#Tour | Review: RANDOM ACTS OF MARRIAGE by Boone Brux
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When he finally pulled up to the house, she stared out the window while slowly unbuckling her seat belt. Giving her time to adjust to her mistake of thinking he’d been born a rich kid, he got out of the car and moved to open the passenger door. “We’re here.”
“This is where your parents live?” She swung her legs over the edge of the seat, causing the bottom of her dress to inch upward and reveal a lot of flawless porcelain thigh.
“Yep.” He forced his eyes to remain on her face. “I grew up in this house.” Still not giving in to the urge to ogle her long legs, he offered her his hand. “Tons of great memories.”
“It’s a lot smaller than I imagined it would be.” She stood and smoothed her skirt.
“Really?” A smirk quirked his upper lip, his amusement now tainting his question. “What had you imagined?” He knew exactly what she’d thought, but couldn’t resist putting her on the spot.
Her brow arched, and her eyes slid in his direction. “Is this why you were so adamant that I come? To prove me wrong?”
“Not prove you wrong.” The slight possibility that she’d climb back into the car and demand to leave flittered through his mind. He tugged her forward and closed the passenger door. “I just wanted to share my humble roots with you.”
Instead of the flippant response he normally received from most women when he told them he wasn’t from money, Kinni pulled to a stop and turned to him. “You really wanted to share this with me? Not just rub it in my face?”
Until that moment, he’d been coasting along, having fun with Roxy’s wedding favors and the prospect of Kinni getting to know him better, but the way she looked at him, her huge brown eyes searching his face as if hungry to hear that somebody wanted to spend time with her, suddenly made the situation less funny and far too real. “Yeah, I really want to share it.” He reached out and rubbed her upper arms, trying to add weight to his confession. “Listen, we’ve been running with the same crowd for years and yet I don’t feel like we’ve gotten to know each other. I thought this might be our chance to do that. Things are going to change, and I’m sure Roxy and Kyle won’t be the last of us to get married.” He lowered his hands. “I don’t want the gang to drift apart, and…I like you.”
“Really?” She crossed her arms over her chest. “After one day together you know this?”
“One day? We might have only hung out together because of our mutual friends, but we’ve known each other for years.” He reached out and tugged her hand free, locking fingers with her. “And I’ve always liked you.” His smile widened, and he pursed his lips for a second. “But I don’t think the same can be said about you.” She opened her mouth to argue, but he held up his hand, stopping her. “It’s okay. Why don’t we let today be a new start for our friendship?”
Her chocolate gaze held his for a few seconds before she nodded. “I like that idea."
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Random Acts of Marriage is a contemporary romance and second book in the Wedding Favors series by Boone Brux. It can be read as a standalone. This was the first book I've read by Boone so far, and I think it was good.
The plot is about a woman, Kinni Corbet, with a not-that-serious problem about spontaneity, she likes everything to be predictable, I think that even the boys she dates have to be non-spontaneous. Okay, she's a hard-worker, she's good at what she does, there are many to-do lists in her life and now, at her friend's wedding as a bridesmaid, she's showing what a good planning can do. But she never thought that the bride-to-be would ask her to relax and have some fun, definitely that wasn't something she had in mind. Anyways, when we add a play-boy man with unpredictably written all over him... she's not really sure she can do it. Price Lyons is such a man, omg, he's someone who enjoys life in his own way. He likes to do a lot of things and most of the time without a lot of planning and thinking before do. So he's disposed to "help" Kinni so she can enjoy herself for a whole week. Then one thing led to another and she completely enjoyed it.
I don't know if I seriously enjoyed it, but I think it was really good to read, but not for me, sometimes I like more quickness when it comes to this kind of characters. Yet it was good, however I'd like to read more, it was a little too-short for my taste. Overall, fantastic if you like this kind of plot I'm sure you'd completely like and enjoy and have a good time while reading it, so give it a try. There's not such thing as wasted-time when there's a book implicated.
Book: +4 random stars