Published by Entangled, Lovestruck on August 8, 2016
Series: Wedding Favors #2
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
A wedding. A playboy. And a week he’ll make sure she never forgets.
Kinni Corbet is the perfect bridesmaid. She’s efficient and has a to-do list for every occasion. When the bride-to-be adds “relax and have some fun” to Kinni’s schedule, Price Lyons seems to tick all the right boxes. He’s guaranteed fun, and it’s only for one week—what can it hurt?
Playboy hotel owner Price Lyons has wanted to break down Kinni’s walls for years. Her plan to relax for a whole week is the perfect opportunity to get to the one person he’s never been able to charm. And this time, she seems…receptive to his advances. Unexpected, but he’ll take it.
There’s just one problem. Kinni’s allergic to spontaneity, and the only thing predictable about Price is his unpredictably. There’s no way they’ll last beyond the week, and Kinni’s going to make sure of it…
Random Acts of Marriage is the second book in the adult contemporary romance series, called Wedding Favors, by Boone Brux. The books in the Wedding Favors series can each be read as standalones, and I had no problem jumping in with book two. In fact, I was surprised to learn that this was part of a series, and even more surprised to learn that the couple from the first book was Dani and Jamie, because of certain events that took place in Random Acts of Marriage. Either way, Random Acts of Marriage was a quick fun read that left me feeling slightly warmer than lukewarm.
Random Acts of Marriage is the story of overly uptight Kinni and go with the flow Price. I liked the opposites attract angle of the story, and I really enjoyed Price. Kinni seemed a bit over the top, even for me. The idea behind the story is that as a wedding favor, the bride asks Kinni to just let loose and have some fun in the week leading up to the big day. Price overhears Kinni reluctantly agree to let her hair down (kind of) and decides to take advantage of this. Price was my favorite part of the story. I loved all of his attempts to trick Kinni into having fun, and I loved his big scottish family! I would totally read a spin off series about them! I want to go to a highland games with them.
I think the main reason that I couldn’t completely connect with this story was that it all seemed kind of all over the place. It didn’t have a nice flow, I couldn’t keep up with the pacing. It was fast and then slow and descriptive. Kinni was up and then she was down. Price wanted to have fun and then he wanted something more on the next page. I know this sounds weird, but I couldn’t find my groove. I felt kind of on edge the whole time. Nonetheless, it was a cute story. I liked Kinni and Price together. They do a good job of balancing each other out, and Price is such a sweetheart underneath his cocky exterior.
Bottom line: I did enjoy Random Acts of Marriage. It was a fun, quick read, and I think fans of opposites attract story lines will enjoy this one. I debated between 2.5 and 3 stars for a long time on this one, and ultimately I decided to go with 3 stars because even though this book felt a bit all over the place, I did like it. I am not sure I will be continuing with the series. I would be all over a spin off featuring Price’s family though!
thanks for the review. I love the cover and I would pick this book up based on that. but after reading your review, I don’t think this book, with it’s pacing problems, would be for me.