Man Crush Monday: Wesley Rush

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Oh, Wesley.

He’s hot, funny, a bit cocky but overall a really sweet guy. Also, did I mention he’s hot? Seriously though, throughout The Duff, I couldn’t help falling for Wesley. He definitely does and says some stupid things sometimes but the way he matures by the end is amazing.

If you haven’t read The Duff yet the main character, Bianca, finds herself in an enemies with benefits situation with Wesley. Although she can’t stand him (at first) she finds comfort and distraction in sleeping with him and that works for the both of them, to an extent.

Their relationship is interesting and I liked that they understood each other in a way that other people couldn’t. From the beginning they have great chemistry but by the end they also have a great relationship.

Definitely check out The Duff if you haven’t yet. It’s amazing!

Swoonworthy Line:

“Wesley Rush doesn’t chase girls, but I’m chasing you.”

Played By: Robbie Amell

Man Crush Monday: Daniel “Day” Wing

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To be honest it’s been a while since I read Legend and I haven’t had a chance to read Prodigy yet. However, I do remember liking Day and I also really liked that the author, Marie Lu, wrote the novel in Day and June’s, the protagonist, point of view.

Day has had a hard life when we first meet him in the novel. He’s living on the streets with his friend Tess and they’re just trying to survive. In the world of Legend kids have to take a test called Trials that basically determines the rest of their lives. Day was told he failed his test and was therefore sent away…somewhere. I won’t spoil it if you haven’t read it but basically the Republic where June and Day live is shady and Day ends up in the slums.

While trying to survive with Tess, and also on the run from the police for a crime he didn’t commit, Day also does everything he can to provide for his family even though they think he’s dead. Day is just such an all around good person and of course he’s also attractive. And he’s super smart and can kick butt.

I really liked him and I liked how and he and June worked together in the novel. Now, I want to go and read Prodigy. I’ll add it to my to-be-read list. If you haven’t read Legend yet definitely do so. If you’ve read the whole trilogy let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

*Note: The following quote is from the last book in the trilogy. It doesn’t really spoil anything but read at your own risk.*

Swoonworthy Line:

“You drive me insane, June. You’re the scariest, most clever, bravest person I know, and sometimes I can’t catch my breath because I’m trying so hard to keep up. There will never be another like you. You realize that, don’t you?”

Dreamcast: L. Joe

Man Crush Monday: Ze’ev “Wolf” Kesley

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Wolf is BAE.

I could leave it at that but let me explain. Wolf first shows up in Scarlet, book two of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer, where he meets, you guessed it, Scarlet. Scarlet is also fabulous and I’ll talk about her on Wednesday but today is Wolf’s day to shine.

He’s cute and strong and also kind of shy, which is crazy because he can literally kill people with his bare hands. But when it comes to Scarlet he is so sweet and gentle and he just loves her so much.

He calls her his “alpha” because despite what’s been done to him (if you don’t know what that is READ THE BOOKS! They’re so good!) he always wants to protect her and put her first. Honestly, the relationship between Scarlet and Wolf is probably my favorite of the series and if I didn’t love Marissa Meyer so much I might hate her for all the crap she put them through.

Still, I absolutely love Scarlet and Wolf and Wolf is just an all around amazing guy.

Swoonworthy Line:

“I think I realized I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.”

Dreamcast: Tyler Posey

Man Crush Monday: Ezekiel “Zeke” Crosse

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Zeke is perhaps my favorite character in The Immortal Rules trilogy, which says a lot because I love most of the characters. What makes Zeke so loveable is his ability to see the best in people and have a heart of gold despite all the terrible things that are happening in his world.

Growing up in the midst of a vampire apocalypse, where humans are used as blood bags and any human that resists is left to die or survive on their own, Zeke somehow remains positive. He still believes in this place called Eden (yes, like the Garden of Eden but modernized) that will be a safe space for all humans despite everything that’s telling him no such place really exists.

Moreover, although Zeke has a positive outlook he’s not stupid or naive. He knows how to fight and take care of himself and the people he cares about. He doesn’t back down from a challenge and takes betrayal very seriously. Don’t mess with Zeke or his friends. Period.

Zeke is basically a tough guy trapped in a nice guy’s body and it works for him very well. He’s a swoon worthy character and I wish more people knew about him. If you haven’t read Julie Kagawa’s The Immortal Rules yet please do yourself a favor and add it to your “To-Be-Read” stack. You won’t regret it.

For the rest of my existence, if I lived to see the end of this world, there would never be another Ezekiel Crosse. There would never be another soul as bright as his. And that both terrified me and made me savagely – and maybe selfishly – determined to keep him. Zeke was mine now. Forever. – The Eternity Cure