Crosbie Lucas won me over in his book Undecided by Julianna Keyes. Crosbie is known as the party boy sidekick to his best friend, Kellan. He holds his own with the ladies but Kelan is the popular draw. He’s had his fair share of girls using him to get to Kellan but when he meets Nora, insecurities pop up because for the first time ever, he wants this girl. He wants this girl to want him and not his best friend.
Here’s his book information:
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…
Crosbie’s feelings, his insecurities and how he fumbles through his feelings for Nora were everything to me while I read his book. As much as I liked Nora, it was Crosbie that drew me into the story. I wanted him to get his girl. I know all about having hot friends and loving them even though you don’t shine nearly as bright as they do. I was so Team Crosbie because he won me over with how thoughtful he was where Nora was concerned..and with how funny he is.
He invites us to a Valentine’s party at one of the sororities, but Crosbie demurs, saying we have plans. Kellan gives a lascivious waggle of his eyebrows, wishes us luck, and speeds off.
“Jealous?” I ask, when Crosbie exhales and watches them go.
He looks over. “Of what?”
“Of that. Of the…variety.”
“Are you kidding?” He pulls into the road and starts driving back toward Burnham. “I’ve got Nora the Nerd, Nora the Assistant, Nora the Convict, Nora the Party Animal… Your multiple personalities provide all the variety I’ll ever need.”
“I don’t know what I see in you.”
He flexes his arm, and even in the dim light from the streetlamps it’s obvious he has very impressive muscles. “It’s probably these guys.”
Here’s what the author thinks Crosbie looks like and I’m so on board with this because hot damn, Crosbie!
“You take any astronomy courses last year?” Crosbie asks.
“No. I don’t know what the hell we’re looking at.” He fumbles in his jacket for something. “But I do know this.” He passes me a manila envelope and watches as I open it, pulling out a piece of Heavyweight paper with fancy script printed across the top. It’s a Star Certificate, complete with coordinates for where new star Nora Kincaid can be found, and stamped with an official gold seal.
“Crosbie,” I mumble, touched. “You…”
“I gave it some thought,” he says, “and I know how desperate you are for attention. Now you’re a star.”
Crosbie Lucas was hot, he was sweet and he was extremely funny. He was also incredibly loyal and sensitive and just everything that I love. If you haven’t met him yet, you should definitely fix that because he’s all that and a bag of chips. 🙂
Buy the Book
Undecided (Burnham College #1) by Julianna Keyes
April 4, 2016
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