Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Review for What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn

What a Boy Wants
By Nyrae Dawn
Published by CreateSpace
Bought Kindle Edition
142 pages

"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."- Goodreads
What A Boy Wants was what one girl wanted - that girl being me. I needed a good romantic, yet hilarious, read. This book is sure to make you smile (if not laugh out loud) and say "awww". Sebastian Hawkins will capture your heart.

Sebastian, aka "Bastian", knows a thing or two about hooking up. He has loads of experience and has seen it first hand with his mother's relationships. Yet, he knows nothing about love - nothing! It was hilarious watching him fall in love, he totally was at a loss of what was happening to him. He was losing his "groove". When it dawns on him that he is in love, I really liked how he handled that knowledge. Bastian, under all his bravo, is a character to love. As his mother and Aspen would say, "he has a big heart". He's always worried about his mom getting hurt or his friends getting hurt. He's always there to protect them. All four of them - Bastian, Jaden, Aspen, and Pris - are a tight knit group of friends. As Bastian says, "they got each others back". It was nice to see this in a book and I enjoyed reading about every one's unique personalities. But the best part? Bastian's voice. No not his physical voice, but the narrative voice. Thank the writer heavens - this is *exactly* how a male mind would think (well at least half of the teenage male population). What he said, how he reacted, what he thought etc. just screamed: "Teenage boy! Teenage boy!" I adored this aspect of What A Boy Wants.

The idea itself, is fantastic. A hook-up doctor? To get some extra cash? Brilliant! This is a fairly quick read and through it all there is something that just keeps you reading. Whether it be Bastian's love life or his lack of love life, the ball just rolls on through. There are plenty of laughs, yet this book does have some substance. Especially regarding love. If I had only one problem with this book it was the editing, although it wasn't terrible, there were a few spots that needed attention (no biggie at all but just thought I'd mention it).

I'd recommend this to those who are into romantic, hilarious, good natured books that might be slightly predictable - but come on, who doesn't like those? I thoroughly enjoyed What A Boy Wants and will definitely be reading What A Boy Needs through Jaden's POV!


My hands stung as I slid down the tree. The second Jaden and I hit the ground, I saw her front door jerk open. Daddy was pissed and he had a bat! We ran. Unfortunately, Jaden's car was in the opposite direction. My chest hurt but I pushed forward, Jaden right beside me. Daddy was on our tail, swinging his bat and cursing.
"Pris!" I told him. She lived in this neighborhood.
As we hit the next street over, I saw them. Pris and Apsen stood in Pris's driveway. They were looking at something in the truck of Aspen's car.
I had no choice but to dive in the trunk. Jaden was right behind me.
"Where'd you go you little punks?" He was still after us. Aspen must have put two and two together quickly and slammed the trunk. She was always smart.
As I fought to catch my breath, Jaden's sweaty back against mine, I cursed. The girls were never going to let us live this down.


  1. Ah! Hilarious review! I like the sound of a good male narrator!

  2. awesome review! Your so lucky! I've been seeing this book everywhere and I want to read it badly!!!! I havent had a male narrator in a while, can't wait to get my hands on it:)


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