Title: Going Under
By: Georgia Cates
Released: March 10th, 2012
My Copy: Blog Tour Review Copy
About the Book:
With a rocky past, Jessie starts a new school in hopes for a better start in life; a football scholarship to college. He joins the football team and impresses his coach but not the present quarterback Forbes Henderson. With his supreme talent, the coach replaces Forbes with Jessie as the quarterback. And just because, Jessie decides to get under Forbes’ skin a little more by trying to steal his girl, Claire. At first, it is all a game to Jessie. Flirt with her, win her over, and show Forbes that this meant nothing to him but then Claire starts to mean something to Jessie.
Claire is the average high school student in most ways. She is dating Forbes and knows that she should be happy with how her life is going, but she is not. When Jessie waltzes into her life, she is shocked because he intrigues her.
Both Jessie and Claire try to win the other over just to prove a point, but while trying, they fall for each other and become a couple. But is Jessie’s past too much for Claire to handle if he truly lets her in?
In all honestly, Going Under took me a little while to get into. Within the first 5 chapters, I was on board and needing to know what happened next. I love the characters Jessie and Claire for so many reasons. Jessie is someone who gets label as a “bad boy,” someone from the wrong side of the tracks. What most of East Franklin High School doesn’t know is that he is trying to live a better life. It may not always happen, but he is at least trying. You just want to root for him to succeed.
Claire was a great character because I felt like she was really real. When the relationship between her and Jessie becomes strained, she knows who he really is in her heart and is willing to fight for him. ~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~