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Shallow (Going Under #2)

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Nick Hawke wants his car fast and his girls faster. He blows through them quicker than his muscle car races down the drag strip in Collinsville and he wouldn’t have it any other way. He’s determined to avoid the devastation he has watched his father endure in the aftermath of his mother’s abandonment. He believes there is no room in his life or his heart for a relationship ...more
Second Edition, 201 pages
Published September 21st 2012 by Georgia Cates
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♥adinda ♥
this is NICK .. i think <3

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and my version of payton, well i used to chose sasha pieterse but i think that ashley benson is more fit and i think sasha is way too young so kinda feel like its inappropriate Lol (edited):

but when i saw the date, i was like :

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wait wait wait ...
is this an inspiration?

edited ... again :D

HAH !!! i read it at last. there's nothing else to say except I LOVE IT !!!
Georgia Cates
Sep 25, 2012 Georgia Cates added it  ·  (Review from the author)

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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.”

This has to be one of the most .... most .... make-the-butterflies-in-your-stomach-fly-real-high book I read this year !!!! Le sigh , I'm in love with this book . Would I call it cheesy ? NOOO ! would I call it corny ? NEVER ! I just dont know what to call it ! Its yummy a
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Nov 24, 2012 Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey) by: supa gurl book tours
Shelves: reviewed
Quick review:

Cover: Pretty
Rating: R
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: Another story that was hard to put down
Characters: Good
Plot: Rich girl, bad boy fighting the odds to make a relationship work
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Nick

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This story I think was better than the first. Not everyone talked in metaphors or rather smart ass talk. The story felt similar to the other one but different. It was hard to put down. I like how we got to see some of t
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
! Going Under series, book 1 & 2 (complete series). Cute YA coming-of-age stories - 2 privileged (girl) friends meet 2 guys from the “wrong side” of town.

Both books are entwined so I recommend reading them together as a set. To me this ended up one of those “feel good” series and I fell in love with all four protagonists. Both books have detailed descriptions to get you started. Here are my 2 cents:

Going under, Book 1
Jessie Boone (18 years/student/black hair/light blue eyes) is beyond wond
Oct 08, 2012 Andrea rated it it was amazing
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 Shall
Gloria Green
Sep 22, 2012 Gloria Green rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Shallow. Nick was one of those d-bags that was gettin with the skanks. He had "Jedi sex Tricks" for goodness sakes. But then he meets Payton. She gives it to him in the rear, I mean she rears ends him, as in a car accident. Ha!!! Get out of the gutter people. Nick fell hard and fast for Payton. What's not to love about a southern girl with a smart mouth. I started stressing when things were getting too good between Payton and Nick. That's usually when crap hits the fan,an ...more
Sep 01, 2014 Fanny rated it it was amazing

Tenia muchisimas ganas de leer este libro despues de leer Going Under y conocer el caracter tan alocado y divertido de Payton, sabia que seria una protagonista fantastica, puesto que fue solo un personaje secundario en el libro anterior y la ame, asi que sabia que leer desde su perspectiva seria aun mejor.
Aunque puedan decir que que este libro es uno mas con la tematica chica virgen-chico mujeriego, nunca me cansare de leer libros asi, sobre todo si son tan divertidos como este.
Me gusto muchisim
Autumn Review
Oct 09, 2012 Autumn Review rated it it was amazing
I was so excited that Payton got her own book. I loved her in Going Under and connected with her right away. I can think of a handful of characters I've identified with like Payton. She just drew me in. Payton is a solid character with a strong voice and personality.

Because Payton has a firm presence, I knew she would need a guy to keep up with her. So, when I met Nick Hawke *sigh*, I knew she met her match. Nick is cocky, snarky, and exudes sex appeal. But, he's also a lot deeper than I initia
Oct 13, 2012 Heather rated it it was ok
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Linda Sims
Dec 10, 2012 Linda Sims rated it liked it

This is a straight forward classic romance, between the feisty heroine Payton Archer, and tattooed bad boy Nick Hawke. When Payton drives into the back of Nicks car on the way to watch a street race. She has no idea this gorgeous guy is one of the drivers in the race. Nick is friends with Jessie Boone the hero from the first book. Jessie warns Nick to stay away from Payton, she's not the usual type of girl he hooks up with. But that's easier said than done.
This is a pleasant
Jess (Little Book Heaven)

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You see.. Even Mary Poppins agrees, this book was fabulous! I couldn't put it down. The chemistry between Nick and Payton was off the charts and I loved that epilogue. It was great to see Jessie and Claire again, and I really hope for a third book, about Dane and Dallas because I can't get enough of this series!
Sara Bree High
Sep 25, 2012 Sara Bree High rated it it was amazing
Shallow (Going under # 2)
Georgia Cates

Georgia .. Oh Georgia , sweet sweet Georgia Thank you!!! My life is better because your beautiful mind created one fabulous Nick Hawke, and Sassy Payton Archer. Wowza! Yes that is what this book did.. Wowza!

Payton is friends with Claire.( book 1) She wants what Claire and our other bad boy we live to love Jessie have.. Love!

I was worried at first since I always worry when second books focus on other characters. Although I felt like this worked well. I enjoye
Sep 23, 2012 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Holy hot chemistry! Nick and Payton are explosive. Cates takes her story writing up another notch in Shallow. I was not sure I could love Shallow more than I did Going Under, but I was wrong. Dead wrong! Shallow has it all, a female lead who doesn't take crap and tells it like it is, the bad boy *swoon*, enough sexual tension to drive you insane waiting on the first kiss, and even that manipulative nasty skank we all hate. Did I mention it is in both PoV, how awesome is that. Talk about an emoti ...more
Sep 29, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: teenage-drama, cute
It was going to be a five star yo until the last few pages.

I HATE epilogues. It ruins it for me. I like leaving the future up to the imagination. I like to believe what I want to believe not have an epilogue which makes that pointless.

Other than that I really enjoyed this book, more so than the first which is quite rare.

Nick was unbelievably sexy. I loved everything about him.

Payton what just a smart mouthed and a totally awesome heroin.
I loved the stupid random banter between them both. It
This book was an excellent follow up to the original. I absolutely LOVED Payton and Nick story. Nick was a bad boy turned good but he was so sweet to Payton. I loved Payton's sassy attitude, her and Nick got along well. Georgia even put in a couple twists that I didn't see coming but truly added to the story:) I would have to say that Shallow was just as great as Going Under. I loved that we got to follow along with Claire and Jessie also. It was great to see how they were doing after their stor ...more
Georgia Cruz
Oct 04, 2012 Georgia Cruz rated it it was amazing
I loved and devoured every page of this book! When I thought nothing can beat Jessie & Claire's story, well I have it all wrong because Payton & Nick's story is much more sweet & romantic. But it doesnt mean I dont like Jessie Boone. I laughed out loud when there's this scene where Payton is still wooing/seducing Jessie to get bow chika wow wow with her. And the fact that Jessie's bad boy image can turn out to be a good boy to his vows to not do the "deed" itself.

Hands down to Ms. G
Sarah 'Oh how I LOVE a bad boy xx'
What a Beautiful, gorgeous, sweet, funny read xx
I enjoyed this book as much, if not a little more than the first one ! x

I loved the spark and the banter between 'Nick and Payton'

Nick's perfect transformation from 'Bad Boy' to oh so attentive Romantic Hero xx

Oh..... And Nick's Journal..... Aaawwwwww xx

I knew there was a twist coming in the middle.... BUT hadn't quite seen that one coming !!!!?

All in all... a great read xx
Lynsey A
3.5 stars In this book we have Payton, Claire's best friend, and Nick, an old friend of Jesse's from his life in Connersville. Payton has a smart mouth and lots of sass. I liked her for the most part but was a bit put out with her in the end when she was so stubborn about the situation that put a temporary end to her relationship with Nick. She seemed pretty childish to me about the situation, which I guess makes a bit of sense since she is only 18 or 19 in this book. Still, it bothered me.

Oct 05, 2012 April rated it it was amazing
another fun read! love Payton!
Oct 29, 2012 Tana rated it really liked it
Shallow (Going Under #2) by Georgia Cates

Shallow is the second book in the Going Under series by Georgia Cates, the plot is a fun and enjoyable read. This is the first book I’ve read by Georgia Cates so of course I know have to go read Going Under soon. I really enjoyed Georgia’s writings and the story flows well I laughed out loud a few times and loved the Payton smart mouth and quick comebacks.

Payton Archer is one tough girl, says what she thinks and thinks she knows what she wants for her lif
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
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 fr
Jan 05, 2015 Sana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Shallow introduced me to two great main characters and while, I am glad I got a chance to read it, it falls short slightly. Payton wants her ever after but she doesn't want to get hurt after the whole Cooper fiasco. So until someone better comes along, she's stuck between Mom and Dad aka Claire and Jessie.

However, Payton does not take anyone's bullshit and she knows how to put people in their places. In short, she's simply badass. So when Nick aka Hawke takes a fancy to her and uses every trick
Audrie Cruz-Sealey
Oct 09, 2012 Audrie Cruz-Sealey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Oh, this is so goood! I loved Payton in "Going Under" so I was so happy when I found out that she had her own story :). I also like that we get more of Claire and Jessie.

Payton has a mouth on her and has no filter, which is why I love her.

"Why be difficult, when with only a little bit of effort, you can be impossible?"

So Payton, Claire, and Jessie crossed over to Jessie's old territory to watch a drag race. While driving to the race, Payton gets into a fender bender with Nick Hawke (who is on
Sep 26, 2012 Kwinn rated it it was amazing
the first book main characters
Jessie Bad boy , Lot's of tats .boy from collinsville
dealer of drugs because her grandma made her to do it psh ..
For short Jessie got a fucked up life .

Claire princess (jessie's word ) rich girl good girl
from franklin .

I Love the first book even though the last chapter makes me
sad because i thought that jessie is totally dead .
but good thing it has an epilogue that part totally cheer me up
because not only Jessie is alive he got his baby boone too .

The 2nd book
Oct 08, 2012 Ellen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, blog-tours, arc
Let me begin by saying what a huge Georgia Cates fan I am. I absolutely fell in love with Jessie Boone in Going Under. Jessie and Claire's story was amazing. Payton Archer is Claire's best friend, and Shallow is Payton and Nick's story, which is amazing. This book is so good. I loved Payton's character in Going Under and was so excited when I found out there was going to be a book about her. She is snarky, outspoken, not easily intimated, and used to getting her way. She is not afraid to say wha ...more
Oct 25, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, blog-tours
See review on my blog:

Shallow is the story of two teenagers, Payton and Nick, who accidentally meet due to a car accident: since that day they couldn't remove each other from their mind. Nick has always been a Playah, the typical guy who has always played with girls without caring about the consequences; Payton instead is a direct and impulsive girl, with a breastplate of iron but a very sensitive and tender heart. It is she, with her directness and impul
Michelle Book Briefs
Oct 07, 2012 Michelle Book Briefs rated it it was amazing
I loved Shallow even more than the first book, Going Under. Shallow can be read alone but I would recommend reading Going Under first so you can be introduced to Jessie and Claire. I loved Jessie and Claire and I didn't really think anyone could top them. I have such a soft spot for faux bad boys that have a sweet side- and Jessie did big time. So I thought there was no way that I would connect with Payton and Nick in the same way. But I was so very wrong. I liked Payton and Nick even MORE than ...more
Kat (Kindred Dreamheart)
It’s been a while since I’ve devoted the time to reading an entire book in one sitting. While life still went on and I had my duties, I still managed to read this novel in a little less than 8.5 hours. This series only get better and better. I honestly didn’t think the author could top the Jessie-Claire romance in the last book. Now I find myself saying the same thing about this one; while keeping my fingers crossing and secretly hoping that she does. Whereas Going Under was reminiscence of Grea ...more
Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
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 l ...more
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