Sunday, November 18, 2012

Blog Tour: Shallow by Georgia Cates- Review

Shallow (Going Under, #2)Title: Shallow 
Author: Georgia CatesPublishing Date: September 21st 2012
Pages: 261
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Series: Going Under #2
Source: Kindle

Review of Going Under  (Going Under #1) is here


Nick Hawke likes his car fast and his girls even faster. He blows through females quicker than his muscle car races down the drag strip in Collinsville and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Determined to avoid the devastation he has watched his father endure in the aftermath of his mother leaving, he believes there is no room in his life or his heart for a relationship lasting more than one night. He seeks happiness in things that won’t let him cars, parties and one night stands. To his absolute dismay, all of that changes when he unexpectedly runs into an old friend and is introduced to Payton Archer, the first girl he ever wanted for more than one night. There’s only one catch...she is completely immune to him and his smooth talking ways.

Payton Archer is looking for what Claire has with Jessie, but she has given up on finding least until she leaves for college in the Fall because she is certain that is where she will find the perfect guy to fit into her perfect world. She plans on Summer being nothing but three uneventful months of fun, but it turns out to be anything but ordinary when Payton is introduced to Nick Hawke, one of Jessie’s old Collinsville friends. She is shocked by her immediate and intense attraction for “Hawke” because nothing about him is what Payton is looking for. Sure, he’s hot and sexy but he comes from Collinsville and that is definitely not on her list of prerequisites. Everything about him makes Payton’s heart speed because he is exciting and dangerous, but his fast car and the dangerous chances he takes isn’t what scares Payton the’s the way Nick Hawke makes her feel every time he looks at her. Can Payton find that moment of total fearlessness and make the decision to leave the safe, shallow end of love to risk going under completely?

I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the first book. It was a fast and fun read. I enjoyed the characters and the story. 

Payton Archer is Claire's best friend and she has been the innocent bystander in Claire and Jesse's love story long enough, she wants the real thing, she wants to discover everlasting love. What she discovers is Nick Hawke. A sexy womanizer that has set his eyes on her. She cannot deny the attraction and the pull but she doesn't want to be another conquest for him, she wants to be cherished not used. The more Payton tries to stay away the more she finds herself in Nick's company and is falling for him fast. Is this the real thing, can she trust Nick.

I actually liked this story a little bit better than the first. The story pulled me in a bit more with the bad boy player and the party girl who is really a good girl. There were no games just a simple love story, two people who thought they knew what they wanted, and even though they didn't, they still found it.

I loved the characters in this installment. I always liked Jesse and Claire but Payton and Nick stole the show for me. Payton is one snarky girl who knows how to play the game and still stay safe. She loves to party, loves to have fun, goes a bit overboard at times, but for the most part she stays in control. She won't settle and I like this about her. She comes from a messed up family but still knows her worth.

Nick is fun, sexy, a player who falls in love. He drives a nice car, races, and loves to have fun. He thinks he has the life, everything he needs until he meets Payton.

The love story is the good old fashioned girl falls for the bad boy from the bad part of town and the rest is history. 

I think it's a sweet love story made for a fast and fun read. 

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent thirteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author. 

Blood of Anteros, Book One in The Vampire Agápe Series, was her first novel and it was released in September 2011. She decided to briefly step away from the paranormal genre to try her hand at a young adult contemporary romance when she wrote Going Under, but returned to the paranormal romance platform to complete the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series, Blood Jewel.

Her current work in progress aand Blood Doll (The Vampire Agápe Series #3), to be released in January 2013.

Georgia Cates Links: Blog/Facebook/Twitter/Goodreads

1 comment:

  1. I think I enjoyed Payton and Nick more than Jesse and Claire.. Great review. I loved both of these so much...

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever


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