Pages - 208
Published by Hot Key Books - Paperback January 2013, Ebook October 2013, Uncensored Ebook November 2013
Why couldn't I have just made it home without seeing them? I wasn't in the mood to play good freaking Samaritan to Beau and his trashy girlfriend. Although he wasn't here, Sawyer would expect me to stop. With a frustrated groan, I slowed down and pulled up beside Beau, who had put some distance between him and his vomiting girlfriend. Apparently throwing up wasn't a mating call for him.
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 wanted this book as soon as I heard about it! Seriously, I saw the front cover and the blurb on the Hot Key Books preview site and knew straight away I needed it. I trotted off to Amazon, just about to purchase the Ebook version when Hot Key Books whispered in my ear and told me I might want to wait for the uncensored version. That was a long week to wait, but as soon as they posted it, I bought it straight away and devoured it in one night. This is one of the most romantic yet sexy books I have read in ages. I can't remember the last time I read a book so quickly, yet I knew this book would be so good.
The Vincent Brothers and it's sequel are classed as New Adult books, which for those of you who have been living with your fingers in your ears means a book dealing with the new pressures brought on my adult life - when you have to take on the responsibilities of an adult - sex, alcohol and everything else that was taboo when you were younger, suddenly becomes available. Abbi Glines is one of a few authors presently leading the way in this genre and I am definitely hooked on the whole idea of New Adult.
Ashton, the main female protagonist, has known Beau and Sawyer all her life. They had grown up together, Beau and Ashton would create havoc and Sawyer would bail them out of trouble. When they hit their teens, something changed in the group dynamics as soon as Sawyer started dating Ashton - her friendship with Beau came to an end.
Now in their late teens and with Sawyer away for the whole of the summer, Beau and Ashton have the opportunity to rekindle their friendship, only they rekindle more than that. Beau has always loved Ashton and the way he treats her in this book is just beautiful. He may be the town bad boy but he would do anything to make Ashton happy. When she needs him, he is there for her, regardless of what anyone else thinks. Ashton goes through a really rough time and she needs someone, so I didn't feel disappointed in her reactions to Beau at all.
Ashton had tried for so long to be someone she wasn't and Beau is incredibly good at bringing out the real Ashton. He doesn't like the fake person she has become. In turn, Ashton can see the real Beau and her involvement with him helps to bring his true character to the surface.
This book is about being who you really are. Everyone needs to embrace their true self and not worry about what other people think. Stop living a lie, celebrate your bad habits!
This is the first book in the series and the second one, The Vincent Brothers will be published in its uncensored version in about three weeks. The second one gives us a better perspective of Sawyer. At the moment I am completely on Team Beau, Sawyer didn't even appear on my radar, but until I have read the second one, I can't say that for definite. Though at this moment in time, I will say Beau tops my list of sexiest male fictional characters, knocking Alex from Hunting Lila into second place!
If you love Sweet Home Alabama and Hart of Dixie, you will devour this book in a matter of hours. I began reading it in the morning and stayed up way to late to finish it. This book is like catnip for girls! At the heart of it, it's just a love story, but it is so addictive, you lose yourself in the romance of it. I can't praise this book enough. Abbi Glines just became my one of my favourite authors overnight. I want everyone to read this book!
If buying for the teenager in your life, you might want to check you buy the censored version as the romance can get rather hot and heavy. Other than that, buy it for every female you know!