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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 ...more
Nook, 248 pages
Published April 6th 2012
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 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
Jun 01, 2012 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* by: Karla
Shelves: young-adult
(This is an Adult-who-enjoys-reliving-the-stirrings-of-first-love-and-self-discovery-during-the-teen-years-through-YA books review)

5 Stars - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den

Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner! (As Bastian would say ^_^) WHAT A BOY WANTS was just what I wanted right now!

Thanks again to Karla for recommending this to me! Karla, sweetie, you can recommend YA reads to me ANY TIME, from now on! ^_^

WHAT A BOY WANTS is such a fun, cute, sweet, heart-warming, charming and high
Apr 18, 2012 Fred rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Molly Ringle, Lauren Barnholdt, Jennifer Echols
Shelves: srsly-tbr-asap
This is a cute, fun and sweet read about a self-described love 'em & leave 'em type, who passes out online advice as the "Hook-up Doctor," and his female (totally platonic) best friend. You'll never guess what happens! Ok, so maybe you might, Ms. "Smarty-pants I've read lots of YA know-it-all." But that doesn't prevent this from being a charming and endearing story of crazy first love, a fatuous boy and his self defeating antics. Narrator Bastian is full of bluff, bravado and bro-ness, and p ...more
May 12, 2012 Kim rated it did not like it
I am aware of the throng of fans that exist for this book, and I am awfully sorry that this book was not for me at all. Something in the book didn't connect with me. My opinions are strictly impersonal. Feel free to point out that we have different brain structures and therefore have different preferences.
Firstly, shouldn't alarm bells be ringing about the fact that a woman is writing about what men want? It has struck me, though, that men technically NEVER write chick-lit, so if there is an aut
Bravo Nyrae Dawn…well done!! What delightful, charming, captivating story!!! Simple premise, wonderful execution. I haven’t been 17 for a very long time, but you made feel so young.

I ADORED Sebastian and his cocky arrogance, yet at the same time he was protective, caring, and devoted to his friends and mother. This sweet teenage romance had the typical elements for this kind of story, but it was also about mending broken friendships, and the love between a mother and her son. I cracked up when I
Jul 18, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
What a Boy Wants is all sugar and gumdrops! It was such a sweet book! So sweet you want to hug it and curl up with it on the couch and cuddle! Ok, you get the picture....sweetness and butterflies! Moving on...

I was expecting to like this book and I did. I have to admit though, I bought the book because the boy on the cover is just so darn cute! Yes, I can admit to that! Again, moving on....

Nyrae Dawn wrote the entire book from Sebastian’s POV. This was a good move on her part because she did i
Furiah  Leslie
Apr 29, 2012 Furiah Leslie rated it it was amazing
OK this book cracks me up so much. i am now half way through it love it. i am a young adult myself and can totally relate to the heroine in this book. emotions running high and secretly being in love with your best friend. its all so familiar. Sebastian has a great sense of humor that that has made it hard to put down this book. while reading i would find myself going 'yeah' and 'i know how you feel' and smiling to myself and the people around me must be wondering what in grinning about. I cant ...more
Apr 23, 2012 Andrea rated it it was amazing
So... first off, I want to thank anyone and everyone who encouraged (possibly bullied) me into reading WHAT A BOY WANTS. Because, seriously? This book rocked me. I was coming very close to falling into a reading slump. With this one book, author Nyrae Dawn has placed herself on my "must-read-now" list.

Enter this little gem of a book. WHAT A BOY WANTS was exactly what my heart and overloaded brain needed. It was so easy to read. But when I say easy, I don't mean that it was simple. Going in, I t
Amy (Foxy)
Jul 29, 2013 Amy (Foxy) rated it really liked it
Sebastian is a 17 year old boy who wants to buy a car. To earn money he becomes a modern day Dear Abby by running a blog/e-mail service helping girls land the guys of their dreams. His alias is The Hook-up Doctor.

What will happen when The Hook-up Doctor falls in love?? Is he capable of loving someone?
This monkey is for Renee

What a Boy Wants (What a Boy Wants, #1) by Nyrae Dawn What a Boy Needs (What a Boy Wants, #2) by Nyrae Dawn
No cliffhanger. Spinoff
Kellie Maddox-Ward
May 16, 2012 Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-na
OMG Pictures, Images and Photos

I am 27 yrs old and I am reduced to the above right now... Yep OMG, omg, OH MY GOD! I have fallen hard for this 17 year old!

Sebastian, Pris, Aspen and Jaden are just awesome... they remind me of being 17 and being desperately in love and trying to get over that friend to lover thing. When school was important but not really it was more about cars, girls (well boys for me!), the weekend and hook ups were top of the list!

This book was just great. It made me smile, laugh, cringe, smirk, want to p
3.5 - 4 Stars

What A Boy Wants was a refreshing change from all the female pov's I've read lately in this genre. I adored Sebastian, the main character, and enjoyed reading what felt like a pretty authentic male perspective. This was a fun, mostly fluffy, light and easy read. I recommend it if you're looking for something sweet.

Kudos to Nyrae Dawn on a wonderful debut novel. I look forward to more from her in the future. (Especially if the next book is about Jaden.) ;)
Autumn Review
Apr 28, 2012 Autumn Review rated it it was amazing
If you follow my blog you know I usually do my own summary of the book for my reviews, but I couldn't quite capture Bastian's personality, so I left it as the expert wrote it. This book is an amazing little read that I was TOLD to read immediately. I'm so glad I did. This book totally exceeding my expectations.

On the first page of this book, I was cracking up! The book is told from Bastian's perspective and I love reading books from a male POV (point of view). Sebastian is simply adorable! The
Oct 20, 2012 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
Typically, I'm not really into indie authors. I've tried a few, and I didn't find any of their books that satisfying (even ones that other bloggers have loved, like Tammara Webber and Jamie McGuire). So even though I'd heard really good things about this book, I wasn't sure. But OMG I'm so glad I read it! Because this is the first indie that I've actually liked.

Mostly, I liked this book because of Sebastian. He's hilarious. Nyrae Dawn really nailed the voice with this one, I think, and that was
Apr 21, 2012 Jen rated it really liked it

THIS.COVER. *fights urge to ruffle guys hair*

OK, So I have to be honest...the cover is what made me check this book out. *giggles* (I seriously wanted to run my fingers through his hair which is both funny and ironic. Read the book and you'll understand.)

This is a quick read that provides a funny, refreshing take on love and relationships from a guy's POV. Sebastian is the "Hook-Up Docto
Apr 16, 2012 Kalejay rated it it was amazing
Five stars!!

First of all, I'll be honest. I decided to read this based on two things:

1) It was popping up on Kelley York's update feed a bunch of times and I freaking loved her book, Hushed (read it for the love of sweet baby Jesus, read it!)

and 2) The cover. Yeah yeah, sue me, whatever, but hello, cute boy! LOL (who is the perfect Sebastian)

That being said, I'm glad I did because this is such a sweet story! I love Sebastian. He is the sweetest, most kind-hearted guy. I love how he loves his mom
Rating: 4.1

“We're guys. Half the time, we don't know who we are. It helps things become a lot easier if we know who you are.”

Sebastian by day, the Hook-up Doctor by night - and never, ever Seb. Sebastian's got the answers, if you've got the money. Need a guy? Need him to notice you? Need to find the one true love of your life, or even someone to just date for the hell of it? He's got the moves, the lines and the best ways to get that guy you want. And he's never, ever, had a failure. It's 100%
Apr 27, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
I picked this book hoping for a light, quick read based on Jen's (What's on the Bookshelf) Must Read Monday meme reccomendation. Plus it was a boy POV – my favorite!

I started it around 9:30 pm to get a few chapters in before i drifted off to sleep and ended up reading until 2 am! What a Boy Wants was definitely the fun book I was looking for.

Sebastian Hawkins, the Hook-up Doctor, is giving internet advice to girls on how to reel in the boy of their dreams so he can earn cash to buy a new car. Fo
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jul 29, 2012 Savannah (Books With Bite) rated it it was amazing
One word. AMAZING! Holy crapola!! I bought this book off of Amazon because it was recommended to me by Amazon. I clicked, read and liked the synopsis, for .99 cents, I figured why not? This has got to be one the best book choices I have made. Not only did it set a record for me, but it is soo good. The record. I was 5 pages in. F I V E pages, before I put my iphone down to get back on Amazon to purchase the second book. 5 PAGES! That's all it took.

The reason I loved this book so much is that thi
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
Genre: Young Adult Romance/Chick Lit
Series: Book#1 in What A Boy Wants Series

"Did you kiss her?" she wispered
"Hell no. These lips belong to you."
-Sabastian inWhat A Boy Wants

In order to earn extra cash to buy a car Sabastian Hawkins has an online Blog where he anonymously goes by the name Hook-up Doctor. His credentials?! Watching his mother go through heartbreak after heartbreak with a string of failed relationships. He firmly believes that he knows what a girl needs
Jolene Perry
This book is MADE of fun.

There's some hilarity, some great sexy scenes, and a knock-you over fun love story with great setting.

I LOVE that Sebastian Hawkins . . .
May 06, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-lending
Really cute read! I read it all before bed last night and I had some good laugh. Bastian was hilarious.
Allie Brennan
May 25, 2012 Allie Brennan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: summer-of-indie

This book gets a solid 5 out of 5! I may love Sebastian more than Miles from Looking for Alaska…


Sebastian Hawkins always gets what he wants, especially the girls. As the self-proclaimed ‘Hook-up Doctor’, Bastian anonymously helps girls get their dream guy… get them, not keep them. See, Sebastian only does hook-ups. That love crap isn’t for him. Not after what he’s seen his mom go through, breakup after breakup.

Then Bastian realizes something… You don’t get to choose
I LOVED this book.

I have read a few books written from the guy's POV.
Some are great, some not so much. This was great.

I loved how on top the story was just your normal happy go lucky romantic YA. Witty comments, high school carrying on, guys been jerks etc. But underneath there was a darker undercurrent, you sensed that everything wasn't as good as it appeared.

Sebastian is a great character, though he can be a jerk at times & though I am not a teenage boy I imagine his voice & inner musi
Amber Hughes
Apr 23, 2012 Amber Hughes rated it it was amazing
Sometimes I wish I was a writer/reviewer so I could really convey how I felt about a book. This is one of those times. All I can say is that I loved everything about this book, but my favorite thing about it was the main character Sebastian (AKA "Bastian" AKA "The Hook-up Doctor"). You can't help but fall in love with this character. This story is told from his POV (I love reading from the male POV). He made me LOL a lot in this book and you can also tell how much he cares for the people in his ...more
Jenny Morris
Apr 08, 2012 Jenny Morris rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
So much FUN. Seriously. I love boys POV when they are done right and this is one of those times. Nyrae takes you on a ride with this silly, but Cocky teenage boy and shows you what it's like to be "that" guy. Sebastian starts out thinking he knows it all but ends up realizing he might not know anything about girls. His journey of realizing he loves his best friend and figuring out what that really means is great. He was funny, and entertaining and deep down a sweet guy. Well not too sweet, but j ...more
Steph Campbell
Apr 13, 2012 Steph Campbell rated it it was amazing
Eep! SO excited for this one!!
The Sweet Bookshelf
Apr 11, 2012 The Sweet Bookshelf rated it it was amazing
Whoa! Huzzah! I haven't liked a YA Contemporary this much since Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. You know how much we all loved that!! It was such a pleasant surprise. I actually read it in one sitting. I was making dinner and I was glued to my Kindle the whole time. I couldn't stop reading. I didn't want to either. Amen for the Kindle!

Sebastian is such a cool guy. He wears Van's. I had such a clear picture of him in my head, plus the cover of the book helps a lot. Looks like he wa
Jess Schira
Jun 10, 2014 Jess Schira rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-challenge, 2014
This is probably one of the best indie books I’ve ever read. It was a special treat I didn’t expect.

The first thing that makes stand out for me is the narrator. I’ve read YA romance novels where parts of the book where narrated by male character, but never the entire story, particularly not a romance that’s so clearly meant to be fluffy and fun, not a gritty brutal side of life novel.

Bastian is a pretty typical 17 year old guy, he likes hooking up with hot girls, he wants a car, and he wants t
Reena Jacobs
Okay... the review. Also posted July 2, 2012 on Ramblings of an Amateur Writer: Follow the link for a chance to win a copy of What A Boy Wants! Giveaway Ends July 4, 2012

By far the best read I've had all year. I'm totally buying "What a Boy Needs" RIGHT NOW! I'll add more to me review later. Right now I've got to get that book!

First of all, I love Nyrae Dawn’s voice. Her style was a bit different that I’m used to… she actually wrote as if she was tal
Annie Brewer
Totally in love with this book. Review to come!

I absolutely adored this book. From the time we meet Sebastian Hawkins to the time we say goodbye. He was amazing. I loved his POV in this. I've always said how much I love the male's perspective and I never get tired of it. It was fresh and a thrill ride all the way through.

Sebastian is known as the Hook-Up Doctor. He hooks girls up with the guy of their dreams, giving them plenty of advice to go for it and giving tips on what guys want. He knows t
Kim (Sliced Open Reviews)
Late one night as I was browsing my fellow bloggers, I came across this book from Andrea over at The Bookish Babe . I love her reviews and sometimes it’s hard for me to navigate away from her site without marking 100 more books to my own to-read list. This night was no exception. After reading her review for What a Boy Wants I jumped on B&N and downloaded it, I was in need of a good chick read, and this totally hit the right spot as well as surprised me with the ability in such a short, fas ...more
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I am a compulsive reader and writer who loves YA fiction.

I love nothing more than writing about young adults. There is something so fresh and fun about it. You can pretty much always find me with a book in my hand or open document in front of me.

I live in Southern California with my husband and two children.

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