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.
So who is Remington Tate you ask??
First we shall start off with a little visual...
(Model: Stuart Reardon aka our Remy)
After being disqualified from professional boxing, Remington turned his fists to the ‘private’ underground boxing matches where he carved out a great career for himself. Hence, the need for the great physique we could
lick stare at all day long. Remy trained hard and fought harder. He had a small team of people he could trust and never let anyone penetrate that circle of trust. That is until one night a girl in the crowd stole his attention and shortly after stole his heart.
This is Brooke’s first impression of the Adonis known as Remy…"I stare up at the stage as the guy whips off the satin red robe with the word RIPTIDE on the back, and the spectators stand screaming and cheering as he slowly turns to acknowledge them all. His face is suddenly before me, illuminate by the lights, and I just stare like an idiot from my place. My God. My. God. Dimples. Dark scruffy jaw. Boyish smile. Man’s body. Killer tan. A shiver shoots down my spine as I helplessly drink in the entire package everyone else seems to be gaping at. He has black hair, standing up sexily as if women have just had their fingers there. Cheekbones as strong as his jaw and forehead. Lips that are red-kissed and swollen, and as a souvenir from his walk to the ring, there’s lipstick on his jaw. I look down his long, lean body and something hot and wild settles in my core. He’s mesmerizingly perfect and incredibly hard. Everything, from his beautifully slim hips and narrow waist to his broad shoulders, is solid. And that six-pack. No. It’s an eight-pack. The sexy V of his obliques dips into his satin, navy blue shorts, which gently hug his powerful legs, thick with muscle. I can see his quads, traps, pecs, and biceps, all gloriously tight and cut. Celtic tattoos circle both of his arms, exactly where his bulging biceps and the rigid square deltoids of his shoulders meet." Uhmm *wipes drool from chin* so yeah you can see why we may find this man ridiculously attractive and as to why the model above gets our vote for being the perfect Remy!
Is there more to Remy than his physical attributes?Why yes, as much as I could stare at pictures all day it isn't just Remy's strong physical features that captivate you. Katy Evans herself describes Remy as "a big strong, protective lion..vulnerable as well as powerful...with a heart of gold." So you see there is more to Remy than he will ever share with his fans and the public eye. That is where Brooke comes in, she is able to expose the real Remy behind the RIPTIDE and we discover a fiercely protective, loveable man. He is the ultimate Alpha male. (Why can't he actually exist? *stomps foot*) Remy wasn't fortunate to have the 'normal' upbringing therefore he holds his substitute family dear to him and he proves time and time again that he will go to any lengths for them if they are in harm's way. “Protecting you is my privilege. I will protect you and anything that you value as if it were mine.” “I’d do it a thousand times for you.” He scents me. And I scent him. “A thousand. A million. I don’t care if I’m humiliated. I don’t care about anything. All I knew was you were willing to kiss that motherf*cker’s ink for your sister, and I had to give her back to you.”
What is my favourite thing about Remy?
So besides being hotter than the sun and being more protective than a lion with his mate, what is Remy's best attribute? It has to be the way he expresses himself. Remy has suffered with Biopolar disorder for many years and that in turn makes his avoid emotional intimacy. But that changes when he meets Brooke, Remy expresses himself the only way he knows how-through music. Seriously this man had me melting like a puddle of goo into the ground. He was so strong and silent and he picked songs to convey messages to Brooke in a way he didn't feel capable of saying himself.
One song in particular encapsulates the beautiful broken man that is Remington Tate.
Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdYWuo9OFAw
"I’m every woman’s adventure, damn you, and I don’t want to be yours. I want to be your f*cking REAL. You get that? If I f*ck you, I want you to belong to me. To be mine. I want you to give yourself to me—not Riptide!”
“Brooke, I need you to know who I am. What I am.”
"He playfully nips my mouth and his lips taste of apple. I love it, and suddenly I’m wide awake, feeling hungry and it’s not for apple. I love his smell, the feel of him, his eyes, his touch, I love sleeping with him, showering with him, running with him. I feel crazy. Crazy about him. Okay, I'm going to go to sleep before I break out in song."
So you see I think you should vote for Remy because he is a gentle giant. He owns his flaws and would put his life on the line for those he loves. This gorgeous man is far from perfect, but then life isn't about loving the perfect person.
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.”
Andrew Parrish♥ About Me: Hi everyone! I'm Celeste, I live in the Boston area and I am a blogger from The Book Hookup. I love books with lots and lots and lots (did I mention lots?) of swoons. I review mostly YA, but NA is starting to become my new favorite. I usually gravitate towards books with paranormal elements in them, but I do read contemps, and when I do they are usually pretty epic, like The Edge of Never. Trust me, this book is epic and we can thank Andrew Parrish for that. I might still be flailing and freaking out with excitement because I'm the advocate for Andrew Parrish from The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski. That's right. Andrew. Freaking. Parrish. Yes, he's the guy from the story that gave me a massive book hangover and left me with all the feels. And I mean ALL OF THEM. From the laughs, to the raging hormones, to the swoons, and yes, even to the tears, I love him. So, let's dive in and talk nitty gritty about all the reasons Andrew owns my heart...are you ready?
*rolls up sleeves, takes a deep breath and tries to stop flailing and drooling long enough to coherently convince you all he needs to win this tourney*♥ About Andrew (his hot self): We should start with the basics, Andrew's looks. Let's face it, he is gorgeous and confident, with bright green eyes that sparkle, hair that always seems tousled, 2 dimples near the corners of his lips, toned arms and sculpted cheekbones, oh, and we haven't even discussed the tattoos on his arms, much less the tattoo down the left side of his ribs.... ♥ About Andrew (his suck you in personality): Oh Andrew, so much more than a hot brooding guy with a dirty mouth....and we know that because we were so lucky to hear his POV as the story was told. While he is confident, he still has his demons and secrets. He actually feels quite deeply although he never lets anyone in...until Camryn. Exactly how I love my book boyfriends. Oh, and he is definitely a little bit naughty just in case he wasn't hot enough already for you. And let's not forget Andrew has a healthy sense of snark and humor to round him out. If his hot looks and delicious personality haven't swayed you yet, let's discuss the serious chemistry between Andrew and Camryn...maybe it's me but I felt like the chemistry was palpable and pretty much jumped out of the pages and ripped off our clothes. Pure attraction, that's right...steaming, smoking hot attraction, and at the same time full of the stuff that makes your stomach do flips when you read it. *fans self just thinking about the two of them*
♥ About Andrew (quotes from the man himself): But don't just take my word for why Andrew is the hottest crush out there, take Andrew's word.....here are some reasons why said by the man himself:
#1 Andrew can make us hot (his nawtee mouth)
"If you were to let me fuck you, you would have to let me own you.”
“A woman who knows what she wants sexually," he licks me again, his hooded eyes always watching me, "and isn’t afraid to express it is so fucking hot, Camryn- Tell. Me. What. You. Want. Or, I won’t give it to you.”
*jumps in a cold shower*
Jag and Celeste may have exchanged quite a few emails over words we once thought were total cheese, but now are so freaking H O T.
#2 Andrew can make us think about life (we love his I don't give a damn attitude)“The heart always wins out over the mind. The heart, although reckless and suicidal and a masochist all on it’s own always gets it’s way. The mind may be what’s best but I don’t give a shit what my mind is telling me anymore. Right now I just want to live in the moment.”
#3 Andrew can make us swoon
"I say that I'm not into you like that, Camryn, because...," he pauses, searching my face, looking at my lips for a moment as if deciding whether or not he should kiss them again,"...because you're not the girl I could only sleep with once."
#4 Andrew can make us cry!!"I have never lived the way I lived during my short time with you. For the first time in my life, I've felt whole, alive, free. You were the missing piece of my soul, the breath in my lungs, the blood in my veins." "Don't feel bad for not telling me that you loved me. You didn't need to say it. I knew all along that you did"
yes, this might be a 5-kleenex story
*grabs tissues just from rereading those quotes*
That's right, ladies. Andrew is the whole package of swoon.
Are you convinced?!?♥ Sealing the
Even hotness like Andrew needs love from all us!
Vote for Andrew Parrish!