The Vincent Boys

The Vincent Boys

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by Abbi Glines
     
 

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Get seduced by a sizzling account of attraction and betrayal in this previously self-published phenomenon.

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

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Get seduced by a sizzling account of attraction and betrayal in this previously self-published phenomenon.

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...

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—While her boyfriend, Sawyer, is away for the summer, preacher's daughter Ashton Gray finds herself entangled with his bad-boy cousin, Beau, in this predictable teen romance. Both Beau and Sawyer were Ashton's childhood friends, but she now prefers the passionate troublemaker to her buttoned-up boyfriend. The couple doesn't want to hurt Sawyer, or upset Ashton's parents, who approve of her relationship with Sawyer but don't like Beau. They sneak around until Aston is forced to make a decision-though it's clear whom she will pick in the end. The novel has an enjoyable Southern flavor, and romance lovers will be intrigued by the steamy, forbidden attraction between the main characters. However, the writing never transcends the usual clichés ("The moment my mouth touched hers, my world started spinning beneath me") and the male characters are occasionally unlikable, especially in their attitudes toward girls and women. The use of profanity can be jarring, and though the story does leave out most of the main sex scene and skips to the morning after, it's still a racy read.—Anthony C. Doyle, Livingston High School Library, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442485242
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Series:
Vincent Boys Series , #1
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
109,415
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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WARNING: This Book Contains Adult Content

I studied the crook of his arm, and the idea of snuggling up against him was extremely tempting. But I didn't think he had that in mind. So instead, I leaned back on the couch, careful not to touch him. His hand didn't come around me and pull me closer. It remained on the back of the couch and I hated that I was disappointed.

"Relax and watch the movie," he said in a soft voice I'd never heard him use before. It made me feel warm and safe.

Beau's arm eventually slid down to settle on my shoulders. Absently he started tracing small circles on my upper arm. It was almost as if little jolts of electricity were zinging through my body. I hoped he couldn't tell my breathing was getting erratic. I closed my eyes and fantasized about how it would feel to run my hands under his T-shirt and touch the soft skin that covered his hard chest. I glanced up at him through my lashes and his attention was completely focused on the movie. He had no idea he was driving me crazy.

I slowly moved closer to him until my head was nestled in the crook of his arm. The smell of Irish Spring soap and the outdoors filled my senses. Sawyer always smelled like cologne. I liked soap. I turned my head just enough so I could smell him better. His arm gently tightened around me. He didn't mean anything by it but it felt so very good. I turned my body toward his side and closed my eyes. My imagination took over and I wondered what it would feel like if he didn't have this bothersome shirt covering up his chest.

"Ash." Beau's voice entered my fantasy.

"Hmm . . ." I managed to respond as my hand touched his abs.

"What're you doing?"

Meet the Author

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.

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The Vincent Boys 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 281 reviews.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely one of my most favorite books. I am a huge fan of Abbi Glines and I love all her books, and The Vincent Boys is one of those books that just consumes you. I love the story, the characters, everything about it. That being said I am going to have to go all fan-girl here and tell you that Beau Vincent is absolutely to die for. He is the epitome of hottness, complete sex on a stick, and totally redefines the term yummy. He is my ultimate book boyfriend, and it is a good thing that he is fictional, otherwise I would probably embarrass myself or possibly get arrested. That being said, the description of Beau Vincent alone should make you want to rush out and get this book. The whole book is filled with heartfelt passion and emotion. It is packed with romantic chemistry from the first chapter until the end of the book. Though Beau is a "bad boy," he is the best kind - the kind you love to love. I love all the southern charm in the book, and if you’re from the south, you know all about pickup trucks, bench seats, and straddling the gearshift to sit next to your guy. The Vincent Boys, Beau and Sawyer, are cousins, and Ashton is the girl they both love. The three of them grew up together and were inseparable until Ashton and Sawyer started dating. A turn in events brings Ashton and Beau together, and she realizes that she has chosen the wrong Vincent boy. The fire and love between Ashton and Beau is undeniable, yet Ashton doesn't want to hurt Sawyer, and neither does Beau. Sawyer has been there for him his whole life, when no one else has. Now Beau is faced with choosing between family and love. Ash loves Sawyer, but she is in love with Beau. She can't bear the thought of tearing the two of them apart, and She is willing to sacrifice her desires to keep that from happening. They all learn that the things they thought they had known all of their lives regarding love, family, and each other are not what they seem, and they all have really hard choices to face in light of this. Abbi does an outstanding job bringing everything together in this book. The drama, and the romance and the chemistry between the characters (and oh does Abbi Glines know how to deliver in this area), all leave you feeling like you have not only just read a great book, but like you have experienced it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I LOVE BEAU!!!! I enjoyed all the characters. Fast pace and hard to put down. I have liked everything from this author. Highly recommend her.
CaptivatedRding More than 1 year ago
This book was soooo different than the other books that I've read by Ms. Glines that I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into! I had heard so much about it and FINALLY bought it! I'm pretty sure that I devoured it in about a day. Yup. Ashton is one of those characters that, I think, if she were real, every guy would love her and every girl would want to be her friend (unless they wanted her boyfriend, that is). She's smart, sweet, fun, and a whole lot of feisty! And even though, in the beginning, she tries to squelch the feistiness, I'm pretty sure if someone's looking, you can still see it. So, who is she perfect for? Nice, calm, good-boy, Sawyer? Or, wild, dangerous, and dreamy, Beau? She's been friends with both of them since they were eight. And they all have a close relationship until Ashton started dating Sawyer, that is. Really, from the beginning, I think it's awfully apparent who Ashton is meant to be with. No question. But, being a part of the journey that takes HER to the conclusion, is an absolutely amazing experience. This book has heartbreak, loss, secrets, and some, SERIOUSLY, swoony-worthy moments. And while I wouldn't suggest this book for some of the YOUNGER readers, there are a few scenes that, while they don't get TOO explicit, I think may be more geared for older teens. But, if you're going to read this, make sure you set a day aside. Because, you will not be able to put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled across this book after reading Breathe and Because of Low both written by Abbi Glines, and I must say that this book is better than the other two. The story isn't predictable and it is a wonderful love story! If you like this book check out Beautiful Disaster.
mommywags More than 1 year ago
After reading this I want to move to the south! Loved the whole story
jacreador More than 1 year ago
Intoxicatingly wonderful. Abbi Glines is like a female Nicholas Sparks, weaving character development with deep love plots.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GREAT BOOK!!!!! I loved it and was hooked from beginning to end. I loved the complicated relationship between all three main characters. Beau was super sexy and I thought he was perfect for Ashton. The Autor did an awesome job with the story and the emotion she portrayed in the book was outstanding. I only wish it wasn't a YA book, because I can just imagine how awesome a steamy scene between Beau and Ashton would've been! I'm off to read the next book in this series.
Sheri_B1975 More than 1 year ago
I hate this phrase to my very core. It's so cheesy and ridiculous. But there are no other words to be said after finishing this. Everything about this book, the story, the cover, Beau Vincent...everything...rocked my freakin world. I've been all over the place with books lately. Some dystopia, some paranormal and lots and lots of contemporary. But everything has been more on the young adult side of it lately. The sweet love. The tamer love. Which has been great I've read some really good books. But I needed something more. I needed a bad boy. And lord have mercy I found one. Ashton and Beau have this uncontrollable attraction and explosive chemistry. It made for an irresistible love story that I found impossible to put down. I swear the more they tried to fight it and do right by Sawyer the steamier things got. It left me completely breathless quite a number of times. My one problem with this book? The fact that the day AFTER I bought it an extended and uncut version came out. I'm so not kidding. The. Very. Next. Day. Ahhh! Seriously though it'll be worth it to buy that one too because I definitely need another Beau fix. Geez I feel and sound like a heroin addict. Ha! This was truly book perfection in my eyes. There was a sweet, sweet love story. Hot and steamy attraction. The gut wrenching sadness when everything crashes down around all three of them. The power of forgiveness and unconditional love and support. No matter what they all went through. And it was so well written. This was the first Abbi Glines book I've made it through and I've immediately become a fangirl. I know! I know. I'm late to the party. Forgive me. I'm sort of nervous moving on to Vincent Brothers though. I wasn't a very big fan of Sawyer's in this book. I mean don't get me wrong he had his moments where he was a pretty great guy. He just wasn't Beau. I liked Lana though and she deserves something great. So when I do read it, it will be mostly for her and I'm sure Sawyer will grow on me eventually. I guess I'm glad I didn't buy them at the same time though. I need a bit of a breather before I jump into his story. But if it's even a smidge like this one was I'm sure I'll be blown away. Again.
BriBri70 More than 1 year ago
I really love this story. As soon as I finished this one I had to start Vincent Brothers. Loved them both
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book ,but if ur wondering if u should get the uncut version or this one . DEFINETLY the uncut version. Its longer and has more depth . Once i started this story i couldnt put it down . So its not good idea to start reading at night .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Vincent Boys series was awesome.. I read both books in two days.. I couldnt put them down. I was curious if anyone had read the extended and uncut version as well as the original copies and if there was a big difference in them. I want to get the uncut copy but I cant bring myself to pay another 10 dollars on top of the 5 that i already spent if they arent that different. Please if you have post it. Im sure there are other people out there wondering the same thing. Let us in on it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So gooooooooooooooooooooooooooood, i cant decribe in words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looks and sounds like an amazing book! I am going to middle school this year and it is required that we read 2 books over summer. Today my mom told me i needed to start because i got out on the 15th so the past couple of minuts i have been looking for to books to read and the seiries caught my eye. I desided i am going to read the seiries! You should too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth it
Bookangel0913 More than 1 year ago
This is the second book of Abbi Glines that I read (Existence being the first) and I have now read ALL of her books. She is a great writer. I am a huge fan of YA and have read a lot of YA books, but I haven't finished many as quickly as I finished this book. It was excellent. All of her books are. The story was light and fun, but towards the end the reader learns that everyone has skeletons in their closet. I loved that you got a deeper connection to the characters as the book went on. This is one of the more mature YA books out there, but definitely a good one. The characters deal with (SPOILER) death, divorce, sex, bullying, and a big secret is revealed. If you are wanting a fun beach read then take a ride with the Vincent boys because they are a truckload of fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait for the next one to be availible on nook!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book alot. Its about 120 nook pages. I loved the characters. There was sometjing missing but im not sure what really. But i know that i would have liked to see like a year later chapter or something. And i wish the romance was there more..but you could tell that there was a romanxe between ash and beau. I loved it wish it wasnt a 5 hour read but it was cute. And worth the $3.00.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
From the beginning to the end this book keep me totally engaged. Abbi Glines is an excellent writer, all of her books are emotional roller coasters that will keep you reading without stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was so exciting, i could not put it down! It brought back memories of my youth and being desparately in love! Abbi Glines can really make you feel the passon in her writing! She is my new favorite author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first Abbi Glines book, and i have to say it was the perfect one to start with. It is fast paced and a great love triangle between three childhood besti friends. I was not expecting what happened more towards the end, gave the book a nice twist.
megankylene More than 1 year ago
I've said it before and I'll say it again-Abbi Glines is amazing!   This book is a MUST READ! "The Vincent Boys" is an amazing love story full of drama, angst, and hot boys.  I could NOT put this book down!  The chemistry between Ashton and Beau was addicting.  I loved how Beau knew the real Ashton, not perfect angel Ashton.  Oh, and Ashton's grandma was adorable and hilarious. I can't wait for book 2! But while you're waiting, check out Abbi's other books!!! The Existence trilogy is fan-freaking-tastic!!!
Romance_IsNot_Dead More than 1 year ago
I've probably read this book at least a hundred times, not kidding. That all has to do with my love for Beau Vincent. This book has the highs and lows that every good book needs, a page turner at it's best! And I was really loving Sawyer at the end of the book though so I'm happy to hear Abbi Glines is making a sequel!
KellyCarmona More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read! Hard to put down. This is the best Abbi Glines book yet. Can't wait for The Vincent Brothers book (aka part 2). I love Beau! Great writer!!
camie12345 More than 1 year ago
ohmigod!!! i fell in love `with this book just by reading the summary!!! and once i actualy got to read it i thought i was going to melt from beaus hotness and it was just so over the top awesome!!! i love abbi glines and shes one of my favorite authors!! please if you read the summary of the book and you have a sweet spot for funny, sweet, hot, and over all great romance dont hesitat to buy!!!