March Man-ness 2016 Semifinal #1: Manly Marine vs. Rugged Mountain Guide

march manness button 2016The preliminary rounds are over, and we witnessed some epic battles that left us breathless and fanning ourselves! So many pretty men… but only one can be crowned the hottest of the hotties.

Today, we pit the winners of the first two bouts: Manly Marine and Rugged Mountain Guide. Which one stirs your blood… ?

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.

Rugged Mountain Guide – by Anne A. Wilson

March Manness 2016 rock climber photo

Climber: Ben Rueck Photo used with permission by Tyler Stableford

This capable climber only has eyes for you. Oh, to be in such competent hands! Nothing artificial here. Just all-natural, sculpted goodness. But wait! What’s this? An unforecasted winter blizzard that forces you to bivouac in a remote mountain cave? Not to worry! He’ll build you a tough little fire, roll out the sleeping bag—oh, that’s right, he only has one!—and since body warmth is key in a survival situation, he’ll do what he must to ensure your safety. He knows that skin-on-skin contact is the fastest way to re-warm a victim of hypothermia, so he takes no chances. He slides in next to you, his chest pressed firmly against your back, his breath hot against your neck, and curls his body protectively around yours. Then, those well-muscled arms, striated, toned, and taut, slip around your chest, and he pulls you into a secure embrace. He is power and warmth and strength, and his steady heartbeat reverberates through every cell in your body. Yes, this man is a professional, and he’ll sacrifice anything—his clothes, definitely, and if you’re lucky, perhaps even his virtue—to ensure the job is done right.


Which one makes you swoon? Remember, vote for Manly Marine or Rugged Mountain Guide 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 (3/24/16 around 6 a.m. eastern).

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