Lets continue with the review catch up shall we?
So next on the list is:
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….
Beau is just….
HE IS JUST….
Ashton, Beau, and Sawyer were inseparable childhood friends. Beau and Sawyer, “the Vincent boys” are cousins, but its Ashton and Beau who are close.
These two are the town’s little hell-raisers, and Sawyer is the one usually bailing them out of trouble, and encouraging them to mend their ways.
All this changes though when both boys began to notice Ash in a different way. Sawyer is first to make a move, and Ash, thinking Beau isn’t interested in her in that way, accepts him. So they’ve been the “perfect” couple for the last three years. He’s the star quarterback, son of a respectable businessman (Beau’s uncle), and always beside her at church on Sunday.
Ash struggles to be the perfect girlfriend, always worried that she doesn’t measure up to Sawyer. She squashes out the urges she has to have fun, go wild, and have some heat with her boyfriend. If she shows some of these urges, Sawyer does his best to squelch those tendencies.
Beau on the other hand is as wild as he ever has been. He’s the son of the “wild” Vincent brother, who died years ago. Sure he’s on the football team, same as Sawyer, but he doesn’t care what people think, and doesn’t put up pretenses. Beau and Ash hardly say two words to each other anymore. However, when Sawyer goes on vacation with his family for the summer, Ash and Beau start hanging out all the time. Let the sexual tension begin, and OH, MY GOODNESS, prepare yourself for shirtless Beau!!
You wonder how this is all going to play out, because Ash is the girlfriend of Beau’s cousin and best friend.
But it works out as best as it can.
Apart from when Sawyer comes back and becomes the ultimate JERK, and it quite frankly puts me off him when he gets his own story in The Vincent Brothers.
So, I know he gets his heart broken because Ash chooses Beau (Umm who wouldn’t???) but the way he acts to her at school and the way he lets her get bullied, while he acts like the golden boy he is, annoyed me. Seriously dude!
And to be honest Beau didn’t know the real Ash. He tried to change her into this goody goody girl, one who he is proud to wear on his arm. He doesn’t let her speak out, doesn’t argue, practically has her as a Stepford Wife! but Beau… Beau brings out the real her and she likes it. Yes he’s the bad boy but he’s not all that bad.
And the secret that comes out… OOOOOOOOOOOO! haha.
Beau has to go away and deal with his stuff but he leaves Ash being bullied and beat up and when he finds out… Well… Lets just say he should have given Sawyer more than concussion!
I loved how the book split between the POV of both Ash and Beau because I liked how you got to see just how much they loved each other, how guilty they felt over what they were doing and how they felt when they were getting down and dirty haha (The tree scene… From Beau’s POV… Just don’t… It was… GOD I LOVE HIM!)
I do love this book. Mainly because of Beau (HOT HOT HOT) but because Abbi shows you that a guy/girl must love you for who you are, not who they want you to be.
So the second book The Vincent Brothers
Getting a boy to fall head-over-heels in love with you isn’t easy. Especially when he’s been in love with your cousin for as long as you can remember.
Lana has lived her life in her cousin’s shadow. Ashton always made perfect grades, had tons of friends, and looks model-perfect. And she’s always had Sawyer Vincent—the only boy Lana’s ever wanted—wrapped around her finger. But now things are different. Lana has a chance to make Sawyer see her, and she’s taking it. If only he’d get over Ashton—because Lana is sick of second-best.
Sawyer’s heart is broken. He’s lost his best girl to his best friend. And then Lana comes to town. Ashton’s cousin has always been sweet and soft-spoken, but now she’s drop-dead gorgeous as well. Sawyer doesn’t know if Lana can heal his broken heart, but spending time with her might at least make Ashton jealous.
What starts as a carefree fling becomes a lusty game of seduction. Sawyer and Lana may have different motives, but their scintillating hookups are the same kind of steamy. . .
I still couldn’t like you much in this one.
You were still an idiot.
So in this one its split between Lana, whose Ash’s cousin and Sawyer.
Sawyer is still nursing a wounded heart over Ash and is still convinced that she’ll realise what a mistake she’s made and come crawling back to him (Cloud deluded… she has BEAU!) Despite the fact that Beau and Ash are majorly in love with each other. Everyone else can see it but Sawyer.
Enter Lana. She’s coming over for the rest of the summer before college, seeing as her parents are going through a divorce and are driving her insane. But she also has an alterior motive; to get Sawyer Vincent.
Lana thinks the sun shines out of Sawyer’s ass and has been in love with him since they were kids. She thinks Ash made a mistake choosing Beau and that Sawyer is the perfect Vincent boy.
So when she turns up all sexy and leggy, Sawyer practically realises he has a… you know (haha penis!) despite the fact that he was in a realtionship with Ash for three years he only kissed her despite the fact she was his forever. Yet when Lana comes along… BAM! haha
But the dude is a major user of Lana. He leaves her hot and cold, is still determined that Ash is going to come back to him and makes sure that nothing but a summer fling is going to happen between them.
But Lana wants more from him and when she does go out on a “date” with one of his mates Sawyer goes all caveman (which was good to see actually… proves he isn’t the well mannered boy everyone thinks he is)
Finally, finally, Sawyer realises that he’s fallen for Lana but, after a misunderstanding, she thinks he’s gone back to Ash and has left. That’s when he realises what an idiot he’s been and goes after her… FINALLY!
The epilogues though… OH MY GOD! Not neccessarily Sawyer and Lana’s (but it was sweet) more like ASH AND BEAU’S! (Can you turn that into a mini novella please????)
So I did like this book, not as much as the first one, but I did like it.
The redeeming part was when Sawyer grew up and became a man and stopped being the goody goody ‘the sun shines out his ass’ type boy. He realised what he wanted and he made damn sure everyone else knew.
And Lana… I did like her too but she forgave Sawyer too quickly for his doucheness… but it worked out in the end I suppose!
Overall The Vincent Boys is my favourite. Beau will forever be in my heart.
And Sawyer? He’s sort of their, just not quite yet haha