Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Blog Tour ~ "The Vincent Boys" by Abbi Glines + a giveaway
The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from the author to review.
Genre: Contemporary YA romance
Content Warning: Sexual situations and profanity
Description from Goodreads: 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
My thoughts: Ashton is faced with a dilemma. She has the perfect gentleman boyfriend, but at the same time she has always loved his bad boy cousin.
Things come to a head when her boyfriend, Sawyer, leaves for a camping trip with his family for the summer. She spends time with Beau and the flicker becomes a flame between them. She doesn't want to come between them and ruin their relationship, but she is not the person that she has been trying to portray and wants nothing more than to be with Beau.
This story is about whether to let the heart or the head rule your emotions. It is about relationships where everything isn't as perfect as they seem. There are hidden secrets that threaten to rip the fabric of their fragile relationships. I was also impressed that Abbi addressed the stigma of whether or not there can be a "bad seed". Beau is known for being the son of the wayward Vincent brother, while Sawyer is the son of the perfect Vincent brother. Sometimes stigmas are placed that have no basis in fact and trying to overcome them can be nearly impossible. Does money really equate being better than someone else?
Most of all it is about being true to yourself and not trying to be something that you are not.
I enjoyed this story. I would caution that there is material that is inappropriate for a younger audience. (sexual situations and profanity)
Giveaway: Each stop in this tour is offering a kindle copy of the book. Please enter using the rafflecopter. i am requiring that you leave a blog comment, this will gain you entry into the grand prize. The thing is that you will need to visit all of the blogs to enter for the grand prize. You will see a linky with all of the blog hosts. Make sure to stop at each one. The grand prize is a $20.00 B&N gift certificate, kindle copy of the book, and a signed tote bag.
Posted by Lisa Faber at 4:00 AM