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About the Author
- ASIN : B00907AVIU
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 21, 2012)
- Publication date : August 21, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 4991 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 290 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #124,848 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Let's start off with Ashton. I liked her right off the bat. She was just a very likable person. She's tries so hard to be "good" by others standards including her own boyfriend but it conflicts with who she really is. It's not that she wants to be bad. She just wants to be a normal teenage girl experiencing all the normal adolescence events except she is the daughter of the town's preacher and she has to be GOOD and clean. I liked how she knew what she wanted and who she wanted. There was no conflict of who she wanted to be with. There was just the conflict of coming between two best friends/cousins and protecting the person she loved most. I think that's why I was able to overlook the infidelity. It wasn't like other books where the heroine goes back and forth and is indecisive. I mean yes, she was conflicted at first but then figured out what she wanted except going for what she wanted would be the selfish thing to do. It would hurt the person she loves or so she thinks.
Then there's Beau. The other guy. The best friend/cousin. He's is hot!!! I loved Beau right off the bat as well. He was cocky, sexy, and possessive. The alpha male. He made Ashton want to be bad. He riled her up. He was sin. Okay so he wasn't as badass as everyone made him out to be but he also wasn't a goody two shoe. Plus he was raised by a single mom who works at a bar. He grew up poor. His backstory really broke my heart and later when revelations were revealed, I was even more heart broken for him. The scene at the end where he says he's glad that there's one person who cares and loves him and that's all that matters. Ashton. Ugh poor guy. There was no one in his corner to encourage him, love him, take care of him. He loved Ashton since they were little kids. He loved his cousin just as much as well. So when his cousin Sawyer went for the girl he had to step back. Sawyer had everything. The perfect family, perfect life and now the perfect girl. He never envied sawyer until he took Ashton for his own. Heartbroken again!!! How could anyone not love this poor guy?
Anyways I thought the story was beautiful even with the infidelity. Cheating is never justified but when your heart wants something you can't help it. It wasn't just for the heck of it. It was something they both suppressed for so long it was bound to break loose and boy did it. I loved every scene with Beau and Ashton. You can just tell they were perfect together. The story was beautiful. Read it. It won't disappoint you.
I love Beau and Ashton too much. Idk if I will like Sawyer's story for book 2 about him and Lana. I didn't care for Lana too much in book 1 either.
I’m seriously between 1 and 2 stars. What a horrible book. I normally never am negative in my reviews (when I post them) but GEEZ was this book a problematic mess.
1. Aggressive, threatening alpha male love interest
2. Blatant slut shaming
3. Every female character is evil, a “whore”, a “slut”, even though the MC engages in the same behavior they do. What separates them is she’s “different”.
4. TERRIBLE DIALOGUE and I mean TERRIBLE! I will post some passages later.
5. Romantacizing aggressive behavior
6. Female main character is treated as object, property. Repeated phrases, “my girl”, “You can have her” “but I want you”. Even more terrible ones to follow. Those don’t do the book justice.
7. Character shows up right before end of book. Never met them before, all of a sudden we’re supposed to know who they are and care about what they say.
8. I literally couldn’t care less what happened to these characters. I feel no sympathy towards them and can’t relate to them at all.
9. Not romantic in the least, more like a cautionary tale masquerading as a bad romance.
I mean at the end I kind of felt the relief of Beau and Sawyer making up and Ash fixing everything. So I guess that's good...
So many things happened in this book and it was less than 250 pages o.o
There was Beau and Ash catching up on their childhood relationship, a break up, Ash suffering for a week because of it, Beau MIA for like a 1/4 of the book, then Beau coming back and protecting Ash -sigh-, a football win, Sawyer and Ash making up, finding out a big secret in the process, and then Beau and Ash <3333 Just AWESOME!!! I'm exhausted by just saying it :)
But I loved it, weirdly... I understand how many people don't like this book because of just the plot, but I needed some drama and some swoony moments and I can always count on Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, or Jamie McGuire to provide me with just that <3
I am by no means a book scholar; I read for entertainment purposes only. I couldn't care less about grammar and spelling as long as I can follow the story (I’m still a novice when it comes to the English language and I am 30+ years old and English is my first and only language…I’m a 0’s and 1’s kinda girl). With that being said, I do appreciate those who have the gift of bringing good characters and stories to life via written words evoking all my “girlie” emotions. For the most part I’m a sucker for likable characters, good chemistry, angst, heartbreak, and happy endings. I judge books by how I feel while reading them and I am always looking for my next “5 star book” high!
I wanted to share my opinions on the books I’ve read recently because Amazon ratings can be misleading at times; however, I don’t want to spend too much time on reviewing a book when I could be reading the next “5 star book” (hence this template). You will not get any spoiler alerts or harsh critiques from my reviews…nope, you will simply get a star rating based on the following:
5 stars – I could read this book over and over again…everyone should read this book!!!
4 stars – I could read this book more than once!
3 stars – Okay book…one read was enough
2 stars – I just about got through this book
1 star – I could not finish this book
Hopefully this will help you identify some good reads and avoid some not-so-good ones!
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The item came in perfect condition and safely packaged. The quality of the hardcover was strong and protected the book nicely. The paper inside is thick and good quality. The writing size and font is easy to read and overall the item is really good.
Finally finished. I had to stop for a while because a third of the way through it became uninteresting. Unfortunately even though I finally finished the story never really got any better. I just really wanted to know what happened at the end and now I feel that I wasted my time finishing.this book. I gave it 3 stars since the beginning was interesting, but that's the only reason why it had such high rating from me.
Synopsis: 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.
Ashton, such a nice and considerate girl. I really liked her, her kindness and feminity made it hard not to. I enjoyed her relationship with Beau, my lovely Beau, he sounds so amazing! He was my favourite character! He was like no other boy, he could be sweet, he could be tough, he could be mean, he could be cruel, he could be kind.......he could be EVERYTHING. But you will just love him for who he is!
Sawyer, I felt so sorry for him. He seemed like such a nice guy. He gave a nice twist to the book and really got you thinking about how it would end.
This book had me crying at least 100 pages in and I just couldn't stop. So when the book was finished.....well.....I had no tissues left. I can't wait to read Abbi Glines's other books!
I do tend to be quite vocal about how much I dislike love triangles but in this case it didn't bother me because it was clear from the outset that this wasn't a case of being in love with two people at the same time.
I don't know really what to say, I just wasn't blown away. I found the characters and plot a bit cliché. The high school setting really grates on me these days, it's all a bit predictable and boring. I also felt the characters weren't particularly well developed. Beau is supposed to be bad, but he didn't come across as a 'bad boy' at all.
Having read the extended and uncut version I expected something a bit more NA than YA but the characters were so tame and immature I 'd have to say it was definitely YA with a few expletives and some sex. I even found the latter quite crudely described so I didn't feel much passion.
I know it sounds like I'm really bashing it but honestly I did like it, I just struggled with where to place it, hence why I've shelved both YA and NA. It was a sweet story just a very YA story. Next time I'm faced with reading an original or an extended version I'll choose the original first, I think it'd only be fair to the author.
To put it simply, The Vincent Boys is about good girl gone bad Ashton, who can't decide which cousin she likes best - Sawyer or Beau. So she decides to mix it up with both of them resulting in small town drama and a lot of juicy intimate moments. When its broken down like this it doesn't do the book much justice but I really must stress that if you like reading Young Adult/New Adult romances and enjoy a book that makes you feel giddy/warm throughout then this is the book for you!
"No one expected the preacher's daughter to sin, but they sure would love to catch me at it."
It's pretty plain from the start how things are going to play out which is a bit of a let down but Glines manages to compensate with Beau and Ashton's intimate moments and one big shocker towards the end for good measure. It alternates between Ashton and Beau's POV and I think this is how Glines manages to keep us on team Beau throughout, perhaps if we'd heard Sawyers side for a change we might have felt a little sorry for him. The intimate moments between Beau and Ashton were brilliant and really the main reason I carried on reading this book- I just wanted more from Beau!
"Saying things like that to me makes this so damn hard. I'll always be here for you. But don't tell me you need me."
Beau is your typical book bad boy really. He's had a tough upbringing, he's known as a troublemaker, he sleeps around and doesn't really give a s***- oh and of course he's amazingly good looking. He's a hot head and there are several occasions when he thinks with his fists and Glines like's to play this like some sort of hero move, which I'm a little unsure she pulled off. When you've gone behind your cousins back and stole not only his girl but her virginity - you CANNOT begin to beat the crap out of him for not sticking up for said girl while you were away. This isn't heroism, this is just stupid. But I digress... Beau carried The Vincent Boys and made it worth sticking around until the end. Ashton had her moments and wasn't too bad but Sawyer had absolutely no personality and its due to this fact that I won't be continuing with the series to find out what happens next for him. If I'm being brutally honest I don't give a damn and I just want more from Beau and Ashton.
The Vincent Boys is all about cousins Beau (the town bad boy) and Sawyer (all-round Mr. Perfect) and their childhood friend Ashton, who just happens to be Sawyer's girlfriend. When Sawyer is away on vacation, Ash and Beau rekindle their friendship and all kinds of drama ensues. Hot, naughty drama, I might add!
Beau is by far my favourite character, and not just because he's attractive (but wow is he attractive). He's also caring and thoughtful and would do anything for Ash and his family. I like Sawyer too but I don't feel like I know him as well, though I think that will change with the next book in the series. Ash is also a great character, very sure of herself and who she really is. Her POV is greatly entertaining and sharing her dual narrative with Beau makes for a compelling read.
This book definitely isn't your usual YA, content-wise. It's in the New Adult category all the way. It's steamy and sexually explicit in some scenes, but I loved it! Mainly because Beau is hot and I *always* choose the book bad boys if they're available. There's just something about them, isn't there? I'm 25 so am plenty old enough to read stuff like this, but just a word of caution: the particlur edition of this book I read (the new and uncensored version) probably isn't suitable for anyone under 16/17. You have been warned!
I literally flew through this book; I couldn't even put it down to go to sleep. I love contemporary YA and now I know I love contemporary New Adult as well. I've dutifully bought the sequel (The Vincent Brothers) and will no doubt enjoy that one too. If you like fast-paced, super-steamy reads, I highly recommend this one!