Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 1st NA Crush Tourney hosted here at NA Alley! We are a version of The YA Sisterhood’s Annual YA Crush Tourney, and we would like to thank them for allowing us to host our own version of the tournament to celebration new adult book heroes!

Be aware there maybe spoilers in some of the advocate posts that support the new adult heroes. We’ve allowed the advocates to use excepts from their assigned NA Crushes’ books as well as other teasers, so just be mindful of that when you read the posts.

Matches will run for 24 hours, 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. EST every Tuesday and Thursday. Voting will only take place here on NA Alley, and the polls don’t allow multiple votes.

Please check out our “NA Crush Tourney” page for all up-to-date information regarding the Tourney, and last but not least, have fun!


Chase from Taking Chances by Molly McAdams

Hi! I’m Laura and I run the blog Bookish Treasures as well as the New Adult book club on goodreads. I am a YA and NA blogger from England and I am always looking for a new book to fan-girl about. I love NA books as they have amazing storylines, high emotions and of course the best book boyfriends. I am here today to tell you why you should vote for Chase, the much loved bad boy from Taking Chances.

Chase is utterly gorgeous. He has bright blue eyes, dark blonde hair, a perfect smile, and a muscular, toned body that would make a Greek god jealous. Oh and just to top off all that deliciousness he also has several tattoos.
"I turned my head to see the most recent encounter and found myself being glared at by the most beautiful blue eyes I’d ever seen.”

“My breaths were already quickening just feeling his sculpted body pressed against mine.”

“He is easily the most attractive guy I’ve ever seen. He had that bad boy model look going for him, and unfortunately he knew it.”

“Rugged surfer, with dirty blonde shaggy hair, impossibly blue eyes, the most breath taking smile you’ve ever seen and cover him in tattoos. I’ll take that please… Just thinking about his tattoos had me biting my lip and fantasizing again about tracing them with my fingers.”


Chase’s exterior may be that of a tattooed, womanizing bad boy but he is actually really kind and caring. He covers up his more vulnerable side with a cocky attitude and snarky comments. He is almost every woman’s fantasy; the sexy bad boy who will be loyal, love you forever and will always do what is the best for you. Even if that includes hurting himself in the process.

“That first night, I did realize I would never meet another girl like you. But you deserve someone who has waited for you as long as you have waited for them. And no matter how much I wish I could be that guy, I can’t Harper.”

Inside he has a huge heart. He is a lovely person and really cares for his parents and he treats those he cares for really well.

“He was hilarious, sweet and an incredible artist. Listening to him banter back and forth with his dad usually left the rest of us in tears and he treated his mom, Bree and I with such respect it was mind blowing. If anyone’s drinks started getting low, he was already refilling it, he always made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed, and his kisses on his mom’s cheeks had to be the most loving thing I had ever seen come from him."

He has to deal with the girl he loves dating one of his best friends and he takes everyone else’s feeling into consideration before his own as he does not want to hurt anyone. He may struggle with things sometimes but he just wants the girl he loves to be happy even if that is with someone else.

”Sundays are the only day I get with you. Those are the only days when you’re here with me.” I opened my mouth but he stopped me. “No, I know you’re not here for me… but you’re here. And he’s not” He bent his knees so we were eye to eye. “I need these days with you Harper. But every other day, you’re his and it’s not a good idea for us to be around each other then. So stay away. Please.”  

“If you think acting like you don’t exist isn’t the hardest thing I have ever done, you’re wrong. I hate not talking to you, I hate not bickering like we’re an old married couple and I hate not spending every day right next to you. But this is how it has to be, Brandon hates me, and Princess trust me when I say I have every reason to. So if after everything I’ve done to you, you’ll still even consider being my friend, then it has to be Sundays only."

And of course he is unbelievably seductive; even a nun would struggle to resist his charms.
“”Why keep fighting the inevitable baby? You want me. Even now your body is shaking because you’re trying to keep yourself from touching me.” Brushing the tips of his fingers across my hand he smiled. “One touch from me and you are covered in goose bumps. Tell me now that you want me to go away.”

So Chase is unbeatably good looking and is a sexy bad boy who is also kind, sweet and romantic. He is the complete package, the ultimate NA book crush. He is also a talented artist and he loves to surf which means he can be often found on the beach in very little clothing.
Sweet and loving
There is one last reason that you should vote for Chase over all the other admittedly amazing characters in this competition. He doesn’t exactly have the happily ever after that most characters in this tournament got. More than anyone else he deserves and needs to have something good happen to him. So do your good deed for the day – and vote for Chase.  
If that is still not enough to persuade you to vote for Chase then maybe you need to see his strong muscles one more time ;)

Thank you to Charlie Keller aka Chase for allowing me to use these pictures.


Tristan from Promise by Kristie Cook

Hi everyone! My name is Lisa and I run the book review blog – A Life Bound By Books. I read as much as I can, I swoon over book boys often and I try my best to let everyone know when I've found a book, character and author they shouldn't miss! Besides reading (Strange to say that, right?) it’s all about family, friends, and probably too much TV and movies, but enough about me, how about we get down to why I’m here today?

I was beyond excited to have been chosen as advocate for one of my FAVORITE lead male characters Tristan Knight from the Soul Saver Series by author Kristie Cook!! For those who know who he is, scroll on down to the bottom of this post and hit the VOTE FOR TRISTAN button. And those of you who haven’t found this amazing character yet, read on, you have NO idea what you've been missing.

How about some info to give you a good picture of the man himself? "6'3", panty-melting body harnessing every power his creators could give him, he's the most dangerous creature on earth. And he'll literally give you his heart. What more could you ask for in a book boyfriend?" I know right?

Some physical features to help round out this beautiful warrior

Sandy brown hair, hazel eyes with a wide band of emerald and gold sparkles.

"It wasn't right for a guy to be so incredibly attractive. Besides how tall he stood—towering at least a foot over my five-two—I noticed his hazel eyes first. They pulled me into their staggering beauty, with a wide ring of emerald green on the outside of the irises and brown around the pupils with gold specks that seemed to . . . sparkle. They were fringed with such long, dark lashes that it was unfair they were on a guy. His facial features were flawless—a square jaw, full lips and a golden suntan—better than any movie star or model. Sandy brown hair, longer on top and streaked by the sun, topped off his perfection. And then he smiled magnificently and the gold flecks in his eyes sparkled brighter, like when the sun hits gold flakes in a mining pan." - (Promise)

He's not all brawn, but he has brains, too. He speaks 7 languages, is a math guru and an amazing artist - he brings those together with his interest in architecture. He even designed his own home. 

“I’m Tristan . . . in case you didn't catch it.” - (Promise)

I have proof that he's beautiful on the inside too.

He’s fiercely protective of those he cares about and loves –

“I’ll fight for you until the end of my days.” - (Promise)

He’s sexy and flirtatious –

“I showed you mine. Will you show me yours?” - (Promise)

He’s utterly romantic –

"Without your love, without you in my life, I am nothing but darkness.” – (Promise)

He knows how to love as fierce as he fights –

"I will take care of you, honor and protect you, for as long as I live, into eternity. I lay down my life for you, Alexis, my friend and my love. Today I give to you, me.” – (Promise)

Prepare to swoon ladies -

“I couldn't wait for people to see you in that dress. Because you are with me. Forever.” He leaned closer, his lips tickling my ear. “At least let me enjoy it now, because I will have you out of that dress soon enough.” - (Promise)

The thing about this ultimate alpha male is that with all the amazing things about him, he also a motorcycle riding bad boy that lurks just underneath the surface. Tender when he needs to be to all who are in need and watch out for his temper to all who hurt anyone in need or who can't defend themselves.

What more could any person want when it comes to a swoon-able book boy? Well, there’s more so keep reading.

Tristan was created to be the perfect warrior. He’s survived more than most could, he’s changed and he has literally cut out a part of his heart to give to the one that he loves.

It’s his loyalty, commitment, love, strength, inside and out that gives the x factor of book crush characters.

Now, don’t just take my word for it, check out the video below for some of his long time fans -

See! I told you guys!

But wait... there's still MORE about Tristan that I have to tell you about AND SHOW YOU!!!

Tristan can be a bit on the dark and mysterious side. Watching the Trailer for Promise, the first book in the Soul Saver Series (Pssst! The eBook is free on ALL platforms right now!) you'll be able to find out more about him and the beginning of his journey. Take a look, I mean wow... SEXY!!!

These are just some of the things I love about Tristan. And I hope after reading this post, watching the videos that you'll vote for him so he makes it onto the second round!!!

And WHEN he makes it into ROUND TWO... we'll ALL get some more to swoon about! Check out what we'll win, when HE WINS! Right from Kristie herself -

"For each round he wins, Kristie has some special scenes written from Tristan's POV, and if he wins the whole thing – she'll let Tristan tell the story of their wedding night."

And here's some parting words from the man himself....

“Well . . . I didn't get to say a proper good-bye and I couldn't sleep without this.” He bent over and brushed his lips across mine. Then he smiled and winked. I stared at him, dazed. “Okay, better. I can sleep now. Good night.” (Promise)

Links to find out more about Tristan Knight, Kristie Cook and the Soul Savers Series:

Website/Author Blog | Kristie's Facebook | Tristan's Facebook | Kristie's Twitter | Tristan's Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads

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