Man Crush Monday

Readers,

I’m going to shelf Man Crush Monday for a while.  I’ve been doing this meme for a over a year now and it just hasn’t taken off like I hoped it would.  Maybe shelving it and bringing it back will help attract some followers.

Thanks to all of you who have commented and liked the posts over the past year.  It’s gone for now, but it will be back!

Happy Monday!

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Man Crush Monday

Man Crush Monday is a weekly meme created by yours truly.  I read mostly romance, so I started this as a way to introduce my readers to some new reading material.  I have since branched and do TV MCM’s as well.

The purpose of MCM is to spotlight men that are memorable & significant to you, either in print, TV or in real life.

Rules

  • Tell us who your “Man Crush” is and tell us why you like him.
  • Cut and past your post into the comments so others can see.
  • Be creative and have fun!

My Man Crush Monday for this week is Brock Baisdin from Fire on the Farm by Betty Shreffler.

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fire on the farmLosing the man she loved to a terrible accident, pushes Amy Flanders into a life of independence. Her only source of comfort is her work—a business dedicated to the care and training of horses. Until one lonely night leads her into the arms of Brock Baisdin. A man who fulfills her deepest desires and reignites a flame long forgotten.

Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn’t stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover.

Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other’s arms. Hope draws them into each other’s lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart.

Oh my goodness, Brock Baisdin was one of the best guys I have ever read!  Amy lost her husband very young and in a very horrific way.  Two years later, she meets Brock and he makes her feel again.  Amy felt a lot of guilt with meeting a new man, and Brock was incredibly patient with her, giving her the room she needed to get past her guilt.  He did make me a little mad at the end, but he totally redeemed himself.  This book was really, really good and is available on Kindle Unlimited.  I would recommend highly.

Share your MCM in the comments below.  I’m always looking for new books to read, movies to watch or TV shows to binge!

Happy Monday.

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Man Crush Monday

Man Crush Monday is a weekly meme created by yours truly.  I read mostly romance, so I started this as a way to introduce my readers to some new reading material.  I have since branched and do TV MCM’s as well.

The purpose of MCM is to spotlight men that are memorable & significant to you, either in print, TV or in real life.

Rules

  • Tell us who your “Man Crush” is and tell us why you like him.
  • Cut and past your post into the comments so others can see.
  • Be creative and have fun!

My Man Crush Monday for this week is Ford Landry from Swear by Adriana Locke.

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swearEllie Pagan has a list of reasons to stay away from Ford Landry.

It’s a mile long and was so much easier to stick to when he was a world away. Now that he’s standing in front of her—body hard and chiseled from a stint in the military, suit cut to perfection, and a smirk she could never resist—remembering all the reasons why just got a whole lot harder.

Ford gets Ellie isn’t his biggest fan. He just doesn’t care.

Standing in front of him, giving him hell, she’s even prettier than he remembered. All he can think about is how she felt in his arms, the taste of her kiss, the sound of her giggle in the middle of the night. He may not know how to win her back, but he does know this: he may have let her go once, but that’s one mistake he won’t make again.

I just love these Landry men, and Ford is no exception.  Ford is the soldier, who was come home to open Landry Security.  His brother Graham and his girlfriend Mallory send Ford to a new boutique opening up, claiming it needs security.  Ford is shocked to see Ellie Pagan, his first love, standing in the store.  Once Ford sees Ellie, he vows that she will be his, and he’s not letting her go.  Ellie doesn’t make it very easy for him, but Ford doesn’t give up.  He was a good alpha hero and someone I was happy to root for.

Share your MCM in the comments below.  I’m always looking for new books to read, movies to watch or TV shows to binge!

Happy Monday.

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Man Crush Monday

Man Crush Monday is a weekly meme created by yours truly.  I read mostly romance, so I started this as a way to introduce my readers to some new reading material.  I have since branched and do TV MCM’s as well.

The purpose of MCM is to spotlight men that are memorable & significant to you, either in print, TV or in real life.

Rules

  • Tell us who your “Man Crush” is and tell us why you like him.
  • Cut and past your post into the comments so others can see.
  • Be creative and have fun!

My Man Crush Monday for this week is Josh Cartwright from All About the D by Lex Martin.

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all about the dI’m known for being formal. Meticulous. Professional.  So you’d never suspect I spend my nights photographing my impressive junk for a NSFW blog. Don’t roll your eyes. I’m not bragging. I have millions of followers who’ll tell you they live for my posts.  I’m like a superhero, saving humanity one dick pic at a time.

Except leading a double life means I need someone to help me protect my anonymity, so that no one, especially my family, ever discovers my online celebrity.  When I call one of the most respected law firms in town, I expect quality legal advice and confidentiality. Not a sinfully sexy attorney whose dangerous curves and soul-piercing gray eyes make me want to personally demonstrate my particular skill set.  I shouldn’t be tempted.
Especially when she knows all of my best-kept secrets. But everyone has a breaking point. And I’ve met mine.

Josh Cartwright is the youngest son of one of Portland’s most prominent families.  He’s also the person behind the dick pic blog called All About the D.  Josh can’t have anyone find out that he’s the person behind his blog.  So he goes to a law firm to find an Intellectual Property lawyer, and there, he meets Evelyn Mills.  Despite the fact that Josh runs a “porn blog”, he’s a really sweet guy.  Evelyn hurt her ankle, and he took care of her.  He most certainly didn’t seem like someone who came from a very wealthy family with a total overbearing mother (hated her).  He was a really down to earth guy, and I would recommend this book to anyone!

Share your MCM in the comments below.  I’m always looking for new books to read, movies to watch or TV shows to binge!

Happy Monday.

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Man Crush Monday

Man Crush Monday is a weekly meme created by yours truly.  I read mostly romance, so I started this as a way to introduce my readers to some new reading material.  I have since branched and do TV MCM’s as well.

The purpose of MCM is to spotlight men that are memorable & significant to you, either in print, TV or in real life.

Rules

  • Tell us who your “Man Crush” is and tell us why you like him.
  • Cut and past your post into the comments so others can see.
  • Be creative and have fun!

My Man Crush Monday for this week is Crew Ledger from I Just Want You by Kaylee Ryan.

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i just want you “Go to college,” they said. “Get a good job,” they said. “It will be a piece of cake.” Well, whoever they are, they lied. Sure, college was a blast, but after college, not so much. The finding a job to go with my expensive education, that part was not so easy. At least not until I was offered a position at the new club in town.

Life is defined by the little moments that have the power to change it completely. I never thought getting a cup of coffee would change mine, but it did. She did. She’s one of those moments.

He’s my boss.  She’s my employee.  I want him.  I can’t resist her.

Crew is starting a nightclub from scratch.  Every morning he stops into a coffee shop and is greeted by the cute little woman who works there.  Imagine his surprise when his partner and best friend ends up hiring the same girl to be the club’s manager.  Crew is instantly attracted to Berklee and wants her, but feels like that’s a line he can’t cross.  In the meantime, he becomes a jealous OTT alpha where Berklee is concerned.  He was a little annoying at times, but overall, he was a really good guy; good to his employees, good to his parents and good to Berklee.  Overall good guy.

Share your MCM in the comments below.  I’m always looking for new books to read, movies to watch or TV shows to binge!

Happy Monday.

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Man Crush Monday

Man Crush Monday is a weekly meme created by yours truly.  I read mostly romance, so I started this as a way to introduce my readers to some new reading material.  I have since branched and do TV MCM’s as well.

The purpose of MCM is to spotlight men that are memorable & significant to you, either in print, TV or in real life.

Rules

  • Tell us who your “Man Crush” is and tell us why you like him.
  • Cut and past your post into the comments so others can see.
  • Be creative and have fun!

My Man Crush Monday for this week is Schmidt from New Girl (Fox, Tuesdays).

I’ve decided to go the TV route this week.  I binged the first three seasons of New Girl on Netflix, and have watched the rest of the series live.  Watching Schmidt’s growth as a person over the past 6 seasons has been really fun.  It’s hard to believe that the same person who had put constantly put money in a “douche jar” (for saying/doing stupid things) has turned into my favorite male character on the show.

Schmidt had some growing pains.  He found the love of his life, then lost her.  Once he got her back, he became a new person, and I LOVE the new Schmidt.  He’s a real person now.  I really hope that the show isn’t over, because I need more of Schmidt, especially now that we know his first name!!

   

Share your MCM in the comments below.  I’m always looking for new books to read, movies to watch or TV shows to binge!

Happy Monday.

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Man Crush Monday #43

This is my 43rd installment in my Man Crush Monday meme.  Since I read mostly romance, I thought I’d share some of my “book crushes” with you, and possibly introduce you to some new reading material.

My Man Crush Monday for this week is Nico Manganiello from Friends Without Benefits by Penny Reid.

friends without benefitsThere are three things you need to know about Elizabeth Finney: 1) She suffers from severe sarcastic syndrome, especially when she’s unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her like Nico Manganiello, and 3) She knows how to knit.

Elizabeth Finney is almost always right about everything: the musical merits of boy bands are undervalued by society, “benefits” with human Ken dolls are better without friendship, and the sun has set on her once-in-a-lifetime chance for true love. But when Elizabeth’s plans for benefits without friendship are disarmed by the irritatingly charismatic and chauvinistic Nico Manganiello- her former nemesis- she finds herself struggling to maintain the electric fence around her heart while avoiding electrocution or, worse, falling in love.

Ok, first of all, I’m breaking my own rules (not official, just my own) and I’m using the guy from the book I’m currently reading (though I’m at 85% – so almost done).  I don’t generally do that, but I’m just so enamored with Nico that I had to use him this week.

Oh Nico.  You are awesome.  Nico Manganiello is the star of a comedy show on Comedy Central and a celebrity.  Elizabeth Finney is an MD who is helping treat his niece.  Nico was the boy who tormented Elizabeth while they were growing up.  Started the nickname Skinny Finney.  Thing is, he was in love with her then, and is in love with her now.  Elizabeth is kind of a bitch (my full review will come later) but man, Nico is one patient dude.  And sweet.  And funny.  And Italian.  I pictured Joe Manganiello (below) the whole time.  Yummy.  Seriously not sure why I waited 3 years to pick up book 2 in this series.  Book three is already on hold.

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Do you have a “Man Crush”?  Share below in the comments.  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy reading.