Friday, 24 February 2012

A Review for The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys #1) by Abbi Glines

Posted by Donna
Published Date: October 17th, 2011
Finished Date: February 24th, 2012
Source: Freebie off of Amazon - 2012 TBR Reading Challenge
Format: Kindle
Pages: 174
The Blurb from Goodreads:  Being the good girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ashton Gray has grown weary of playing the part to please her parents, and to be worthy of the town’s prince charming, Sawyer Vincent. Maybe That’s why she’s found herself spending time with Sawyer’s cousin, Beau, while he’s away for the summer camping with his family. Beau is nothing like her perfect boyfriend. He’s the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, dangerous in ways she’s only day dreamed about, and the one guy she should stay away from.
Beau never envied Sawyer his loving parents, his big nice home, or his position as quarterback. He loves him like a brother. Which is why he's tried everything in his power to keep his distance from Sawyer’s girlfriend. Even if he has loved her since the age of five, Ashton is Sawyer’s girl, so therefore she’s off limits. But when Sawyer leaves for the summer, Ashton, the one girl Beau would move Heaven and Earth for, decides she wants to get into trouble. Stabbing the one person who’s always accepted him and stood by him in the back, is the cost of finally holding Ashton Gray in his arms. Is she worth losing his cousin over?.... Hell Yeah.
The Review: Can you believe I got this book for free off of Amazon UK? Honestly, this is why I love Amazon/Authors when they put up free kindle books because it gives me the opportunity to read books that I probably wouldn't have bought right away - due to my ever growing to-be-read pile. And yes, I'm seriously kicking myself for not having bought  this book before because is pretty amazing and I'm dying to read what's next.

Since Ashton was a young girl, she has always had two best friends - Sawyer and Beau who are cousins. Beau and Ashton used to cause all the trouble and Sawyer used to get them out of trouble. The three of them together were always so close but when Ashton starts dating Sawyer that all changes and for some reason her and Beau no longer speak. As the years pass Ashton finds herself changing to be a good girl - acting how she should and always doing the right thing to please Sawyer but when Sawyer goes on vacation during the summer, Ashton soon finds herself re-kindly her friendship with Beau but is it becoming something more? And can they fight off their feelings for one another so they don't hurt Sawyer?

Wow, The Vincent Boys is a heart-pounding story - one that is about first love, betrayal, loss and hidden secrets. From start to finish Abbi Glines captivated me with her easy writing and her fun loving storyline that I'm left dying to try more of her work. I'll I have heard is how good her writing is and honestly, I'm glad I'm not disappointed!

Abbi has created some fantastic characters with Ashton and Sawyer but there was one that is a total stand out and of course that's Beau. Sigh! He's the bad boy of the town;  he lives in a trailer, his mother works in a bar, he drinks and he gets into fights and most of all he has a slutty girlfriend but despite all this, you still want him. He's portrayed as a bad boy but appearances aren't everything. Deep down he's such a lovable guy and I'm questioning how the hell do authors come up with characters that are like Beau? He's adorable, hot and sexy and I need a Beau! I adored his relationship with Ashton and mainly I loved finding out how they were friends when they were young children. They were thick as thieves back then - always the two getting into trouble but through-out every Beau always protects Ashton and I loved it!

Now most importantly....there's a book two...yay! I am so not ready to leave these characters behind. When I found out there is going to be another book I was uber excited so I'm seriously happy about that and June 2012 cannot come quick enough! 

Highly recommended for a contemporary romance fan! 


Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Wow, sounds like an awesome book. I love when you find random books like this on Amazon, it just makes your day! Great review!!!

Adriana C said...

I have it in my kindle (I got it free too), I need to read it soon.
Great review!!

Sam (Realm of Fiction) said...

I grabbed this while it was free too and it definitely sounds like it is one of the best freebies you can get! I am really looking forward to starting this next - and meeting Beau. ;) Great review Donna!

Krazzyme(Young Readers) said...


Best news I've heard!
Krazyyme @ Young Readers

Alyssa_Susanna said...

I liked this book. Not enough to read the next book, The Vincent Brothers, but enough to say, that wasn't a waste of my time. It was pretty engrossing in terms of the romance. I like Ash and Beau. I like the good-guy/bad-guy choice that Ash needed to make. I didn't really like the fact that she actually cheated on Sawyer though. She was still with him!!! She should've broken things off before running off with Beau. But either way. It was a good book.
Thanks for the review!

Alyssa Susanna :)

Sarah Handrich said...

Awesome book! One of my favorites!

Kelly said...

I have had the book since it was free too and I still haven't read it but your review makes me want to pick it up right now! Darn I have two books to read first. But now I want a Beau too and I haven't read it! Thanks

Christina Kit. said...

It's a great romance, I really liked the small town vibe as well.

Gaby said...

Aw, this book does seem like a fun summer read! I like that a part of it
was told in Beau's POV, it's always interesting to see both sides of
the story. Also, I love that Sawyer's flaws made him even better!
Fantastic review. :)

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