Undecided By Julianna Keyes [Review]

RELEASE DATE:  April 04, 2016
AUTHOR: Julianna Keyes
GENRE: New-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER: Julianna Keyes

SUMMARY: 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…

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MY REV (Copy)

Undecided is a fun read that I enjoyed reading but I did have some minor issues with it. The characters are pretty good and the plot was okay but I felt a bit bored in the middle where nothing seems to be going on until the end. This is my first book from Julianna Keyes and I wanted to give this a try after hearing great things about it from my fellow blogger friends. This book heavily deals with friendship and love which is the best thing I liked about it. The story was simply good with not too much emotional drama and angst. It was really a nice read filled with bromance, friendship, drama, light humor and hot romance. The cover is definitely misleading especially with that title but actually there isn’t any triangle in it.

Nora used to be boring girl in her high school which earned her a nickname nora bora. Last year during her freshman college she decided to have some fun in her life by turning into a wild party girl which ends up in a disaster by being arrested with two criminal charges. To make up for her past mistakes, Nora determined to complete her college without any wild or fun distractions like partying, getting drunk and hook-ups. She wanted to start over with her life but things turn pretty complicated when her new roomate is none other than Kellan,  her past hook up who doesn’t seems to remember her and there is also Crosbie Lucas, Kellan’s BFF who has a great reputation for being party king, reckless and manwhore. Crosbie becomes the greatest distraction she was afraid of but when she finally comes to know the real side of him, she can’t help but getting attracted to him and she knew their relationship will end up pretty badly if he ever finds out the secret that she’s hiding from him.

I liked Nora, she isn’t really someone that I can relate to but I really liked her determination. She is a bad girl turned good girl who is  on the way to fix everything and make up for her past mistakes for the sake of having a better future. Crosbie is definitely swoon worthy and I just love his playful personality. He might have a great reputation for being a bad boy but beneath his reckless nature there’s so much more about him and I really liked to know the real him. The chemistry between Nora and Crosbie is both sexy and hot with lots of sexual tension. This isn’t insta-love but they are physically attracted towards each other at the first meet. I liked Kellan’s and Crosbie’s bromance and it’s a rare thing we find in books these days. The friendship between Kellan and Nora was quite nice, it wasn’t deep but I really liked their interaction and how they relate to each other’s problems. Nora’s friends Marcela and Nate aren’t memorable but they are nice supporting characters.

The plot was quite interesting and I would’ve liked it more if it wasn’t dragged in the second half. Nonetheless, It turned out as expected, a simple fun read with no heart touching drama that’ll make you cry. The story moved in a medium pace and I really liked the writing that was easy to go through.  The book was written in Nora POV and I really hated that there isn’t any Crosbie’s POV.

Overall, I liked it! The story was quite refreshing and the characters are hilariously fun. Even though I didn’t enjoyed it as much as others did but I do think it’s a great NA contemporary read and definitely recommend it.

MY RATING: 4-stars14-stars1 4-stars14-stars1[3.5/5 Stars]

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7 thoughts on “Undecided By Julianna Keyes [Review]

  1. Candid Cover May 13, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    This one does sound like a fun book! I think there are many elements for an interesting book here. It can be disappointing when the story slows down too much though.

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    • ravenblake99 May 14, 2016 / 2:15 am

      I hate slow plots but I still don’t regret reading it. Apart from the pacing, it was really a great book. 😀

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  2. Claire aka Coffeeholic Bookworm May 14, 2016 / 8:01 pm

    My friend just finished reading this and told me the same thing. no love triangle angles but there’s something amiss with the story. I’m glad you still enjoyed this though. Nice review Raven 🙂

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    • ravenblake99 May 15, 2016 / 12:13 am

      Thank you! yeah, I also felt something missing with the story but overall it was entertaining to read. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

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