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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.

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Kindle Edition, 344 pages
Published May 21st 2013
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Sara
May 23, 2013 rated it did not like it
WTF did I just read?? I'll let you know. This book never really sparked an interest for me. I struggled all the way through. It started off interesting. Cute naked guy with only a guitar on the side of the road. But from there on out, I was not impressed. Darla is a trailer park girl, blonde and chunky? Fat? Hard to tell. She lives with her fat mom who has one foot. Her mom stays in their trailer while Darla lives outside in her decorated 8x8 shed. Trevor is the lead singer of an indie band. Not ...more
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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
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J.A. Owen
Jul 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
Within ten pages of this book, my jaw dropped more than it did in all the 50 Shades books combined, and not in a good way. I do not consider myself an angel, I swear about as much as a trucker, but the amount of F bombs dropped in each sentence was too much. What at first I considered charismatic wording soon became run on sentences and confusing wordplay. I thought it would be a cute, romantic story about meeting the love of your life naked on the side of the road, not at all. The actions and ...more
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!

I enjoyed this one. For me, the book started out going in one direction and then about 50-75% in it went in a different direction (the mentioned twist from the blog). And I kind of wish it wouldn't have gone in that direction.

The story was very funny. It was told in alternating POVs--between Darla, Trevor and Joe. Trevor finds himself naked....with only his guitar, wearing a cowboy hat and a dog collar.....hitchhiking in Ohio. Never mind that Trevor lives outside of Boston. Darla
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Sara
Dec 06, 2013 rated it did not like it
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I can honestly tell y'all, I freaking LOVED this book, it was truly fantastic
the entire book was some of the funniest shit I have ever read, and I am relatively difficult to impress. The part of the book where Uncle Mike explains what happened before Darla found the rocker on the side of the road was so funny I cried with laughter.
I honestly wasn't expecting the book to take the twist that it did, in which they had a menage a trois - but I was VERY happy that it happened. I liked the
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Kellie Maddox-Ward
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: menage
This story is about Trevor, Darla and Joe.

Darla lives in Peters, Ohio.
She works in the gas station.
She attempted College.
She looks after her Mama and she has always wanted more.
She is realistic though. She will never be more. You need money for that.

While driving home from work one night she sees a naked man with a collar and a guitar on hitchhiking on the side of the road.

The last everloving fucking thing I expected to see as I drove down I-76 towards my hometown was a buck naked man
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Katie
I didn't particularly enjoy this book. I didn't get on well with the writing and I was skim-reading for the majority of the book. I could happily have stopped reading at only a few pages in. I kept reading though with the hope that it would improve. To me, the story was a bit sketchy until about three quarters of the way through where it slightly improved.

The storyline didn't really work for me, especially what occurred at the beginning of the book: Darla finds a naked hitchhiker and decides to
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Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
This one has potential. It started out great - funny, unique, sexy, but hit a slump around 30%. I almost DNF, but I'm glad it kept going. It picked back up around the 70% mark again, and finished strong. I think my issue was I didn't like Joe at first. I don't have an issue with ménage (be warned, that's where this goes, in case you missed it in the summary). It took a long time to get warmed up to him, so I just wanted him to go away. I was also frustrated with how immature both if the guys ...more
Lauren
Jun 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Sorry, this one missed the mark for me. When people wrote reviews saying 'funny' and 'hot' I expected something along the lines of 'Wallbanger' or 'Seduction and Snacks'. This was not those. I did the research that I usually do before I download a book. The ratings and comments were decent but somewhere along the way I assumed this was a romance, which is what is mostly starts off as. I don't want to include any spoilers but I will say this book does not go the way you think it will, especially ...more
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
4.5/5 stars.
Im sooooo hooked!!! #RAoC ftw! 😉❤
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Marian
Jun 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Oh my, what to say about Random Acts of Crazy..... well.... From laugh out loud funny, to flat out crazy, sweet and romantic, and sexy hot, I have to say I liked this one!

My first reaction to this book was to crack up, then a bit further in I was like Oh. My. Gosh. Then I was like I can't believe they did that! Then I was like, didn't see THAT coming! And then I was like OH NO THEY DIDN'T! And then, well I can't say that part. It would give too much away.

That about sums it up nicely, don't ya
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Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Yeah ... I don't know what I just read ...

This book started off well--cute, naked hitch hiker needing a ride. It looked like it was going to be a comical, sweet read. However, all of that was ruined from the moment Darla took Trevor home, and then it just got worse and worse.

I'm not going to go into too much detail, but there is no story to this book. It's all about sex. There are no feelings, no romance, and I didn't find it funny. I really have no idea why I kept reading. I guess I hoped that
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Tori
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was ok
Lol WHAT. It started off in a really clear, alright direction and it ended just... Like what? Okay. I don't know how to explain it. I don't know if I'll write a proper review, but here's a little mini review.

What I liked:
the beginning. Although Darla's weird way of wording things, I liked the beginning.
Trevor, because he's cute and adorable and he tried to break Joe's BMW to stay with Darla. Cute.
the BMW, because yes, I enjoy cars.
Aunt Josie, because she's funny. "Did you fuck him?"
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Jenny Dauksa Schaber
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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, ...more
Pauline (Passionate About Books)
Losing all your marbles in under 48 hours!
"Random Acts Of Crazy" is exactly what the title implies... CRAZY! From page one, a string of frenzied events happen one after another making this book hilariously entertaining and highly addictive. Two strangers meet under extremely wild circumstances and in a matter of 48 hours their entire lives shift from what they had planned... their odd sense of connectivity, freedom and compassion changes everything. Jump on this frantic adventure and see where
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Tammy Barnes
May 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Random Acts of Crazy one of the best if not the best books I've read in a long time. Could not put it down. I laugh so hard my side hurt. Thank God I didn't pee myself!! Congratulations on such an awesome read. I will tell everyone this is a must read. God I'm sooo in LOVE with this one! It's that great. 5 out of 5 stars easy <3 :) <3
Mya
Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
I was just not feeling this book, it was really confusing. I'm not going to lie, I skimmed a lot (and that is just not like me). The story just didn't hold me.
Ela
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
I've had better... UM I meant I've read better...
L.E. Chamberlin
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: burning-me-up
I have a warning for you if you're going to read this book: practice your Kegels first. Why? I'll give you two excellent reasons. First, you will likely laugh hard enough to make yourself pee. (Or actually pee a little. It's okay.) Second, after a couple hours in Darla's head and bed(s) you're going to want to grab someone you want to get frisky with - maybe a couple someones - and those exercises will have come in handy. Trust me on this.

I came by Random Acts of Crazy by way of another author.
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Ashley
Jun 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Surprise surprise! This is what I get for not reading the synopsis before buying a book. It was witty and funny and, while I'm still not sure of the twist it took, I enjoyed the read.

The story follows small town Ohio native Darla as she picks up naked hitchhiker, and lead singer of her favorite band, Trevor. Trevor comes from a wealthy family in Massachusetts and is very much controlled by his mother and family money. Darla is stuck working at gas station in her hometown while she takes care of
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Lauren
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
The "naked hitchhiker" description is what initially made me one-click this book but the quick wit of Darla and Trevor kept me in.

Though, I feel I should preface: I didn't read past the "naked hitchhiker" description so I had no idea what to expect with this book.

That being said, I don't know if I can say I loved this book. I'm not even 100% sure of what I just read. But this kind of book may have been exactly what I needed. My life's predictability tends to bleed into what I read, which is
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Jeni Finch
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: great-books
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MY VIEW: So I have read this book twice now and I love it just as much this time as I did the first time..!!!

This book is very funny, I love that Darla is just who she is no matter what anyone thinks an I love her smart mouth and honesty... Out of the gate this book grabbed my attention. I mean how can it not!!!! There is so much I want to say about this book but i don't know where to start and I am afraid that I will give too much a way...... so I will
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Heather andrews
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Yeah, Darla and I are gonna get along great we both have potty mouths, "the man was barefoot for goodness sake. On the highway. In May, in Oh-effing-hi-o, where winter isn't a season but a state of mind." She speaks her mind as well I like her a lot, "I am no one's Ma'am. That's my grandma. Hell, my mom doesn't even go by Ma'am, so shut down that talk right there." Trevor, that boy is a hoot and a holler, "trying very obviously not to stare at my package. I liked her for that. Then I was ...more
Taryn Elliott
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: steamy, sexy, engaging
This was a total impulse buy. My friend sent me the link and I read the blurb and BAM. CLICK.

I don't do that too often. I'm pretty stingy lately on the buy button. I'll do the sample and then buy, but rarely just go for broke.

So glad I did.

Truly engaging characters and an unexpectedly thoughtful book. I figured it was just going to be a bit of fluff with a quick witted voice. But what I got was 3 very different characters that were on the cusp of being grown ups.

Messy and sometimes uncomfortable
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If sombody has any idea what I just read please tell me, because I do not have the slightest clue ... at about 40% I started skimming through the pages and even gave that up to just take a look at the end. Then I found myself staring out of the window and shaking my head alternating between trying to clear mind or getting myself something strong to drink. Because alcohol induced fog would explain a lot ...

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Kim Howard
Youre out driving on a country road by yourself heading home to the trailer park. You see a naked man carrying a guitar and hitchhiking on the side of the road. Do you pick him up? If yes, then you pick him up and find out hes high on drugs. Do you think about having sex with him? If yes, you then find out hes the lead singer in your favorite band. Do you now have fantasies of a three way with his band mate? Talk about crazy. This book was a total trailer trash cliche. I love romantic comedies. ...more
Gina
Aug 17, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm trying to decide how or if to rate this one. As erotica, it was pretty hot. As an actual believable story? Not so much. Really farfetched concept overall, not just the menage-a-trois part, but the fact that the characters had the attraction they did at all... why is Darla so irresistible? I'm still not really sure. But she is, and to two incredibly hot guys, not just one. Hmm, okay.

The sex itself was pretty hot, though most of the buildup around it was a little, I dunno, weird. And I
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Tarra
Jun 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Oh, this started out so great with so much potential. I thought I was going to love it! I was literally snort-laughing a few times. It was a sexy, dreamy, dirty fantasy. Then it slowed down. A lot. And got strange and too lovey-dovey (after 12 hours of knowing each other). And by the end I really didn't care and I speed-read through to the last part, because I knew "that" was coming! But even the very end was odd.
Tracy Lundy-Munn
Jul 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy crisp that was a train wreck starting at page one, but it was a FANTASTIC train wreck!! I've never laughed so hard while reading a book. The entire thing from storyline to characters was awesome!! Definitely had twists and turns I wasn't expecting. Looking forward to more books from this author:))
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 5 New York Times bestsellers and more than 21 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing in 2020.

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