Monday, October 8, 2012

Blog Tour: Shallow by Georgia Cates - Review and Giveaway


Welcome to my stop on the second part of the Going Under Series Tour, hosted by AToMR Tours.  The Going Under Series is written by Georgia Cates, who happens to be one of my favorite authors.  Today's stop includes a review for the second book in the series, Shallow.  The first book in the series is Going Under.  You can see my review for that here.    There is also a great giveaway going on with this tour, which you can enter below.   Don't forget to check out all the other great stops on the tour (link below).  Thank you so much for stopping by!




Shallow
by Georgia Cates
Published September 21, 2012

Blurb
Payton Archer's best friend, Claire, strives to be perfect in every way. Payton doesn't and this is her story.

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 down...fast 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 it...at 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 most...it’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? 


My Thoughts:  Let me begin by saying what a huge Georgia Cates fan I am.  I absolutely fell in love with Jessie Boone in Going Under.  Jessie and Claire's story was amazing.  Payton Archer is Claire's best friend, and Shallow is Payton and Nick's story, which is amazing.  This book is so good.  I loved Payton's character in Going Under and was so excited when I found out there was going to be a book about her.  She is snarky, outspoken, not easily intimated, and used to getting her way.  She is not afraid to say what she thinks, and as a matter of fact, she does that quite often.  Nick Hawke is hotness personified.  He is another one of those bad boys you can't resist.  He's used to getting his way to, he's not used to being told no, especially by a girl, and he has decided he wants Payton.  Little does he realize, he has met in match in Payton Archer.  Payton has already been warned by Jessie about Nick Hawke.  Turns out he is quite the ladies man.  Jessie told her, "I don't want you falling for any of his Jedi sex tricks." 


Despite Nick's hotness, Payton has already decided that he is a man-whore and a playah - and there is no way he's getting anywhere near her panties.  Nick, however, wants more than getting into Payton's panties, a whole lot more, and he doesn't give up easily.  He thinks Payton is the most beautiful girl he's ever seen, and her smart ass attitude and the fact that she isn't afraid to put him in his place, only adds fuel to the fire.   Try as she may, Payton can't deny her attraction to Nick any more that she can deny her need to breathe.  The chemistry between these two is off the charts.  Nick finds himself in a position he never has before, he is actually falling hard for this girl, and she is so not what he expected.  He is determined to make her see that he isn't what she thinks he is, and that his intentions are sincere. Payton is falling equally hard for Nick, and he is definitely not what she had in plan for her future.  He's from Collinsville, he's tattooed, and his family doesn't come from money.  Nevertheless, love always finds a way.  These two face opposition on both sides.  Payton's parents definitely don't want her around Nick because they don't think he is good enough, and Nick's father doesn't want him with Payton, because he is afraid she'll break his heart, or at least that is the reason he gives.  When Nick's past comes back to haunt him, he faces losing the only girl he'll ever love forever, and Payton faces her greatest fear, a broken heart, not to mention some rather unpleasant secrets in her own family.  Will these two be able to make it, or is this going to be an epic fail?

This book ranks up there with my all-time favorites, and one that has made in into that special list called to be read again.  I just fell in love with this story and I truly loved everything about it.  The characters are great.  I was hooked from page one and didn't want to put the book down.  The romance was hot and there was plenty of humor, but also a serious side.  Payton Archer is one of those characters you will never forget, and Nick Hawke is one of those hotties you dream about.  Georgia ends this story so well.  I just love epilogues and this book has a great one.  Georgia Cates has yet again produced another 5-star read that is outstanding.  If you are a lover of contemporary romance, then this is one book you won't want to miss.   

Favorite Quotes:  

Oh. My. Gosh.  I just mated my Lexus with a P.O.S. Camaro being driven by quite possibly the hottest guy I'd ever seen.  

Hey, Self!  Stop having a lady boner moment!  This guy is trying to coerce you into a date by the means of a threat.  Don't crack just because he is eye candy.  

“Love is delicate as glass; once broken it can be fixed, but there will always be cracks.” 

Her smile was breathtakingly beautiful, "I want truly, madly, deeply."

Author Bio
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 works in progress are Shallow (A Going Under Novel) which will release on September 27th and Blood Doll (The Vampire Agápe Series #3), to be released in January 2013.

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18 comments:

  1. Oh, this sounds like my kind of book! Great review! :)

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

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    1. It is really a great book. I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to read it. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. I love the covers! I love this quote: "Love is delicate as glass; once broken it can be fixed, but there will always be cracks.”

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    1. I thought that quote was awesome to. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

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  3. I love the covers and this sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win

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  4. On my TBR list - I love Georgia and her covers <3

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  5. This sounds so so good:) Thank you so much:) The covers are just the perfect combination of dark and gritty and hopeful:)

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  6. Great review, Ellen! I loved Shallow so much, too.

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  7. Going Under has been on my to-read list for awhile. My to-read list is never-ending!!!

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    1. I know about those TBR list. Mine is like an episode of Hoarders. I hope you enjoy it when you get time to read it. It is really good.

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  8. This looks like a great series! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  9. Oh, this sounds like my kind of book! Great review! :)

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    1. It is really good. I hope you enjoy it.

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