Review: Undecided by Julianna Keyes

Posted April 6, 2016 by Rowena in Reviews | 3 Comments

Review: Undecided by Julianna KeyesReviewer: Rowena
Undecided by Julianna Keyes
Published by Self-Published
Publication Date: April 4, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Pages: 325
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four-stars

Nora Kincaid has one goal for her second year of college: be invisible. Last year’s all-party-no-study strategy resulted in three failed classes and two criminal charges, and if she messes up again she’ll lose her scholarship. But there’s one problem with her plan for invisibility, and his name is Crosbie Lucas: infamous party king, general hellraiser…and her new roommate’s best friend.

Crosbie’s reckless reputation and well-known sexcapades aren’t part of Nora’s studious new strategy, but as she’s quickly learning, her new plan is also really boring. When Crosbie’s unexpected gestures of friendship pull her head out of her books long enough to see past his cocky veneer, she’s surprised to find a flawed and funny guy beneath it all. The muscles don’t hurt, either.

But as Nora starts to fall for Crosbie, the weight of one of last year’s bad decisions grows even heavier. Because three failing grades and two misdemeanors are nothing compared to the one big secret she’s hiding…

Publisher's note: This is not a sweet romance. There is plenty of sex and swearing. Enjoy!

I liked this book. Really liked it.

Nora Kincaid spent her freshman year in college, living it up. She partied too hard, drank too much and when she gets arrested for some naked shenanigans and almost gets expelled from school, she decides that things need to change. Her sophomore year is going to be completely different. She’s going to study, bring her grades up and keep them up. She’s going to stay out of trouble and she’s going to just do better. She gives up the bad influences (her best friend Marcella) and she moves in with a guy who is looking for a studious roommate. When that guy turns out to be someone she knows from her partying days, she embarrassed enough to re-think moving in together.

When she meets Kellan’s (the new roommate) best friend Crosbie Lucas, Nora doesn’t know what hits her. She knows Crosbie’s reputation and it’s in direct opposition of the kind of reputation she doesn’t want anymore but the more time she spends around Crosbie, the more she wants to be around him.

Secrets that she’s too embarrassed to share are buried and dumb decisions are made but holy cow this was a great book. I adored Crosbie. I freaking loved him. The banter between him and Nora was fun and seeing them fall in love with each other was adorable. Crosbie was one of the most charming love interests that I’ve read about in a while and he’s definitely my book boyfriend of choice for this month.

Nora was a great heroine too. She does a lot of learning and a lot of growing throughout this book and I really liked that she was a normal young woman in college trying to figure her shit out. She goes through some ups and some downs but she learns a lot about herself in the process and I really enjoyed her journey. It was emotional and it was heavy at times but it was quite satisfying.

This was a great book. Entertaining, angsty and the cast of characters completely won me over even when they were being dumbasses.

Grade: 4 out of 5

four-stars

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