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!
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RUSH

Hello, everyone! I'm Aseel Naji from My Crazy Book Obsession and today I'm here as the advocate for Rush Finlay from the Too Far series by Abbi Glines. I'm very excited to represent Rush, he's one of my favorite characters and my book boyfriend ;).

“Because I’ve had a taste and I’m not sharing. This isn’t just for fun. I may be slightly addicted.”

Oh, yeah, I'm totally addicted, and by the end of this post you will be addicted too! And since Rush has a way with words, I'll let him do most of the talking. ;)


Most of you probably know who Rush is, but for those who don't, let me start the introduction with how Rush looks.

Rush is a sexy twenty-four year old guy, tall, muscular and the perfect picture of a bad-boy. He's the son of a rock star, tattooed, has a tongue piercing and he wears earrings. Sounds yummy, right? But that's not all, being as special as he is, Rush has unusual eyes which Blaire describes as:

 "They were an odd color. Stunningly unusual. They weren’t brown. They weren’t hazel. They were a warm color with some silver laced through them"

Yep, they are eyes that are absolutely swoon-worthy and mesmerizing. And even though he's so beautiful he can send a girl to her knees with just one look, his looks are not all he's got going for him.

"When I’d first laid eyes on him I’d been awed at his beauty. Never had I thought that the moody playboy could have a heart the size of his underneath all that swagger."

He's protective and devoted to the ones he loves. If anyone of his friends or family needed help or were hurt, he'd be the first one to help. He's suffered from his past with an unloving mother which resulted in him not letting anyone in and being cold most of the time. That changed when Blaire entered his life.


 "I’m dealing with the fact that you may walk away from me once you know them and never look back. It scares the hell out of me. I don’t know what this is that is going on between us but from the moment I laid eyes on you I knew you were going to change my world. I was terrified. The more I watched you the more you drew me in. I couldn’t get close enough.”

And another one, because yeah I am addicted and I can't help it when it comes to Rush;

“What changed you? You’re so completely different than that guy I met back in June,” 
Rush reached out and slipped his hand into my hair and tangled his fingers around the strands. “This sweet, determined, sexy-as-hell blonde walked into my life and gave me a reason to live.”

As if he wasn't sexy enough, Rush has an amazing voice. He used to sing before college but he stopped because he got too much attention for it, though he does sing for Blaire in one of the books in the series.

"I don't just love her, she owns me. Completely. I'd do anything for her.”

And even though he is tough and bad-ass, Rush can say the most heart-melting, breathtaking and panty-dropping things.

“No man has ever loved a woman as much as I love you. Nothing will ever come before you. I don’t know what else I have to do to prove to you that I won’t let you down again. I won’t hurt you. You don’t have to be alone anymore. I need you.”



*sigh* do you need any more reasons as to why you should vote for him? I'll gladly give you another one, because Rush has many! ;)

“He pressed a kiss to my ear. “Do you feel stretched? Can you tell I’ve been inside you?”I nodded, feeling my knees go a little weak from the tone in his voice.“Good. I like knowing you can feel where I’ve been.”

*gulp* um.. Yeah. Rush is just yummy like that and absolutely delicious. As well as being sweet, Rush can be- is- the sexiest man alive.

So vote for him, guys! He deserves it, being as swoon-worthy, beautiful and loving as he is!

“I love you girl...to the moon and back.”


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DREW


Hey! I'm Val from StuckInBooks.  I'm here to tell you about Drew Callahan from the D + F series by Monica Murphy.  He so should get your vote! Love my boy Drew and here's why.


"He's huge, well over six feet and with shoulders as broad as a mountain." 

College quarterback

Superstar with NFL aspirations

"Perfect lips"

Deep sexy voice

Muscly goodness

Dark hair

Intense blue eyes

He could have any girl he wants

But that's not Drew

He has secrets

Inside he's broken

Hiding & staying busy

Protecting himself....

Until he wants to protect Fable too,

Until Fable has him laughing,

Until she rescues him with MARSHMALLOW,

Until he writes poetry for her.

Until he finds a way.





Need more convincing?  Check out this excerpt from ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND.

"I want you to kiss me," she finally says, her voice so soft, I almost can't hear her. In fact, I'm wondering for the craziest moment if I'm hallucinating because no way in hell did she just ask me to kiss her.

Shooting a glance toward the front seat, I notice they're not paying us any mind.  The satellite radio is going, playing some smooth jazz shit and they're talking to each other in low, dark murmurs.  They both sound pissed with each other and I wonder if any of this involves me.

Right now, I don't care.  I should never care.  What they fight about isn't my problem.

"Drew."  Her soft voice draws me back and I look at Fable, find myself lost in her green eyes.  "Did you hear me?"

"Yeah," I whisper, swallowing hard.  Fuck, my parents are right there.  Adele only has to turn her head about two inches and she's looking right at us.  She won't like it if I kiss Fable in front of her.  She might even flip out.  I don't know if I want to take that risk.

Don't be a pussy, man.  Kiss her, asshole.  KISS HER!

Leaning over the center console, I reach out, drift my fingers across Fable's cheek.  Her skin is so soft and she closes her eyes, her lips parting.  Her tongue sneaks out and she licks her upper lip.  Just like that, I'm sporting a hard on and without thought I settle my mouth on hers.  Once.  Softly, as light as butterfly's wings, my lips lingering for a few, stolen seconds before I break the connection.

Her lids flutter open and she's watching me with that attentive gaze.  The one that makes me feel like she can see everything I hide inside me.  The good and the bad.  The beautiful and the ugly.  "That's all you got?"

She's teasing me.  I can see it in the light of her eyes, the slight quirk of her lips.  Damn, I want to kiss her again, so I do.



VOTE for Drew!



 
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