#1, Burnham College
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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...
Trust me – this is one you should read!
A new to me author with a New Adult romance that intrigued me from the first glimpse. While I don’t normally grab this genre from authors I’m not familiar with, I couldn’t resist. Character driven and missing the angst of wishy washy heroines, boys who can’t commit and that all too common eenie meenie miney mo love triangles that play out throughout the story, Keyes has created a smart, clever story that presented real life situations for characters who are learning from their mistakes and growing up.
Sophomore year of university is Nora’s last chance to turn things around. Freshman year was spent partying and ignoring the rules, and now she’s got to buckle down or lose the other half of her scholarship. Trying to balance academics, a greatly reduced social life and following through with her other commitments she won’t give up is the new plan, and that plan is B O R I N G. But, her friend and new roommate Kellan is also biting the bit to clean up his own act, so the two figure they can redeem themselves together.
There’s only one problem with this plan: Kellan’s best friend and still wild frat party boy Crosbie is Kellan’s best friend, and a frequent visitor. Easy to ignore (mostly) early on, Nora isn’t interested in Crosbie or what he might offer. But then, Crosbie shows that there is more beneath that party boy exterior, and the two start to develop a relationship. Slowly building, their connection is flirtatious, sweet and truly based in their mutual interest in one another, and continues to build the sexual tension and chemistry until it all comes together in a series of super steamy moments… no indecision at all.
Then, Nora’s secret is revealed (not a big one at all) and to his credit, Crosbie didn’t go all teenaged pouty girl and walk away leaving her devastated. He’s intelligent enough to know that he needs to listen and try to understand…not just judge. Far more mature and developed than many of the characters in this genre, Crosbie is a keeper. If you like NA – you’ll enjoy this story, narrated in the first person POV of Nora. Trust me – this is one you should read!
I received an eArc copy of the title from the author via Tasty Book Tours for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Great story! Lovable characters with funny moments, romance and believable conversations. Read it in a day! ❤️👍
Quite honestly, I haven’t read a New Adult book in a while as lately a lot of the books have been too similar in plot for my liking.
My blog did a giveaway with 5 other blogs recently and this book came highly recommended from Maryse so of course I had to give it a try! And boy am I glad I stopped reading my TBR to fit this book in!
I read this book in ONE day – it was SO good! I now have another new author to fan over and I am seriously SO EXCITED about that!
Nora Kinkaid partied like a rock star during her freshman year of college and unfortunately her grades fell. With her scholarship on the line, she has decided to buckle down and be studious with no distractions and how better to do that than to move off campus to her own apartment so she can get away from the fun temptations.
To her surprise, the guy looking for a new roommate is the very popular Kellan McVey (a guy she hooked up with the previous year in a drunken moment who clearly doesn’t recognize her). Despite the awkwardness of not being recognized, she decides to move in with him so that they can get their nerd-on together as he is also trying to improve his grades.
Nora didn’t expect to be put face to face daily with Kellan’s best friend Crosbie Lucas, another popular guy/athlete/manwhore. Nor did she expect to actually feel something more than friendship for him.
Without giving away any more of this book, I want to say that reading this was SO MUCH FUN! I found myself laughing out loud at the character’s dialogue and bantering back and forth and I truly enjoyed being reminded of what college life is like with this refreshing storyline. This book is a true gem and is a must read on this summer’s reading list.
I absolutely fell in love with these characters and peeling away the many layers that made them who they were. I enjoyed every minute completely immersed in this book..something that hasn’t happened in a long time for me in an NA book.
With a good combination of humor, sexiness, a perfect hero and heroine – look no further than UNDECIDED by Julianna Keyes. This is an author to add to your #mustread list and I look forward to reading more from her (and hopefully of secondary characters in this book…hint hint lol)