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!



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REMY
(Real by Katy Evans)

Hello, lovelies! I'm Jessica from Just a Booklover, and this year I have the honor of advocating for Remy from the REAL series by Katy Evans. I know some people have read this series while others haven't, but mostly we're here to talk about how kickass Remy is. So I think I should just get to that, yeah?

Let's start with his personality:
He's very alpha, very protective, and when he wants something, he gets it. He's REAL. He's a good guy--a gentle giant would be a great way to describe him. He's determined and works his ass off to reach his dreams. And he'll do anything--ANYTHING--for his Brooke. His girl. His real.

But since my words will never be enough, here are some quotes from the books:
"You're mine and you need me, and I want you to please come the fuck upstairs with me."

In fact, he's so proud and driven that he's relentlessly taught his body to embrace it. He constantly pushes it to the limits, and I think his threshold for pain might be higher than that of any other athlete I've ever met...

He brushes my hair back and strokes my earlobe. "But if I'd known you existed, I'd have hunted you, I'd have caught you, and I'd have taken you."
"But isn't that what you did?" I ask, smiling.
"Exactly"--he bumps my nose with his, his blue eyes laughing--"what I did."

"I'm getting fat because of yo!" I laughingly squeak.
With a low, sexy chuckle, he lists me up as if I were just the pillow, then tosses the pillow aside, only keeping me to kiss. "You're beautiful."

He laughs in that deep, throaty way of his that makes my skin come alive and all the little hairs on my arms rise, then he kisses my lips in that boyfriend way of his where the kiss isn't meant to arouse us--but just to express some sort of connection--then he surveys me with those adorable black eyes that are now shining very, very much in entertainment.

And now, I think we should get some input from the woman who knows him best. Here's what Brooke has to say about Remy and his beautiful personality:

Remy, Remy, Remy, what can I say about the man who stole my heart the moment he leapt out of the ring to chase me? I knew he would sweep me away, I just never knew how deep and endlessly I’d fall for him. I’ve never, ever, met someone as passionate, as dedicated, and as fierce and untamed as Remington Tate. He’s the one man you know will fight for you, and the one man who inspires me to fight for him with teeth and nail, through thick and thin, blue and black, good and bad. I love his gentle heart, his fierce spirit, his relentlessness and the unexpected purity hiding behind his gruff manners. He’s a beast, a lion, a fighter, a father, my love, and the realest thing I’ve ever fought for.

Next up is looks. I'm going to be frank here, y'all. Remy is prime baby-making material. I mean, come ON. Look at him.


He's sexy as hell. Dear goodness. My own words can't even do justice for our blue-eyed lion, so I'm just going to move on to quotes:
My blue-eyed lion.
His black hair stands up devilishly. The inky Celtic bands across his muscled arms flex as he slowly sips on an electrolyte drink. I see his lorious tanned torso. Those sweatpants riding low on his narrow hips and revealing just the tip of his star tattoo. His bare feet. He looks hot, strong, and cuddlable, and the pulsing energy that seems to radiate from his very being feels like a magnet to me.

I admire his torso and his long, strong legs, his sculptured arms, his narrow waist and broad shoulders. Every muscle in his perfect body is so defined that you would know exactly where one structure ends and the next begins if you trailed your fingers along his magnificent form.
And as he turns even more, I see the washboard abs with eight squares--eight! Yes, it is impossible, but he's got them...and his face.
Oh god, I can't even take it.
The scruffy jaw. The brilliant blue eyes. The sexy smirk. The dimples. He's got a smile on his face; his expression, one that tells you he's got a whole lot of trouble planned for the evening and you don't want to miss it, is playful and boyish.

All that was quotes from Brooke, but maybe she has a little final thought on Remy's looks? Brooke?

Remington? I don’t think there will ever be a day when I look at him and not feel weak in the knees. He’s a god in every way and, judging by the female attention he gets, I’m sure he very well knows it! Everything from the glimmering lights in his eyes, to his cocky dimples, to the raspy scruff on his hard jaw, the tan, rippling muscles on his body, his perfect mouth; sometimes I catch myself staring at him unawares, letting myself enjoy his masculine perfection. I could just eat, drink, and breathe Remy Tate and never want anything else, he thrills me, he fills me, and best of all, he loves me.

Remy's a great guy. He loves hard, he fights hard, and he's 100% REAL. To give you more of a taste for our man, check out this video:


That's him. Our Remy. Protective. Strong. Fierce. Loving. REAL.

I cling to Remington, and he tightens his arms around me and slowly rocks me, his entire body shaking almost like my own as he speaks into my ear. "I got you, little firecracker, I got you right here in my arms."

Blow him a kiss, and he'll catch it.

Overcome with the impulse, I blow him a kiss.
He catches it and smashes it to his mouth.

Give him your hand and he'll give it a kiss.

Remington seems to take pity on her and seizes her hand. He buzzes his lips across her knuckles, and she begins to scream hysterically.

Give him your love and he'll love you back.

It hits me like adrenaline, like a shot of tequila that flies straight to your head, the way his fans love him. The way he loves them back. The way he loves me.

He's Remington Tate, people. Our Riptide. He may not be perfect, but he sure as heck is absolutely real.


So vote for Remy! And if you need a little more motivation, here are some final words from Brooke:

RIPTIDE! All the way! Remington not only the best book boyfriend, he makes the most perfect husband. I’m wearing my ‘Riptide’ colors right now. What will you guys be wearing on fight day?

Need even MORE motivation? Heck, even if you don't. Remy himself would like to say a little something:

LET’S KICK SOME ASS.




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WESLEY
(Switched by Cassie Mae)


Hi, I'm Tia from The Shadow Realm and I have the amazing honor to introduce you all to Wesley (Wes) from Switched by Cassie Mae. I am so proud to be his advocate. I know that the competition is tough and a lot of these guys are Bad Boys with a sweet side but I'm here to tell you that you can never go wrong with the adorable boy with a badass side. Just saying; it works both ways.

I've been looking through all my highlights for this book, trying to find stuff I can show you that tell you exactly what kind of a guy Wesley is. It's hard to explain to someone why you love a character so much but I'm going to give it a shot because I want you to love him as much as I do, if that's even possible. :)

Wesley 


Personality: 

So Wes is the kind of guy you could take home to meet your parents. He'll cheer you up even if you don't need it, he thinks of everyone else before himself, even if that means he doesn't get what he wants, he'll be happy for you. He's protective, a good listener and will buy you presents just to see you smile even if it means he'll have to live off air for the next year. 
My boy (yes, he's mine ;) ) has a heart of gold but you may not always see it through his constant jokes and teasing. He never hides who he is even if that is a giant dork at times. He's not afraid to laugh at himself when he's not being as smooth as he would like. Even if he's hurt he will try to make you laugh by pretending to rip out his heart.
On the adorable side, he sticks his tongue out while concentrating, he gulps when he's nervous and his ears turn pink when he's embarrassed. If he likes you he will send you a joke a day, stock his fridge with Red Bull for you and will have this uncontrollable stare when you talk to him.
He is such a great friend, though it would not seem this way at first. He has spent a year in love with his best friend's girlfriend and in spite of his own pain, has done nothing about it. He gets closer to Kayla in the book and he always tries to cheer her up. Even when he's down too, he focuses his whole attention on making the other person feel better because that's just the kind of guy he is.
He teases Kayla mercilessly and she in turn constantly calls him an "ass".



Looks:

"It's okay to think he's hot because he is. I kept going on and on about his hair and his eyes and his callused fingers and the jacket he wears and how he wears it. Along with other stuff like his guitar playing, the fact that he works so hard all the time, how he's always laughing, and how when he gets hurt, he pretends to pull his heart out."

Hair color: Dirty blonde 
Eye color: Light hazel (gets darker with emotion)
Height: 6'3 (have I mentioned how much I love a tall guy?)
Physique: Muscular yet lean.
Scent: Gummy bears (His whole apartment smells like a "dessert-filled dream house". A side effect of working so hard)
Taste: Mint and chocolate chip (Yum. He eats mint flavored yogurt so that he's prepared for anything. What a good Boy Scout!)
Smile: He gets crinkles around his eyes and a cute dimple appears on his chin
Other physical traits: He has an adorable cowlick and he has his nipples pierced! (He has this hidden, naughtier side ;) )

"Reagan will see Wesley: how cute he is when his dimple appears, how his hair sticks up in the front with his cowlick, how when he's concentrating real hard he sticks his tongue out to the side as if that will somehow help him figure out whatever he's trying to figure out, how hard a worker he is, and how he really is a good guy."


Extra:

Ok so now that the drooling is over I can mention all the other things that are awesome about Wesley. For one, he owns a "shaggin' wagon", how hot is that? Add that to the fact that he has an amazing voice and plays guitar and the guy should be surrounded by girls but he's kind of innocent so that just makes him cuter. Ladies, try to control your excitement for this next part because what I'm about to tell you will blow your mind. . .he gets discounted frozen yogurts so you can have any topping you want for $2; that's pretty darn attractive.
His movie taste is a bit odd as he owns a lot of comedies, some political thrillers and musicals. He has watched Hairspray a lot. He believes that Dumb and Dumber is the most tragic love story of all time because this guy falls for this woman and travels all the way to return her luggage to her and she turns out to be married.
He may tease Kayla about keeping a journal but he keeps one on his computer, locked away and safe.
Lastly, Wes is a musician ladies! Can I get a "Hell yeah"? He goes to open mic every Friday night and sings with his guitar and if you're that lucky girl he will serenade you with his beautiful voice and make you want to leave that guy that he doesn't think you're right for.


In conclusion, Wesley is one of the most sweet, adorable and goofy guys I have come across while reading. He is thoughtful and considerate but he's also frustrating and teasing. There is a part of him that is not smooth in any way but he makes up this super awesome package that will have you sighing and wishing that you were falling asleep on a pillow that smells like gummy bears and falling in love in the dark. I know I did.

"Under his bright green Yogurtland polo, there's a badass guitar player with nipple rings"



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