Saturday, February 28, 2015



Laura Ward (Sweet) and Christine Manzari (Sassy) are two authors who live near Baltimore, Maryland. To celebrate their recent February releases—Past Heaven and Hooked—Laura and Christine are hosting a March Madness style contest to honor their favorite new adult and contemporary romance books. And what better way than to have their favorite book boyfriends face off against one another?

***Below are the details of the contest. Make sure you scroll all the way down to vote for your favorite book boyfriends and to enter the rafflectopter giveaway.***

What can you win? CASH! $250 to be exact.

How do you win? Vote for your favorite book boyfriends each round and enter the rafflecopter giveaway. The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win.

How long does the contest last? The contest goes through the entire month of March. Voting will last for two days for each round.

Who are the book boyfriend competitors? There are 32 book boyfriends from our favorite romance books. The list of competitors is below:

  1. Remington Tate - Real by Katy Evans 
  2. Travis Maddox - Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire 
  3. Silas Moore - All Broke Down by Cora Carmack
  4. Nick Rixey - Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye
  5. Nate McKenna - Fight With Me by Kristen Proby
  6. Carter Reed - Carter Reed by Tijan
  7. Mason Kade - Fallen Crest Series by Tijan  
  8. Jared Trent - Until You by Penelope Douglas
  9. Cameron Hamilton - Wait for You by J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout
  10. Will Montgomery - Play With Me by Kristen Proby
  11. Cage York - While It Lasts Abbi Glines
  12. Garrett Graham - The Deal by Elle Kennedy
  13. Miles Archer - Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
  14. Colton Donavan - Driven by K. Bromberg
  15. Hawk Delgado - Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley
  16. Ambrose Young - Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  17. Bennett Ryan - Beautiful Bastard by Christina Lauren
  18. Caine Carraway - Hero by Samantha Young
  19. Drew Evans - Tangled by Emma Chase
  20. Ethan Blackstone - Naked by Raine Miller 
  21. Simon Parker - Wallbanger by Alice Clayton
  22. Huck Stone - Hooked by Christine Manzari 
  23. Rush Finlay - Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
  24. David Ferris - Lick by Kylie Scott
  25. Dean Holder - Hopeless by Colleen Hoover 
  26. Kyland Barrett - Kyland by Mia Sheridan
  27. Finn Roberts - Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren
  28. Lucas Campbell - Mai Tai'd Up by Alice Clayton
  29. Garrick Taylor - Losing It by Cora Carmack
  30. Landon Washington - Not Yet by Laura Ward
  31. Archer Hale - Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan
  32. Levi Andrews - Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine

Why don't you have my favorite book/character/author represented? We read a lot of books, but we haven't read everything. If you have a favorite you'd like to let us know about, leave a comment below. We're always looking for new swoon-worthy reads!

What's the bracket look like? We put characters together in the first round that we thought had something in common. Here is the full tourney bracket:

And if that's hard to read, here are the individual brackets:

March 1, 2015 - Bracket #1 four match ups
March 3, 2015 Bracket #2 four match ups
March 5, 2015 - Bracket #3 four match ups
March 7, 2015 - Bracket #4 four match ups

Sweet (Sexy) Sixteen

March 9, 2015 Bracket #1 two match ups
March 11, 2015 Bracket #2 two match ups
March 13, 2015 Bracket #3 two match ups
March 15, 2015 Bracket #4 two match ups

Elite Eight

March 17, 2015 Bracket #1 final match up
March 19, 2015 Bracket #2 final match up
March 21, 2015 Bracket #3 final match up
March 23, 2015 Bracket #4 final match up

Final Four

March 25, 2015 Bracket #1 winner vs. Bracket #2 winner
March 27, 2015 Bracket #3 winner vs. Bracket #4 winner


March 29, 2015 - Final match up

Winners Announced

March 31, 2015 - Winner of Rafflecopter and the winning book boyfriend will be announced.

The Rules:
No purchase necessary. Must be 16+ or have parental consent. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries. Void where prohibited by law. We will be checking entries so please no cheating.

Got it? Great. Now scroll down for the first round of voting and to enter the rafflecopter contest.


BRACKET #1 - voting ends March 2, 2015 at 11:59 pm, PST.

The competitors:

Remington Tate (Real by Katy Evans)
Travis Maddox (Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire)

Silas Moore (All Broke Down by Cora Carmack)
Nick Rixey (As Hard As It Gets by Laura Kaye)

Nate McKenna (Fight With Me by Kristen Proby)
Carter Reed (Carter Reed by Tijan)

Mason Kade (Fallen Crest Series by Tijan)
Jared Trent (Until You by Penelope Douglas)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

So that's everything. Remember to come back and vote throughout the month!

Giveaway hosted by Laura Ward (author of Not Yet and Past Heaven) and Christine Manzari (author of Hooked, Deviation, and Conviction).

Visit Laura Ward at
Visit Christine Manzari at


  1. Where's Kellan Kyle from Thoughtless series and Thoughtful by SC Stephens? He's the ultimate book boyfriend.

    1. Hi klg3566! Thanks for visiting our contest. I haven't had the pleasure of reading the Thoughtless series yet, but I just added it to my to-read list. Thanks for the suggestion. I read a lot of different genres and romance is only a part of my reading list. My friend Laura and I each chose a few of the entries for this contest. Sorry we missed your favorite. Next year!

  2. Why do mason and Jared have to be against each other?!??😩😩😩
    Book nerd problems 👎

    1. It's like picking a favorite child, isn't it?

    2. I feel the same way, on top of it it's Remington and Travis, too! How horrid :(

  3. Jesse Hunt from Broken and Screwed 2 by Tijan!!

  4. aww no Kellen Kyle!!! great contest though!!

  5. Missing Jaxon Trent in this list :(