Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Vincent Brothers

Author: Abbi Glines
Format: eBook
Publisher: Abbi Glines
Published: June 3, 2012

He may have given her up without a fight, but Sawyer Vincent is far from over losing the girl he’s loved all of his life. Instead of giving up his best friend and the girl he thought he’d spend forever with, he gave Ashton and his brother Beau his blessing. However, adjusting to seeing Ashton wrapped up in Beau’s arms isn’t easy. Complicating everything even more, Ashton’s cousin Lana is in town for the summer. Sweet, kind, soft-spoken Lana, who gets under his skin. Just being near her makes him forget all about Ashton and his broken heart. Lana is everything he wanted Ashton to be except she isn’t Ashton. She lacks the backbone to stand up for herself and confidence that Ashton wears like a crown.

Lana McDaniel has lived her life in her cousin's shadow. While Lana struggled with her grades no matter how hard she tried, her mother praised Ashton's intelligence. She hadn’t been blessed with Ashton’s blond hair and flawless skin, but that didn't keep her mother from lamenting her naturally red hair and freckles. But none of that would have mattered if Ashton hadn’t always had Sawyer Vincent wrapped around her finger -- the only boy Lana wanted. Once Ashton let Sawyer go, Lana had been so sure that he’d move on. Determined to make Sawyer finally see her, she'd talked her mother into letting her spend the summer with Ashton. But Sawyer is still in love with Ashton, and Lana isn’t going to be anyone's rebound girl. No matter how yummy Sawyer Vincent’s kisses taste.

My Opinion

In The Vincent Boys, Sawyer loses his long-time girlfriend to his best friend Beau.  I never really understood how he could just give his blessing.  I mean seriously, I get that you want them to be happy but darn.  The Vincent Brother picks up about six months later.  Sawyer starts off as well a jerk.  I honestly did not see what anyone could see in him.  Yeah, he had his sweet moments but there were times when I wish that Beau would have punched him in the face.

Lana on the other hand is likeable right from the start.  Yeah, she may have kinda changed who she was for a guy but really I think that catching the guy was the motivation for the changed not the cause.  You know that saying be careful what you wish for?  Someone should have told Lana that.  Sawyer isn’t truly over losing the dream a future with of his Ash (not the true Ash).  Eventually Sawyer stops being a jerk and starts being himself.  Boy can he turn on the charm and woowziers.
A good part about the book- both sides have to work at the relationship.  It does not come easy for either one.  The best part about the book- it is told by both perspectives.  You see something happen through Lana’s eyes and then you get Sawyer’s reaction through his.  It will rock your world.
Abbi Glines is a master at creating a three dimensional world for the reader to hide away in.  I honestly think it is the duel perspectives.  She is the type of author that you circle the release dates of her books in your calendar using hot pink, of course.  Then you clear the day of all grown-up adult like activities, snuggle up on your couch with some hot cocoa and a blanket.  You disappear into her world for a good four to five hours, knowing that it will be a wonderful visit. 

Other Characters

Ethan- Kinda interested in Lana but is a friend of Sawyer.
Jewel- Lana’s oldest friend, the polar opposite of Lana.  Surprisingly, understands Lana and will always protect her.  Even if she is protecting Lana from herself.
Jake- A friend of Sawyer.  You will either love him or hate him but at least you will know that he will be honest with you from the start.


  1. I haven't read the book yet.

    Nice Review, makes me want to read it.

  2. You should read it. It was really good.

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  4. Ms. Doran~ Glad you like it. I am sorry about your dad.

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