27 Reasons To Love Captain Jake Ballard

Ode to Mr. Reliable: No one cares that you are an assassin. You’re just so dang cute.

1. He is stupid hot.

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2. He looks like this in a suit.

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3. He looks like this in his Navy formal dress.

4. He looks like this when he smiles.

5. When he smiles while wearing his Navy formal dress, he looks like this.

6. He has THE most beautiful eyes that God ever created.

7. I mean, have you ever seen anything more beautiful than Jake waiting for Liv with his hands on his hips like this.

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Every man should own a jacket like that.

8. Except maybe this.

9. Or this #JakeTakeYourShirtOff

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10. He persistently went after Liv, even when she was playing hard-to-get.

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So what if it was his orders…

11. He knows Liv so well.

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“I like you. I like you a lot. I like how you say, ‘What?’ when you answer the phone. How you always seem to be wearing white. How wine seems to be a food group for you. I like that you know who you are. And that you fix everyone around you. But you seem … sad.”

12. He taught Liv to appreciate (or at least tolerate) beer.

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13. He is a brilliant “fake” boyfriend.

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When pretending, it helps if the guy is smoking hot.

14. Jake is not afraid to compete with the President.

15. But he is to good to stay in second place.

16. He survived being thrown in the hole, and somehow came out looking all beat up and smoking hot.

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17. He can actually hang out with Liv at her apartment.

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Unlike other people who have to stay in the White House.

18. And often chills on her couch and comforts her.

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19. He protects Liv at all cost.

20. He knows how to make Liv forget about Fitz.

21. He makes Liv smile, even when she is sad.

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22. He once gave Liv this sweet kiss on the cheek after a long day.

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23. He is really one of the good guys.

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Even if he is a government assassin.

24. He doesn’t want to be bad. He just wants to be good!

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25. He just wants to stand in the freaking sun!

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26. He loves Liv.

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27. Oh yeah, and he’s not married.

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