Tour/Review/Giveaway – Shallow by Georgia Cates

Welcome to my stop on the Shallow book tour which has been brought to you by Supagurl Tours. Here you can read a summary of the book, my review and learn a little more about the author Georgia Cates. There is also a giveaway, so please enter!! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Shallow
Author: Georgia Cates
Series: Going Under #2
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Published: September 21st 2012


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?

My Review

This is the first book in the Going Under series that I have read and I really enjoyed it! It is easy to read as a standalone as we are introduced to two new main characters, Payne and Nick. It is a fascinating story of two fun teenagers who have more in common than they realise. They are from two different towns, Payton is from a wealthy family and Nick is the son of a cop, but they can’t deny the connection that they have.

Payne is such a hilarious character; she had me laughing from the very beginning with her witty remarks and quirky sense of humour!! She likes to live a little on the edge, but not too far to upset her parents. So when she accidently bumps her car into another car at the stop light, she had no idea that she was about to find the one person who can put her in her place!! It is amusing to watch Payton’s interaction with the driver and her smart ass mouth doesn’t hold back! She is full of sarcasm and smart comebacks, to try and get out of the little mishap she has got herself into!

Nick is certainly a ladies man..... He has had that many one night stands that he has no idea as to the amount of girls he’s been with. He has definitely met his match with Payton!! She shows no interest in him what so ever, but he can’t help but find out more about her. She is constantly on his mind and tries hard to convince Payton to give him a chance. And what girl doesn’t like a guy to hold her hair up when she throws up! Definitely a keeper if he still comes back when he’s seen you at your worst!

It is the beginning of a whirl wind romance, that takes a little time to develop as Payton tries to deny that Nick could be the one, but the more time they spend together, the harder it becomes for Payton to deny her feelings. There are plenty of great swoon moments, nice dates and happy times. However, there are some issues that are brought into the open to try and destroy their relationship. They both have parental issues and their pasts may destroy what they have too.

Like I said, I really liked this book and I think that Georgia Cates has a great writing style! The book alternates between Payton and Nick’s POV’s so we can see both sides of their story.  There are so many laugh out loud scenes thrown in and some really steamy moments and hawt kisses to keep me swooning! Shallow is an entertaining read and I devoured it in a day!! Thanks Georgia for sharing Payton and Nicks bipolar coaster story with us!!

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.

Find Georgia on: Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads


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  1. it sure looks interesting! the plot seems similiar to "Beautiful Disaster" by Jamie McGuire, which I absolutely loved! I'll definitely add this book to my reading-list!

  2. This sounds like a really good read. I definitely added it to my tbr list. I love the cover.

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  4. Yes, a little. Not as bad ass as Travis...... hmmm....Travis........

  5. Me too!! Was a great book! I really enjoyed it!

  6. Anytime Sherry!! Love having you here!!

  7. Georgia Cates is such a great author. I am looking forward to reading Shallow. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

  8. Thank you andrea for coming by!! I think she is awesome too! Good luck!!

  9. The author's writing style sounds good and I love that you connected with the characters and found it hilarious at times

  10. This was a fun book, especially as it was the second one in the series, and it was the first one I read!

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