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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Review: What A Boy Wants

Title: What A Boy Wants
Series: What A Boy Wants # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Nyrae Dawn
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: April 16, 2012
Book: Bought

"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."

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 this book has a great plot line. The reader meets Sebastian, a young boy who has been through a lot. He runs a blog anonymously as the "Hook-Up Doctor." From there, you can only imagine how deep he is in. I loved that with each chapter Sebastian becomes more aware of himself and who he thinks he is. He knows who he doesn't want to be, but doesn't realize he is acting that way. He faces many challenges and I admire him courage to fess up.

The love interest is so amazing. I like that Sebastian is able to open his eyes and see what has been in front of him the whole time. I love their flirtatious moments as well as the sweet enduring moments of falling in love. Their love is not built over night, but slowly builds before the reader, letting the reader fall in love as well. Thank you Ms. Dawn for writing their love strong yet slowly. I can't tell you how much I appreciate that! 

And of course their love is not perfect. Meddled with fears and expectations, Sebastian must learn that not all mistakes as his. And this part really touched my heart. Despite what you grow up with, you always have a choice.

What A Boy Wants is a fantastic story! Ms. Dawn moves this story with wonderful pace and great admiration. It's like a beautifully written love letter that everyone needs to read. Delivering a wonderful yet beautiful love story, What A Boy Wants is off the charts!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I'm SO glad that you enjoyed this one. It's amazing, and one of my favorite parts was the slow building romance between Sebastian and Aspen.

    Just wait until you read What a Boy Needs... it's fantastic!
    Great review!

  2. I really loved this one too! I haven't read What a Boy Needs yet but I am really looknig forward to Jaden's story. :)

  3. Hi! A new follower here :D I've never heard of this book before but that plot is intriguing. It reminds me of shoujo mangas =)) Which I like... well, the decent ones of course.

    Lovely review, Savannah :D

  4. I like the book but Sebastian kinda annoyed me. book 2 was better for me, Jaden's story was great.
    Cool blog! New follower!


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