Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Review & Signed Book Giveaway: The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys #1) by Abbi Glines

The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys #1) by Abbi Glines
Published October 30th 2012 by Simon Pulse
Get seduced by a sizzling account of attraction and betrayal in this previously self-published phenomenon.

There was something wicked about Beau that drew me to him. What was wrong with me? Why did I want to sin so badly?

Ashton is getting tired of being good, of impressing her parents and playing ideal girlfriend to Sawyer Vincent. Sawyer is perfect, a regular Prince Charming, but when he leaves town for the summer, it’s his cousin Beau who catches Ashton’s eye. Beau is the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, and even though he’s dangerous, Ashton is drawn to him.

Beau loves his cousin like a brother, so the last thing he wants to do is make a move on Sawyer’s girl. Ashton is off-limits, absolutely. That’s why he does his best to keep his distance, even though he’s been in love with her forever. When Ashton wants to rekindle their childhood friendship in Sawyer’s absence, Beau knows he should say no.

Ashton and Beau don’t want to hurt Sawyer. But the more they try to stay away from each other, the more intense their urges become. It’s getting way too hard to resist… 

My Thoughts
Absolutely engaging!

I’ve had The Vincent Boys on my bookshelf for some time. Not quite sure why I’ve put it off for so long seeing as many of my trusted book friends have read and enjoyed this book. Well, better late than never and let me tell you… I finished it one sitting.

Ashton, Sawyer and Beau have been best friends since they were kids. However, when Ashton and Sawyer becomes an item, Beau takes a step back and regrets never sharing how he truly feels about Ashton. But, she’s his cousin’s girlfriend now, and Beau knows he’ll never be good enough for Ashton.

When Sawyer leaves for a few weeks during the summer, Ashton and Beau rekindle their friendship and inevitably their feelings for each other surface with a powerful punch. Ashton knows that the right thing to do is to salvage the relationship between these two boys, but Beau knows what he can and can’t live without.

I really enjoyed this dual narrative between Ashton and Beau. It was nice to get a different perspective of Beau’s feels directly him, which proved to be revealing and rewarding. I really liked this character and felt his emotional struggle of loving his cousin’s girl. Beau was definitely the underdog in this story, and whenever the underdog comes out slightly ahead, I find myself applauding enthusiastically.

There were a couple of reasons I took one star off my rating. First, I wish Beau and Ashton would have waited to start exploring their feelings for each other until after Ashton had a chance to break it off with Sawyer. I really didn’t like the cheating element to the story. Secondly, I would have liked to see the targeted bullying handled differently between Sawyer and Ashton. Sawyer should not have let that happen despite how hurt he was and I know Ashton was a strong enough character to defend herself. That was a bit disappointing to see that play out. However, those are very minor details compared to how much I enjoyed the overall story.

Very engaging! I can’t wait to jump into the next installment!
4 Suns
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10 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  2. Thank you for a chance at such an awesome giveaway!!

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  3. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed this. I read it several years ago and enjoyed it. I think a reread is in order. Thanks for sharing your review and reminding me about this one.

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  4. It sounds like an engaging story that is worth the read!

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  5. I love Abbi Glines!! This is one of her books on my TBR list and I'm looking forward to reading it!

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  6. post anything? Well, I am addicted to giveaways even though I spend more time o them than reading. I am thinking about starting a blog where I can post all sorts of giveaways for books and book related things from other blogs. That way I have it all in one spot. But then again, I would miss out on the teasers, blurbs, and excerpts I read to find new books. Life shouldn't be this hard in the online world...

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  7. And thank you for sharing the book. It looks like a great read.

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  8. I love her books thanks for the chance

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  9. Thanks for the FAB giveaway! I love her books they are definitely keepers.

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  10. I keep hearing that this author's books are amazing.

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