Tuesday, 15 January 2013
Review: The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Released: November 14th, 2012 (new edition)
Beau Vincent is rude, bad, and dangerous to know. So why can't good girl Ashton Gray keep away from him? She already has the perfect boyfriend - her town's local Prince Charming, Sawyer Vincent. But Sawyer is away for the summer, and in the meantime Ashton is bored, and the heat between her and Beau is undeniable - as well as irresistible. Ashton is about to unleash her bad girl - but what will she do when Sawyer comes home? And how will Sawyer react when he returns to find his girlfriend in the arms of his best friend - and cousin?
I bought The Vincent Boys on a whim when it was 99p on Kindle. I'd heard a few positive whisperings about author Abbi Glines and the New Adult genre and thought, even if I hated it, it was less than a pound so why not? I'm so, so glad I bought it. I started it right away and finished it the day after. This is my kind of contemporary story!
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!