Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What A Boy Needs by Nyrae Dawn ~ review


What A Boy Needs is the sequel to What a Boy Wants.  If you forgot how much I LOVED that book and the Bastian Affect ------> Check here.

Then if you want to read the interview I did with Sebastian --------> Check here.

There WILL be a Jaden interview coming up on June 20th. SQUEE!!!!

Hunter Parrish as Jayden
I'm bouncing to tell you about What A Boy Needs!!! Love me some Jaden!!! His new name is Jay-love and I am the head of his fan club!!  Yeah, so with that in mind, here's my review.

Source:  Received an eBook copy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My Summary:

They have always been friends - a group of four that stuck together through all the craziness that is High School.  But Sebastian, Aspen and Priscilla are going somewhere with their life and Jaden....well isn't.  Constantly reminded by his father that he's a no good nothing that will bring his friends down, he knows he shouldn't want to be with Priscilla, but he does.  He's steered their relationship away from anything but friendship and probably ruined that as a result.  Ever since Sebastian and Aspen got together, things have been.... difficult with him and Pris.  But they're going off to college and the way his life is going, he's not.  So why make things hard on himself?  But he can't resist the one last hooray of going on the New York trip with his friends even it means leaving them at the end.  When the trip is over, will he be strong enough to go for what he needs?  

My Thoughts:

5 stars - Totally taken by my Jay-love

Okay, here are the deets on Jaden.  He's a tortured hunk that is so in love with Priscilla that it's adorable.  She's dating this other guy and he really doesn't do jealous very well.  HeeHee.  Anyway, he has some secret demons that are haunting him and he's convinced himself, with the help of his no good dirty rotten so called father, that he's worthless.  Add to this the wonderfully fun personalities of Sebastian and Aspen who are clearly still head over heels in love with each other, and Priscilla who has a few secrets of her own and what do you have?  That my wonderful peeps is the recipe for a fabulously funny and heart wrenching love story.  Loved the pace, the plot, the twists along the way, and most of all the characters!!!  You will absolutely NEED to read this one if you read What a Boy Wants and if you haven't read Sebastian's tale, then come on peeps get on it!!!!

For your enjoyment, I have a few lines for you!!

"Didn't we make a no nudity rule at the beginning of this?  If not, we should have.  I don't want to see Sebastian's white butt."

"Hey! I have a nice ass! Don't I, baby?" Aspen rolls her eyes.

"Dude, you're the only guy I know who would say that."

That's because I don't care what people think."

"Word." I say because he doesn't....and I don't either. Page 90 of ARC

Okay the word thing is so fun!!! Must read to understand.

This one is a MUST! It is too funny to pass up.

Luckily, I see the girls coming to save me from Sebastian and anymore questions that I don't want to answer.  They head to the back of the Explorer and I get an idea.  I elbow Bastian who looks at me funny, but waits to see what I'm going to do.  We keep facing the front.  Once they finish getting whatever they needed, I hear the rear door close, I hit the button to make it pop open.  One of the girls grabs it and closes it again.  The second it clicks, I hit the open button again.

"What the heck?" I hear Aspen say.  I can see Bastian biting his cheek so he doesn't laugh.

"Do it hard.  Maybe you have to slam it?" Priscilla replies to her.

This time when they close it, it practically vibrates the Explorer they slam it so hard and my finger jabs the button making it pop open again.  

"Jaden!"  Priscilla yells, finally figuring out what's going on.  "You dork!"

By now Bastian and I are rolling in the backseat we're laughing so hard.  I have no idea how she knew it was me and not him, but it's funny as hell.

"Do it hard!" I toss back at her which makes Bastian start to laugh even harder.  Page 54 of ARC

Catching why I love this book so much.  I laughed a lot but I also cried for the pain Jaden was going through.  I wanted to kick some behind with this parents - wow is all I can say about them.  I also loved the incredible friendship and love that this story holds.

It's for sure a must read.  Check it out peeps.


  1. haha great quotes! Very excited to read this. I especially like Bastian talking about his nice butt!

  2. LOL this sounds like an awesome book, right up my alley! I loved the lines! I can't wait to read both of these books, I can't believe I missed them! My TBR pile is giving you the evil stare right now, but don't worry, I'm happy I know what to read next.;)

  3. I LOVED this book! Jayden is adorable. I just want to wrap him up.

  4. I love how your review is all about Jay-love and his hotness. Well, it sounds like he really deserves it. Besides, he *is* the star of the show. I really need me some Jay-love now. Will be checking out this book! ;)

  5. Haha! Fantastic review!! I still haven't read the first book yet, but I did buy it. (You are one of the people who swayed my decision) I am totally going to get this one though even though I need to read the first one. Maybe having both of them will make me get to it quicker.

    1. Sorry chicka but these two books rocked and you so need to read them!!! Can't wait to find out what you think.


  6. Sounds like a great read! Following you from The Life Of Fiction! Hoping you will follow back!

  7. T_______________________________T

    I haven't had the chance to read the first one yet :'( I 'borrowed' my sister's debit card to buy it heheheheeh, but for the love of whatever's in the clouds T_T you are teasing me too much :'( I shall take revenge sometime!

    Ohhh... I take it this book is from a secondary character of the first book??? >.< love books like that :D

    Can't wait!!!!!!!
    Teaser ¬_¬

    #1Latinostalker ~winkwink~

  8. Awesome review! I LOVED What A Boy Wants and somehow I forgot What A Boy Needs was coming out so soon. Thanks for reminding me - just bought it!

    Can't wait to read your interview with Jaden!

  9. I love this review! And those were some of my favorite quotes, too! :)

  10. Great review Val! I love our boys! I really like Hunter as Jay too!

  11. Yay! I'm so happy we got to read this "together". What a great book.