October 9, 2012

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

Title: Shallow

Author: Georgia Cates

Source: ebook from author for blog tour

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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?

My take...
Payton wants a guy like her best friend’s boyfriend, Jessie. She wants someone that will give her the moon and the stars. She wants truly, madly, deeply. Nick is always looking for his next lay. But something changed in him the night this beautiful girl rear ends his car. He is totally smitten. Could Payton be the one to change Nick from ‘playah’ to boyfriend? Can Nick be the one to give Payton everything she has ever wanted? Can Payton learn to let go others expectations for her life and just live her own life?

I thought I loved Going Under, even without it being a mermaid story. (To understand that comment you will have to read my review of Going Under.) I even thought I loved Payton in Going Under, with her sarcastic smart mouth. But I had no idea that I would love her love her in Shallow, but she ended up blowing me away. That girl is something else: witty, smart, beautiful. Yep, Nick is going to have his hands full with her.

Nick was also just as great. I love that he is so smart, fabulously good looking, and knows what he wants to do with his life. He is not the bad boy per say, he just gets around...quite a bit. So he has earned that bad boy reputation. At least when Payton comes charging into his life, he realizes he doesn't want that reputation any more. And what girl wouldn't want to be the one to change a guy from player to the totally faithful boyfriend?

So yeah, I am certainly diggin a certain author right now. Like a lot! Georgia absolutely gets it when it comes to teens. She knows how they think, how they should act, what they are feeling. And she writes it out and makes the story believable. I think I could be happy reading her books over and over again. Now I need more of these characters from this series. So get busy woman…write me some more stories! Trust me peoples you are gonna love this series. So get on it and read it...like now!

Fav quotes...
I was sure I didn't have a shot in hell at being what she wanted, yet I needed the confirmation in case I was wrong. "Tell me what you're looking for."
Her smile was breathtakingly beautiful. "I want truly, madly, deeply."
He reached for my hand, pulled me inside his house and shut the door.  He put his hands around my waist and pulled me close. "Girl, I've missed you and I'm about to mess up your lip gloss."

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  1. Love Payton! Glad you loved this too. :)

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