Thursday, April 7, 2016

VIRUTAL TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Undecided by Julianna Keyes

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Julianna Keyes
Releasing April 4th, 2016

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…

By the time I get home from work on Friday night, I’m more than ready for the boys to be back from the track meet. I smile when I bike up the street and see lights on in the living room, dragging my bike up the stairs and thudding inside to find Crosbie sitting on the couch, alone. 
“Hey,” I say, looking around. Kellan’s room is dark. “Where’s Kellan?”
Crosbie stands and stalks toward me. “Does it matter?”
“Is he—Oomph!” I forget my question as Crosbie backs me into the wall and kisses me like I’m not the only one who missed somebody this week. 
“You were saying?” he asks when we break apart to breathe.
I’m fumbling with the zipper on my coat, trying to get it off. Trying to get all my clothes off. “Are we going…to be…interrupted?”
Crosbie crouches and digs his shoulder into my stomach, hoisting me up and carting me into my bedroom as I squeal. I’m no match for him in any position, and this one certainly doesn’t make it easy. Fortunately I’m not upside down for long, because he tosses me on the bed and quickly covers me with his body. 
“That’s all you want to say?” he asks, shoving my leggings down and helping me kick my feet free. “I’ve been gone all week and you want to ask about Kellan and interruptions?”
“Um…” I work on undoing the buttons of his shirt as I wrack my brain, trying to come up with the right answer. Finally I settle on, “Did you win?”

This was my first Julianna Keyes book and I loved every minute of it! 

I have no clue how anyone out there feels about love triangles, so I can say that although the cover depicts two males and one female, there is absolutely NO love triangle contained within the pages (or swipes if you use an e-reader) of this story.

Nora is a young woman trying her best to figure out how best to fit into society, after being "invisible" during high school, she decided to flip the script her freshman year of college with drastic consequences. She's decided to buckle down on her studies and revert back to her invisible status for her sophomore year. Her plans for living off-campus hit a major snag when she discovers exactly who her new roommate is, although he has no idea they're already...acquainted with each other.

Crosbie is the roommate's best friend, and apparently has a reputation of being a ladies man that precedes him around campus, but there is so much more to Crosbie than that. Yes, he's also on the track team (same as Kellan, the best friend/roommate), lives in a frat house, and he does seem to have the flock of young women who seek him out (called "Crosbabes"), but thank heavens he's not a douche-twat jerk who believes he's the to everyone everywhere. He was thoughtful enough to check with Nora about throwing a party for Kellan, and making arrangements for her to stay at an alternate location the night of said party.

The more they see each other, the more feelings begin to develop, although there are times that Crosbie will make a statement and Nora goes on the defensive before he can explain what he meant. The banter between them is equal parts tenative, sweet, sarcastic, snarky and at times hilarious. You can really feel the chemistry between them. They didn't just fall into a relationship right from the start, it was a nice buildup over the fall semester and everything seemed to be great, until the Chrisgiving fiasco, when the truth comes out. And when everything falls apart, it really falls apart. Things manage to come back together and we get a lovely HEA out of it.

I love all of the characters we get to meet in this story, even the secondary characters are funny and angsty in their own way. I'm hoping at some point we might get a story about Marcela and Nate, they definitely need to have their own book!
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.


Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She’s been skydiving, bungee jumping and white water rafting, but nothing thrills—or terrifies—her as much as the blank page. She loves Chinese food, foreign languages, baseball and television, though not necessarily in that order, and writes sizzling stories with strong characters, plenty of conflict, and lots of making up.

In addition to Undecided, she is the author of four contemporary romances: Just Once, the story of a world weary socialite and a stubborn ranch foreman; Going the Distance, a love story set in China between a kindergarten ESL teacher and a former army interrogator; Time Served, the tale of an ambitious young lawyer whose perfect world is jeopardized when she reunites with her ex-con ex-boyfriend; and In Her Defense, in which a ruthless young lawyer realizes there’s more to life than being the best…right?

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