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We’re certainly intrigued (read: drooling over) Aria’s Season 4 love interest, Ryan Guzman. The Step Up: Revolution actor will be playing Jake, an instructor training Aria (Lucy Hale) in martial arts (it’s about time the Liars starting taking self-defense classes, right?). We know Jake will be introduced in Season 4, Episode 2: “Turn of the Shoe,” but we’re not sure how long he’ll be sticking around for. Lucy’s latest Instagram suggests Ryan will be a featured player at least through...

Season 4, Episode 8: “The Guilty Girl’s Handbook”! Lucy shared this behind-the-scenes shot of Ryan engrossed on his phone, with the description, “Online shopping addict.” Things between Aria and Jake must be getting serious if their actors are engaging in Instagram teasing!

We’ve been worried about Jake ever since PLL showrunner Marlene King tweeted back in March: “Beware @ryanAguzman. Nothing is as it appears to be in Rosewood.” But it looks like, so far, Jake has evaded the wrath of both “A” and Ezria shippers. How much longer will he be able to keep it up? Well, Marlene has said that “no one could replace Ezria,” so we’re thinking Jake won’t be around forever. We’re just going to hope for lots of shirtless training scenes and enjoy it while it lasts.

Are you as intrigued by Jake as we are? Are you willing to see the romance between he and Aria play out? Sound off in the comments below!

Pretty Little Liars Season 4 premieres on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.