Review * The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

November 5, 2012 Reviews 14 ★★

Review * The Vincent Boys by Abbi GlinesThe Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
Series: The Vincent Boys #1
Published by Self Published on October 12, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 260
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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two-stars
Ashton is getting tired of being good, of impressing her parents and playing ideal girlfriend to Sawyer Vincent. Sawyer is perfect, a regular Prince Charming, but when he leaves town for the summer, it’s his cousin Beau who catches Ashton’s eye. Beau is the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, and even though he’s dangerous, Ashton is drawn to him.

Beau loves his cousin like a brother, so the last thing he wants to do is make a move on Sawyer’s girl. Ashton is off-limits, absolutely. That’s why he does his best to keep his distance, even though he’s been in love with her forever. When Ashton wants to rekindle their childhood friendship in Sawyer’s absence, Beau knows he should say no.

Ashton and Beau don’t want to hurt Sawyer. But the more they try to stay away from each other, the more intense their urges become. It’s getting way too hard to resist...

 

**My review *may* be considered spoilerish by some. While I don’t like to include spoilers in my reviews I can’t really talk about the book with out talking about this issue. It’s only partly spoilerish because it’s hinted at in the summary.  Proceed with caution.**

  • I picked up The Vincent Boys because I wanted to read The Vincent Brothers and it’s part of a series and I’m picky like that. Unfortunately The Vincent Boys wasn’t what I was expecting or what I wanted.
  • I did enjoy Abbi Glines writing. It was smooth and easy. And since I read this during the readathon that was exactly what I needed. Despite the fact that I was annoyed Glines definitely kept me wanting more.
  • The plot for The Vincent Boys is very character driven which is not always my favorite, but Glines made it work well. She kept it short and sweet.
  • Sawyer was my favorite character by far (which is why I will read the next book). He doesn’t have a huge part in this book but he was by far the most likeable character. He was a little angsty, but he had good reason for it. He did have a not so great moment in the end, but that kind of made me like him more because he wasn’t so perfect.
  • Beau was ok. He made some bad choices, but in a weird way I kind of get it.I may not like it, but I get it. All his “Should I? or Shouldn’t I?” was pretty annoying.
  • I did not like Ashton at all! She was by far the most annoying character in the book. In fact she is probably one of my top ten most annoying characters ever. There are many reasons for this but I’ll just name a few. She has spent the last 3 years being the “good girl” and completely ignoring her true self for Sawyer, because that’s the kind of girl he deserves. She has only a surface appreciate for anyone else’s feelings. She walks all over both Sawyer and Beau. The worst happened after Sawyer returned. Ashton’s selfishness really stood out there.
  • ***potential spoilers*** So Ashton ends up cheating on Sawyer with Beau, even though I don’t really like that, you get that vibe from the synopsis so I was not surprised, but how the whole thing was handled irritated me. I don’t think it would have been that hard to call/email/text a short “Hey, we’re breaking up” before something happened. But beyond that, when Sawyer returned Ashton just wanted everything to be back to the way, it was because she just couldn’t lose her relationship with Sawyer, even though she was clearly more into Beau was even worse. I was also irritated that Beau just let it happen. In short: I was pretty annoyed. ***end potential spoilers***
  • If the whole thing (mentioned in the spoiler above) hadn’t gone down the way it did I probably would have rated it 3 stars. And if the characters weren’t so annoying it would have been 4 stores.

Honestly, this book just wasn’t for me and probably not one I’d recommend. I still plan on reading The Vincent Brothers, though I’m not sure when I’ll have time for it.

 

Kimberly

14 Responses to “Review * The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines”

  1. Aman

    Same here! It was my first Abbi Glines book, and I was not happy with the characters or the story. Though Sawyers book is much better.

  2. Bittner

    It sounds like this one has a lot of girl drama in it. I’m not surprised you rated it a 2, but I’m still kind of surprised that you want to continue with the series. However, I have read a series before (recently) where I HATED the first one but LOVED the other two! So Good Luck!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      See I really only wanted to read the second book. But I have this problem with reading series out of order. I’ve actually already read the second one. I’ll post a review eventually, but it didn’t really do it for me. :(

  3. Christina

    Bahaha, based on both covers for this book, I was pretty sure this wasn’t my thing. I’d never even read the synopsis, which I did now, and UGH. I am so sick of “X is the sexiest guy Y’s ever seen, and even though X’s dangerous, Y is drawn to him.” Barf! Seriously, so many YA books have this plot line. All the sexiest guys I’ve ever seen have been on TV and movies, yet, somehow, every high school-age girl in fiction has them coming out of her ears. *end rant*

    On cheating, that’s TOTALLY what I say. In this age of modern communication, I really don’t see ANY excuse for it. If you want to cheat badly enough, then break up with the other person, because obviously your relationship isn’t going to work (unless you agree to some sort of swinger thing, which does work for some, but that would require talking about it too). Obviously, it would be best to wait and break up with them in person, but if you JUST CAN’T WAIT, then send them a damn text, so that you’re not a cheating asshole, but just a dumping-through-text asshole. I know which I would rather be!

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      Love your rants! Totally agree.

      And I completely agree with you on the cheating thing. I mean seriously even though breaking up with someone over text is awful, lame and shows you are an ass it’s still a million times better than cheating.

  4. Jenny

    Dang! This one sounded good but annoying girls I can not handle. Thanks for the warning…oh, and I have to read everything in order too. ;)