A November to Remember Blog Tour for The Vincent Boys & Giveaway!

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.  

We’re suppose to write about the boys who have both stolen and broken our hearts.  While I decided I was going to write about my husband, who stole my heart, our story kind of begins with my heart being broken.
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.

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One winner receives:
The Vincent Boys Breakup Survival Kit

· Pajama set

· Chocolates

· Eye Mask

· $10 iTunes gift card to make the breakup mix

All prizing provided by Simon & Schuster
Open to US addresses only
Must be 13 or older to enter 
Ends 11/27

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Comments

  1. Wow! That’s like a romance novel! Good for you for realizing it was a destructive relationship and escaping before you were totally consumed. Love is a powerful and not always smart emotion.

  2. Candace your story is a heartbreaking but beautiful one in the end.

    I am so glad you found someone you could feel loved and safe with and most important someone that was really your best friend. That is so important.

    Beautiful story!! Thank you for sharing it with us. :D

  3. Oh my gosh Candace! What an amazing story. While I’m so sorry you had to go through so much pain and heartache, I’m glad it eventually led you somewhere wonderful. I love how you and your husband met, and it makes me happy to know he was more than worth all the struggle you went through to find him:)

  4. Okay I am shallow but that first guy is not, looks like Johnnie Depp. What an amazing and heart wrenching story, Candace. I am sorry that you went through all that,but I am glad that made you so strong and that you had the courage to leave and find a better life.

  5. Oh Candace! What a wonderful story with heartbreak, hope and happiness! thank you so much:))
    *hugs*

    Oh and .. I am soooo in love with the Vincent Boys!

  6. ((HUGS)) I’m so glad you found the one that stole your heart! Love that! I am also amazed at the courage it took for you to leave the other guy. Seriously, look at how many cannot do it and you took a chance on yourself and won! I’m also impressed by your friend. What a great person to have on your side.

  7. *Hugs* What an amazingly uplifting story! To have been able to show such strength to simply pull up roots and make a move like that is inspiring! And the reward…a wonderful guy and two beautiful children…you’ve got me crying now..great…this is what I get for sneaking onine at work to read blogs! LOL

    PS. I agree with Heidi about that 1st guy looking like Johnny Depp…I’ll take him please (sans the cigarette)

  8. I had to re-read your post to confirm it was “your” story and not part of the Vincent Boys. I’m old and easily lost, Lol. Anyway so glad you and Jeff had that happily ever after and I wish you the best in the coming years! Thanks so much for sharing Candace! You should write your own story someday!

  9. Wow that is an amazing story, you are clearly a very strong person, I don’t know that I would have been able to do what you did. Thank you so much for sharing :).

  10. Thanks for sharing something so personal and writing these great books out of that experience! And congratulations on finding your happy road! Know someone who’s been there and getting out was the best thing ever!
    These books going on my must read!
    Thanks for sharing and the giveaway chance!
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