Review: The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

May 26, 2013 read a longs, Review 4

The Vincent BoysPages: 
Published: 
Series: The Vincent Boys #1
Source: Purchased on Kindle

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Summary
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 & Review

 I read The Vincent Boys for the Spring into Summer read along. I again, was last(or close too it) and as the other girls reviews started to pop up I got more and more nervous about reading it. Their reviews weren’t good; but I buckled down last night and read it in a sitting.

Ashton, Beau and Sawyer were best friends since childhood. Then when Ash grew up both boys lusted after her … and Sawyer got her. It’s the summer before senior year and Sawyer is away with his family. Ash has no one so she tried to rekindle her old friendship with Beau. Obviously they do more than rekindling their friendship and by the time Sawyer returns they are head over heels for each other…

The characters. I honestly didn’t care about any of them. I liked a few of them well enough but the attachment with them was zero. Ashton was just the stereotypical perfect preachers daughter who really has a bad side. It’s been done countless times so she didn’t surprise me. I did like Ashton though, even if I hated half of her choices. Beau I had a love/hate relationship with. From the first of the story I thought he was such an asshole but throughout the book I did like him at certain parts. He was just overall really aggressive for no reason and irritating. Sawyer was just boring. I mean seriously. Plus I really hated how at the end he stood by and watched Ash get tortured for a while. Not cool.

The plot was extremely, extremely predictable. I knew what was going to happen before it happened. Well… except for that one thing at the end between the two boys. Yah… I didn’t see that coming at all. But the whole love triangle with childhood best friends-good boy has the girl-bad boy wants her. I knew it.

Now, that being said this is a total guilty pleasure read. I did enough the story and it’s fast paced and predictable. I finished it in a few hours so it’s not a tough book to read. If you want something that’s fairly light and a “snack” style read between books, pick this up. The character development is not there but it’s easy to read and will keep you entertained for a few hours. I will be reading the second book.

My Rating

3 Stars

4 Responses to “Review: The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines”

  1. Krista

    I read this book a few weeks ago. I’d definitely classify it as ‘Guilty Pleasure.’ I thought Ashton was completely devoid of personality and Beau’s violent nature was a bit…frightening (frankly).

    With that being said, it was a fluffy read, well edited, and the writing wasn’t bad. I didn’t want to kill myself while reading it.

    Nice review!
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