Shallow

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Nick Hawke likes his car fast and his girls even faster. All of that changes when he is introduced to Payton Archer, the first girl he ever wanted for more than one night.

Nick 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 most...it’s the way Nick Hawke makes her feel every time he looks at her. More

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Published: Sep. 22, 2012
Words: 78,170
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301212460
About 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 in The 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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Review by: sarah kalaitzidis on Oct. 14, 2012 : star star star star star
"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.

To see my blog post for Tour visit the link:
http://howlingbooksanddesign.blogspot.ca/2012/10/going-under-series-tour-shallow-review.html
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: sarah kalaitzidis on Oct. 14, 2012 : (no rating)
"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.

To see my blog post for Tour visit the link:
http://howlingbooksanddesign.blogspot.ca/2012/10/going-under-series-tour-shallow-review.html
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Andrea Thompson on Oct. 08, 2012 : star star star star star
With an against-all-odds couple that you will love and root for, Shallow is a beautiful sequel in the Going Under Series by Georgia Cates.

Wow. I had high hopes for Shallow because, let's face it, Payton is one badass chick. The girl nearly stole Going Under from Claire and Jessie and I was beyond pumped for her to have her own story. Georgia Cates delivered. Shallow was everything I'd hoped for and so much more. Seriously, the story, particularly Payton, was almost too awesome to handle.

In Shallow, just like Going Under, you have another privileged girl falling for a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. It's a story of a girl who has everything, but only wants one thing: love. It's a story of a boy who is looking for another hook-up, but stumbles into the love of a lifetime. I said this with my review of Going Under: the particular story isn't anything new, but with characters that you will love and root for, Georgia Cates delivers stories that will win you over.

I would love nothing more than to sit here and gush, gush, gush over Payton and Nick. These two are some of my favorite characters I've read in quite a while. Payton is truly one of a kind. With her smart mouth and "never back down" attitude, she was clearly (in my mind) written for me.

"Sarcasm, insult, and mockery...my work here was done."

I'm serious, I want to be best friends with Payton. I could only hope to be half as awesome as this girl.

As for Nick, we're talking Swoon City here, ladies. Nick is exactly my favorite type of bad boy. He's actually not that bad at all. Sure, he sleeps around, but that's something I can overlook. What matters to me is that he is good to girl he loves. That he is sincere and honest. And holy geez, the boy apparently has some serious skills. *waggles eyebrows*

Shallow was everything I hoped for and more. I got a great love story, characters that made me laugh and cry, and I just had a darn good time reading it. I know I've already said this multiple times in this review, but Payton Archer is one of the best, funniest characters I've ever read. I honestly hate to let Nick and her go. And when you leave a book with those feelings, you can truly not ask for more. To tell the truth, I may or may not have already started begging Georgia for another Going Under book. Fingers crossed!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Andrea Thompson on Oct. 08, 2012 : star star star star star
With an against-all-odds couple that you will love and root for, Shallow is a beautiful sequel in the Going Under Series by Georgia Cates.

Wow. I had high hopes for Shallow because, let's face it, Payton is one badass chick. The girl nearly stole Going Under from Claire and Jessie and I was beyond pumped for her to have her own story. Georgia Cates delivered. Shallow was everything I'd hoped for and so much more. Seriously, the story, particularly Payton, was almost too awesome to handle.

In Shallow, just like Going Under, you have another privileged girl falling for a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. It's a story of a girl who has everything, but only wants one thing: love. It's a story of a boy who is looking for another hook-up, but stumbles into the love of a lifetime. I said this with my review of Going Under: the particular story isn't anything new, but with characters that you will love and root for, Georgia Cates delivers stories that will win you over.

I would love nothing more than to sit here and gush, gush, gush over Payton and Nick. These two are some of my favorite characters I've read in quite a while. Payton is truly one of a kind. With her smart mouth and "never back down" attitude, she was clearly (in my mind) written for me.

"Sarcasm, insult, and mockery...my work here was done."

I'm serious, I want to be best friends with Payton. I could only hope to be half as awesome as this girl.

As for Nick, we're talking Swoon City here, ladies. Nick is exactly my favorite type of bad boy. He's actually not that bad at all. Sure, he sleeps around, but that's something I can overlook. What matters to me is that he is good to girl he loves. That he is sincere and honest. And holy geez, the boy apparently has some serious skills. *waggles eyebrows*

Shallow was everything I hoped for and more. I got a great love story, characters that made me laugh and cry, and I just had a darn good time reading it. I know I've already said this multiple times in this review, but Payton Archer is one of the best, funniest characters I've ever read. I honestly hate to let Nick and her go. And when you leave a book with those feelings, you can truly not ask for more. To tell the truth, I may or may not have already started begging Georgia for another Going Under book. Fingers crossed!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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