A STANDALONE TO HELP YOU START THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING RANDOM SERIES:
I guzzled another flute of Champagne and froze, the liquid in my throat, waiting to be swallowed.
Tyler was here.
We’d met a few times before, in passing. He was the substitute bass player for the band; I was the lead guitar player’s girlfriend’s best friend. In that weird sort of social circle thing where Venn diagrams get laid over different groups, Tyler and I were bound to be in the crossover once in a while.
He looked so hot. Short brown hair. A few days of beard. Bright green eyes that were more guarded than a Russian mobster’s. He was sleeved, the colorful tattoos a tapestry, but every time I met him I couldn’t quite see them. We only saw each other in dark concert halls, or tonight, under the stars.
He gave Sam a rare smile and a hearty handshake, forearm muscles bulging. I wondered what it would be like to have those hands on me. My fingers tracing those tats. Listening to him tell me the story of his body while he forgave mine.
Forgave it for failing me.
I shook my head fast to banish the thoughts that drew me into places so dark they became black holes of the soul. The gravity of trauma had a way of sucking all the good into it, and tonight I wasn’t going to let that happen. The opposite, in fact.
Tonight I was going to sleep with Tyler.
He didn’t know it yet, but that was okay. He would. Soon.
Random on Tour: Los Angeles is the 7th book in the New York Times bestselling Random series, the ongoing story of the up-and-coming rock band, Random Acts of Crazy. When the band’s bass player, Joe Ross, gets injured in an unfortunate sex act that gains nationwide coverage, it’s tatted-up Tyler (aka “Frown”) to the rescue for their first big concert.
There’s only one problem: the morning of his flight to L.A. he wakes up to find someone’s stolen all his money, his bass, his ID, and his pride. When he shows up at Maggie’s doorstep to ask her to drive him from their hometown of St. Louis all the way to L.A., these two damaged people learn quickly that being independent doesn’t always mean being free…
Warning: This book deals with the very difficult topic of sexual assault and rape, and I’ve taken great care to address this with the sensitivity and respect it deserves.
None of the scenes in the book contain sexual violence, though the characters do tell their stories of past sexual violence. None of those descriptions is graphic or gratuitous. This book is about hope and healing, but the characters do have past trauma that they discuss.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men's room toilet (and he isn't a billionaire).
She lives in New England with her husband and three sons in a household where the toilet seat is never, ever, down.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Absolutely awesome and very true to victims of abuse& or assualt but I want to know what happens next
My favorite Julia Kent story (so far)!! This story wrecked me and I loved it. While I strongly recommend reading the Random Acts series since the story is set in the same universe, it can be read as a stand-alone. Both of the main characters, Maggie and Tyler, have traumatic pasts which color how they deal with each other and those around them. Through a series of events, Maggie ends up driving Tyler from Missouri to California. Needless to say all those hours together, as well as a shared bad candy incident, lead to revelations both expected and unexpected. I've read everything Ms. Kent has published and 'Random on Tour: Los Angeles' is hands down my favorite. Don't miss it. **I received an advanced copy of the anthology that included this story for an honest review**
This book blew me away! It was so real and true and intimate and of course it’s not a Julia Kent book without a few LOL moments. The book is a continuation of her Random Acts series, but you really don’t have to have read the other books in the series to enjoy this story at all. I would definitely encourage you to read the other books in the series because they are incredible, but don’t let not having read them stop you from reading this one because it will not hinder your enjoyment of this book in the slightest. Seeing the love story develop between these two individuals, who are both damaged in their own ways, was nothing short of magical. Julia, you have outdone yourself, my dear!
LOVED it. This is still in the same Random Acts Of Crazy theme and writing. I love how Julia Kent writes. I was given this as an arc for an honest review. All I have to say is that, "Julia Kent has done it again". She takes a hard topic to talk about and finds a way to bring love back to a person(s). Even when someone's past or present could be tough to deal with, she finds that one way to show everyone that there is someone(s) that is there for you. She allows a person to see pass the walls and start to build a better life. I cant wait for more from the Random Acts of Crazy crew. Overview. Maggie has struggled for the last 7 years to over come being gang raped. She has now decided that she is ready to move forward and hopes Tyler aka "Frown" the fill in bass player for Joe on the Random Acts Of Crazy tour. But Tyler has his own past and present that he needs to overcome. The two are force to be in a car together, for two days of crazy road events, to get Tyler to LA for the tour. What will happen in two days, you must read and laugh your way to the bands tour in LA. By Kristy Dean