REVIEW: What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn

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What a Boy Wants

By Nyrae Dawn

What a Boy Wants Series, Book One

Book Description

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.


Sebastian Hawkins has seen his share of love gone wrong in his life–his mom has been married four times. So he takes his experience and puts it into becoming the “Hook-up Doctor”, an anonymous web presence who helps teens get their crushes–for a price.

But Sebastian is wholly unprepared when out of nowhere, he finds himself living a wholly new experience…he’s in love. And it’s throwing his whole life out of whack. Bastian has never thought true love existed, but he might just be changing his mind.


This was a cute, lighthearted contemp love story. Although, it was wholly predictable.

Sebastian is kind of a jerk…I don’t really understand all the other reviews where readers are so in love with him. Yeah, he’s seen his mom brokenhearted a lot, but that doesn’t mean he should be so jaded about love.

As far as the way he fell in love seemingly out of nowhere with Aspen…yes, I saw it coming. And then when he dumps her because he doesn’t wanna hurt her…and then they get back together. It’s all very romantic comedy.

There isn’t really anything original about this story. Like I said, I’ve seen it multiple times in books and movies before.

Parts of the book were smile-inducing, but nothing LOL funny. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this book for anyone under 16…there is SO much language in this book. I am nearly 27 years old, and even I blanched at the amount the F word was used.

I’m not a chick-flick, cutesy story kind of girl, but if you are, you may like this book.

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Posted on July 21, 2012, in books, challenge, Ebook challenge, Goodreads challenge, reading, review, YA Challenge. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I agree it was predictable..but a fun summer, light read. Great review

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