Friday, July 5, 2013

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines Review

From GoodReads:

"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:

The Vincent Boys is one hell of a love triangle.

Ashton, Sawyer, and Beau grew up together. Three best friends; one girl, the two boys being cousins. Ashton and Beau were always the troublemakers, while Sawyer was always the one trying to bail them out. Now in high school, Ash has been dating Sawyer for three years, and Beau and her have lost their friendship because of it. 

The summer before their Senior year, Sawyer goes away for most of the summer to spend some time with his brother. This leaves Ash at home, with basically nothing to do but volunteer at the church where her father is a Preacher, since her life has come to revolve around Sawyer. When Ash comes across Beau in a bind, she decides to help him, because "that is what is expected of her". Ashton has been putting on a show to be "perfect" for Sawyer, what she thinks he expects of her. But Beau sees right through Ash's fake persona, because even though they may not be close like they used to, Beau has never stopped watching her from afar.

"You really are a perfect little preacher's daughter, aren't you, Ash? Once upon a time you were a helluva lot more fun. Before you started sucking face with Sawyer, we used to have some good times together."

With Sawyer away and Ashton's best friend not around all that much during the summer, Ash turns to her Grana for advice. Her Grana being the one person in her family that Ash always felt she could be herself around. 

"Trouble can be a lot of fun. It's the straight and narrow that makes life tedious and boring. You're young, Ashton. I'm not saying you need to go out and ruin your life. I'm just saying some excitement is good for the soul."

When Ash thinks about her past, she truly starts to miss who she once was. She gives in, and Beau and Ash start to rekindle their old friendship. They soon learn how hard it is to forget their pasts, forget who they were, and push away feelings that have always been there. 

But there's one huge problem with all of this, Sawyer and Beau are family. The only family that Beau has. Ashton needs to decide if she is willing to rip apart a family. Beau needs to decide if he is willing to possibly lose his cousin, his best friend, his only family. It's a journey down a road neither one of them anticipated, but always expected.

I know this book came out a couple of years ago, but I am just getting to it. I read the "Too Far" series by Abbi Glines, and now I am determined to read the rest of her books! The Vincent Boys definitely did not disappoint! On to The Vincent Brothers (book 2)!



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