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{Blog Tour} Shallow by Georgia Cates: Review and Giveaway!




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Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the second part of the Going Under Blog Tour. Today, check out AimeeJo’s review of Shallow, book two in the Going Under Series.   In addition, the author is giving away eBooks, Swag and Signed Print Copies throughout the tour, so make sure you follow along for your chance to win! And as always, don’t forget to add it to your shelf on Goodreads.












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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 down…fast 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 it…at 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 most…it’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?











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The second book in Georgia Cates’ Going Under series, Shallow, was a nice, simple read. What it lacked in depth, it made up for in mysterious circumstances between Payton’s family and Nick’s. I enjoyed Payton as a character. She’s smart, witty and has a sharp tongue and she’s not afraid to use it. Nick, on the other hand, was your average player who meets his match.


The highlight of the story for me was the storyline of Nick’s mysterious mother. I enjoyed this slowly coming undone until we finally figure out what the whole picture is. The anticipation built and I had hopes that it didn’t go the way I thought it might (it didn’t). Moreover, I was glad to be proven wrong on my theories for the plot. While the romance didn’t inspire too much, the mysterious plot was enough to keep my reading until the very end.


While the story is very simple, breezy read, it still was an entertaining read. Plenty of conflict throughout the story, haunting pasts, Shallow does make for a good afternoon read.




My Rating

3 out of 5 Controllers

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