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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  4,437 ratings  ·  626 reviews
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’ ...more
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Published April 4th 2016 by Julianna Keyes
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4.5 Stars!!


'Undecided' surprised me in a very good way. Despite the fact is a NA romance, this little gem wasn’t full of stupid angst or unnecessary drama. It was a very enjoyable read with vividly portrayed characters, great banter and plenty of sexy times (for a NA novel). Judging by the cover and also by the title you may think this one is a love triangle romance. Fortunately for me and I’m sure for many readers it’s not, so if you are looking for a college romance that has many refreshing as
4.5 Bed Frame Breaking Stars

We can scream and fight and cry and ignore, but really, it’s the things we do when we think nobody’s watching that reveal the most. Well, I’m done. No more messes, no more lies.

I have to start off by saying this book was a breath of fresh NA air for me. Lately this genre has been a wee bit out of control with the angst and the over the top dramatics and the occasional whoring it out to survive and stuff.

Phew, my head hurts just thinking about it! I'm glad to say Unde
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-releases
UPDATE (February 22nd, 2017):

Friends! Undecided by Julianna Keyes is on sale for only $1.99! This is such an amazing sale for a FANTASTIC book. I don’t throw around the word “favorite” very often… but this is one of my favorite books. :) Buy it at $1.99 for a limited time only, before Undeclared publishes!


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4.5 stars -> 5 stars? NO LOVE TRIANGLE, PEEPS.

Check out my blog tour post for an excerpt and giveaway!

Still need convincing? Check out a swoony excerpt from the book! (C
You know the excitement you feel when you’ve discovered a new author? One whose writing you instantly connect with? I’m feeling that right now. I loved every single moment of Nora and Crosbie’s story. It was everything I hoped it would be going in - funny, incredibly sexy, riddled with great banter and full of heart.

We all make mistakes and have regrets and I think that’s what made these characters so relatable, especially Nora. I liked her right away. Trying to leave behind her crazy and out o
Jana Aston
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm not normally a big fan of new adult romance, I prefer to read about adults and I prefer my books dirtier, truth be told. But my bestie raved about this book though, so I figured I'd give it a try and.... I loved it. There's not a ton of sex, but when you get there - oh holy swoon worthy moment. Perfection.

The cover implies this might be a triangle of a book - it's really not. This is Nora & Crosbie's story from beginning to end. There's a bit of a twist with Crosbie's best friend Kellan - an
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Magic Stars!
Loved this one! It was sweet, sexy and light on the drama! Perfect college romance!

Nora is so boring in high school she has earned the nick name Nora-Bora.
Nobody ever sees or remembers Nora. When she gets to college she decides to become a different Nora. She becomes party Nora. But then party Nora starts failing her classes and is about to lose her scholarship so she has to go back to being Nora-Bora. She dumps her partyhardy best friend and needs a place to live. She sees an add
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 - 4 ★'s

Nora doesn't do things halfway...she's full out one way or the other. Last year she was a total partier...getting suspended at school, getting drunk and hooking up and even streaking downtown and getting arrested and losing a lot of her school funding. This year...things will be different.

She has to move out of the dorms and decides to find a nice, studious roommate and luckily she finds one that is right up her alley. They decide to meet and low and behold, it's one of her hook ups
Jaime Arkin
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this story! I’m always on the lookout for new NA authors to completely adore, and I think that Julianna Keyes has made my new favorites list. I struggle very much with a lot of NA as you all probably know about me by now. Typically you get over-dramatic stories filled with sex and very little substance… and that’s not what NA should be in my mind. Sure I want the sexy times as much as anyone else, but I need to have a story that keeps me interest ...more
Maria Angelica
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an eARC of this book.


It has been a long since I have had this much fun with a New Adult romance. In a genre that is full of angst and drama, this book was a breath of fresh air. Don't get me wrong, there is a certain amount of angst and drama here, but what captivated me the most was how real it all seemed. I stayed up almost all night reading this and only put it down because I literally couldn't keep my eyes open anymore.

Let me just start by saying
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Crosbie and Nora had the perfect slow build romance!

Now, I'm crossing my fingers that Julianna Keyes will change my mind about Kellan in the next book. Even though he was Crosbie's best friend, I thought he was pretty much a douchebag. (view spoiler)
Fafa's Book Corner
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Review posted on Fafa's Book Corner !

Beware spoilers ahead!

I received this E-ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was recommended to me by Alyssa ! Click on her name to read her review.

I had heard about this book through Alyssa's review. It seemed interesting but at the time I wanted nothing to do with it. I'm not a fan of New Adult contemporaries. I did try reading one a few years ago but I was in a fickle mood so I DNFed it. Then I decided to give it a shot just for t
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
5 “Crossbabe” STARS

* This book is NOT a menage story, nor is there a love triangle. *

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W-I-N! I sure enjoyed this college story it was the type you can truly settle into. It’s perfectly paced, having a great selection of male characters, a relatable heroine, and terrific secondary characters. The love aspect and feels were prevalent and the icing on the cake was the author’s witty sense of humor!

Nora Kinkaid let it all hang out for her freshman year of college and she has faced some b
Jeannine Allison

HOLY. SHIT. I loved this. Like really, really freaking loved this. I devoured it, and already went back through and reread my favorite parts <3

So first, the cover: It's been said in other reviews, and I know the author's changing the cover anyways, but yes, it is a little misleading in the sense it suggests Nora is "undecided" about two different guys (I randomly still like it though). But she's not--not even a little bit. She notices and appreciates the fact that Kellan is good looking, but eve
Oct 06, 2016 rated it liked it
3,5 Confused Stars.

Nora did her fair share of mistakes in the previous college year, but now, in risk of losing her scholarship, she decides it’s time to turn around. She loses the party clothes, gives up on the alcohol and bad choices and becomes the model student. The problem starts when her new roommate, not only is the most popular player of the school, he’s also the party king. And all player’s needs a sidekick and that comes in the form of Crosbie, her roommate’s best friend and player
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This was ok...yep, that's about it. I was a little bored at times, and other times I was engaged. I didn't feel particularly moved by any of it, but I didn't dislike it either. I liked the H more than the h, but I usually do. So...yeah. Just ok for me.

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Nora and Crosbie's story. Nora is wanting to make a big change this year and focus on school instead of acting like the party girl she was last year. When answering an add asking fo
Sam (AMNReader)
reread 9/2020 well, there's this thing that happens. I knew I wanted to reread something by JK, for like..ever...I'm feeling this brand of angst and flawed characters so hard that my rereads are faring way better than my new here I am. Looking at a 3 rating, for a book I've reread and will certainly get bumped up in the process of this review. There are so many great moments in this book, I'm a bit stumped by my initial rating. It's a unique story that stuck out in my head like ...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
3 stars

This was quite good for a college NA book. I liked the pace of the story and there wasn't any petty unnecessary drama. Crosbie was the sweetest hero. Nora's secret was revealed very early on and you can sort of predict how the conflict will play out.
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦This is a really sweet book. There is no love triangle here at all.

➦Nora is UNDECIDED about her major in college, not men. Actually, I don't really get why the book was named that either.

Nora has two extremes: a party girl and a bookworm. She isn't undecided about which one she wants to be, she is just trying to find a balance.

Cosbie is on the college track team and loves to party. But beneath the facade is a very sweet guy who loves performing magic tricks and works hard to excel at school.
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult
I ADORED this book. Crosbie is just --- swoony. The heroine is great. And Crosbie's relationship with Kellan, his BFF and heroine's roommate is the best.

Ignore the cover - this is NOT a love triangle at all. Just what ends up being three best friends. And a great romance.

Highly rec this one.
**4.5 Stars**

I really enjoyed this one. I don't have a ton of time for a review; but do want to say that it is NOT a love triangle-even though I thought that it was at first...This was a wonderful read and I want to read more of this author's work. Well worth the read!!!
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It was every bit as perfect as everyone said it would be! Loved it.
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cr, na, 4-stars
4.5 stars

After a year of hard partying, sex, booze, an arrest, charges for public intoxication and indecent exposure and three hundred hours of community service, nearly losing her scholarship and flunking College, Nora Kincaid is ready to start the new College year with a clean slate. No more Red Corset, back to Nora Bora, her nickname in High School, and then: study, study, study, work, work, study, study.

For that, she needs to find a new place and a person to live with who shares her agenda.


There have been a couple of books by Julianna Keyes that I've been interested in but I've never had the opportunity to pick one up. Until this one! I was really excited to get started on Undecided because I thought that the blurb sounded just amazing. Thankfully, this one delivered and it is one of my favorites for the year!

If I had to describe this book in one word, I would use the word effortless. The flow of the story was completely seamless. It went from one plot point to the next without th
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Guys! I LOVE this book! Maryse recommended it to me and it was a part of our giveaway a few weeks ago - I read it in a day and it was AMAZING! If you like New Adult, pick this one up - there is a giveaway for a signed copy too!

4.5 stars!
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 is doing a giveaway with 5 other blogs this week and this book came highly recommended from Maryse
When reviews begin to appear in my feed, I was intrigued. What was in this book that everyone seems to love it? After finishing it I see its appeal. I read a lot of NA. It saddens me to admit, but average NA book usually brings instant-love romance with two broken characters healing each other, spiced up with sex and dirty talk. It often features your usual womanizer athletic hero and nerdy virginal heroine. After some time this concept loses its appeal.

Undecided definitely stand out among other
I LOVED this book! Everything from the characters, the banter, the sexy times - it was complete perfection! I really liked Nora but I loved Crosbie. I would be a Crosbabe if this book was real life, okay, maybe not but still - I adored him. There was a fantastic build up to the romance in this one and it really delivered on all that amazing chemistry between Nora and Crosbie. This is going on my best of 2016 list and my all time favorites list because I know I'll want to reread this book again - ...more
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

this was a good one. the type of NA i like reading. all of our characters were fun and easy to like. the banter was on point and the romance was full of chemistry and hot! there was no unnecessary drama for the sake of it. good storyline that flowed effortlessly, you can't ask for more. definitely recommend to those that enjoy NA or college set books. i was in a bit of a book rut and this fixed my problem right up. really liked it.
Apr 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Brandi by: Jennifer Kyle
As a freshman Nora Kincaid really let loose, trying to shake off the invisibility that had followed her through high school. She does such a great job, in fact, she loses part of her scholarship and earns a couple of criminal charges.


So going into her Sophomore year, she decides no more fun Nora. No parties. No random hookups. And even alienates her best friend. She is determined to get her grades up and maintain a positive reputation. All she wants is to become invisible again.


As luck would
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jul 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Undecided by Julianna Keyes
5 stars!!

“Crosbie Lucas is the best boyfriend I never would have guessed I wanted.”

I have been fortunate enough to have had a great run of reading books these past few weeks and this one came as a great surprise. This was a recommendation from a friend I trust explicitly, we have extremely similar taste and when she said I had to read I dived in at the next available opportunity. I will say that the cover is a little misleading so I will point out that this
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Ahh I loved this one so much! It's one of my top NA reads right next to The Deal by Elle Kennedy!
If you like your NA books light hearted, not at all dramatic and with some excellent banter, this is for you!



When I first came across the cover of Undecided, I immediately dismissed it because it screamed love triangle to me, and we all know how I feel about those. I am so thankful to Alyssa at The Eater of Books for casually mentioning to me that t
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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, not necessarily in that order, and will go to her grave swearing that 'ain't' is not a word. She has volun ...more

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“How could I not see you? With all these huge muscles…” I sling a leg across his thighs and slide a hand under his jacket, over his stomach. “And this six pack…”
“It’s an eight-pack,” he mutters, eyes sliding shut.
“And this adorable messy hair...”
“Don’t ruin it with the wrong adjectives.”
“Fine, no more compliments. Just facts. I love you, Crosbie Lucas.”
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