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“First of all, the characters in this book are 17 YEARS OLD. They are seniors in high school, yet the author writes the "love" scenes like this is an adult romance novel. I find that disturbing. The plot is 100% Young Adult, but the dialogue is completely unrealistic. Teenagers do not talk about...”see full review » see other reviews »
“3.5 stars”Leanne Crabtree wrote this review Friday, March 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I think this is the first young adult book that I have read that gives a detail sexual encounter. It was nice not have someone fly over the part of the story. I loved Beau and can't wait to read the next book in the series. ”Cant stop reading in California wrote this review Friday, February 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm loving my share of New Adult books, you know? Because, yes, I believe this is a new adult book, there are a lot of hot and steamy scenes here -for which I'm very grateful- just so you know.
I liked many things about this book but one thing is very specific: I could relate to Ashton a whole lot... and it was kind of sad and fun at the same time. You see, Ashton's dad is the pastor of their small town and so everyone expects her to be Miss Perfect, you know? [I was dating the pastor's son and as so I thought I had to be perfect too]. And in small towns everyone has to stick their noses in other people's business... [why are some people so freaking nosy?! ¬¬ ]
But Ashton is hiding something: she doesn't want to be perfect, she wants to be herself: crazy, sexy, naughty and wild once in a while [oh my god... at first I thought I was doing the right thing but it was so difficult and exhausting!] But she can't be like that, and not only for her dad and the neighbors but also because her boyfriend, Sawyer Vincent, is polite and nice and the most perfect guy in the whole town. And she loves him... right?
Thing is, she does, but not as much as he loves her. And here is where everything changes: when Sawyer leaves town for a few days and Ashton has a chance of being alone for the first time in three years with her ex-bestfriend who also happens to be Sawyer's cousin, Beau Vincent, things go bananas. They begin to remember why they loved to spend time together and how easy was to be with each other. No need to hide, to pretend, to behave in the right way every second.
My first reaction to their relationship was that I wasn't very happy with how things went and how they lied to Sawyer but then, human people make mistakes.
And then Ashton's doubts were driving me crazy because, as I said, I used to thought that I had to be perfect for my ex-boyfriend but then I realize it was a HUGE mistake so I broke up with him. For me, to see her struggle with so many questions and doubts in her head was hard, annoying and revealing at the same time. So please, don't think it will drive you as crazy as it drove me, my personal experience had a lot to do with that.
What I liked the most was to see Ashton and Beau's encounters, you know? So secretive, so romantic and so full of hormones at times... I enjoyed every second of them together. How they laughed, how they talked, how Beau helped Ashton during one of the most heartbreaking moments of her life and how sexy and cute he was without even trying.
But let's not forget Sawyer. He was perfect, that's true, but not as perfect as Ashton thought, and when the time came for him to be a true gentleman he just sucked. Although I didn't like him very much at that time, it gave him more deepness.
As for the ending, I liked it. Not everything revolves around Ashton and Beau's relationship and some major family drama unfolds that gives us a lot of insight in the Vincent boys life. Punches, tears, screams and fights are just some of their reactions and it was believable all the time.
Overall, I recommend the book to every girl out there that likes a truly bad boy 'cause I'm sure you will love Beau Vincent ;)”
“This was very good; however, I really thought Ashton's infidelity and her ensuing refusal to be honest with Sawyer killed some of my sympathy for her.
Ashton allowed herself to become someone she wasn't happy with or comfortable being. She puts all of that at the feet of Sawyer as if he's the one who forced her to do what's right. She failed many times to acknowledge her choices, her mistakes, are what led to the disaster among the three of them. Even at the end where she claims she will step aside from both Beau ad Sawyer, she really doesn't. The effort was half-hearted at best. I lost a lot if respect for her for that as well as the way she lied about Beau.
Beau, on the other hand, was more sympathetic. He was honest about his feelings. I liked him better than any character in the book. He had a truck load of issues to deal with, but he just kept going, never giving up.
The Vincent Boys was a very quick book to read. While I had issues with Ashton, I really enjoyed the writing style and the story. I did not see the twist coming at the end, however. I guess I was too wrapped up in whether Ash would grow a backbone. I am not sure i will read The Vincent Brothers because I really didn't like Lana, Ash's cousin, and Sawyer using her to make Ash jealous just isn't my cup of tea. But this book was surprisingly good.”
“i really like it so far! :)”Haley W wrote this review Thursday, February 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm in love with this author.”Cheyenne wrote this review Thursday, January 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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.”
“oooOOOooohhh how I enjoyed this book! It was exciting, flirty, entertaining and oh so much fun. This was the second book by Abbi Glines that I have read and I am so glad that I have found her. Thank goodness for fellow book bloggers and Goodreads because without them I would not find perfect little gems such as this.
The Vincent Boys is set in Alabama (aka the deep south). I loved the accents, the mannerisms and holy sweet tea the Southern boys! *swoon*
“Girl, there ain't a boy in this town who can hold a candle to Beau Vincent with his shirt off.”
The story starts with three best friends, two boys (cousins Beau and Sawyer) and a girl (Ashton). They have known each other their whole lives and were inseparable when they were younger... until something inevitable happens. Puberty. One day Sawyer asks Ashton out and then everything changes for the three of them.
“Trouble can be a lot of fun. It's the straight and narrow that makes life tedious and boring.”
Ashton and Beau were always closer growing up, they were each other's partner in crime and always getting into trouble with Sawyer always having to get them out of it. But Ashton changed, as soon as she started dating Sawyer she stopped causing trouble with the town bad boy and did everything she could to become the 'good girl' that she thought Sawyer deserved.
“No one expected the preacher's daughter to sin, but they sure would love to catch me at it,”
Three years later Sawyer and Ashton are still going strong but Sawyer goes away for the summer on a family camping trip. Ashton and Beau start hanging out again and it quickly becomes clear as to why Beau stopped hanging around the golden couple... he is deeply and madly in love with Ashton. Always has been and always will be.
“I was very aware that you were a girl, Ash. I was just scared because the one person in the world who knew every secret I'd ever had also happened to be the most beautiful girl I'd ever known. My feelings for you were scary as Hell.”
I will admit that I was hesitant to start The Vincent Boys because I didn't know how I would feel about a book that you go into knowing there is cheating involved. I have to say... I didn't have a strong reaction to it at all. Does this make me a bad person? Nope. Not at all. Why the lack of reaction? I think it has to do with a couple of factors. Sawyer is not in the book until almost half way through so you aren't involved in his and Ashton's relationship. Then once you see how much Ashton has changed herself and how much she struggles to keep up her good girl act you see how unhappy she is in her own skin. Of course she loves Sawyer but for her he was a way to make her family happy. Does this excuse cheating? No it doesn't but I understood the feelings she was having and I wanted her and Beau together so badly that I would have forgiven anything of them both in order for them to get their happy ending.
I strongly suggest The Vincent Boys and I am so very excited to immediately start The Vincent Brothers. I need more of the Vincent boys in my life as soon as possible. Trust me in saying you will adore this book and you will fall in love with Ashton, Beau and Sawyer.
“She started walking toward me and perfect white teeth caught her full bottom lip between them. I’d fantasized about those lips way too many times. She’d barely covered up her long tanned legs with a pair of shorts that made me want to go to church this Sunday just to thank God for creating her.”
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“It was very good!! I love Ashton and Beau together!! It is a sappy romance, but it still is pretty good!! ”Mikki wrote this review Sunday, December 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“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. Anywho, highly recommend to all romance readers.