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5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa! My New Favorite!
Wow! I haven't liked a YA Contemporary this much since Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. You know how much we all loved that!! It was such a pleasant surprise. I actually read it in one sitting. I was making dinner--aka warming something up--and I was glued to my Kindle the whole time. I couldn't stop reading. I didn't want to either.
Published 13 months ago by Mary-The Sweet Bookshelf
3.0 out of 5 stars What a boy wants
Well all I can say is this book is not one off her best. It started off well then I found my self bord half way throu hit could off had a better story line like her others so I give it 3 *** give it a go and see what you think
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whoa! My New Favorite!,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)Wow! I haven't liked a YA Contemporary this much since Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. You know how much we all loved that!! It was such a pleasant surprise. I actually read it in one sitting. I was making dinner--aka warming something up--and I was glued to my Kindle the whole time. I couldn't stop reading. I didn't want to either.
Sebastian is such a cool guy. He wears Van's. I graduated high school in 1998. All the cool guys wore Van's. Brought me back in time a little bit. I love his carefree attitude, but when he falls in love he gets all mushy gushy and it's hilarious! I loved being inside his head, knowing his thoughts and seeing things from his point of view. I wish this book was written when I was in high school, I could have used it. Sebastian is a great character and he's loveable in all the right ways.
You think you know from the very beginning what's going on with this book. You almost can even say, "Oh I know what's going on. Do they think I don't know?" Then you realize you are suppose to know what's going on. But then you see that you had it all wrong! WHAT?! I know...just trust me. It all works out. There are plenty of surprises. Which was a breath of fresh air.
The romance of it all. You know me by now and understand that I need a book with some romance. All kinds. I need swoon worthy moments and kisses that will take my breath away. I got my fill here with What a Boy Wants. My heart melted quite a few times. It was perfect.
I'm not spoiler-y in any way, so I don't want to really go into the story details. But I will say its got a slight feel to the film Hitch, except way better! YA style! This should really be published by one of the Big 6. I'm so impressed. You're also in luck! Because it is self published it is SO seriously cheap! So grab it! You won't be disappointed! Trust me!
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)This is the 1st book i bought by nyrae dawn that i loved so much that i end up buying all her books.lol.
4.0 out of 5 stars What A Boy Wants,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)is an expose on complicated teenage life. Aspen is a sweet girl and Sebastian wants the best for her but what he needs to realise is, whats best for Aspen is him
3.0 out of 5 stars What a boy wants,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)Well all I can say is this book is not one off her best. It started off well then I found my self bord half way throu hit could off had a better story line like her others so I give it 3 *** give it a go and see what you think
4.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic, full of twists and turns this exciting page-turner is a brilliant YA read and one that I was unable to put down!!,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)Exciting, fueled by electric tension and suspense this book certainly exceeded and surpassed all my expectations. I found the conversational tone highly readable which combined with some colloquial language, makes this a book that many teenagers will enjoy (as the author `gets' the age group of her characters). Nostalgic and remicent in places of my own school days this is something that will appeal to those who prefer Biker Grove rather than Skins (ref. television drama series') in that it is more dreamy than steamy! The main protagonist was a very likable character and whom I could connect and relate to due to the expressed feelings and emotions that the author captures in her writing. I did however get the underlying gist of this story after a few chapters, but despite this (with the mystery not so much of a secret anymore) it did not detract from the enjoyment of the book.
Sebastian Dale Hawkins, aka. The hook-up Doctor is a guy who likes to have a fun time without any ties, by means of partying and kissing lots of girls. His online blog is where he uses his supposed knowledge on `hooking-up' with the opposite sex, to help girls get their guy...although not guaranteeing that ultimate element that one seeks in any relationship - love. He soon gets another client known as PA and finds it uncanny that she seems familiar, weird?! His friends Pris, Aspen and Jaden eventually help him to see what is important within life - as after all that is what friends are for.
Seb is scared of a `serious' relationship as observing his mother over the years, he is expecting it to fail and so doesn't want to hurt anyone. Choosing the easy way out only makes things worse and when Seb ends up hurting everyone whom he cares for most, this seventeen year-old must figure out the real meaning of true love. Relationships are hard, fact. Guy's are scared of that frightening word COMMITMENT and so this story is a realistic look at life, and an insight into the mind of a typical teenage boy. The twist at the end will make you gasp in shock, as it builds up to an exciting, dynamic conclusion...
I did not think that I would enjoy this book as much as I did, which had me sat on the edge of my seat throughout. Nail-bitingly gripping and totally compelling, the characters within this story propel it forwards and it is this element (being a character-study) that makes it such a great read - for you can empathize and relate to them. I certainly felt a `Ron and Lavender' moment with Hermione looking on longingly...and I would say that the two main characters are less like the `perfect' Romeo and Juliet' idealism and more like Ron and Hermione; who are `real' in every sense. It is okay for a guy to have feelings! I am constantly amazed by how this one single emotion alters and defines our lives...this was a story that I personally connected to and which I think you will too!!
FANTASTIC, a must-read!
5.0 out of 5 stars What a boy wants,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)Amazing book it's so enchanting the perfect love story with twists
And forgiveness absolutely brilliant I love it
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun light read,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)**4.5 stars for this one**
If you are looking for a light fun read, don't look any further! This is the second book from a male POV I read a couple of weeks ago(the other one is Night Sky, which is great as well!). So there's this dude Sebastian who is too cool for his own good (well at least when I was a teenager boys wearing Vans were cool ;-)), and who gets almost any girl he wants just to drop them as fast as he picked them up. He thinks he has it all figured out and decides to make a business out of it by setting up a website ('The Hook-up Doctor') to help girls get the boy of their dreams. Sebastian knows he's just offering a quick-fix and he's not under the illusion that he can offer love for his clients - because there is no such thing as love.. right..? And than it happens: he might be falling in love with a girl. And it's his best friend of all people! Oooh, I just love how he turns from übercool to lovey-dovey and all mushy in his head, it's hilarious!! :D Seriously, it's such fun to see him go through all of these emotional stages, from confusion to denial and finally acceptance. However, will he get the girl or will he alienate her..? You will have to read it if you want to find out!(less)
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)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.
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for YA fans,
This review is from: What a Boy Wants (Kindle Edition)Probably give it 3.5 stars.
This was my first male POV romance and it was definitely different, although fun and easy to read. The editing at the beginning could use a little work and it's not one I'm likely to pick up over and over. Overall felt a little young for me, although saying that Sebastian's realisation of the effects of love and how he had messed up so many of his close relationships was quite profound and grown up.
Will be recommending to all YA fans and my nieces!
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What a Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn