Friday, April 20, 2012

Tour and Review: Going Under by Georgia Cates

Going Under
By Georgia Cates
Genre: YA

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 Thoughts:
Going Under is a wonderfully romantic read. I really enjoyed the main characters Jessie and Claire. Jessie has that typical "bad" boy appeal complete with shoulder tattoo, but is really a responsible sweet guy under that tough exterior. While Jessie has had a rough childhood Claire seems to have had life handed to her on a silver spoon. I enjoyed Jessie and Claire's verbal sparring in the beginning of the story. and later their smokin hot chemistry was perfect. Their love story was a lot of fun to read. The romance between them was definitely my favorite part of Going Under.

Sadly Claire's best friend Payton was one of the worst characters I have ever encountered. Everything she said was a forced snarky comeback. it was like she didn't know how to talk like a normal person and it drove me crazy. I hated pretty much every scene she happened to be in.

Another problem I had was here is Jessie this incredibly smart guy and he allows himself to be put in a horrible situation and acts as if he doesn't have a choice. Even when a friend offers him an alternative to said situation he chooses to remain. I know I'm being really vague but Georgia Cates does a great job of revealing things at just the right time and I don't want to spoil anything.

I loved the ending. So many times an author will leave a book so that you have to decide if the characters have a happy ending or not. Cates finishes this book so that you know exactly what is in store for Jessie and Claire. 

So even though Going Under wasn't a perfect read for me it was still a sweet romance that had me feeling the love. 

Author Bio:

In addition to being an author Georgia is a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse.

She recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to her list of things that keep her busy, but she is ecstatic to release her debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book in The Vampire Agápe Series. 

Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, she is easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When not tied up with family or delivering babies, she is working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series. 

You can visit Georgia Cates at the following sites: 


  1. Great review. Always fair and honest. I need some more contemporary titles to read. Think I'll be checking this one out. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I'm so glad to be featured at My Neurotic Book Affair. Thanks for the work you invested in reading and reviewing of Going Under. Thank you for clearly defining the differences in what you enjoyed and did not.



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