Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Review: The Vincent Boys

The Vincent Boys
By: Abbi Glines
Release Date: October 12, 2011
Series: The Vincent Boys

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....


This is a classic story of a love triangle, but I think Abbi Glines brings a great aspect and twist to it. This theme is timeless and the characters in this book are great to read about. We meet the Vincent cousins Sawyer and Beau, they have been best friends with Ashton since they were little kids running around and climbing trees. Nothing could separate the three of them, that is until the boys start to notice girls, and vice versa. Sawyer made the first move and he and Ashton are now together.

Fast forward three years and they are still together. But in the background Beau is still there, watching and secretly wanting Ashton but she has changed. She's turned into someone who is perfect just like Sawyer deserves, but deep down that isn't who she is, even if she is the preacher's daughter. There is a strong need for her to be perfect, but this summer Sawyer goes away with his family and she feels like finally letting loose.

She sure does let loose with Beau in tow. Their relationship together is strong and passionate. I can feel the intensity of their bond and it's as if they belong together, but she is still with Sawyer. But at the same time being with Beau makes her feel free and finally she feels like herself. No need to be perfect. Their relationship grows more as Sawyer is still away, but then he comes back and everything has to stop. There are rumors running around about Beau and Ashton but of course they used to be friends so that's all it is. Until finally Ashton can't take it anymore and she finally lets Sawyer knows that it's over. She is choosing Beau. But this leads the two Vincent boys to an argument and then a truth comes out that was really not expected, but completely makes sense in the story.

Overall this was a good book. Very interesting, I'm not sure if the cover really relates to the characters as much as I would think, but I still like it independently. Interesting quick and easy fun read. The only thing is there are a couple religious references and I'm never really fond of them but it wasn't the main point of the book. It was just there sometimes. Overall okay book.

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