Fiction Friday: Review ‘The Vincent Boys’, by Abbi Glines.

vincent boys

The synopsis from goodreads:
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 Thoughts.
Wow. I loved this and devoured it in 2 days, and then I just had to read The Vincent Brothers straight away and devoured it in 1 day. Abbi Glines has earned herself a new fan. I read a lot of paranormal and sometimes I forget just how good contemporary can be, and this one was really good.

The story revolves around Ash and Beau. They were really close as kids – until Ash started dating Beau’s cousin Sawyer. When Sawyer goes away for the summer, Ash and Beau are drawn together, and they can’t seem to stay away from each other. They both have feelings for each other they have been trying to deny forever. Ash is so sick of having to pretend all the time, and with Beau she can be the real Ash. Glines switches perspectives back and forth between Ash and Beau so you get inside both their heads, see how much they like each other, see how much they don’t want to hurt Sawyer.

I can’t say I condone cheating, but I could understand where Ash was coming from. And the heat between Ash and Beau – it was simmering. And Beau, Beau was so hot and irresistible, and the way he loved Ash was incredible. The characters are in an extremely difficult situation but the heart wants what the heart wants. There was some steam but I considered it mild (The Vincent Brothers was a lot steamier, I thought.)

This was a really great YA romance, and if you love the genre I think you are going to love this book. The characters drew me in and I just couldn’t let go until I knew the ending. I was holding my breath when Sawyer eventually came home, dying to know what was going to happen. I highly recommend it.

4 out of 5 stars.

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