October 2, 2012

Going Under Blog Tour by Georgia Cates {Review & Give@way}

Title: Going Under

Author: Georgia Cates

Source: ebook for blog tour

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Thank you AToMR for hosting the tour

Jessie Boone is a self proclaimed bad boy and doesn’t march to the beat of anyone’s drum, but his own. Growing up in less than desirable circumstances has made him no stranger to the hard knock life and his determination to leave it behind is fierce. When he finds himself transferred to East Franklin High School, he sees his opportunity to use his athletic ability to snag a college football scholarship, but Forbes Henderson, the player Jessie means to replace isn’t giving up his spot willingly. In fact, Forbes is willing to go to extreme measures to retain his place as first string quarterback. When Forbes’ malicious plan to injure his replacement fails, Jessie is furious and determined to show him he messed with the wrong person; not only is he going to take the position of first string quarterback, he’s going to take his girl, too.

Claire Deveraux is perfection at it’s best. She is beautiful, intelligent and unaware she just became Jessie Boone’s conquest as revenge against her boyfriend, Forbes Henderson. Like her flawless performance as the perfect daughter and student, Claire’s production of being the perfect girlfriend has everyone fooled, except Jessie Boone, and she fears this tattooed bad boy will see her secret desire to explore his crude threats and promises to rock her perfect world. If she decides to give in to one uninhibited moment with Jessie, will she learn too late that it was all an act of vengeance or will Jessie learn the taste of first love is sweeter than that of revenge?

My take...
This is gonna sound really lame, and I have probably mentioned it before. But when I agree to read a book sometimes a couple months will go by since I read the summary up until I actually read the book. So yeah, here I am starting the book and a little ways in I am expecting a mermaid to jump out at me at some point. Being a little dumbfounded as to why there is no mention of merpeople or even oceans I go and read the goodreads summary and realize that it is not even a supernatural/paranormal book. I feel so stupid.
 {Insert good friend Hootie saying ‘Lame’ right about…NOW}

But in all honesty, I was super glad that it wasn't a mermaid book. I just finished the amazing Flukes by Nichole Chase and didn't want to give it any competition so soon. And you are probably wondering why I thought it was a mermaid book? It was the cover. Did I love the book even though there were no said merpeople? Abso-freakin-lutely!!

Yes, the book was fabulous and I found myself falling head over heels in love with both Jessie and Claire. Both come from completely different social circles but both present a side to the world that is unlike their true natures. So in a lot of ways they are the same. I know you see the bad boy character that falls for the goody goody girl character in a lot of books. But Georgia makes it different somehow. I can’t put my finger on it…maybe it’s the way she writes. She makes it a little more realistic than some of the other books out there.

One of the things I liked most, besides Jessie and Claire, is Payton. Lord help me that girl is a riot. She ALWAYS had a snarky, sarcastic comeback for EVERYTHING! Take notes people; you could learn a few things from her.  I definitely look forward to reading her story in Shallow.

If you haven’t read this book…please, please give it a try. It is hilarious and swoony and downright addictive. And that ending had me smiling ear to ear. Well done, Georgia, well done.

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1 comment:

  1. OMG that is so funny! I love Payton too. She's my favorite! Thanks for being part of the tour!