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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TRISTAN

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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