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.
(Taut by J.A. Huss)
Hi! My name is Nicole and I run Book Addicts Not So Anonymous! I’m representing Ford Aston from JA Huss Taut. I’m not really good at putting my thoughts into words BUT for FORD I have to try. You may know him from the Rook and Ronin series but Taut is where we really get into his head, and oh what an interesting head it is. Let’s finish this tourney on top, because Ford likes to be on top and he's good at getting what he wants."
Ford has been referred to as a “Kinky sex god” and feels as comfortable in a suit as he does in blue jeans.
So what do Kinky Sex Gods look like?
Brown hair, light brown eyes just the right amount a scruff to give you a little tickle when his head is giving you insurmountable amounts of pleasure. And hey if the pleasure isn’t enough to keep you sticking around his body? Oh my his body is toned in all the right places and his arms make you feel so secure you never want to leave their shelter. The intensity of those light brown eyes can set your body on fire within seconds leaving your panties wet and ready.
“I’m hurting you right now. And it feels good. Because you’ve been hurting me since the day we met. You’re selfish. You take. That’s all you do—take. You’re a Taker, Rook. And I’ve got nothing left to give you. You took it all.”
When it comes to getting to the heart of WHO Ford really is, you have to really dig deep.
“Sphere of privacy, people.”
Ford isn’t your warm and cozy boy next door. He can come off as cold and calculating but he as loyal as they come and a soft heart for those who manage to get past his defenses. While he maybe kinky and has left behind a trail of “pets” he wants what we all want LOVE. He's confident, has swagger, usually only half grins because he can't be bothered to exert the energy for a full smile when people usually aren't that funny.
“I’m not defective. I want to be touched. I’ve denied myself this most basic of human comforts my whole life and I’m ready to move on.”
As he is described he is known for many things “Being an emotionless, messed up bastard, a freakishly smart social outcast, and a cold, domineering master who keeps "pets" instead of girlfriends.”
“Do I want her to know me like this? Do I want her to know that I’m a freak, in the strictest definition of the word? Is this what intimacy entails? Baring your weaknesses to someone who might take advantage, but trusting them not to?”
A fellow Ford lover says
“I picture Ford tall & strong. & I know smart isn't physical but you can tell that he's brilliant just by the way he carries himself & the way he observes a room. He's cynical because being smarter than everyone is exhausting. He cares deeply for those in his circle, but he struggles to emote that.”
So why should you vote for Ford? Because he isn’t your stereotypical book boyfriend, he colors outside of the lines (not really because that would drive him nuts), because if he can drive you crazy with a look just imagine what he could do with a touch. But also because once you are his he will move heaven and earth to keep you happy and safe and he will cherish every single moment with his family because they come first.
(Flat-Out-Love by Jessica Park)
Hello, my name is Iza and I’m one of the Divas from Diva Discussions Book Club. I am honored to be advocating for Matthew Watkins. Or just Matt. Matty. I’m sure you have heard of him, maybe you even read the Flat-Out Love series by Jessica Park – Flat-Out Love, Flat-Out Matt [some parts from Flat-Out Love in Matt’s POV] and the spin-off, Flat-Out Celeste. If you haven’t read them, you are missing out.
He made it into the NA Crush because he’s smart – a genius, even – and handsome, not to mention insanely sweet. He’s six feet tall, has dirty blond hair hanging over his eyes, with pale skin because he’s not one to frolic out in the sun and with very funny T-shirts, one of my favorites being Nietzsche Is My Home Boy. He doesn’t grunt, his speech is impeccable and he has this sarcasm that just makes you snort and/or laugh. So, he’s funny too.
But he’s also a deep character; he’s fiercely loyal to the ones he loves and he’s very protective of his sister. He takes control of things when they fall apart [his mother’s depression, the loss of his older brother, Finn and the fantasy world they all create, as a coping mechanism for Celeste and their mom]. He’s a beautiful soul that loves with all his heart. One can’t fault him for doing what he thinks is best for everyone’s sake and mental health, even if that means losing the only girl he ever really loved. Truth be told, there simply are no words to express how Matthew Watkins is. You have to read and see for yourself. He’s one of those characters that feel real and you just don’t want to get to the end of the book, heartbreaking though it may be. I have a soft spot for him.
You should definitely vote for Matt because he's one of the sweetest fictional - unfortunately - characters ever created. He's a beautiful soul and he deserves to win.
Not everyone can rock a T-shirt with that!
So move booties to naalley.com and VOTE FOR MATT! Tell your mom – she’d love him, your sister, brother, friends and neighbors to vote for him. You can also help by spreading the word, tweeting #TeamMatt. Don’t forget to include #NACrushTourney!