A man writing a chick-lit series? On a guy’s point of view? Is that even possible?
Yes, it is! That would be everybody’s answer. And that would be yours, too, especially if you’d able to, or you already had read the Vince’s Life series written by a guy under the pseudonym of Vince O. Teves. From the moment I’ve heard of its title, I knew that it’s an autobiography… only that it doesn’t talk about his whole life as an author and accomplishments but about his love adventures and his close-to-a-lifetime search for “The One”.
Let’s begin with the first book: Vince’s Life. It started out when Vince was still on college, having the time of his life, doing what a normal guy would do. And that’s what’s good about it. He’s spending time with his friends, at school or at other place, and spending time crushing on someone. You get to see what usually happens in the everyday life of a college guy, you get to know the way he thinks, and the fact how romantic this college guy is. Sometimes (or most of the time rather), he seemed to be too good to be true, and I think that that’s one of the greatest formula of a chick lit–letting girls experience the things that guys don’t usually do, or say, through reading. I think that it’s one of the reasons why the first book has been patronized by a lot of women of all ages.
The second book, Vince’s Life: The Next Chapter: Getting Over Andrea (long title, I know), has been published years after the first one was. But it wasn’t a problem for me because I just read the first book when my friends let me borrow it and by that time, Getting Over Andrea has just been published. Having said that, the vibe that the character had on the first book remained the same on the second book. I mean, they’ve matured, they got jobs, and they’ve moved on with college (well, not really that much) but the feel the characters are giving are just the same. And there are a lot of new characters, the fact that the story is on its new setting. One major character was introduced: Cat–the girl who would make Vince fall in love for the second time. And what I loved about her character is that in my mind, she seemed to be so simple but the impact of her character was so big. And with her, Vince just seemed to become a much better character than he was with Andrea. (He was pathetic…)
And the last book (for now, I guess) is Vince’s Life: The Wedding. There’s much less twitterpated moments in here in my own honest opinion. It’s all about Vince’s adventure on the home of Liberty, United States, for Connie’s wedding, his best friend, but he ended up deciding whether he should really end up with Andrea, who’s still residing at the US of A, or should he be with Cat, who he’s not with anymore in this book. I wouldn’t tell you who he chose to be with but it was quite a story, and it’s a good one. I’d recommend you all people to buy this book but it didn’t had much spark in its story unlike the first two. But it’s real-life story. Every moment doesn’t have a cliffhanger that will lead us to a much better story, right? There will always be ups and downs in life.
So please do buy this series. It’s published by Summit Books, an imprint of Summit Media. They got a lot of great books there. This is one of those.
And before I’d forget, I’m giving the first and second book five-stars, while the third one will get a very humble three-star rating from me.