Monday, October 8, 2012

Shallow (Going Under #2) by Georgia Cates Blog Tour Stop

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?



Georgia Cates has done it again! First I would like to thank AToMR for allowing me to read an ARC copy of Shallow and allowing me to be a part of this tour. I read Going Under and after reading it I needed more! I love Claire and Jessie's story so when I found out Georgia was doing another book but it was going to be about Payton and Nick I was jumping like a crazy women in my living room. 

This story has the same elements as Going Under did but different in so many ways. Payton is Jessies BFF from hell in the first book so when we read about her I was laughing so hard I was crying. As some of you know Payton is all about the status and finding Mr right and Mr rich. She has standards and she is not lowering them no matter what. That is until she meets Mr bad boy Nick Hawke. He is everything she is not looking for so when she starts to have these feelings she is not sure what the heck is going on.

Payton thinks she is going to have a boring summer. She is just buying her time until she goes to college and meets Mr Right. So when she meets Jessie's friend Nick she is in complete shock and annoyed at herself because he is so wrong for her and her status. But the heart wants what the heart wants and she finds herself wanting Nick more and more. So much so she is willing to fight her parents or anyone who will try and come between the two. She knows he is not from money but money is not everything especially when your heart is screaming to love how it wants to love. This is a new experience for Payton and she soon finds out what Claire went through when she first started having feelings for Jessie.

Nick oh man I LOVE my bad boys! Nick is bad in so many ways but he is determined not to follow in his fathers footsteps. His mother walked out on them and left them to fend for themselves. Nick loves his fast cars and loves his girls faster. He only does one night stands because he will not end up with a broken heart like his father did. So when he meets Payton he is totally blown away by her. He knows he should stay away from her but he can't. He has finally meet his match with Payton because she will not take his crap and she does not fall for his games. Nick knows he has met the one but being afraid is keeping him from perusing her. In the end the heart wants what the heart wants. But will that be enough for Nick to open his heart up?

This is such a great story of love and trust and finding your soul mate even when you think it is impossible. Love knows what it wants and sometimes we don't get to chose who we love. So we must go with the flow and open up. Money is not everything because it comes and it goes so when the money is gone is the heart gone to? Georgia Cates is an amazing writer and she draws you in and keeps you there the entire time. This is one series I will read and re-read for years to come!
Meet Georgia Cates -
I am a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse. I have recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to my list of things to keep be busy, but I am ecstatic to release my debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book inThe Vampire Agápe Series.

Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, I am easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When I am not tied up with my family or delivering babies, I am working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series.



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Kayleigh @ K-Books said...

Awesome post and Giveaways. Can't wait to read the series.

erin said...

thanks for a great post and giveaway! Congrats to Georgia on the new release!

magic5905 said...

Thanks for the review. Will be adding to my tbr list.
magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

laurie said...

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