And so it begins! Our first bout pits the Manly Marine against the Hot Pirate. Read on for a dose of man candy!
Manly Marine – by Camelia Miron Skiba
For the March Man-ness Contest I chose my newest hero, ex Marine Jacob Nicholson. My inspiration for Jacob was war veteran Noah Galloway from DWTS last year’s season. I happened to browse through TV channels when Noah danced to I am Titanium and the emotions overwhelmed me in ways I can’t describe. I had to google him and his story stuck with me long after seeing him dancing. I knew one day he’ll be one of my heroes.
Except for their looks Jacob and Noah are similar in many ways: he too is an injured war veteran and his road to recovery was a roadblock after another, all the way to the path of self-destruction. Somewhere in his darkest moments Jacob finds within himself the need and strength to keep going. Little does he know that his past will soon collide with his present when Harper, the girl he stood on prom night reenters his life. She’s reluctant to give him another chance, but he’s determined to fight for the only girl he’s ever wanted to take home.
Hot Pirate – Mimi Sebastian
He’s got swagger, cannons, says stuff like “Me pearl o woman ware,” and rocks the eyeliner. He can sweep you off your feet swinging from a rat line. Pirates are original bad boys, the Robin Hoods of the seas who will only rest from seeing justice done to unscrupulous merchant captains when they’ve met the woman who can shanghai their hearts. So take to the seas, watch the setting sun paint the sky orange-red from the deck, oh, but you won’t really notice because your pirate captain has just thrown you over his shoulder and taken you to his cabin with some ravaging in mind!
Which guy makes you swoon? Vote once by leaving a comment (click the balloon at the above right) and you’ll be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card. Voting is open until the next blog is posted (3/10/16 around 6 a.m. eastern).