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.
TRAVIS(Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire)
Hello, everyone! My name is Kelli, and I am reporting for advocate duty from the fabulous blog, Seeking Book Boyfriends! I have the supreme honor of representing my Book Husband, the one and only, TRAVIS MADDOX!! I am ecstatic that I was chosen for the task!
By now, EVERYONE should have met this crush, but if not --- he's the underground fighter and leading man of Beautiful Disaster, Walking Disaster and A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire. My goals are to prove to all my fellow readers that Travis is THE #1 book boyfriend and get him that NA Crush championship title he deserves!
Why should I vote for Travis? What makes him worthy?
Let's start with the most obvious part, his looks:
"My eyes traveled upward; jeans spattered with blood, a set of finely chiseled abs, a bare, tattooed chest drenched in sweat, and finally, a pair of warm, brown eyes."
"Lean muscles stretched under his tattooed skin..."
"He oozed sex and rebelliousness with his buzzed brown hair and tattooed forearms..."
Oh! And don't let me forget to mention his dimple, which adds even more to his beautiful smile. Le sigh! A gorgeous face and a killer body? SIGN ME UP!
Looks aren't everything. I know this. Thankfully, Travis is more than a pretty face and hot body! Let's move on to his PERSONALITY.
Yes, I think it's safe to say Travis is a bad boy. He's dubbed Eastern University's Walking One Night Stand for a reason. BUT - don't let that fool you! Behind his cocky persona lies a sensitive guy who cares about his friends and family. He's also fiercely protective of those he loves, especially once he falls head over ass for Abby Abernathy.
Though he had a rough childhood, he still loves his brothers and dad. The loss of his mother at the age of 3 altered his outlook on life. Growing up the youngest of four mean brothers prepared him to be an underground fighter. Plus, his reputation around campus makes him untouchable. And that temper! He gets physical with people (during fights, and for those who threaten Abby), but I feel it shows his protective nature. It's also how he deals with his feelings. Between you and me, I like a guy with some passion or a slight temper. Someone who is always agreeable is BO-RING! I need something more in my BBFs. But he has a sweet side, too. He cooks Abby dinner, buys her favorite foods, gets her a puppy for her birthday, but most importantly, HE CHANGES HIS ENTIRE LIFESTYLE for her.
"I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn't something about you at all. It was just you."
Suh-woon! Are you guys getting it yet?
What else could there be?
- Travis isn't a dumb jock. He's so intelligent that he doesn't have to study and pulls straight A's!
- He rides a motorcycle. Yep. A Harley Night Rod, to be exact.
- He threw Abby a surprise birthday party, and then held her hair back as she was sick from drinking too much. Then, he slept with her on the bathroom floor all night, just so she wouldn't be alone.
- He tattooed her nickname on his wrist.
- Travis stayed in a burning building in order to seek out Abby and rescue her.
- He took a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas in order to make Abby his wife. While still in college.
Still not convinced? Let's hear about Travis in the words of others. His cousin, Shepley:
"I don't know what's going on with you and Travis, but I know that he's going to do something stupid to piss you off. It's a tic he has. He doesn't get close to anyone very often, and for whatever reason he's let you in. But you have to overlook his demons. It's the only way he'll know... If you'll climb over the wall."
Abby's best friend, America:
"I know for a fact that if you looked Travis in the eye and told him you wanted him, he would never look at another woman again."
From his mother:
"Of all my boys, Travis is the most tender hearted. He is also the strongest. He will love you with everything he has for as long as you let him."
"If Travis is anything like his father, and I know that he is, he's a deep ocean of fragility, protected by a thick wall of swear words and feigned indifference. A Maddox boy will take you all the way to the edge, but if you go with him, he'll follow you anywhere."
"And when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever."
And then, from the woman who stole his heart, Abby:
"This whole thing might play out to be a completely wonderful, beautiful disaster, but I want that if it's with you."
"You, Travis Maddox, are kinda sexy when you're not being a whore."
"In another life, I could love you."
"It wasn't just me, and it wasn't just him, it was what we were together that was the exception."
Misunderstood by many, but loved by far more, Travis is indisputably the BEST book boyfriend to come along in years. He doesn't realize his own worth, which only adds to my affections for him:
"I know you deserve better than me. You think I don't know that? But if there was any woman made me for me... it's you. I'll do whatever I have to do, Pidge. Do you hear me? I'll do anything."
"You need to walk away, Pidge. God knows I can't walk away from you."
"I never once convinced myself that I was good enough for you."
The man breaks my heart! He's possessive, and good hearted and will go to the ends of the Earth in order to make Abby happy.
"I need to hear you say it. I need to know you're mine."
He laid his feelings on the line, publicly, in order to win her over:
"To douchebags!" he said, gesturing to Brad. "And to girls that break your heart," he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. "And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her."
Abby Abernathy is the luckiest fictional woman, and readers worldwide agree that they'd even be Megan for a day just to get a shot at Travis.
I'm pretty sure I've made a great case for Travis! Just in case you're still on the fence and debating voting against him, here's a video I made - a mock movie trailer for Beautiful Disaster, featuring Colton Haynes as Travis Maddox. Just imagine if Travis made it to the big screen!
So, that's it! I hope you're convinced that there is no better BBF than Travis Maddox. Please make sure to vote, and get all your friends to vote, as well! If you want to help further, join our Facebook group HERE.
And don't forget to use #TeamTravisMaddox and #NACrushTourney on Twitter and Facebook to show your support! But most importantly - VOTE!
(Rule by Jay Crownover)
Hello everyone! My name is Christina Marie of LuLo Fangirl and I am here to advocate for my favorite bad boy and Marked Man, Rule Archer. Rule is definitely one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends and I am here to help you see why you want to come over to the Marked side…
This is the guy your parents warned you about, but you always dreamed of. Rule Archer is the bad boy we all want…
Rule is not the pretty boy next door that you take home to your parents and if you are looking for that, you have picked the wrong guy. Rule is definitely a unique guy. He’s not your typical book boyfriend. What makes Rule wonderful and desired by every woman he comes across is that he looks all bad ass on the outside but his inside is full of beautiful things. He is” a straight forward, extremely loyal, fights for what he wants and loves, and does not care what people think of him” kind of guy. He is moody and arrogant and so stubborn that it is ridiculous. But that’s what we love about him.
Rule is so busy protecting his heart and everyone around him (which includes a bunch of rowdy, tattooed hotties with hearts of gold) that it creates brooding moodiness and lots of anguish until he realizes that Shaw, the girl that’s always been there, is his heart.
Rule is tattooed to the hilt and pierced in all the right places, if you know what I mean *wink, wink*. He has beautiful icy blue eyes that can melt the coldest of hearts. And with always changing hair and the sexy confidence, he is sure to make your head turn.
“I think it’s genetically impossible not to be kind of in love with him at first sight, when you come equipped with a vagina. It’s just something about all the angst, moody swagger he has, that makes you want to cuddle up with him and make him feel better.”
Rule takes beauty to a whole new level. He is so beautiful to the eyes that all the expressions on his skin only add to his beautifulness. He marked skin tells a whole other story that lets you into the beautiful soul of Rule Archer.
We all want beautiful men but RULE is so much more than a pretty face. Rule makes life exciting and when you are loved by him, there is no doubt in your heart that you belong to him and he belongs to you. He loves with a fiery passion. Rule sees no other one than the love of his life in Shaw. She came into his world and changed his black and white world to a rainbow of color.
“Here’s my heart, Shaw. You have it in your hands and I promise you’re the first and last person to ever touch it. You need to be careful with it because it’s more fragile than ever thought and if you try and give it back I’m not taking it. I don’t know enough about love to know for sure that’s what this between us is, but I know that for me it’s you and only you from here on out and I can only promise to be careful and not push you away again. Life without you in it is doable, but if I have a choice I want to do it with you by my side and I’m telling you I’m not running away from the work it takes to make that happen. Shaw, I’m not scared of us anymore.”
“You have to promise not to bail on me when I get lost, Shaw. You have to promise to just wait it out until I can find my way back. I need to know you’re at the end of the tunnel when everything goes black.”
Rule Archer is simply a sexy, attractive, and absolutely fabulous Marked Man and the ULTIMATE book boyfriend in my opinion. I hope you enjoy him as much as I do. If so, PLEASE VOTE RULE ARCHER! #TeamRule for the WIN!
I guarantee you, you’ll never be the same once you’ve been touched by Rule. Welcome to the Marked side… enjoy your stay.