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About the book
The Vincent Boys is a New Adult novel by Abbi Glines. It was published by Hot Key Books on 17th January (Paperback) and it is 208 pages long.
Synopsis (Taken from Goodreads.com)
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?
What I thought
I am so late to the game with this one. People have been going on and on about this book on Twitter and I couldn't wait to steal it from my friend Kirsty (http://www.overflowinglibrary.com/).
The Vincent Boys is told in a dual narrative, from both Ashton and Beau's perspectives. This makes it possible to know what each main character is feeling which was a really great thing in this book. Ash has been going out with Sawyer for three years, much to Beau's disappointment. However, he's gone away for part of the summer and Ash seems lost without him. That is until she starts hanging out with estranged friend Beau again, Sawyer's cousin.
Ash used to be a bit of a bad girl, playing tricks on people and generally doing anything that sounded fun. Then she became Sawyer's girlfriend and is also the Pastor's daughter, meaning that she needs to curb her bad girl ways and behave. I really liked Ash, although she was a little confused to begin with. It was fun to watch her go from being really, really well behaved and the model girlfriend and daughter to letting her hair down and enjoying life. Ash just wants to please the people around her who she loves and she thinks by being perfect, she will achieve this.
Beau, however, is the town's bad boy and everyone knows it. Especially Ash. When Sawyer goes away, she's drawn to Beau for multiple reasons although she isn't too happy about them to begin with. Beau has a reputation for sleeping with anyone he wants and the girls don't seem to mind this because of how incredibly hot he is. He knows he can have who he wants - except Ash, who he has always wanted. The mixture of love sick puppy with intense lust and desire was a great mix for me. Although Beau is the bad boy, you can clearly see the better parts of him deep down.
Now, this is a New Adult novel so expect some extremely raunchy scenes. This is the first New Adult book that I read and loved the addition in content. Although I know some don't agree with this, but I feel like adding in sex makes the story much more real. Ok, these characters are still teenagers but they do wild things, have sex and swear. They are real teenagers who do real things and I loved them for it. I also loved Abbi Glines for finally giving me the book I have always wanted to read. Something not quite YA but also not quite adult. A perfect mixture of what I crave in a book.
The plot was exciting and as I said, sexy as hell. I really enjoyed getting to know both Ash and Beau and exploring their relationship along with them. The book was quite fast paced and a lot happens throughout. There is plenty to keep everyone interested the whole way through and I really couldn't turn the pages quickly enough. There are some great twists and turns which I wasn't really expecting and there are also some good extra characters introduced.
Abbi Glines and Beau have just overtaken Alex Fuentes as my favourite bad boy of all time, which I never thought would happen.