What A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn (2 Stars)
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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.
He’s a guy who’s an expert at hooking up, he has advised other people how to get the guy they wanted. And yet, he seems dense on understanding his own feelings. And that just pains me a lot. =.=
Plot wise, its pretty simple and predictable. Pacing was okay too. But it just had to have the most densest guy ever, does it? :)
It pains me how painfully stupid this guy is with his feelings. Sebastian (too bad he’s so dense, he has a pretty name) is “The Hook-Up Doctor” (<--- that sounds way too conceited btw) and he gives advise to those who email him on how to snag the guy that they want. Then suddenly he’s the one needing advise.
I won’t bother trying to explain bit by bit what happened in this book. But long story short, he did a lot of stupid, conceited things. Reading other romance books, I always thought that guys knew what they want. And when they realize what they want, they will fight hard to get it. But with Sebastian, he was just so dense and stupid with his actions. I don’t mind a bit of douchebaggery as long as its tolerable, but what he’s doing is just plain stupid. Here’s one basic thing you should do when you want a/the girl to like you: "Do not do anything that would hurt her or make her cry". Simple as that, but not only did Sebastian hurt her, he also tried using the jealousy tactic with her.
And my reaction was:
”Really?! Why did you do that?
Seriously, Y U DO DAT?!”
It just made me cringe how his relationship with the girl went downhill because of his actions. Granted I understand that he’s scared of his feelings, but he was still pretty dense to not have known that he would hurt the girl with what he was doing.
But there was a plus side to this book. I loved how their friends are. They were supportive and very blunt. I think honesty is a great trait in friendship. You would easily see what their motives are when they’re like that. They instantly showed their distaste towards Sebastian’s actions. I think they played a great role so that he would understand how unreasonable his actions were.
MY FINAL NOTE
I wanted to like it, and I think I did. But remembering how douche-y Bastian just leaves a bitter taste in my mouth. So let’s just say that he and his action were the major reason why I didn’t like this book so much.