Review: ”What a Boy Wants” by 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 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.


This was a lovely book and I miss this kind of books. They’re just teenagers, they don’t have worries and in their head are just conquests (not exactly like that but close). Always have been interesting to be in a boy’s head because every book is in girl’s POV, so when you are in a boy’s head, you know what an ass he could be sometimes. I think this is the first book I’ve ever read which came really close by the reality. I mean, the boys from our days only looks at our butts and tits. And they have that huge ego and they don’t listed and they end really messed up because they have mistaken. And then they try to fix their mistakes and found out that they should’ve listened when someone told them that they were wrong.

And Sebastian Hawkins isn’t an exception. He is the player type who doesn’t believe in love and he likes to make out with girls, but he never has been in a relationship and he never was in love. He is known as The Hook-up Doctor and he is doing a pretty good job. He knows everything about the girls and hook-ups, but when the things are about him being in love, he doesn’t know anything.

Sebastian, Aspen, Pris and Jaden were best friend and they were always together. But in one day, Sebastian realized that Aspen is really beautiful and he started falling for her. He also talked with a girl PA, who asked him for advices. Because he was The Hook-up Doctor, PA came to him and his advices were really useful, until he found out who PA really was.

When Bastian found out that he actually was in love with Aspen, she started to get over him with Matt, but then he kissed her and everything changed.

“Our lips moved together perfectly. A perfect match. Because we had skills like that.” 

But then he ruined everything. He told her friends that he loves her and she isn’t like the other girls, but then he dumped her because he thought that he would hurt her if they were together. But he didn’t realize that he hurt her when he broke up with her. When his mother told him that she and Roger broke up, he thought that he would hurt Aspen the same way. But he didn’t know that his mother was scared and she broke up with Roger.

And when he saw Aspen with Matt, he saw what terrible mistake he has done. And then he tried to take her back, but his knowledge in girls because he was The Hook-up Doctor didn’t help him because those were only games and Aspen wasn’t a game.

Sebastian has a huge ego and he didn’t listen at all and when he saw what he had done, his heart was broken. He had a very close relationship with his mother and he wanted to protect her, he didn’t want to see her hurt again and his mother and Aspen were the most important women from his life. He was a very good boy and he had a big heart, but sometimes he was too selfish and he didn’t even realize that. He played guitar and piano and he was funny, but he made a mistake, and fortunately he could fix it.

“Still I pulled her into a hug, because I knew she let me off the hook on purpose and yeah, I’m a guy and I love my mom. So shoot me. I’m man enough to hug her without feeling like a mama’s boy.” 

Aspen was a good girl and he was in love with Sebastian for so many years. She was destroyed when he dumped her, but he could forgive him when he realized his mistake. And Jaden and Pris were there too, and they support their relationship even they were upset on Sebastian (he deserved that).

But in the end everything was fine. Bastian wasn’t The Hook-up Doctor anymore and his mother was finally happy. And about Jaden and Pris we will find out in the 2nd book. All I can say is that they have a really complicated relationship.

This was a lovely story, simple, with just two teenagers who ended up together and they were happy. But I tell you, Sebastian is so freakin’ complicated and he thought that girls are crazy… But when he fell in love, it was truly intense.

“It was strange. That little zing that went through me when she looked up with those big green eyes. It was at that moment I wondered why girls ever needed me – The Hook-up Doctor, I mean. If they had all the power she had in those eyes, they could have anything they wanted.” 


***3/5 moons***


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