Book Review - Random Acts of Hope by Julia Kent | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Random Acts of Hope by Julia Kent

Random Acts of Hope by Julia Kent | Blushing Geek

Random Acts of Hope by Julia Kent
Series: Random, #4
First published on July 28, 2014 by EverAfter Romance
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
346 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
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She dressed professionally, wearing a plum-colored fuzzy v-neck sweater that contoured to the swell of a rack I remembered so well, legs encased in a slim pencil skirt that embellished those creamy hips I could imagine naked with a flicker of memory, lips painted fire-engine red and that maniac-inducing fifties pin-up girl look that I’d dismissed as silly when the girls in college wore it – but that made her smoking hot.

Down, boy.

God damn Charlotte, my ex-girlfriend, had to be here, of all places. At a bachelorette party where I was a stripper, dressed in a cop uniform with pants that suddenly got way too tight.

And she had to be so fine.

“Ooooh, honey, you’re one big officer,” said a sultry voice behind me as I watched Charlotte in the other room, chatting with the bride.

A hand stroked my hip and hesitated before sliding a bit lower, filling a palm with my ass. “Arrest me, Officer. I’ve been a bad, bad girl.”

With one look at the source of the voice, my night went from Oh, man to Oh, no.
That voice? That hand?
That was my mother.


Random Acts of Hope is the 4th book of the Random series by Julia Kent but could be read standalone. This story started when Liam (male lead) was in his stripping gig and saw his ex-girlfriend who broke his heart five years ago. He thought that’s the only surprise he had that evening, but it turns out that fate really adores playing with him, because he saw his mom and had an awkward or should I say hilarious scene with her.

This story started with the guy’s POV and it was really funny especially when he saw his mom during his gig. I’ve been jumping back and forth which book to read from my TBR, but after reading those hilarious scenes, I locked my decision and continue reading this story. 

In its first chapter, it’s already obvious that the guy is still attracted to his ex even after what she did to him and so is the girl. I’m still in the first chapter. That’s why I haven’t made up my mind which side I am on, whether from the guy who said that the girl cheated on him or the girl who said that the guy dumped him when he found out about her pregnancy over the phone. Yep, sorry for the spoiler guys.

When I found out about this being a second-chance romance story, I thought the fun will end in Chapter 1, but dang! This author really makes some hilarious scenes, like I wanna roll on the floor laughing because it’s just too hilarious not to. I’m a known dialogue reader, so it was really a surprise that I was able to finish this story in just one sitting considering it contains less talking. Aside from that, there was also a time that I found some scenes quite confusing. Not totally reader friendly but it was a very entertaining read.

The moment the conflict part was introduced, I’ve got to say that my first reaction was that I’m annoyed. But when I’ve got to know both of their sides and what they’ve been through, well, I’ve got to say that both of them had the reason why they did what they did before. But I still feel sorry for the girl, I mean, she’s been through a lot all by herself!

Well, it’s not totally obvious but this story contains pretty wild sexy scenes which are not suitable for young readers, but when I think of the “supposedly” sexy scene where they are trying to channel Christian Grey, I can’t help but laugh again. It was supposed to be a hot scene but the ending was epic. It turns out that all their bed scenes always involve blood lol.

For the characters, I can’t remember I feel animosity towards them for they all portrayed their roles pretty well and convincing. I’m not head over heels in love with Liam even though he’s a rockstar, actually there were times that I wanted to hit him because he can be a jerk sometimes. But I’ve got to give him credit for making the first move even if he thought Charlotte (female lead) cheated on him.

I kind of like Charlotte’s character. She’s strong even after what she’s been through five years ago and dealt with it all by herself. It was also amazing how she was able to forgive Liam after all those things he did and said to her. If I was her, I don’t think I’ll ever forgive him. But well, that’s love.

In the end, the two of them finally found each other again and accepted each other’s flaws. The ending was ok, but it could have been great if (insert spoiler) there’s a baby. But well, you can’t have all in the world eh?

I love a good romantic story and how much more with fun scenes! It’s my first time from the author and I’ll definitely read more. If you love a hot romantic story with some scenes that could laugh your heart out which includes a huge boa constrictor and Esme (you’ll know who she is if you read this story *wink), then Random Acts of Hope is definitely perfect for you.


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7 years ago

I love second chance romance and stories that can make me laugh so this definitely sounds like something I would really like!

7 years ago
Reply to  kindlemom1

I’m sure you will love this one. I’ve read all the sypnosis from this series and they all totally sounds like a pretty great read too 😉

7 years ago

Omg just the mom scene makes me want to read it lmao

7 years ago
Reply to  LilyElement

Yep, that’s one was a really hilarious and awkward scene at the same time when I think about it now hehe

7 years ago

I love second chance romances, and I am always up for something that is hilarious. I will have to look into this one. Thanks for the recommendation.

7 years ago
Reply to  Heidi

I’m sure you will absolutely love it Heidi 🙂

Carole's Random Life
7 years ago

This is an author that I hope to read someday. I would pick this one up just to read the scene with his mom. Great review!

7 years ago

Hehe, you wouldn’t need to read long because it’s in first chapter Carole. Pretty hilarious really

Michele @ A Belle's Tales

I haven’t heard of this book before — I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Vanessa! Thanks for sharing your review 😀

7 years ago

Yep, quite a surprise really hehe. Thanks for dropping by Michele 🙂

7 years ago

Second chance romances can be so much fun to read! And it’s rare an author really handles humor well in a book, so it’s good to hear this one had so much funny scenes. Glad to ear this was a good one!

7 years ago
Reply to  Lola

Yep, it was unbelievable hilarious and good at the same time. Actually, I’m hunting other books in this series hehe

Nadene@Ttly addicted 2 reading

I have this one too. Definitely have to read these books. Thanks for sharing.

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