Hi, everyone! Welcome to the 2nd NA Crush Tourney hosted here at NA Alley!

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!

(Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining)

Tristan Fallbrook

Hello! I am Brinda, from WiLoveBooks. I am a mom, teacher, and reader of many books, here to tell you why you need to vote for Tristan Fallbrook from Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining for NA Crush. 

What makes BA Tristan crushworthy?

Personality - 
He has a genius IQ, but is not conceited about it. His photographic memory makes him socially awkward at times, which is just endearing. He is mysterious and dangerous and fiercely protective. 

He's honest and direct:
I want you. All of you. I want to possess you. I want to love you and protect you.

So, can I take you out?” Tristan repeated.Out of the apartment?Out on a date,” he clarified. A date?” Josie asked, her frightened voice making the words sound foreign. You know, an appointment for a particular time, especially with a person to whom one is sexually or romantically attached.Are we attached?” she asked, not really knowing what she wanted the answer to be.More than you know,” he answered. 

He is also determined:
Tristan found himself on the edge of a precipice. He wanted to make her happy, but leaving would appease her only for the moment. He knew, more than she did, that she needed him to stay. Tristan squared his shoulders and prepared for battle.
You bet your fine ass we will.Tristan chuckled and felt relieved at her teasing tone.You think my ass is fine?” he asked.I think all of you is fine,” Josie said dryly.By what ratio do you like my ass compared to the rest of my body, considering it only represents approximately 9 percent of my 575 inches of overall body surface area,” he teased.

And sweet:
I loved you from the first time I saw you,” he whispered, placing a soft kiss against her neck. We were seven years old. Your hair was in braids. You were new to school and had nowhere to sit at lunch. You marched over and offered me your pudding if Id let you sit down. 
Did you let me sit down?” she asked. 
Hell, yes. It was chocolate pudding.

Did I mention he's smart?
What makes them glow?” Josie asked, leaning against the scratchy bark of the old tree and trying to follow the fireflies’ glow.A type of chemical reaction called bioluminescence. The enzyme luciferase acts on the luciferin, in the presence of magnesium ions, ATP, and oxygen to produce light,’” Tristan answered, running his hands over her denim-covered thigh.Josie rolled her eyes and smiled at him, showing that she loved his superior intellect just as much as his handsome face. She watched him watching her and no longer feared judgment or rejection. She loved having his eyes on her, among other things. 

Looks - 
Tristan is 62", with a defined body, two sleeves of tattoos (plus more), black hair, green eyes, a strong jaw, and sometimes wears reading glasses.

He lay on top of the covers, his bare feet crossed at the ankles. His black pajama pants sat low on his hips, immediately coaxing her eyes upward. Each peak and valley of his muscled chest and abdomen were highlighted by the suns rays, causing golden shadows across his skin. The vibrant shapes and twisting lines of ink clung to his arms as if they never could belong anywhere else. Long fingers wrapped around a weathered paperback book that was folded over on itself. His hair was growing out now and had become a bit of a zigzag-patterned mess. The stubble on his jaw caused a slightly darker shadow to his face, and she hummed at the memory of what it felt like beneath her fingertips. Tristans mouth was open just slightly, his pink tongue sliding back and forth across his bottom lip keeping time with his eyes on the page. Perched halfway down his nose sat a pair of black-rimmed glasses. 
Youre staring,” he said without looking up from his book. 
Since when do you wear glasses?"
 Oh,” he said, instantly reaching to pull them off. Sometimes when I read.
Josie grabbed his hand, halting his movements and smiled up at him. I love them.

Extra Stuff -
An Amazon.com reviewer says, The character of Tristan is amazingly complex, the bad-boy with the genius IQ, inked and infinitely intriguing. Cover those tats with an Armani suit, groom him to GQ perfection, and he would still radiate raw appeal.”  

He drives a bad ass vintage muscle car 67 Impala.

Can mix a mean drink. He's a bartender.

He loves books:
When they stepped into Upstart Crow, a coffeehouse and bookstore, Josie could see how Tristan delighted in being surrounded by the written word. She just knew he could spend hours scouring every shelf for books. While she didnt share his passion, she loved seeing him happy and in his element.Dont worry, Ill limit myself,” he said, placing a kiss on her cheek.He pulled her down row after row of books. When something caught his attention, he would examine the cover as if studying a painting. Then hed flip to the back and read whatever review or description was there. Last, hed fan the pages a few times. Josie marveled at the ritual and smiled every time he handed her one to buy.
And his apartment:
Sure, the walls were white and the carpet was tan, but that is where the generic appearance ended. There was a built-in bookcase lining one wall, with a space cut out for a television. The entire thing was filled with books. New books, old books, hardbacks, paperbacks, every kind of book she could imagine created a patchwork mosaic look to the otherwise plain space. My collection.Josie jumped at his proximity. She turned to face Tristan, leaning against the shelf. 
I can see that,” she answered. 

Vote for Tristan Fallbrook for NA Crush because he is the total package. A highly intelligent, sweet, sexy guy with beautiful ink who loves books. What's not to love? 

His face was perfection as far as she was concernedhair that she loved to run her fingers through, eyes that always saw through her bullshit, and lips that spoke words of adoration. The feel of his body wrapped around hers was intoxicating and she couldnt remember ever wanting anything or anyone more than she wanted him. But what was most intriguing was what lay inside this amazing, complicated man. All of his memories, his intellect, his unwavering love and devotion for a girl like her is what made Tristan her perfect and beautiful addiction.

(Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros)

Hello everybody! I’m Molly Lee, fellow author and absolute fangirl of all things NA! I have the extreme pleasure of representing the incredible Josh Walker from FULL MEASURES by Rebecca Yarros! Now, I’m sure you are familiar with my super hot and amazingly deep book boyfriend, but just on the off chance you aren’t, I’m dying to tell you all about him and why he is the most desirable crush in NA.

It’s hard to know where to start because there are so many things I LOVE about Josh Walker. So, I suppose we’ll start on the outside and work our way in!

Josh Walker is 6’4” of pure, sizzling, hockey-stick wielding, man. From his warm brown eyes and short cut brown hair, to his rock hard abs, he is nothing short of perfection. Add to that some sexy tribal ink slicked across his smooth skin and corded muscles, and you’ve got one mouthwatering man.


Now lets go a little deeper. What kind of man is Josh Walker?
He is a reckless bad boy who is finally ready to grow up and redemption for his scandalous past is high on his to-do list. But what makes him so endearing is his extreme capacity for love. He loves Ember with all his heart, with the very depths of his soul, and does anything to make her happy when she’s faced with the insurmountable grief of losing her father to war. He’ll be whatever she needs at the time she needs it, adapting to the ever-changing desires of a woman going through major life-changes.

“Gus has my number because I’m his coach. Now you have it because I’m your whatever.”
“My whatever?”
The soft kiss he’d placed on my lips had me leaning in for
more. “Whatever you need me to be,” he whispered against my

A man that supportive is more than swoon-worthy, he’s admirable. Josh isn’t just a hot hockey player, he’s a perceptive and caring man who sees through outward facades and nails the heart of desire. He can throw you up against a wall and make your eyes roll back in your head, and yet he’s a man who can hold your hand and sit quietly while you unload buckets of grief. He’s that guy. He is the best of both worlds—an understanding man and a passionate lover, with just enough edge to let you know he’s been bad before and has overcome the past to materialize as the man he is today. Josh is complex, with many layers of emotional depth, ranging from his protective instincts to his unmatched passion and everything in between. The ideal book boyfriend, Josh is hot enough to make your thighs weak and warm enough to melt your heart.

And if the above hasn’t made you jump up and vote for him, here are a few other reasons why you should worship Walker! 

*He has an incredible amount of self-control—he knows when to pop the breaks, setting aside his own desires in order to do what is right for his lady.  “December.” He panted against my mouth, resting his forehead against mine.

“I’m fucking desperate to carry you to my bedroom,
but I don’t think this is what you want.”

*He breaks the bad boy stereotype, showing that a reputation isn’t what defines your character.

“Listen up. Forget whatever it is you think is ‘like me.’ I haven’t so much as touched another girl since that night in Breckenridge. And it’s not because they’re not asking. It’s because they’re not you.”

*He’s a PeeWee hockey coach! How sweet is it that he takes the time to teach a younger generation about teamwork and dedication?

*And finally, the man ALWAYS has the right words. Remember when I said he was perceptive? He’s not shy about letting you know by saying the exact thing you need to hear at the exact time you need to hear it.

“The fire you have within you is impossible to kill. The first breath you take when you’re free of all this, it will come roaring back. That’s what is so impossibly beautiful about you.”

Are you drooling for this man yet? Josh is sexy, strong, endearing, compassionate, and undeniably supportive. He’s the man who will pull you out of any dark funk you happen to be in and make you forget how you got there in the first place. He can use his words or his incredible body to get you where you need to be and he loves with his entire being. He is the perfect man! What are you waiting for? Hurry up and vote for Josh!!! And spread the word! Have your friends vote and tweet #TeamJosh, #WalkerWorshipers, and include #NACrushTourney too! 



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