The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines
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. From Goodreads.
Wow, this book starts 6 months where the first one left off. Which was really good, everyone had graduated high school and they were all getting ready to go to college. Sawyer is still angry and in love with Ashton. But Ashton is still madly in love with Beau and they have been together for the 6 months if you don’t count the summer before senior year as well.
Lana has been in love with Sawyer since she was a kid and now that Ashton is out of the picture, she decided it was time for a makeover in hopes to catch his attention. She doesn’t realize that he still cares about Ash. She figures it has been 6 months and Ash is happy with Beau so he shouldn’t be all hung up on her.
There were some epic fights in the book and some dumb moments on Sawyer’s part. Seriously I wanted to smack him in the back of the head and tell him to stop being an idiot. Of course the two that really knew what was going on was Ash and Beau; they could see it in the way that Lana and Sawyer looked at each other. It was such a roller coaster ride of emotions in this book, at times I felt so bad for Lana but then she wouldn’t do what she should and then I would want to yell at her. The characters in the book were very realistic; you could see the fighting with themselves that they were going through throughout the whole book. Sawyer needed to learn that when Ash needed help, he should allow Lana, her cousin, to help out as well. Lana needed to learn that not everyone is going to put you behind someone else, like she isn’t important enough.
Once again, I have to say that Abbi is an amazing writer and I almost hope that there is a third book because I loved the characters so much.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.