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.
Even though the title is The Vincent Boys, this centers around Ashton trying to figure herself out. She grew up with Sawyer and Beau and the three were inseparable as youngsters. Now, as teens, Ashton is struggling with who she is viewed as versus who she really is. She knows that coming to terms with who she is and choosing a life of happiness for herself will undoubtedly cause pain for others. Will she choose to make herself happy or continue the act to keep those around her happy? Of course, there is some major reckoning coming for The Boys as well.
Ashton has cared for both Sawyer and Beau for years. But when Sawyer is the first to ask her out, she is flattered and says yes. This begins Ashton's deception to herself, Sawyer, Beau, her parents, and everyone. Not that she's really a "bad girl" inside... she's just not as much of a good girl as she portrays. So, when Sawyer leaves with his parents for a summer vacation, Beau and Ashton start keeping each other company. This is where things start to get really complicated! Just as the teens start putting everything back together, revelations come to light that turns everything upside down.
This is the hard part about writing spoiler-free reviews... you can't say too much without giving the story away! *pulls hair out* The Vincent Boys is a story about love and family being lost and found and how three teens try to keep it all together.
All I can say is I loved this story. It was filled with emotion and passion. Definitely for a Mature YA and older. I'm rating The Vincent Boys at 4 out of 5 stars.
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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.