What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn
Ebook, 142 pages.
Published: April 6th, 2012
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.
I bought this book awhile back after seeing quite a few great reviews of it. But it was more recently that I saw the review on Bewitched Bookworms that I decided I was going to squeeze it in. It just sounded so light and fun and a contemporary that would possibly take me out of my reading funk. And it totally did! It was a super fast read with characters that I absolutely adored!
Sebastian was so easy to picture and imagine. He was a guy that wasn't perfect and even had me 'yelling' at him a few times, but he was still so darn likable! He was a guy not afraid to hug his mom and while he pushed his feeling and emotions aside at times, once he accepted them he wasn't embarrassed to let it show. He was honestly a character that I really enjoyed reading about. Now, I really enjoyed him and his personality, he was a blast to read about, but at one point I could have slugged him for a decision he made (well, a few) and that is actually the reason I think I knocked it down one star. It's just infuriating when characters make decisions like that. BUT, I kind of 'get' why he did it too. Still too infuriating for me though.
It was a very sweet romance with no insta-love and was a super fast story that can easily be devoured in one sitting. I most definitely recommend you pick this one up, I'm pretty sure that you will love it! I look forward to picking up the companion novel, What a Boy Needs.
This one qualifies for the YA Contemporary Challenge 2012.