Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Going Under Series Tour - Shallow Review

Going Under

Author: Georgia Cates
ASIN: B009FC6242
Release Date: September 21st 2012
Format : Kindle
Genre: Young Adult, Romance,
Series: Going Under #2

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 on the Book
 "Shallow" really drew me in, and exceeded my expectations. Though it might have to do with Hawke, the new bad boy of the book series. I was also excited to see that this book had an epilogue, as the first book, giving a better bridge for the reader. The writer has a talent for writing bad boy redemption stories.

This book centers around Claire’s friend Payton, and how she met Jessie’s Collinsville friend, Hawke (Nick). The writer leaves you wanting to read more about how they met and came together. You learn more about Payton’s parents and who they are, and you learn about Hawke’s past. Don’t worry, you still get to read about Claire and Jessie in this book, since they make a lot of appearances.

Overall, "Shallow" shows a great story development in the way that it shows how two different worlds can still be together. They strive to be together even when their family and friends tell them not to. He does what ever he can to make Payton happy, even if he has to change himself for her. He makes a promise to never hurt her, because she is the first girl he ever truly cares for. But his past quickly catches up to him, and his jealous ex-girlfriend appears to ruin their blossoming relationship.

Payton is as big as a smart mouth in this book as she was in the last. She is a someone who can stand her ground for what she wants in a guy, and knows when she found the right one. Hawke was everything she wanted in a guy (someone like Jessie), and she fell for him right away, even though at first she told herself she shouldn’t.
Hawke isn’t your normal teenage boy. He loves adrenaline junkie and what he does to get it is racing. That’s how he meets Payton. She was at one of his races. He's one of the few guys who really stands up to Payton and her smart mouth. His past is questionable at first, but after he meets Payton, he sees a reason to become the good boy.

I did find that their romance was a bit fast. At first, Payton tells him that she doesn't want to have sex, but then they end up having sex! It seems to send a bad message, that if you give up on your morals that you'll find Mr. Right. It does turn out alright in the end, and it made me feel a little better abut their fast romance. I did enjoy the moments when they kissed because it was sweet, and the ‘I love you’s’ at the right moments were cute.

If there is another book to this series sign me up, because I just love these bad boys.

5 out of 5 Howling Wolves

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