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The Vincent Boys
by Abbi Glines
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So this book is 100% guilty pleasure. I think I was slightly in love with Beau halfway through this book and I definitely thought I'd be a much better match for him than Ashton :) but in reality, Ashton and Beau were great for each other. If you're looking for a fun and sexy romance that's a great light read, I recommend this book. It's my first introduction to Abbi Glines but I'll definitely be reading more.
I'm a sucker for love triangles. This book was fun to read, I loved Beau and Ashton. A southern bad boy who plays football and has great abs? Sign me up! I liked that we got both their points of view, I think it makes the book more enjoyable to read. I'm sad that Beau and Ash stopped being friends for a while, they seemed so happy when they were kids. I understand Sawyer being upset and hurt after what happened with Ash and him, but he shouldn't have let everyone bully her like that. I'm glad Beau knocked some sense into him. I'm really surprised that Ashton's dad changed his view of Beau, he seemed like he really hated him. I'm glad it all worked out and Beau and Ash can be adorable together now.
Ashton Gray is tired of playing the perfect little princess. Tired of trying to please her religious parents and make herself worthy of the one and only Sawyer Vincent. Beau Vincent is nothing like his perfect cousin. He's sexy, dangerous, and alluring as all get out. In other words, the one guy she should stay away from. Still, she finds herself drawn to him despite everything. What's a girl to do?
Sound fairly familiar? Let's be honest, The Vincent Boys doesn't really bring anything new to the table in terms of story line. The plot is very predictable, but I pretty much knew that going in. Still, I can't deny that it was a pretty scrumptious way to pass a couple of hours. It might take a while for you to get hooked, but once you are it's difficult not to finish.
I had a love/hate relationship with Ashton most of the book. A good portion of the story is spent in Ashton's head, and it isn't always an easy place to be. Her definitions of a "good girl" versus a "bad girl" are fully fueled by her parents, and yet I feel like she was so hard on herself. I can't deny that I hated that she cheated, but the story wouldn't make sense otherwise. Plus, well, it is Beau after all.
Which leads me to Beau and Sawyer Vincent. Night and day, these two are pretty delicious each in their own way. I'm always a sucker for the bad boy. I admit it. Glines' puts these two at odds to allow for some tension, but really it is Beau that shines through it all. A bad boy with a heart of gold. If that doesn't draw you in, I really don't know what will. It definitely kept me reading.
I really felt like this book could have gone into a lot more depth at times. The relationship between Ashton and Beau went from zero to sixty in a matter of pages, and it was a little disconcerting. I felt no emotion for Ashton, even when things went badly for her. It honestly made me sad. Perhaps in the next book we'll dive deeper into the two of them. All in all though, The Vincent Boys ended up being enjoyable. I appreciated the Southern, small town charm that Abbi Glines worked into the story line, and of course I loved Beau. Give this a shot if you're looking for a sweet and quick read.
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Ashton Gray has grown weary of being the good girl. With her boyfriend Sawyer Vincent away for the summer, she finds herself spending time with bad boy Beau, Sawyer's cousin and Ashton's friend since childhood.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
You guys I loved this book!! It is seriously the HOTTEST romance book I've read in forever... and there wasn't even that many sexy scenes. It was that attraction between Ashton and Beau, I could just feel it. I'm not kidding when I say I had to take a cold shower after reading the first half, I was burning up!
I think the fact that it was set in the deep south made all the pressure for reputations more believable. I think that stuff is more important down there. The only thing I wanted more of was backstory. I wanted flashbacks or something to really see how they ended up this way instead of the author just saying it.
Definitely one of my favorites of the year... and definitely one to read. It'll put you in the mood for summertime and sweet-tea... and it have you picturing shirtless guys with abs, lots of abs.
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