Today the A November to Remember tour is stopping here! This tour is for The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines. You’ll see my review go up one day soon.
When I was 18 I fell in love with a boy who was totally not good for me. But I was head over heels for him. I stuck by his side for a few years as we traveled back and forth between Sheridan Wyoming and Sturgis South Dakota (my home town). It was a relationship of destruction, as my heart was ripped to shreds time and time again. And I would get strong enough to leave him and would move to live with friends somewhere else, but he always found me. I don’t want to go on and on about it, but there was cheating (him, not me) and abuse (verbally and physically). But mostly, it was heartache because I believed I loved him with all my soul. I just kept taking him back. Then one day in early January 2001 I realized that if I didn’t disappear that it would be a cycle that never ended. I knew he always found me wherever I went, so I had to disappear completely. I had only a few hours to pack my bags and alert my best friend who luckily decided to come with. I ended up leaving almost all my stuff with a friend (which I never did get back) and we took off for the long drive west. I never said goodbye, other than in a letter, but even though I would normally say there was no closure, I knew in my heart this was the way it had to go. I had tried to say goodbye too many times to count and I knew I wasn’t able to say no to him.
We drove for two full days before arriving at our destination. We set up a new home together (my best friend and I) and we started new jobs as Certified Nurses Assistants. We made new friends and I discovered what life was like when your heart wasn’t being broken over and over again. But my heart was mending and after a few months of rediscovering life and what it had to offer I found I was ready to date. I dated a few guys, but nothing was special really. Most of them I just felt friendship for, not romantic feelings.
One day at work I started to notice the guy who did the maintenance. I saw him around mopping up spills, fixing light fixtures, etc. But I wasn’t smoker and never really hung around with the employees when they chatted. But I was drawn to him. He had a definite bad boy look, which scared me a little since my ex was kind of a bad boy (though he was very much a different kind of bad boy!) but I couldn’t not notice him. My best friend had gotten to know him so she invited him over one evening and then it ended up being him coming over most nights after work. He wasn’t like most guys in making advances on me. He was slower paced and was more interested in getting to know me. We spent a lot of time getting to know each other and finding we really ‘fit’. We complimented each other. And I found that I hadn’t felt safe in a long time. I had been so use to never knowing when a blow would come. When I would be screamed at and accused of things by my ex. I hadn’t let my guard down in years and with Jeff, this boy I was getting to know, I found that my guard was starting to come down. He made me feel safe. And the night he held me all night and I slept without fear, without nightmares, I knew he was ‘the one’. Now we have two kids and while we have our ups and downs we still love each other with all our hearts and I look forward to many years together. Sometimes when I’m angry or frustrated I remember our beginnings, how we came together, how we ‘fit’ so well and how safe I suddenly felt. And I know that I made the right choice when I married him in 2004.
About The Vincent Boys
Get seduced by a sizzling account of attraction and betrayal in this previously self-published phenomenon.
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….
The sequel to The Vincent Boys, The Vincent Brothers will be released December 18, 2012.
About the author
Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books.
The Vincent Boys Breakup Survival Kit
· Pajama set
· Eye Mask
· $10 iTunes gift card to make the breakup mix
Open to US addresses only
Must be 13 or older to enter