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What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn
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May 25, 12

bookshelves: summer-of-indie
Read from May 21 to 23, 2012


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 when you fall in love, or with who. It happens no matter what and it scares the shit out of him. He also realizes when you fall in love, you totally lose your game…


Boy POV can be tricky when written by a woman. First, Nyrae Dawn is not a guy. Second, she’s not a teenager. Third, none of that really matters because in my opinion she nailed it.

Bastian’s voice is so clear and so distinct it instantly transported me back to high school, where 90% of my friends were guys. Bastian reminded me of them 100%… I even found myself remembering certain situations in my own high school days and rolling my eyes at the ridiculousness of it all.

The supporting characters Aspen, Pris and Jaden were also crazy realistic. They way they interacted with each other, how they spoke, their attitudes, the utter confusion about the opposite sex at that age was believable.


… ? I’m sorry, what was the question?


Other than the 2 spelling mistakes I found, this book is everything it claims to be. In all honesty, if you are intrigued by the amazing cover (what a cutie) and the blurb than you will not be dissapointed. If the title and the blurb doesn’t intice you then you shouldn’t read it. It really is that simple…

So rarely is a book everything it promises to be but this one is. And more!

I am so excited to get my hands on the companion novel What a Boy Needs told from the perspective of Bastian’s BFF… and Jaden may change my mind about whom I love more… I’m fickle when it comes to my fictional men, what can I say.
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