This is my 35th 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 Justin Cocker from Cocky Senator by Faleena Hopkins.
I’m about to run for Senator, the youngest Georgia’s seen in 200 years. For my whole life, this has been my obsession. It’s why I went to Yale. Why I work twelve hour days. I don’t want kids. I don’t want a wife. I don’t believe in marriage, for a very good reason that I will never share with anyone.
Going to Washington is all I ever think about, until a smoky-eyed beauty orders, “Jameson whiskey, rocks,” and accepts my invitation to what turns out to be the hottest sex of my life.
When she leaves me standing there staring after her and zipping up my pants, wondering who the hell she is, I try like hell to ignore the fact that my obsession just switched…to her.
My father needs me. So here I am at the airport leaving everything I’ve built in Boston and everyone I know, in order to move to Atlanta. Hence the booze before noon on a Tuesday.
When Justin Cocker appears at my side, offering himself up as a stress-reliever, I know he doesn’t recognize me. Why would he? I only went to his high school for one year, and I was hideous back then. Late bloomer – that’s me. He’s gorgeous and dirty-minded. Best of all is the look in his eyes. Desire. Lust. Need. He leans in and smirks, “I know a janitor’s closet that locks.” You think a lady would turn down such an offer, wouldn’t you? Not today she wouldn’t.
Justin Cocker wasn’t my favorite in the previous four books, but he is now my favorite Cocker Brother. Justin is running for Senate when he’s hit with a shocker; Justin does the right thing and bows out of the race. Justin was pretty darn stubborn during this book, but given that he stood up and did the right thing, made me totally respect him. I would recommend this series to anyone (though book 2 and 3 weren’t my favorites).