What A Boy Needs (What A Boy Wants #2) by Nyrae Dawn
Published by Nyrae Dawn, 2012
A companion novel to WHAT A BOY WANTS.
Jaden Sinclair knows he'll never amount to anything...so 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?
Contains mature themes. Some sexual situations and language.
Why I Read This:
Loved the first one!
It wasn't long after finishing What A Boy Wants that I went and got myself a copy of the second book in this series. I didn't even bother to read the summary because I was hooked. Then I opened it up, started reading, and...yes, Jaden!
This book follows Jaden, Sebastian's best friend in What A Boy Wants. I knew there was something going on with Jaden in that book, and I really wanted to find out. And so much is explained (which is why I can't go into it too much without spoiling the first book for you). Here's what I can say about the plot: road trip, drama, more friendship turned love story, and a whole lotta awesomeness! Oh yeah...and family stuff.
I really enjoyed this book, maybe even more than the first. Jaden was my favourite character between the two, though both Sebastian and Jaden are much more complex on the inside then they let on, I really related to Jaden's story on a different level.
I'm actually kind of sad there are no more What A Boy Wants stories and companion novels at the moment. I would have gone on to the next, for sure. But I am glad there are lots more Nyrae Dawn books because I most certainly am reading more of this woman's novels :)
Disclaimer: I bought my copy.