Monday, October 8, 2012

Blog Tour: Shallow (Going Under #2) by Georgia Cates Review & Giveaway

Hello lovelies. Today I am reviewing book #2 in the Going Under series, Shallow by Georgia Cates. If you missed my review of Going Under last week you can see it here. It was amazing! This tour was organized by AToMR Tours. To be brought to the tour page click on the banner above. There is also a tour wide giveaway, so don't forget to enter using the rafflecopter at the end of this post.

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  • Publisher: Georgia Cates
  • Publication date: 9/22/2012
  • Source: ebook provided by the author for review/tour
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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 "The 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, adrenaline 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 aren'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?

My Thoughts

After reading Going Under and getting to know Payton a little I was super excited to read her story. I loved Going Under, but I think I loved this one more! The raw emotion in this book was just wonderful. I was totally invested in Payton and Nick's story and I loved that Claire and Jessie were still a big part of this one too. This had me laughing, crying, and everything in between.

Payton was one of my favorite characters in Going Under. I love her personality and she is the best friend a girl can have. She is no nonsense, tell it as it is, and doesn't care what you think. I know that it sounds snobby, but really she isn't. She is totally fun and she is just herself. Can she be a bit much? Sure, but that's what makes her so great. She is gorgeous, rich, and popular. She has a great best friend who she is going to be living with when they go off to college in the fall, but what she doesn't have is a boy that stops her breath, a boy who is her everything, and that is what she wants. She wants the love that Claire and Jessie have. Can you blame her though, they are perfect for each other.

Nick was one of those guys who had me rolling my eyes at first. The super hot guy who can get in any chicks pants, and practically has. So much in fact, that he doesn't even know how many girls he's had sex with. He doesn't do commitment. He's the one night stand dude, or the casual sex type if the girl wants just that. Underneath that he is an amazing guy who has a deep emotional scar. He thinks that love will break you and wants nothing to do with it. His family is proof of that. Until he meets Payton. She is so different than other girls. She doesn't just fall at his feet. He has to work to get her attention and time. He knows deep down that there is something about her from the moment he meets her. I loved watching him try to win her over. Sometimes it was really sweet and sometimes it was hilarious.

The romance and their chemistry is off the charts! The tension between them as they both try to deny their feelings to themselves as well as each other is just amazing. You can almost feel it as you are reading. Then at the times when they let their guard down, the chemistry is just jumping of the pages and it's sizzling. They both have some major family issues though that may keep them apart whether they want to be together or not. When all of it starts to come to light it is heartbreaking.

This book was just so amazing that I am really grasping for the right words. I can't really say the things I want to say without telling you the whole story. There are a few twists and complications that make things much, much harder for Payton and Nick. I had such a connection with both of them so I really felt all of their emotions along with them. I can honestly say that after reading Going Under and Shallow, I am emotionally drained, but also uplifted. The happy and the sad go hand in hand and it makes for an incredible story. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read and review these. I would recommend this series to anyone who loves great contemporary romance with fantastic characters. 5 out of 5 stars

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  1. Glad to hear the sequel is just as good if not better! The romance sounds really great. I usually hate the Nick types that get so many girls but sounds like he grows. I'm really getting into series where each book focuses on a different person. I like that the old people are still a big part of the story. I really want to give this series a try sometime.

    1. I think you would enjoy this series. It's so good. Love the characters in both books!!!

  2. I'm glad you loved this too! Payton and Nick are fantastic! <3

    1. I loved them. It's funny because the whole insta-love thing drives me nuts, but for some reason it was only just a slight annoyance with these books.

  3. All my fav bloggers loved this series. Gonna have to get on board!


    1. I hope you get to read them soon. I'm pretty sure you will love this series. They are totally your type of books!!

  4. This sounds like a great book! I love stories with bad boys. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

    1. Nick is definitely a swoon-tastic bad boy.

  5. Wow! You really loved this book, Amy! I can totally see it in your review. I need to check this book out as soon as I can. I have a feeling that I'm missing out.
    Fantastic review as always, Amy! :)

    1. I absolutely loved this series!! The characters are so awesome that you can't help but fall in love with them.

  6. Wow, thanks for putting this book (and its predecessor) on my radar! I'm liking the sound of the romance. ;) Glad you loved it, Amy!

    (Also--gorgeous new layout! Sorry it took me this long to comment on it! :P)

    - Lauren

    1. Thanks Lauren!! These books are really great. I am so glad that I joined the tour otherwise I would have totally missed out on some awesome books. I would have probably bought them after seeing fantastic reviews from fellow bloggers, but most likely they would have just sat in my nook begging to be read.
      I love my new design!! Giselle rocks my face off with her awesomeness!!

  7. Yay I'm so glad you loved this one! The romantic tension sounds really great and so do the characters! :) Awesome review Amy!

  8. Eeeee! I loved Shallow so much! I'm so happy you loved it too. Awesome review, Amy!

    1. OMG I so want more! You are totally right that Georgia should write a Dallas/Dane book. I just want more of these characters any way I can get it. I am so attached to them. :)

  9. I absolutely loved this series. Great review.


  10. ولارتفاع درجات الحرارة في المدينة تنتشر العديد من الحشرات وخاصة في موسم الصيف فلابد من الاستعانة بافضل شركة مكافحة حشرات بالمدينة المنورة تقوم بمكافحة كافة انواع الحشرات والآفات فهى تستخدم افضل واقوى المبيدات الحشرية فالاول افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالمدينة المنورة تتميز بمهارة العمال العالية في رش المبيدات
    وكثيرا ما يحتاج سكان المدينة المنورة الى شركة نقل اثاث لنقل الاثاث من المدينة المنورة الى اى مكان داخل او خارج المملكة من هنا جاءت اهمية شركة نقل اثاث بالمدينة المنورة تستخدم افضل سيارات نقل العفش المخصصة لهذا الغرض من هنا استحقت الاول افضل شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    وطبقا لما ذكرته ويكيبديا فان
    المدينة المنورة تحتوى على شبكة طرق تربطها بكافة مناطق المملكة العربية السعودية تمتلك المدينة المنورة شبكة من الطرق السريعة التي تربطها بباقي مدن ومناطق المملكة، وهي:
    طريق المدينة المنورة - الرياض السريع.
    طريق المدينة المنورة - القصيم السريع.
    طريق المدينة المنورة - ينبع السريع.
    طريق المدينة المنورة - مكة السريع.
    طريق المدينة المنورة - حائل السريع.
    طريق المدينة المنورة - تبوك السريع.

    شركة نقل اثاث بينبع -
    شركة تنظيف بينبع

    كشف تسربات المياه بالمدينة المنورة

    تعتبر تسربات المياه من احد المشكلات التى لابد ان نقوم بحلها على الفور لان تسربات المياه تؤدى الى عدد كبير من المشكلات نحن فى غنى عنها فالاول شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالمدينة المنورة تعتمد على افضل الاجهزه والالات المخصصه باعمال الكشف عن تسربات المياه كما ان الشركة تعتمد على طاقم العماله المدربة على اعلى مستوى للقيام بالكشف عن تسربات المياه كما ان الشركة تتخص فى اعمال الصيانه والسباكة وخدمات التنظيف بعد القيام بالكشف عن تسربات المياه كل هذه الامكانيات واكثر من خلال شركتنا الان فلا داعى للقلق من شان التسربات على الاطلاق فتذكر عزيزى العميل ان شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالمدينة المنورةعلى اتم استعداد للوصول الى اى مكان بالمدينة او خارج المدينة للقيام بالكشف عن تسربات المياه

  11. شركة اتقان الرياض للديكور

    يعد الديكور من اهم عناصر جمال المنزل ورونقه نقدم افضل ديكورات ودهانات بافضل الدهانات العالمية العالية الجودة ونتميز بتقديم احدث تصميمات الديكور العالمية التى تعمل على جعل منزلك انيقا فخما ومريحا عمليا بالاضافة الى خدمات تنظيف السجاد وتنظيف الموكيت وتنظيف الكنب بجميع انواعه
    نتميز باننا الافضل والاعلى جودة ولكن اسعارنا في متناول الجميع
    افضل شركة دهانات بالرياض
    شركة ديكورات جبس بالرياض
    شركة ديكورات بالرياض
    افضل شركة تشطيب فلل بالرياض
    افضل شركة تشطيب شقق بالرياض
    افضل شركة تركيب ورق جدران بالرياض
    شركة غسيل كنب بالرياض
    شركة غسيل سجاد بالرياض
    افضل شركة رش مبيدات بالباحه


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