Review: The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

Summary/Cover Image from Author's Website:
There was something wicked about Beau that drew me to him. What was wrong with me? Why did I want to sin so badly?

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…

This was my first book by Abbi Glines, and all I could think of after I finished it was why had I waited so long to try out her books. As anyone who has been a long time reader of my blog knows, I love contemporary fiction especially when it contains a good romance. Therefore, The Vincent Boys simply rocked my world. It was sexy. It contained a swoon worthy boy. Better yet, it introduced me to one of my new favorite authors: Abbi Glines.

The Vincent Boys begins the story of Ashton and Beau, long-time friends who have always hovered by the something more area. However, much to Beau's dismay, Ashton is taken by his cousin and best friend, Sawyer. However, one summer, Ashton and Beau are left to their own devices when Sawyer and his family go on a camping try. What will happen between Ashton and Beau? Will they finally get together, or end up being not even friends any more? Only time and more pages can tell in this fast paced and addictive YA contemp sure to win over any Sarah Dessen or Meg Cabot fan!

My favorite part of this book was the characters...no doubt about. I loved how Abbi used multiple POVs in this one, because it allowed me to really get to know Ashton and Beau. Plus she did a great job switching back and forth between them as well as writing from a boy's POV. Anyhow, I liked Ashton from the get-go. She was funny and someone I could relate to easily. Beau, on other hand, was charming and seductive, and someone I always enjoyed getting to know more of. He was one tough cookie, so it was always fun to see how he left his guard down with Ashton.

The plot in this was also a ton of fun and excitement. A major part of the book was the relationship between Beau and Ashton, and Abbi did a great job of developing it. I loved seeing them go from friends to something more, and while I didn't necessarily of the conditions their relationship developed under, it was easy to see these two were meant to be together. Through their relationship a bunch of other things occurred including but not limited to Ashton breaking out of her shell and Beau developing a sensitive side...all of which I enjoyed seeing. I also enjoyed seeing Ashton's relationship with her grandmother. It was a short little part of the book but adorable nonetheless.

In all, The Vincent Boys is a book I highly suggest to all teen readers, specifically ones who enjoy romance and swoon worthy main leads!

Grade: A+

The Vincent Boys (Amazon, BN, Goodreads) is now out!

Source: Publicist for blog tour

Check back tomorrow for my review of The Vincent Brothers


  1. I have seen these at my local Chapters and they looked really good but I don't know why I didn't pick them up. Now I am going to! Great review Lauren.

  2. I've got this in my TBR pile and it just went to the top of my list. Thanks for the review.

  3. I'm so glad you've jumped on the New Adult/Abbi Glines train, Lauren! This one definitely sounds like something I'll like. The characters sound fantastic and I really want to meet each of them soon! More importantly, the relationships between the characters seem great too. Thanks for the lovely review, Lauren!

  4. I'd don't think I'd seen this one before now, actually, but it sounds like a lot of fun! I might check it out in the future :) I am glad you loved it, great review :)


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