Title: The Vincent Boys: New and Uncut (The Vincent Boys ~ Book 1)
Author: Abbi Glines | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website
Publication Date: November 14 2012
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Length: 288 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Sexy!
Point of View: Alternating 1st person between both Beau and Ashton
My Rating: 5 Stars
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.”