Monday, January 16, 2012

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
Release Date: October 12, 2011

Being the good girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ashton Gray has grown weary of playing the part to please her parents, and to be worthy of the town’s prince charming, Sawyer Vincent. Maybe That’s why she’s found herself spending time with Sawyer’s cousin, Beau, while he’s away for the summer camping with his family. Beau is nothing like her perfect boyfriend. He’s the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, dangerous in ways she’s only day dreamed about, and the one guy she should stay away from. Beau never envied Sawyer his loving parents, his big nice home, or his position as quarterback. He loves him like a brother. Which is why he's tried everything in his power to keep his distance from Sawyer’s girlfriend. Even if he has loved her since the age of five, Ashton is Sawyer’s girl, so therefore she’s off limits. But when Sawyer leaves for the summer, Ashton, the one girl Beau would move Heaven and Earth for, decides she wants to get into trouble. Stabbing the one person who’s always accepted him and stood by him in the back, is the cost of finally holding Ashton Gray in his arms. Is she worth losing his cousin over?.... Hell Yeah. - Goodreads.com

At first I had mixed feelings about this story because I'm a firm anti-cheat girl, and I don't typically like stories where people put themselves in that position to cheat, even in small actions like kissing.  I have to admit though that my initial aversion to that was tempered a bit by two things: 1. it was clear from the start that Ashton had always belonged with Beau, and 2. Ashton's relationship with Sawyer wasn't good for her.  He wasn't a bad guy, but he had a view of her that was realistic, and so his actions in the relationship took away a part of who she is.

Ashton and Beau together were definitely an electric combination.  I loved these two, and couldn't help but just adore Beau, both because I found him as sexy as Ashton did, and because he truly, deeply cares about her.  Their relationship just made it even more clear that they belonged together, despite the fact that they try to do the right thing.

One thing I really loved about this story, the thing that took it out of the predictable category and put it into the unique and different, was that the person who doesn't react in the way I figured they would.  It was so refreshing.

Let me just say that I love Abbi Glines.  Since finishing this book, I've read another Abbi book (and plan to review it soon) that I also adored.  This is a talented author with great writing and engaging characters.  Be on the lookout for this author.

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