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.

Man Crush Monday #42

This is my 42nd 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 Lukas Hendricks from Sweet Spot by Stella Rhys.

Our first meeting as neighbors was screwed from the start.
He was hot. I was naked. And we had no chance in hell at ever being platonic.

sweet spotI’ll be the first to admit that I live at extremes. After going ten years locked in what felt like a dysfunctional marriage, I’m now decidedly boy-free. In nearly three years I’ve had no boyfriends, no flings, no dates and no sex. For the sake of my dream career, the sacrifice has been easy.  At least it was.  Until he came along.

Lukas Hendricks. He’s rude, gorgeous, arrogant – a stone-carved wall of muscle and distraction. He’s everything I know to avoid but there’s no avoiding your next-door neighbor. Oh yeah. The man now lives three steps from me and to make matters worse, he crashed into my life while I was relaxed in the tub – mortifying to say the least and it went something like this: I was exposed. He looked. He laughed.

And then I locked myself out.  In short, Lukas Hendricks was trouble from the start. And me?  I was – for the first time in years – about to be screwed.

Lukas Hendricks is staying at his sister’s apartment while his apartment is being renovated.  When he meets his neighbor Lia, she is literally wet and naked.  Hilarity ensues.  The chemistry between them was off the charts, but the banter was really hilarious.  Lukas was dealing with a trauma from his past and a douche canoe of an ex-business partner.  He was so great with Lia.  He allowed her to have her independence, despite his intense need to swoop in and save the day.  And the guy on the cover is really, really yummy.  I’m hoping from more in this series:)

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

This book is available on Kindle Unlimited.

Happy reading.

Man Crush Monday #41

This is my 41st 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 Mac MacKenzie from Blush For Me by Kristen Proby.

As the take-charge wine bar manager of Seduction, Portland’s hottest new restaurant, Katrina Meyers is the definition of no-nonsense, and she isn’t afraid of anything. Well, almost anything: she hates to fly. When she’s forced to travel on a death trap with wings, the turbulence from hell has her reaching for any safe haven—including the incredibly handsome guy sitting next to her.

Ryan “Mac” MacKenzie hasn’t been able to get his sexy seatmate out of his head. The way she clung to him stirred something inside him he didn’t think existed: tenderness. As the owner of a successful wine touring company, Mac thinks he’s got a handle on what life can throw at him and he’s not prepared for any surprises, especially in the feelings department. And when he brings a tour into Seduction, he sees the petite spitfire he just can’t forget.

Mac is determined to discover what else they have in common besides fine wine and the inability to keep their hands off each other. But what will it take for two stubborn people to realize that what they have is so much more than a hot chemistry between the sheets and to admit to falling in love…?

Ryan “Mac” MacKenzie is flying to Napa for a wine convention, when he’s seated next to Kat Meyers – who is absolutely terrified of flying.  He calms her down and gets her through the flight.  It turns out Kat is going to the same convention, so she and Mac sign up (metaphorically) for a “sexcation”.  Turns out, Mac lives in Portland and in the same building as Kat!  I loved Mac.  He was sweet and romantic and he would READ TO KAT from her kindle.  Can you imagine having a guy read your romance novels to you?  Super hot.  Love this whole series (and pretty much anything Kristen Proby writes).  But Mac was really great!

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

Happy reading.