Review: Going Under by Georgia Cates



Published: March 10, 2012
Format: eBook (Review)
Young Adult
Available: BarnesandNoble / Amazon

Book Blurb (Goodreads)

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 Review

I don’t usually read YA book, but the cover of this particular book drew me in; it really is mesmerizing.

Although I enjoyed the read, I thought it was your typical High School story…popular cheerleader at school falls for the bad boy.

Jesse Boone has had a hard life and all he wants to do is get a football scholarship and get out of his Grandmother’s house. So when he takes the quarterback position from the popular rich kid at the new school he just transferred to, things go from bad to worse. And to top it off, he’s falling for the lead cheerleader Claire.

Claire is the “popular” girl at school, but she doesn’t really like it much. What starts outs as a revenge plot to get back at Jesse for embarrassing her turns out to be more than she has bargained for. Because as much as she wants to hate him…she just can’t; instead, she is falling in love with him.

It was a good story, but like I said to me it read like your typical teenage romance. What keep me interested in the story was Jesse himself. He was a strong character and I thought a little more adult than the others in this story.

4 Kisses

About Your Author

I am a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse. I have recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to my list of things to keep be busy, but I am ecstatic to release my debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book inThe Vampire Agápe Series.

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