Monday, October 17, 2011

Review & Giveaway! The Vincent Boys, by Abbi Glines

Being the good girl isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Ashton Gray has grown weary of playing the part to please her parents, and to be worthy of the town’s prince charming, Sawyer Vincent. Maybe That’s why she’s found herself spending time with Sawyer’s cousin, Beau, while he’s away for the summer camping with his family. Beau is nothing like her perfect boyfriend. He’s the sexiest guy she’s ever seen, dangerous in ways she’s only day dreamed about, and the one guy she should stay away from.
Beau never envied Sawyer his loving parents, his big nice home, or his position as quarterback. He loves him like a brother. Which is why he's tried everything in his power to keep his distance from Sawyer’s girlfriend. Even if he has loved her since the age of five, Ashton is Sawyer’s girl, so therefore she’s off limits. But when Sawyer leaves for the summer, Ashton, the one girl Beau would move Heaven and Earth for, decides she wants to get into trouble. Stabbing the one person who’s always accepted him and stood by him in the back, is the cost of finally holding Ashton Gray in his arms. Is she worth losing his cousin over?.... Hell Yeah.
(From GoodReads)

My Review

  I'm going to break a little hard-and-fast rule I have for myself. It's no biggie, just something I try to never do. Here goes:  OMG, Y'ALL!! Ridiculous right? I have no problem with others saying OMG, it's just sounds ridiculous when I say it. But, OMG, OMG, OMG! The Vincent Boys completely rocked my world!

   I was in a bit of a reading slump. I had been reading some awesome books (The Iron Queen and Bad to the Bone). And then, Zzzzzzz. The books (who will not be named) are not bad, just, ya know, not what I was looking for.  When author Abbi Glines sent me the email with the book attached, I wanted it, bad. But, I had other books to read first. Still, I just kept looking at it, and still wanting it. So, yesterday afternoon, I looked around me, and said "Eff it. I'm reading The Vincent Boys now." But I was actually alone in my living room, so that was weird.

  Anywayyy, I am SO, SO glad that I chucked everything out the window and opened up the delicious file that contained The Vincent Boys. This book had everything that makes for a fun, sexy, and enjoyable read.

  Starting with the characters. Ashton was so fabulous. She is the perfect preacher's daughter, with the perfect boyfriend and perfect life. But, she's perfectly bored, as well. Her inner turmoil over what she should do and what she wants to do felt authentic. She wants to be what is expected of her, but she also wants to be the girl who knows how to have fun and get into a little trouble.

  As for the Vincent boys, Sawyer and Beau, oh boy! I don't even know where to start with these two. Their both gorgeous, athletic, and have both been in love with Ashton for years. But they also couldn't be more different, personality-wise. Sawyer is sweet, respectful, everyone loves him. He has his, and Ashton's, whole future planned out. He's a really great guy.

  And then, there was Beau. This is where I start OMG-ing again. Good lord, Abbi created quite a specimen when she invented Beau! I think we've all come across a Beau before (mine's name was Jody, looong story. I still smile like an idiot when I think about him. Heck, my mom still talks about him!). You know, the kind of guy who makes you want to do really bad things? Beau is trouble. Well, he seems to be, anyway. But Ashton knows a Beau no one else knows. Beneath his swagger and tough guy exterior, lies a guy who would do anything for the girl he loves.

   I have to say, Abbi Glines did a terrific job incorporating a "true" Southern dialect into her story. I've come across some really bad attempts at Southern dialect before. Some that tried too hard, some that just downright offended me. She used terms and phrases that I never get to see when I'm reading and I adored it. Everytime I came across a phrase that I use in real life, I couldn't help but smile.

  On a serious note, this book should come with a disclaimer. The disclaimer should read:
Do not attempt to read this book while using your elliptical. You will fall when the author shocks your ass off with a revelation of epic proportions.

  You're laughing, but that's a true story. My knee still hurts.

  The moral of the story? Be careful, people. The Vincent Boys is so awesome, it hurts.

Favorite Quote:

" 'Good isn't my thing but Sawyer's important to me. Please remember I've got my limits and you
   studying my mouth like you want a taste is pushing me dangerously close to the edge of those  

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: October 21st 2011
Find The Vincent Boys at:


You guys are so lucky! Abbi Glines, the author of The Vincent Boys, is giving one lucky winner a Kindle copy of The Vincent Boys. I'm going to make this simple. All you have to do is:

*Leave a comment, answering the question "Do I want the Good Guy or the Bad Boy?" Be sure to 
  leave your name/alias and a contact email address.
*You can gain an extra entry for tweeting this giveaway. Please leave a link with your comment.

Contest ends Sunday, October 23, 2011, at 11:59 pm.
The giveaway is now over and THE WINNER IS:


Thanks for the comments. Be sure to check out the upcoming The Vincent Boys blog tour, where more books will be offered up as prizes!
*I received an ARC of The Vincent Boys from the author, in exchange for an honest review.*


  1. I want the Bad Boy. For sure. Absolutely. Positively. Bad all the way!

    This books sounds awesome, Andrea! And sorry about your elliptical accident. Ha!

    Kendall (at) kendallgrey (dot) com. Going to tweet now! :-)

  2. I want a bad boy. They are more fun.

    Amy@Amy's Book World
    truebloodfan AT rock DOT com

  3. I would have to say I have a tenancy to want the bad boy, but end up falling in love with the good boy. Great review, and I hope your knee feels better.

    Chandra @ Unabridged Bookshelf

  4. Always, bad boys!!! Boys in books are better and I love to read a well written bad boy.

    Really looking forward to reading Vincent Boys.


  5. In real life, I'd go for the good guy. He's the dependable one. BUT, in a novel, it's always the bad boy! He's everything girls seem to want. No matter how tough and bad he is though, he's always redeemable. There's something nice about that ;)

    TVB is definately on my TBR. I'd love the chance to win! Thanks for the giveaway :) I hope your knee feels better and great review. No spoilers!

  6. I'll always say that I want the good boy but in the end I'll end up liking the bad boy and the bad boy turns out to be good.

    Malvina Beatrice

  7. Tweet link :!/darkenf/status/125944960661995520

    Malvina Beatrice

  8. This book looks fun. I liked the cover, and probably would pick it up based on that, but the review makes it sound even better. I'll be on the look out for this one!

  9. Oh, I would probably pick the bad guy just because I'm a rebel like that. =)

    Alanna @
    shaw [dot] alannac [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. HAHAHA!!! this has to be the BEST review I have EVER read...i was laughing the whole time...looking like an IDIOT on my college campus :/ oh well it was worth it! In theory i would pick the good guy, but I have a record for falling for the bad guy in books :/

  11. haha yes, I agree with review ever! Love it. I have so many things to comment but: You really fall off your elliptical?! LOL I'm sorry I don't want to laugh but I can't help it xD
    And the OMG thing, thank God you are ok with other people saying it because I'm such an "OMG girl" another thing I can't avoid, by lack of other words.

    This book sounds amazing!!!! Beau sounds yummy and Sawyer too. Now I want to read it, I haven't read anything about this book before and now, I NEED it. The quote is just a terrible teaser!!! : )

    And of course I would pick the bad guy because they are better in books. (Don't enter me to the giveaway, I don't have an e-reader so..)

  12. Hi sorry i have to post anonymous cause google and i are fighting lol i am a follower GFC as jscddmj. I want a good guy cause i had enough bad ones in my life with my first marriage that ranged on abuse. Thanks Joannie jscddmj[at]aol[dot]com!/joannie1956/status/125983717939355648 as joannie 1956

  13. Definitely good guy!!

    Paige Bradish
    Tweet Link:!/JohnsGirl202/status/126023822003539968

  14. I'm a fan of the bad boy...


    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  15. LOL LOL LOL, thats awesome that you fell of your elliptical. Not so awesome for your knee, but great for me.. nothing like a good laugh to start the morning. :)

    I know what you mean about the reading slump.. thankfully i'm not promised to do too many review books yet, so I have just been reading what I want.. and i'm blowing through books again. :)

    This one sounds good. I'll have to check it out.. I"ll be honest, I usually turn away from books with covers that focus on the lips.. I know, it's just a lolly pop, but it still creeps me out. I have issues.. I will put them aside and add this to my reading pile. lol

    great review by the way.. your reviews always have me giggling. :) they are so fun.

  16. Ahaha! Love your review! I know, I try to stay away from OMG, but some people just are OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG! ;) I'd totally go for the bad boy. I have a condition, I tell ya!!!! :D

    bookcrookliza at gmail dot com

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Liza @ Book Crook Liza

  17. If it was fiction, I'd definitely go for the bad boy. But in real life, been there done that, got to tire tracks all over my heart, so good boy all the way.


    old follower on GFC-Lisa Richards.


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  18. This sounds great! :D mireille.chester(at)gmail(dot)com


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