    &dagger

    &daggers

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2014

    G

    Ravenfeather! I'm locked out of that res! Help! Please see the post! oh please God let her see this post... please just make her randomly go to res 1 for some reason...
    Pleasepleasepleasepleasepleaase...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2014

    Shadowed River bio

    Name: Shadowed River
    Age: 22 moons
    Gender: she-cat
    Looks: black with a silvery ice-blue tint, giving her a misty appearance, with blue eyes.
    Littermates: Moonlight Clouds, Starlight Shadows, Owl's Call, Night Sky, and Duskfallen Sky.
    Personality: timid, shy, calm, and caring. A good fighter, although she hates fighting. She's too timid to do much of anything but care for the kits in the nursery.
    Siggy: |SHaDoWed RiVeR|

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Loved it !!!!

    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 :-)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Kaira

    Walks in

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Maya

    Hey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Ellie

    Hi kate

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Lily

    Grabs your boobs and starts sucking on them

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2014

    Silv

    Ignore her. Shes sick amd really tired

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Owlkit

    Ok he mewed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2014

    Lunapelt

    Grabs Fernkit and run to luna res 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    Love this series!!!

    Great read, laughed so hard I cried! Julia's an awesome writer.

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