What a Boy Wants – Nyrae Dawn

“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 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 for my Kindle after reading a review on The Sweet Bookshelf, it sounded like my kind of read and it was such a bargain price on Amazon that I couldn’t resist buying it.

Wow!  I literally read this book in just a few hours, I was so addicted to it.  It was refreshing to read a book from the guys point of view, although I would definitely be interested in reading this same story from the girl’s point of view too.  The idea for the story reminded me of a younger version of Will Smith’s Hitch, where he tries to help people date someone using his vast experience but when it came to his own love life, it didn’t run so smoothly.

I thought I had it all figured out early on in the book but it turns out I was very wrong, I think it was written like this to deliberately throw the reader off the scent and it clearly worked with me!

There were some funny moments during the story, for example, an incident involving an angry father with a baseball bat made me laugh out loud as I pictured the scene.  The whole book had a young, fresh feel to it and this made it incredibly easy for me to read.

I really loved everything about Sebastian even his cockiness, I found his jealousy amusing and as the story progressed, and he realised what his feelings meant, I loved watching the change in him.

This is a fabulously addictive tale of first love that I just couldn’t stop reading.

To find out more about Nyrae Dawn visit her blog here.


2 thoughts on “What a Boy Wants – Nyrae Dawn

  1. Oh, this certainly does sound interesting, thanks for bringing it to my attention. I know what you mean about a book coming from a male perspective, we really don’t see enough of that. I’m glad you enjoyed this, Kate, thanks for a great review! 🙂


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