Review: The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines

Monday, December 31, 2012

The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1)
Title: The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys #1)
Author: Abbi Glines
Date of Publication: October 12, 2011 
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.
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My Review

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It was a quick read. The only reason why it took me days to finish this is because of school. I only got to read for ten to twenty minutes a time and just a few times in a day at that, sometimes not at all. I only got this for free on Amazon so I didn't really feel bad that it wasn't that good. Let's just get my gripes about this book out.

First and foremost, the cover. It was cute at first, I actually want to applaud it when I first saw it. It's so cute and colorful and very summery. But then when I was reading the book, the cover had no connection whatsoever with the story. I mean, book covers should provide a sneak peek into the story or tell something about it but this tells nothing. It has nothing to do with it. So yes, the cover is cute and it's successful in roping me in to read this book but it isn't really appropriate.

Secondly, gah, the typos. This book badly needs an editor. I'm no grammar expert myself but there were tons of typos and wrong punctuation and everything. My head was spinning and it's hard to ignore typos when there are so many! I wanted to mark every wrong with a red pen ala Lissa in Kody Keplinger's Shut Out. I hope they re-release an edited version.

Onto the more important part: the plot. The plot was so predictable and I knew that going in. I just wanted a light read, something familiar and brainless. But this was so brainless. I knew what's going to happen chapters away. I did not expect some but the backbone of the plot, it's like every good-girl-falls-for-the-bad-boy story out there. It didn't even try to present it as something new. Nadah. Oh well, I guess I was just disappointed that I was right. And well, I was on Team Sawyer. Oh well, I wouldn't want her to end up with Sawyer now because I want someone better and reasonable for Sawyer. So go make your babies, Ash and Beau, live in your forever bubble.

What else? I understand teenagers are hormonal but do you have to talk about the girl you're supposed to be in love with like she's an object? The same goes for the boy you supposedly love. Why do you treat and talk about them like they're an object? She's yours? Really, is she an object? Do you have a claim on her, on her life? Gah, I hate objectification of women. And here, men and women are objectified. Sigh.

And maybe the one thing I liked about this book was Lana. So I wanna read The Vincent Brothers for her just so I can read all about her and her spunky and reasonable attitude. You go, girl!

So go read this if you're an Abbi Glines fan or you're like me who just wanted to read something light and brainless. Don't expect anything new or groundbreaking or deep. Enjoy!

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About Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books. Her debut novel, BREATHE, can be found in digital format at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Existence, a YA paranormal, was released December 13, 2011 by Wild Child Publishing. She also released a YA contemporary romance, The Vincent Boys this Fall. She just released her first New Adult contemporary, Because of Low. She is currently editing the second book in the Existence Trilogy, Predestined. If you want to find her then check Twitter first because she has a severe addiction to tweeting @abbiglines. She also blogs regularly but rarely about anything life changing. She also really enjoys talking about herself in third person.


  1. THIS!!! I feel so much better about my decision to stay away from this series, regardless of the numerous raving reviews. Something about it pretty much screams at me to run far away. Now, I feel like running was justified, so thank you. A little side note about covers.... You are absolutely, 100% right. Covers should be a window into a story. They don't have to tell a story, but when they do it is awesome. BUT they should at least have SOMETHING to do with the story. And if there are going to be models on the cover, they should have some resemblance to the character they are trying to be, otherwise it just looks stoopid.. And makes me a little crazy!

    1. Is it bad of me that I am so gleeful in here that my review made you run for the hills? Haha! Stay far far away from this, Jaime!

    2. No, not bad Dianne! Wonderful! So awesome. I have so many amazing books on my shelf and books that need to be on my shelf that I am happy to be steered clear of the ones that aren't going to work for me. So, thank you!


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