Thursday, 20 December 2012

Book Review: The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

Goodreads Summary: Beau Vincent is rude, bad, and dangerous to know. So why can't good girl Ashton Gray keep away from him? She already has the perfect boyfriend - her town's local Prince Charming, Sawyer Vincent. But Sawyer is away for the summer, and in the meantime Ashton is bored, and the heat between her and Beau is undeniable - as well as irresistible. Ashton is about to unleash her bad girl - but what will she do when Sawyer comes home? And how will Sawyer react when he returns to find his girlfriend in the arms of his best friend - and cousin?

Title: The Vincent Boys (NEW AND UNCUT)
Series: The Vincent Boys #1
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Release Date: First published 11th October 2011 - revised NEW and UNCUT version published 12th November 2012
Format: Kindle
Source: Bought

WOW, where have I been and why haven’t I read this earlier. I couldn’t put this one down. I had seen this around the blogosphere for a while and decided to buy it. Thought I would give it a try in between reading review books and I have been blown away. Mind you, this is the UNCUT version that I picked up without realising. Abbi Glines is a magician; her writing style and characters are addictive and I instantly fell in love with Beau. **sigh**

Beau and Sawyer Vincent are cousins that have grown up together. Have forever been best friends and team mates and also the best friends of Ashton Gray. Meeting Ashton when they were just five years old, they all rambled around the town and into mischief together. The three were always joined at the hip and taking care of one another. Until things started to change, they grew older and the boys noticed that Ashton was changing; she was changing into a GIRL.

When they were fourteen, Sawyer built up his courage and asked Ashton to be his girlfriend. They have been together now for 3 years. BUT, Sawyer has gone away on a family vacation into the mountains. Phone reception and computer internet services are questionable at best and Ashton is left to her own devices. Ashton keeps running into Beau, since Sawyer and Ashton became an item, he was left out of the loop and they haven’t spoken since.

Now for some reason, Ashton has taken it upon herself to make friends with Beau once again and make things right. She remembers all the fun and good times they all had together and wants that back. Beau keeps testing her boundaries and causing Ashton to have little tingling’s and heart thrashing moments. He wants to test Ashton to see what her true feelings are. With each visit, their feelings return and they find they need to find ways to see each other.

What will happen when Sawyer returns? Small towns always have gossip, what is everybody saying about Beau and Ashton being seen together? Being the Preacher’s daughter, what will good girl Ashton get up to? Who will win the heart of Ashton in the end?

This book took me on a journey of an emotional discovery. I was crying with Ashton; laughing with Ashton and oohing and aahing over Beau. It travels through the teenage heart with self-discovery, hard life decisions, loyalty and betrayal. I fell so hard for this book that I had to buy The Vincent Brothers and start it straight after. Please note though, that the UNCUT version does have a few scenes with sexy detailing that would be aimed at the more mature young adult. Any-who, highly recommend to all romance readers.


About the Author
Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books. Her debut novel, BREATHE, can be found in digital format at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Existence, a YA paranormal, was released December 13, 2011 by Wild Child Publishing. She also released a YA contemporary romance, The Vincent Boys this Fall. She just released her first New Adult contemporary, Because of Low. She is currently editing the second book in the Existence Trilogy, Predestined. If you want to find her then check Twitter first because she has a severe addiction to tweeting @abbiglines. She also blogs regularly but rarely about anything life changing. She also really enjoys talking about herself in third person.


1 comment:

  1. You know, I just saw this one in the store today and was like, "Why haven't I read this yet??" Great review Katie! Definitely makes me think I should have purchased it earlier!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction