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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TRAVIS

Hello, everybody! My name is Kelli and I’m from Alphas Authors & Books Oh My. I have the fabulous and pleasure-filled job of representing the one and only Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox from Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire. Not that he even NEEDS  an intro.  I hope you are all are familiar with my all-time favorite book boyfriend, but in case you’re not, let’s get down to the deets and what makes him the top crush in NA.
Let’s start with the physical because let’s face it – that’s what gets our attention first.
If I’m being honest, Travis is walking sex. The man oozes sexuality. He has buzzed brown hair, a pair of warm, gorgeous brown eyes that women get lost in, topped off with a lean, tattooed, muscular body that drives us all insane. Chiseled abs? Check. Tattoos? Double check! Let’s face it, people, that’s the COMPLETE package right there.
Oh okay, okay. I get it and you’re right. Looks AREN’T everything.
What kind of guy is he?
So we get that Travis is hot. I’m sure everyone wonders about his personality. Travis could be considered the epitome of alpha male. He’s protective of what he considers his. He makes it a point to get everything he wants no matter the cost. He went from man whore to a one-woman man in a matter of weeks. Travis may do some things that are considered over-the-top but they just make him even more endearing! Buying his girl a puppy – awwwww! Tattooing her nickname on his wrist? LOVE!
"You like Pigeon,” he said defensively. “It’s a dove, an attractive girl, a winning card in poker, take your pick. You’re my Pigeon.” Travis has a bit of a temper but it typically only flares up when he feels the need to protect Abby. His anger stems from losing his mother at a young age and growing up in a house full of boys that liked to fight. How can you fault him for that? He does manage to use his past for extra-curricular purposes. Have you all forgotten that he’s part of an underground fighting ring at his school? Chalk up another hot point! OH! And what about his motorcycle? It’s hard not to swoon and drool over a man on a bike. In boots. All of this and the man is SMART. He helped tutor Abby in biology when she couldn’t understand the lessons. Travis barely (if at all) had to study because he can pick up and retain information. I find that impressive and sexy.
So far we’ve determined Travis is hot, smart and a bit of a bad ass.
Just in case you needed more to sway your vote in Travis’s favor:
1.)   He throws one kick ass party. 2.) Regardless of his past, he loves his dad and brothers fiercely. Travis is a family man! 3.) He will sing in a crowded cafeteria to take unwanted attention off of you. 4.) He'll take care of you when you're sick. 5.) He's far more sensitive than he lets on. 6.) He changes his whole outlook on relationships for "The One".
Abby touched her palm to my cheek. “You know what, Mr. Maddox?”
“What baby?”
Her expression turned serious. “In another life, I could love you.”
I watched her for a moment, staring into her glassed-over eyes. She was drunk, but just for a moment it didn’t seem wrong to pretend that she meant it.
“I might love you in this one.”
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After all of this, how can you *NOT* choose Travis?? He’s sexy beyond belief, he’s smart, he’s willing to protect you from any threat – minor or major, he rides a Harley and kicks some ass in the ring! The bottom line is he will fight for who/what he wants. We all know he took that promise to his dying mother very seriously.
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So to all the other NA crushes, I have only one thing  to say. I’ve chosen Abby’s own words because they absolutely fit.
I can’t see you at all, actually. I’m… pretty sure I’m in love with Travis.”

So now it's time to vote! Get your butts over to naalley.com and make sure you click Travis!! And have your friends vote. Spread the word by tweeting #TeamTravis, #MaddoxManiacs and include #NACrushTourney as well.

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REMY

Hey everyone *waves* my name is Ava and I live in Sunny Scotland. I am a self-confessed Book Nerd and I spend more time reading and obsessing over the lives of fictional characters than I do real life ones. But my therapist says it isn’t too big of a deal….yet ;) My co-bloggers, #REALWhores and I are ecstatic to be representing the one and only Remington Tate from Real by Katy Evans. Now I’m not saying I am obsessed with this man but let’s just say it was a good job we got paired together as that meant no bloggers were harmed in the draft process. Totally kidding of course! *maniacal laugh*

So who is Remington Tate you ask??

First we shall start off with a little visual...

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(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
lickstare 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."
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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.”




 
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