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Blog Tour + Review: Random Acts of Marriage by Boone Brux

RANDOM ACTS OF marriage

Meet Boone:

Boone’s stories range from high fantasy to contemporary romance.

Having lived all over the world, and finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, she’s always looking for the next adventure. It’s not unusual to find Boone traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush, gathering information for her stories. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs.

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Discover Boone’s top five tips to be a brilliant bridesmaid in her Guest Post here!

About the Book:

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…

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My Review:
This is a lovely story where two folks who have been members of the same group of friends for almost a decade suddenly have all their preconceived ideas about each other and each other’s backgrounds completely annihilated. When two of their group are planning to marry, Kinni Corbet is the ocd list orientated best organising bridesmaid a bride could wish for! She’s so focussed on ensuring everything goes to plan, however, that she’s likely to miss out on any fun opportunities – as usual! Well, that is until the bride makes her promise to have fun that week. . . . . This promise is overheard by Price Lyons, another member of their group, with a reputation now for being a playboy hotel owner who definitely knows how to have fun! He’s never managed to get Kinni to take him seriously or to have fun with him. He sees this as a golden opportunity and he’s going to make the most of that! Can he get Kinni to have fun with him? Can Kinni resist his charms? One thing is for certain, the week ahead will definitely be different – and hopefully fun for them all!
Talk about opposites! Kinni is an over-thinker, over planner and over serious young lady – and Price is her complete antithesis! This was an enthralling read, with great characters, plenty of humour and quite a few surprises along the way. Meeting their parents was, in both cases, brilliant and eye opening experiences, knocking flat any assumptions as to their childhood history. The attraction between the two developed into mutual, hot and irresistible for them both. It was a great story to relax in the sun and escape into – I thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly be looking out for more by this author in future!
I was given a copy of this novel to read in exchange for my honest review.
An excerpt to whet your appetite and showing what I meant about having made inaccurate assumptions about their childhood home and parents:
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.”

Tour Schedule:

8/8/2016
A Bluestocking’s Place – Feature
I Love Romance – Feature & Review
What Is That Book – Feature
8/9/2016
Reading on the Rocks – Feature
Romance Reviews Today Blog – Feature
Splashes Into Books – Guest Post
8/10/2016
Romance Novel Giveaways – Feature
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Guest Post
Reviews by Crystal – Feature
8/11/2016
The Lusty Literate – Feature
Romance Book Nerd – Feature
life, books and hidden dis-abilities – Feature & Review
8/12/2016
Nicole’s Book Musings – Feature
The Starred Review – Q&A Post
A Holland Reads – Guest Post
8/15/2016
SOS Aloha – Feature
Dreamland of Liv – Feature & Review
8/16/2016
More Books Than Livros – Feature & Review
BadandDirtyBooks – Feature & Review
Becky on Books – Top 5 Post
8/17/2016
The Reading Frenzy – Feature
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Feature & Review
8/18/2016
Ramblings From This Chick – Guest Post
Smexy and Fabulous – Feature & Review
Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Guest Post
Between Books – Feature & Review
8/19/2016
babbling about books, and more – Feature & Review
Romancing the Book – Top 5 Post

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2 comments on “Blog Tour + Review: Random Acts of Marriage by Boone Brux

  1. Pingback: Guest Post: My Top Five Must-Haves to be a Brilliant Bridesmaid by Boone Brux | splashesintobooks

  2. Boone Brux
    August 10, 2016

    Thanks for the lovely review.

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