Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fiction Tuesday- What a Boy Wants

This time, my vision jerked toward her. “What? I’m not into her. She’s my B—” I groaned. Why did I keep saying BFF? I swear, it was like Paris Hilton took me over. “She’s my friend. I watch out for her. That’s all.”
Nyrae Dawn is a self-published author and this is her first in the series. Its a very character driven story in a Sebastian's point of view.

Blake Michael would definitely be in my dreamcast.


my movie monday
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.-book description.


Annie Clark as Aspen


"Nyrae Dawn does an incredible job getting into the head of a teenage boy. She captures the voice perfectly. Although Sebastian's Hook-Up Doctor status kind of makes him a bit of a slime-ball (lets face it...it sounds a little bit skeezy to be selling hook-up skills over the internet!), Dawn is masterful in her ability to make the reader still care about her dastardly narrator. He's a teenage boy, after all. They can be excused for such things, right. Especially if the writer allows the reader to see all the good inside. And under his Hook-Up Doctor facade, Sebastian's just a good kid."-Kevin Craig



I didn't think I'd adore Sebastian, but I do. I like his voice in writing. Sure he can come off tough, but he can be a girl's best friend, too. And he can be with girls that aren't necessarily friends, too. Of course, its a real shock to think he can actually be in love with his best friend Aspen.

Yet, I think some of my favorite parts of the book are conversations with his Mom.

"I’ve had people ask me a few times what made me tell Sebastian’s story from the boy’s POV. What made me decide against making it alternating or to write a female main character? I love this question because people seem extremely happy with my choice and wanting to read MORE male POV. That seriously makes me smiley. I’ve always loved books written from the boy’s POV and I haven’t always had it easy since I write a lot of it."-Nyrae Dawn

 "I totally fell for Bastian.  I mean look at the cover, he's a doll.  He's funny, charming, and he likes the Beastie Boys.  What can I say.  This YA romantic comedy was everything I could of imagined and more.  I loved the characters.  Nyrae Dawn has written them in such a way that I felt like I really got to know them all.  The story is not only funny, but has just the right amount of romance.  I can't wait for Nyrae's next book, What a Boy Needs, to hear Jaden's story.  If you want a fun, entertaining, and uplifting read, you will love What a Boy Wants.  I adored it.  Nyrae Dawn has done an awesome job bringing Sebastian's character to life, and I can't wait to see how the story develops in What a Boy Needs. "-always YA at Heart 



In WHAT A BOY WANTS, Dawn shows us Sebastian's best guy friend Jaden. Her next book will be about Jaden and his troubles WHAT A BOY NEEDS. I actually look forward to the second book after reading the first one.


Nyrae Dawn
Kevin Craig

4 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

This sounds like such an awesome book; I definitely need to check it out! :)

Sara said...

What a cool concept!

meg said...

I always like the Jonah Black series that came out some time, ago.

ellie said...

I could definitely see Annie Clark as Aspen.

But I was thinking Ezra Miller as Sebastian.