What a Boy Needs
(YA Contemporary - Male POV)by Nyrae Dawn
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.
I was so excited to hear that there was a companion book to What a Boy Wants where I fell for Jaden, Priscella, Aspen and Sebastian. In that book you get a glimpse that there is something up in the lives of Jaden and Pris but are left guessing so I was excited to find out more about them in this book.
As much as Jaden's life is not great with his douche of a father and his mom his unfortunately pathetic and quite negligent to Jaden. With Jaden though you want to throttle him to talk to his friends and get the support and love that he deserves and to stop be so self deprecating.
With Pris from the outside her life looks perfect and you heart breaks to see that her parents are forcing their life choices on her and are not letting her be the person she is.
See Priscilla being able to help Jaden open up and see him for who he truly is heartwarming. Pris and Jaden are perfect together and it is great watching them come together and seeing them find their happiness.
I definitely recommend this book to all and give it four thumbs up.