Publisher: Self- Published
Format: Kindle ARC
A special Thank you to author Nyrae Dawn for sending me this book to review.
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?
I am so excited about this book. I stumbled upon What a Boy Wants from a couple of tweets and couldn't get the song out of my head so I thought I'd better read it. It was amazing in every way and so I have been dying for this companion novel since.
This is Jaden's story. He was such a mystery in What a Boy Wants that I found myself really needing to know him. What was his story? I bet it is bad. I bet it will hurt me. I bet I'll feel a million emotions while I read it. I did.
There were parts where my heart actually hurt. I actually felt the pain inside. The mother in me wanted to wrap him up tight and hold on to him forever. I wanted to give him the love him mother and father weren't giving him. I felt my inside's praying for Priscilla to hold on for me. "Don't let go!!" I wanted her to fix it.
Then there were parts where my whole body came alive. You know that feeling just before you're about to be kissed? The butterflies? The warmth that radiates through your fingertips? I judge a book by how much I feel that while reading the kissing scene. This one is top notch!! I felt all the things. I got to this scene at about 3am and I felt every word. My breath got short and my heart got warm. It was as if I was the one being kissed. And let me tell you, that's why I read!! I love that feeling!
You guys need to read these books! Best YA contemporary in such a long time. This book will get you out of a reading funk for sure. You'll start reading and you won't be able to put it down. I need to read all my favorite parts again--asap!!