Random Acts of Trust [NOOK Book]

Overview

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent comes the newest book in the Random series...

Giving up is hard...but giving in is even harder.

When did my life become a demented episode from The Mindy Project?

Moving ...
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Overview

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent comes the newest book in the Random series...

Giving up is hard...but giving in is even harder.

When did my life become a demented episode from The Mindy Project?

Moving to Boston to begin grad school meant I was supposed to start a new life -- not dig through a past I thought I'd left behind four years ago. But when I saw the poster for Random Acts of Crazy, all I could think about was the drummer, Sam Hinton, the boy I'd loved in high school and who disappeared with my heart.

Who knew I'd become the living version of Magic Mike?

Seeing Amy Smithson at my gig and watching her win a kiss from my bandmate, Liam, was a gut punch. Four years ago we squared off in a high school debate that had higher stakes than we ever imagined, and here I was...wanting what I'd walked away from. Are there too many secrets between us to allow her to trust me again?

And can I trust myself?

The second book in the Random series after the wildly successful New York Times and USA Today bestseller Random Acts of Crazy, Random Acts of Trust is a New Adult romantic comedy that explores the love between one man, one woman, and ends with one Happily Ever After (and no cliffhangers or chickens!). Fate took their lives by storm four years ago and put an unbreachable gulf between Sam and Amy. This 87,000 word/346 printed page book asks: Can time really heal all wounds...or are some scars too deep?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148949329
  • Publisher: Julia Kent
  • Publication date: 12/6/2013
  • Series: Random Acts Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 10,368
  • File size: 287 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent turned to writing contemporary romance after deciding that life is too short not to have fun. She writes romantic comedy with an edge, and new adult books that push contemporary boundaries. From billionaires to BBWs to rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every book she writes, but unlike Trevor from Random Acts of Crazy, she has never kissed a chicken.

She loves to hear from her readers by email at , on Twitter @jkentauthor, and on Facebook at . Visit my blog at
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Plot spoilers and kids

    Its hard to get a true review here between the plot spoilers bragging about their free book, then giving away the entire plot line of the book in their review and these kids playing around and using the review section as a chat room, and a role playing playground. I really wish bn would put a stop to both plot spoilers and kids using the nook as plot spoiling reveals and chat rooms.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2014

    Witty...

    I enjoyed Random Acts of Trust it was a witty read. The characters were great and I enjoyed getting to know Darla in "friend mode". She was hilarious.

    The entire book kept me laughing and there were some good moments between Sam and Amy and their story was captivating.

    Another good read from Julia Kent.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2013

    Random Acts of Trust was an amazing read!! I love how the autho

    Random Acts of Trust was an amazing read!! I love how the author always connects characters from her pervious book to the characters in new books. I feel like I am able to get an update and am already invested in the book. In this installment of Random we meet smoking hot drummer Sam and sweet Amy. Their lives where forever changed in high school do to family secrets, half truths, and lost love. This book takes the reader on an amazing journey where you will laugh uncontrollably, want to cry, and root for these two characters. Now I can’t wait for Liam’s story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    I received an ARC in order to provide this honest review* My fir

    I received an ARC in order to provide this honest review*
    My first experience with Julia Kent was Random Acts of Crazy (RAOC). In that book I feel in love with Darla and her brazen openness. We were taken through a journey that made all three main characters in that book grow both emotionally and socially. I have since read every other book written by Julia Kent!

    Random Acts of Trust is not a continuation of that story. (Although it does happen after RAOC) Random Acts of Trust is a new story about the drummer from the band we met in RAOC and his struggle to recreate a love lost years ago and to come to terms with what it is to truly trust.

    Growing up in a society that was made up of fake lives, decided futures and family secrets, Sam and Amy went to different high schools and were on the debate team. Senior year they found themselves battling each other to make it to Nationals. For Sam, the stakes were very high. His entire college career would be decided by the outcome and little did he know his family life would be too. After the debate Sam disappeared from Amy's life. Four and a half years later Sam and Amy rediscover each other and the secret to his disappearance is revealed.

    When you are raised to tell half truths in order to cover up lies who can you trust? How do you learn to trust?

    To be honest, The beginning moved a little slowly for me. It seemed a bit drawn out until about 20% into the book. But then we get hurled into a fantastic love story that made you root for them, laugh and cry and really want to get to know them on a deeper level.

    We meet the whole band which includes Trevor and Joe from RAOC and their girl, Darla. They are a big part in this book as well as Liam, the fourth member of the band. Each character feels like someone you either know already or want to know! Ms. Kent has a way of doing that!

    I have to mention that there is one part just past the halfway point that had me laughing so hard I was crying! My 3 year old kept asking me if I was OK... I don't want to spoil it so I will leave you with this: There was a urgent trip to visit a "Hoohaw" doctor and a misplaced cell phone.

    Joking aside, I loved the overall story and found it very relatable. Afterall, who doesn't have a family secret? In this book you get:
    Lies
    Family secrets
    Love
    Lost love
    Competition
    Sex
    Hysterical comedy

    I would say you don't need to read one before the other really. If you haven't read RAOC it could be read after and it would just fill in the back story of Darla, Trevor and Joe and explain the Chicken jokes.

    After the book we get a sneak peek at the next book starring Liam! The preview was awesome and I can't wait to read Liam's story!!!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Great read as always

    Julia Kent never disappoints. I enjoy the POV style she uses with her characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Boring

    Sad to say but this book was a disappointment. Good story line just really boring. It had 2 very funny parts thats it. It took forever for me to finish reading. :-(

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

         If you are not a Julia Kent fan, you are really missing out

         If you are not a Julia Kent fan, you are really missing out! In this, follow up novel her sense of humor and wit are laugh out loud, tears down your cheeks funny!
    Her characters are wonderfully written and developed. Some of the characters from her previous work make guest appearances, giving readers and fans a welcome update on them. She captures the spirit of a generation, mid-twenty year olds, post college and waiting for what life brings next.
         Sam is a very intriguing and interesting character. The drummer from ‘Random Acts of Crazy’ is all about the beat. He uses his drumming to comfort, understand and survive. He has a lot to overcome to feel worthy of the relationships he has forged. It’s just a beat away.

         ‘Drummers are mysterious creatures who seek the erratic microbeats of the authentic life that are layered between the macrobeats of society.’   ~Sam on drummers.

         Amy has had her share of things to overcome. Her escape has always been books. Moving to Boston to go to graduate school was getting one-step closer to her dream. 
    Being a bookish girl, people make assumptions, none of them good or right especially where Amy is concerned.
     
         ‘Here’s the thing about bookish girls…we know a lot more about sex than you would ever imagine. We READ.’
    ‘Which brings me to the next thing that you really need to know about bookish girls, and it’s this - librarians are HOT. Really hot.’   ~Amy on being a book lover and future librarian.

         Going to see Sam play a gig with ‘Random Acts of Crazy’ brings here face to face with her past. Amy sees the boy next door who she gave her virginity to, the boy she detested debating against and Sam…the boy who stood her up for prom and broke her heart.
    Sam sees her and all his desires flood back, as if no time has past. He wants her, but she has to forgive him first. He has to forgive himself for things that were out of his control. 

         ‘I stood up. I put one foot in front of the other, and I decide that I was going to walk toward my future because it was the only way I could escape my mistakes from the past.’
    ‘Could a kiss say “I’m sorry”? Could the nest one say, “Let’s try again”? and the third ask, “May I make it up to you”?   ~Sam approaching Amy and kissing her after four years of heartache.

         These two have to deal with their demons from the past and present. Not an easy chore when you have so much going on and against you. In addition, random acts of crazy are happening constantly!

         ‘Ben & Jerry’s should be tax deductible. No one with a soul would disagree.’   ~Amy on her threesome buddies, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

         Some of the hilarity will have you laughing so hard tears will fall, sides will ache and people will stop and ask, ‘What are you reading?’ Just tell them one of the funniest most real books ever written, (aside from Ms. Kent’s other works) at least until her next novel is published.

    The Ratings*:
    Hero: 5
    Heroine: 5
    Story/Plot/HEA: 5

    *The rating system is based on 1-5, 5 being the best and 1 the worst.
    Hero - The main male character of the story. Heroine - The main female character of the story. Story/Plot/HEA (Happy Ever After) - The over all story line and culmination of the main plot or theme.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 11, 2013

    I was so excited when I got the book because I've read every oth

    I was so excited when I got the book because I've read every other book to this collection of books and they all
    been amazing. This book is also amazing the way she writes about these characters it makes you feel like you
    know them personally.

    Amy is hardworking girl that is trying to build a life for herself. She gets no support from home which when you
    read the book you are going to be shocked. When people see you smiling and talking on the phone to your mom
    they wish they could do it but you never know what happen behind closed doors. Where she grew up everything
    was about what you look like meaning how your kids behave and your clothes trying to out do each other. I know
    a lot of people like that but it just a shield because other things in their lives aren't going so well.

    Sam is a broken guy who had a heartbreaking childhood that you would probably break but Sam doesn't he
    stands up to his dad. But it comes with consequences he had no place to live and had to supports himself thank
    god for amazing friends. 

    They met in high school and they were really attracted to each other but they went to different schools but were
    on debate team that competed against each other every Saturday. They talked but never got together but in the
     final showdown they competed schools for college scholarships Amy was doing so well and overwhelmed. She
    was in a corner crying when he found her they kissed and they just couldn't stop getting caught. She asked him to
    prom he says yes and after the competition he disappeared and she never heard from him at all and hurt bad.

    Four and a half later she stares at a poster of Sam's band and she couldn't not go and when she does and saw
    him it was like she was seventeen again. When he sees her he was so shocked and overwhelmed and she leaves
    before he has a chance to speak to her after that he can't get her out of his mind. All she thinks about is him.

    This book is amazing there is so much sexy, love, and drama to keep you so into it you will not want to put it down.
    I'm not going to give you the story away you need surprises. I live in Massachusetts and been where the story
    takes place and I can envision them there lol crazy but true. Julia Kent is an amazing writer to having envision the
    characters in that exact place and getting me to so sucked in I forget the things I don't want to think about.
    She does it to me all the time and I love it so much so thanks again. People you will not be disappointed when you
    read this book.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2014

    Do not recommend!!!

    Not for me!!!

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  • Posted August 14, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    I was gifted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a

    I was gifted a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.




    This is the fourth book in the Random Series. I would definitely recommend that the series be read in order. 




    Finally we have Liams story.




    We start by being introduced to Charlotte. The love of Liams life. The one who broke his heart. There are secrets and misunderstands involved. To me it was a little more personal with the miscarriage thrown in there. Again, as with most of Julia Kent's books she makes you almost feel like your living the life of the main characters.




    This is a story that will break your heart, make you cry, laugh, and then put you back together again. One thing I love about this series is that the characters from previous books are still around. At this point it's like a family. Can't wait for that to continue with #5.

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  • Posted July 23, 2014

    Julia Kent's books always have that witty sarcastic humor and th

    Julia Kent's books always have that witty sarcastic humor and this one did as well.  Sam and Amy make a good couple,  especially after
    spending over 4 years apart. And the cell phone story might just top the Mavis story in the first book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2014

    Mmmmm

    &#9449

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Pink

    So no more rp? That makes me sad, cause so many have died out...*walks out sadly*

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2014

    A bit slow in the beginning, building anticipation. Each chapte

    A bit slow in the beginning, building anticipation. Each chapter was like opening up a wrapped present, only to find another wrapped present in side! When things finally start happening, though, the store and characters grab you and you just can't put it down. Part of a series, but this book is a great stand-alone all by itself. Romantic, funny, heart-wrenching at times - definitely worth a read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Rebecca

    Im not. I just hit your book. And saw you talking about me. Like really? Shut up. You dont even know me. So fuq off. Byers

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Ice to nick

    Come back i need you

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    Nick

    Shadow traveled to pineapple

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  • Posted April 27, 2014

    MY VIEW: This was a good follow up after Random Acts Of Crazy ..

    MY VIEW: This was a good follow up after Random Acts Of Crazy ... I love how she wrote this..
    It was a quick read just like the rest! they are awesome! shows how assumptions and misinterpretations can cause so
    much trouble without communication..... I love the Attraction and the back story between them and I love Liam it was
    a nice change of pace for the story!!! 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2014

    GREAT SERIES

    love this series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Love it!

    I absolutely love these books! I was literally laughing out loud at times and loving all the rest!

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