by Abbi Glines
4 of 5 stars
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….
Ashton Gray: Plays the good girl, when really she has a bit of a hell raiser side. She has been denying who she is in favor of who she thinks she should be.
Beau Vincent: The town bad boy and ladies man all rolled into one. He didn’t have the best upbringing and is used to people assuming the worst of him. Always sees the “real” Ashton.
Gotta love Ashton and Beau! Ashton is so worried about what people will think about her since they live in such a small town. Because of her fear she shies away from Beau Vincent (the town Bad Seed) in favor of Sawyer Vincent- Beau’s cousin. On the surface they are the perfect couple, but Ashton is hiding too much of herself from everyone except Beau.
This is an interesting take on the “coming of age” story. It is almost backwards. Rather than a ‘wild child’ growing up to a ‘good girl’, we have Ashton. She has put on a mask of the perfect person but is learning that you can be yourself, even if there is a little crazy in there.
“Trouble can be a lot of fun. It’s the straight and narrow that makes life tedious and boring.”
Point of View: Alternating first person (Ashton and Beau, clearly marked)
Length: 260 pages
Price: $7.99 on Amazon (as of 1/22/15)
Ongoing series* including:
The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1)
The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys, #2)
My Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #3) – not yet released
*each book follows a different couple while sharing supporting character