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Going Under: Going Under Series: Book I (A Going Under Novel 1) [Kindle Edition]

Georgia Cates
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Book Description

Jesse 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 but his determination to leave it behind is fervent. He sees an opportunity to snag a college football scholarship when he’s transferred to East Franklin High School but Forbes Henderson has other plans. The player Jesse intends to replace doesn’t plan on giving up his spot as starting quarterback so a rivalry is born. Jesse is determined to show his nemesis that he’s not only going to take his position as first string quarterback, he’s going to take his girl, too.

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

Going Under is Book 1 of 2 in the Going Under Series but may be read as a stand alone. This is a second edition with new editing and added scenes.

This is a mature young adult/new adult novel and recommended for readers 16+ due to sexual content.

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About the Author

Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming an author. Despite the struggle, she has no regrets in her decision to try this crazy life. It’s been an absolute blast. Learn more at: Twitter: Facebook:

Product Details

  • File Size: 2228 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475278837
  • Publisher: Georgia Cates Books, LLC; 2nd edition (March 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007J7FTZI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and emotional read! April 24, 2012
By Latoya
Format:Kindle Edition
Love, Love, Love!!! That pretty much sums it up. The characters Jessie and Claire are swoon worthy, because it is so easy to fall for them. I couldn't help but get caught up in the emotion of this book, and it was like the feelings transferred from the page. This story is so beautifully written and realistic. It a good representation of how circumstances don't define who you are. Jessie is seen as trouble and no good for Claire, but this bad boy is super smart, and has heart. Claire is seen as the good girl, who does what is expected of her but she is more than that. Though they both are from opposite spectrum's of the social hierarchy, the chemistry between them ignites and what starts as a game of who can tempt who first becomes much more than they expected. There is a part towards the end that made my heart literally fall to the floor, and I thought there is no way it can end like that. Cates' writing style draws you in so well that you feel as if you are apart of this world. Absolutely fantastic read!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SOOOO GOOOD!!!!! March 15, 2012
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I loved this story! The witty banter, the lovable characters and a great story telling make this one of my favorite stories this year. I have never read this author before, but you can bet I will be looking at what else she has going on. Excellent!

Claire is from a wealthy family and is going out with the boy she is expected to date. Her best friend Payton steals the show with her laugh out loud verbal banter:

Payton: "And by the way, you've got something on your a**."
Claire: I spun around to look at the back of my dress as I pulled the skirt part around to look and said, "What is it?"
Payton: "Hot new Guy's eyes." She died out laughing. "I hope he got plenty of rest last night because his legs are gonna be real tired after he runs though your mind all day".

Payton does not like Claire's boyfriend so when the new poor kid Jessie starts making moves on Claire, Payton can see their chemistry and encourages their romance. But Jessie has a lot more going on in his private life than he is revealing and doesn't feel he deserves Claire. Then DRAMA, DRAMA, DRAMA that is really gooooood and romantic.

The part I loved the most was when Payton was talking. I really hope she gets her own book. She made me laugh out loud several times with her unique vocabulary. I learned words like "fauxpology" and "mansplation". She is too much and kept me in stitches. Claire and Jessie's romance is a page turner.

So good! The writing reminds me of Colleen Hoover's Point of Retreat (Slammed series) Simone Elkeles's,
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Abrupt ending April 1, 2012
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Let me start by saying that I loved Jessie and Claire. Lots of chemistry together that made it a great Y/A read. The only problem with the book is that I felt cheated out of the ending. The last chapter ends with a major cliffhanger and then we have an epilogue "Three years later". My question is why?? I wish the author would add that "missing" chapter and then go to an epilogue to make it a more satisfying read for everybody. I would still recommend this book though. I guess if one is prepared about what to expect they won't be as disappointed as I was :)

Post review added on 4/3/12
Due to the many complaints received about how the book ended, the author just added one more chapter and you can read it for free on her website!!
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Stop Letting the Cover decide your book choice July 11, 2012
By anaavu
Format:Kindle Edition
This review may seem slightly confusing, but that's because it was originally a co-review on my blog: [...]
How do I feel about Going Under?
Meh. Just like most romances. (For a huge contradiction, try Comeback Love A Novel, which I adored).

I picked this book up mostly for the cover. The synopsis had seemed fairly cliche, but I was hung up on the cover, which I've gotten into the bad habit of looking at first. Bad idea.

The first half of Going Under was actually really good. I enjoyed the teasing, witty exchanges; those were super entertaining. But all the mush and gush of the second half bored me out of my mind. The guy is in deep trouble and wants to protect girl. Girl doesn't care. They go through misunderstandings and hardships. Everything is cleared up and it's happily ever after. The author is a queen of cliches.

Although not my ideal heroine, Claire is actually pretty believable. When teased in front of the football players and cheerleaders, who wouldn't want to get back at Jessie Boone, and in the process, start to fall for him? I could relate to her feeling stifled under the pressure and expectations of her parents and friends. Jessie on the other hand. As far from a real teenage guy as humanly possible. Why can't the guys in novels be more normal and not raise our expectations of real-life guys so much? I swear I'm getting ready to write a novel where the guy plays video games and has pizza breath... I know of no real-life guys like Jessie Boone. He is super hot, yet sweet, sensitive, funny, basically the perfect guy, except he's poor and is forced to deal drugs. Other than his unfortunate circumstances, there is absolutely nothing wrong with him. That is NOT convincing!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it!!!!
I'm so in love with this story.....I read it all in one good....definitely worth's funny, romantic, tragic, and'll love it...
Published 3 months ago by LAN
4.0 out of 5 stars They were both really good.
I actually read the second book in this series first. They were both really good.
Published 3 months ago by Chrissy Gonzalez
4.0 out of 5 stars "You've got something all over your a**. What is it? Hot new guys...
What a great book!! This was my first book by Georgia and I think its safe to say that it won't be the last!! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Okay
I would recommend this book to everyone it's a great book.Get ready for a rollercoaster ride with this book.I was laughing one minute then crying the next.
Published 4 months ago by Tammy Adkins
4.0 out of 5 stars once you get past the high school chapters a beautiful and emotional...
Jesse is playing games with Claire to get under her boyfriends skin. He is becoming jealous of Jesse since he took his spot as quarterback and now he is paranoid he is trying to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by annmric
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quick read
This was a good quick read as I snuggle in on a winter night. Tried this book as I have already read her beauty series. Read more
Published 4 months ago by samatha
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Sweet characters and sweet read.
Claire and Jesse were an inferno. I loved the good girl meets bad boy story line. Read more
Published 4 months ago by tnbookaddict
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly AMAZING!
Really good story with a strong plot and great characters that can stand alone in their own stories! Claire and Jesse are great together and the drama Jesse holds is admirable. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Denise Bolds
2.0 out of 5 stars Too young for me
I couldn't finish this book, not making it through the third chapter. It's not the author's fault; I simply dislike reading high school romances.
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars really good teen book
This setting is all set for teen love and how u have the one best friend u tell all your secrets too and how u fall in love with the bad boy(in which he was really the bad boy but... Read more
Published 5 months ago by amanda
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Georgia Cates is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author of The Beauty Series. She resides in Mississippi with her husband and two daughters. Please visit for additional information.

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