Review: What A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn

May 7, 2012 Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Nyrae Dawn, Romance, Self-Pub, What A Boy Wants, YA, Young Adult 4

From Goodreads:

Courtesy of watching his mom’s relationships, Sebastian Hawkins knows what girls need to do to get a guy. He has what he considers a PHD in hooking up. When he needs extra cash for a car, Sebastian starts up an online venture as The Hook-up Doctor, to anonymously help girls land the guy of their dreams. Of course, his services don’t offer a happily-ever-after guarantee. He’s seen firsthand getting together never means staying together.

And then he falls in love…

With the last girl he would expect…

Totally not in his game plan.

Suddenly, Sebastian finds himself muddled in the game he’s always prided himself on. He can’t even pick up girls at parties anymore! Why would anyone want to be in love when it turns you into a stuttering, screwed-up, mess with really lame stalker tendencies? Stalking? Totally not his gig.

But the Hook-up Doctor won’t let himself go down easily. He’s always known how to give a girl what she wants and now it’s time to figure out what a boy wants… and he definitely plans on getting it.

My Thoughts:

Sometimes I am in total need of something light and fun to read and that is exactly what I found in this book!

I absolutely LOVE books when they are written in a male POV. Love love love! It doesn’t happen enough, in my opinion. I have to say how well the author was able to step inside the mind of a teenage boy, to give us his thoughts and feelings as we journey through his discovery of love and relationships and have it sound so realistic.

Sebastian is quite the character. He often had me in stitches. He is so cocky, but in a charming way. He is also sweet and caring and likes to take care of his friends and his mom. After answering the email of a girl looking for advice from the Hook-up Doctor, he starts to take notice of Aspen, his BFF (he hates that word – lol), in a whole new way. But love scares him, especially after witnessing the failed relationships of his mother, so what is this expert to do? Well that’s what we get to find out!

Besides Sebastian, we get to meet his close knit group of friends who I all loved. Aspen is the sweet, girl next door type. Pris is a little firecracker who doesn’t take shit from no one. And then there is Jaden. There was a lot of mystery surrounding him. We are told just a little about his backstory but there is definitely a whole lot left there to explore, which is perfect because he will be getting his own book! I was so happy to hear the news when I finished this read and will be on the lookout for WHAT A BOY NEEDS!

Overall, this was an amazing, light, happy, and cute debut novel! I thoroughly enjoyed the story and would recommend to everyone who enjoys a good fluffy read. And enjoys laughs. And cute, cocky boys. Okay I’ll stop. 🙂

4 out of 5!

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

4 Responses to “Review: What A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn”

  1. Netra21

    I absolutely loved this book! I loved the banter between the characters and how close knit they were as friends.

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