Sunday, July 1, 2012

Book Review: What A Boy Needs

             What A Boy Needs
                           Nyrae Dawn

                            Contemporary Romance/ YA 

Contains mature themes. Some sexual situations and language

                                      5 stars out of 5


A companion novel to WHAT A BOY WANTS.

Jaden Sinclair knows he'll never amount to why would he deserve a girl like Priscilla Mendoza? 

Since last summer, things have been screwed up between Jaden and Pris. He knows it's his fault, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting to go a few rounds with her new boyfriend. He also knows he’s the loser his dad calls him, but it doesn’t stop him from wanting her.

After getting a huge bomb dropped on him, Jaden lashes out and lands himself in jail. Everything in his chaotic life is turned upside down and to make it worse, his mom kicks him out in order to side with his dad. Yeah, he’s totally a prize for a girl like Pris. 

Sebastian, Aspen, and Pris are all going places in their lives...and he knows he can't keep tagging along for the ride.

The group has one last chance for The Epic Adventure they've been looking for: a road trip to New York, where Jaden's friends will be going to college. Unfortunately, the more time Jaden hangs around Pris, the harder it is to keep the carefully constructed walls between them so she doesn't find out what a train wreck he really is. 

When the trip ends, Jaden has to decide if he's ready to say goodbye to his friends, and the girl he loves. He knows what he needs, but will he be man enough to go for it?

My Review:                            

This was a great, no an amazing follow up to What A Boy Wants.
What A Boy Needs is from the lovely Jaden Sinclair's POV.
And all I can say is I LOVED IT!! From the very first sentence to the very last word, I loved this book.
Nyrae Dawn has outdone herself.
I thought I couldn't love her books anymore, or her characters.
Well, I was proven wrong...

We get to see our beloved characters from What A Boy Wants, in this new tale.
(I am so glad to see them all again, like meeting up with old friends.)
It starts about a year or so after( I believe,  I suck at time framing) What A Boy Wants, this time we get to enter Jaden Sinclair's world.
And what a world it is:)
We get a glimpse into his wonderful inner monologue, his thoughts and his emotions.

Dawn will have you experiencing so much with this book.
Every emotion you will feel. 
I definitely felt every emotion, deep in my heart.
You're not reading the book, no, you're living it.
And that was simply amazing.

Throughout the entire book, all I wanted to do was hug Jaden, and never let him go.
 I wanted to make all his troubles disappear.

I'm so very happy and thankful to Nyrae Dawn for letting up get to know Jaden and finding out just who he is.
Jaden, he has a hard life, and he goes through quite the ordeal in this book. 
And with each page, god. You really get to see how strong he is.

Don't forget the others; Sebastian, Aspen and Priscilla. They are all amazing, and great friends you would want by your side at all times, through the thick and thin of life. Each character has such a great personalty and fit so well within the book. I'm so happy I got to know each one, and I am even more thankful Jaden had them:)
Kinda sad I didn't get to see Bastain and Aspen as much, but, hey, this was Jaden's story :) 
OH.MY.GAWD, Bastian and his man points!! I loved that! Died laughing :) And his mouth, he has such a big-ass mouth. Him and Aspen just make a great pair. :) *total aww moment*

Pris, she is a female character to really admire.
She is so strong, and her love for Jaden.
It shines through her every action.
I loved her fierceness, the fire she possessed.

I"m so glad Jaden had them.  Without them, especially Pris, he wouldn't of made it or been the Jaden I know and love *swoon*

I just can't explain how much I loved being inside of Jaden's head and hearing his thoughts, knowing his emotions. Dawn did an amazing job portraying that!! 
     And Jaden's love for Pris, oh dear!!!!!!!   
He was just so adorably in love with her.  I was aw'in and sighing, with every thought Jaden had.
Gawd boy.. :)
And their banter with each other!  It was so enjoyable to read.

Just be prepared to sigh and swoon a lot!
Jaden has such a big heart, and he is a boy who cares. He cares for his friends, for his mother and for those who didn't even deserve his love.
You go Jay!!!
Oh, and the ending!! I didn't see that one coming. I was breathless, then happy, then sad, then happy again!! It was a rollercoaster of emotions... 0.o
I cried! I literally had tears!!

 It was a perfect ending for Jaden, one he deserved. 
Okay, I didn't cry that hard, and it was all happy tears :)

This book is a nice read, so enjoyable, from start to finish. 
Endearing, and heartwarming. 
A quick read for a nice summer afternoon.
So, if you are looking for a book like that, I totally recommend What A Boy Needs.
But you'll have to read, What A Boy Wants first :)

NOW, go forth and READ!!!! 


  1. I really need to read these books soon! I don't know what keeps stopping me. Great review.

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

    1. You have to pick it up! It's one of those books that puts a smile on your face!!

      Thank you!!


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