Friday, June 15, 2012

Review: The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines

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  • Publisher: Abbi Glines
  • Publication date: 6/3/2012
  • Format: eBook 
  • Source: Purchased from B&N for my nook
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Overview

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 Thoughts

This book totally blew my friggin mind. Like seriously!! This book had me going all sorts of crazy for different reasons. Sometimes I was grinning like a fool, other times I was fanning myself, then there was the frustrating parts where you want to yell and scream, and finally the tears. Yes, all of that. This book was even better than I was anticipating. I knew it would be amazing, but it totally blew my expectations out of the water. I LOVED really getting to know Sawyer. Lana was amazing too. I am totally all freaking fan girl right now. How much did I love this book? I read it in about 4 hours! I rarely ever read a book in one sitting, but I could not stop. Once I settled down with this book, I didn't stop until 1:30am when I was finished. I will try to take it down a notch and write my review now. This book takes place six months after The Vincent Boys ended.

Sawyer, oh my I don't even know how to start. Totally took me by surprise I guess in a good way. He is nothing like the Sawyer that we met in the previous book. No he is just dripping with sexiness. Like the cover of this book indicates, he is just totally lickable. Yup, I just went there. I thought that Buea was sex on a stick, but Sawyer impressed me. Enough about how yummy and swoon worthy he is though, lets get to his personality. He is obviously still majorly broken after the events in the previous book. Who wouldn't be. It's hard for him to see Ashton with Beau. He has loved her his whole life. He makes a lot of mistakes through this book, but it just makes him that much better. He messes up, he knows it, he wants to change and make it better. He is full of emotions. Anger, happiness, sadness, and confusion. He is very real to me and it made me totally connect with him and the story. Oh, and did I mention he is totally hot?!! Okay, sorry. He is also really sweet and awesome.

Lana is totally different than she was in the last book. She has changed her look to be more sexy and desirable. She is smoking hot now. Her goal for the summer is to win Sawyer. She has always wanted Sawyer and now that him and Ashton are no longer together it's her chance. She is spending the summer with Ashton and is determined to get Sawyer. There is a lot more to it than that though. Of course it won't be easy, and she questions whether it will actually be possible. She doesn't know whether to trust what is happening with them, or if he is using her to get back at Ashton. I really admire her strength. She won't let anyone walk all over her, she won't allow herself to be second best. She has dealt with it her whole life and refuses to let someone she has cared about for so long do it to her. Yes, it hurts, but this girl does the right thing. I loved her. No more shy scared Lana. This Lana knows who she is and what she wants. Even when she has her weak moments, she is still very much a strong and smart character.

This book is full of emotion. I was really invested in the characters the same way I was in the first book. I really connected with them and felt the way they did. There were a few times while reading that I had to stop for a moment, wipe my tears, and compose myself before continuing. All of the characters went through things and had to struggle, but they also all fight to come out of it on top. I didn't think it was possible, but I think I loved this more than the first book. I love how Abbi ended it too. It was absolutely perfect. 5 out of 5 stars.


23 comments:

  1. hahaha your enthusiasm for this book is AWESOME! And I TOTALLY get fanning yourself at parts. I have done that with a few books. hehe I've always heard amazing things about the first book in the series. I still haven't read them but I plan on doing it at some point. They sound sooo amazing. Glad you enjoyed this one! :)

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    1. Girl!! They are so good!! You definitely should read them when you get a chance!!

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  2. Teehee I love enthusiastic reviews! I haven't read the Vincent Boys but I recall seeing your review and wanting to read it if I can ever find the time! I love how the characters seem to all evolve and grow. Sawyer sounds delicious!! <3 Great review muffin!!

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    1. The characters are awesome, and oh, so swoontastic!! I in the Vincent Boys it's Beau that has you, in this one Sawyer takes over. Those are some boys that make your heart race!!

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  3. I love your passion girl!! AND I couldn't agree more. Sawyer is super hot in this book and I absolutely loved it. No putting this book down. Excellent review.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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    1. "lickable" heehee

      Valerie
      StuckInBooks.com

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    2. SO TRUE THOUGH!! Totally lickable Lol!!! It so awesome to read a book that makes me all totally fan girl about it. These are the best reviews to write!! I love it when a review just flows out of me.

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  4. Yay! Yay! Yay!

    You are a true Abbi Glines fan girl now!!!

    I love that Abbi isn't afraid to let her characters eff up. Big time. I mean, who wants perfect?

    I laughed. I swooned. I cried.

    And...I loved the epilogue. All the resolution between Beau/Harris/Sawyer. Have you read the extra that Abbi wrote??

    Anyway...I'm so happy you loved TVB2. Great review!

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    1. This book was just epically awesome!!! I love Abbi and now I really do need to make time for ALL of her other books. Loved the epilogue too and I love the extra on her blog!!

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  5. Love the review. I fell in love with Beau in the first book, and now Sawyer in the second! Abbi Glines sure knows how to write.

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    1. I have Breathe and Because of Low which I need to get to ASAP. I am totally a fan of her writing!!

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  6. This review cracked me up! I need to check out Abbi Glines ASAP!

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    1. Haha!! I only read through it once after writing it and then scheduled it. When I re-read it today I laughed at myself. It's really that good though. I could barely contain myself.

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  7. This sounds so good! I totally have to get the first in this series and get into it. I love how much you loved this book! Must read soon!

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    1. I totally loved these books. They are just fantastically awesome. I think my review of the first one was quite spazzy too.

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  8. Here's another review I had to skim so I don't spoil myself. Haha. I really, really, REALLY need to start The Vincent Boys. It's been on my nook for far too long. You've made me even more eager with your raving review of book two. I love when you end up loving the second book as much or even more.

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    1. Seriously, you need to get on that!!! You will love those Vincent boys. ;)

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  9. Holy crap, girl. o_o AWESOME review. I've wanted to read Abbi Glines's stuff for quite a while now, but now I am determined to get my hands on these books. Seriously, if a book can get you that involved, it's obviously worth a read.

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    1. I love it when books bring out my emotions like this. Abbi is fantastic at it.

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  10. This book sounds awesome. I've heard nothing but wonderful things about it and your review made me want it even more!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

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    1. I hope you are able to get to it soon. It's really great!!

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  11. Nice review doll! Loved this book! So glad you did too.

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    1. It was so good I couldn't put it down!!

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