The Vincent Boys & The Vincent Brothers
Read on 28/08/14. The first book is about a girl called Ash who grew up with Beau and Sawyer Vincent, two cousins who couldn’t be any more different if they tried. Beau lives in a trailer park and his mother is seen as white trash, he’s a trouble maker and he has a reputation with the ladies. Sawyer comes from a wealthy family, has a sparkling reputation and is careful with every choice he makes. When Ash was younger it was always her and Beau making trouble and Sawyer sorting out the mess. It all changed when Ash and Sawyer started going out when they were 14 and she stopped speaking to Beau. Flash forward three years and Ash and Beau spend the summer together realising that the feelings they pushed away never really went away and Ash has some serious decisions to make about which Vincent boy is right for her.
The second book is all about Lana, Ash’s cousin who was in the first book, and Sawyer Vincent. Of course Ash picked Beau in book one so this only makes sense. Lana and Sawyer have a connection but it’s difficult for Lana to trust that Sawyer wants her for the right reasons, and not just to make Ash jealous. The story is sweet, the epilogue is a nice ending to the series too, but apparently there’s another book? Not really sure how but eh.
Read on 28/08/14. I’d read a few mixed reviews about this one, something to do with teachers and students that people find repulsive (understandably so) but when the student and the teacher are both in their early 20’s then it’s not the same. The main character is Bliss, she’s awkward and funny, she’s going theatre in Uni and she’s still a virgin. Her friend Kelsey forces her to go out to meet someone she can lose her virginity to and she meets Garrick, a British, motorcycle riding, Shakespeare reading cutie who she brings home. She gets too nervous and ends up leaving him in bed and running out of her own apartment claiming she has to pick her cat up. Awkward doesn’t even cover it. The next morning she’s in class and guess who the new teacher is. Yes, its Garrick. It leads to some sticky situations. Honestly I found her personality hilarious. Her inner monologue was great. A fun quick read.
Read on 29/08/14. The way the author approaches the subject of rape is admirable. I don’t want to talk about the plot too much but I’ll just note the basics. The main character is Jacqueline, definitely not Jackie, she follows her long term boyfriend Kennedy to Uni but after a few weeks he breaks up with her. She’s left questioning herself and feeling alone after the break up and one night on the way home from a Halloween frat party she’s attacked by one of her ex’s friends. He’s stopped by a helpful stranger with a lip ring. Not long after that she decides to go back to one of the classes she stopped attending after Kennedy dumped her and the mysterious stranger is in her class. A lot happens. She is still hugely affected by the attack and it’s harder when the guy who attacked you spreads rumours people easily believe. This book made me so angry in some parts, but happy in others. It’s a weird one but I’m glad I read it.
Read on 29/08/14. This book is sad. So sad. Tate & Miles decide to get into a sex-only relationship-type agreement, no love, no asking about the past, no expecting a future. Of course things go balls up. Of course people get hurt. The writing style was really beautiful. The parts from Miles’ past were heartbreaking to read, and the ending was expected but still sweet. A very touchy subject but dealt with quite well.