What is it about the alpha male that drives most of us women crazy with lust!?! I love a story with a confident, assured man in it. When he gets to sensitive or too mushy, it can take away from the story for me. I don't want him to be a total hard-ass, but I do want that solid stoicism. However, recently I read a story in an anthology - that I am not willing to name right now, later I might - where the hero was set up to be perfectly alpha, but he came across as too much. Maybe he was too cocky, too bossy, just too..... something. He was hot, but overall, he just did not grab me like most of them have in the past.
I will name some of my favorite alphas if you will!
Where to start?? Oh, the Dark-Hunters. Sherrilyn Kenyon definitely knows the alpha male! Vane, the Were-Hunter, is one of my favorites. (Maybe because he likes thicker women!!) Janet Evanovich struck a cord in me with Ranger. He is too heavenly. Everyone should read the Stephanie Plum books, if just for him! I am such a babe. Sandra Hill has some great alpha cajun men, ooooweeee! Suzanne Brockmann has always done great with her Seals!! There are so many and I always wind up forgetting some. Oh, have you read Jane Porter's The Sheik's Disobedient Bride? Ohhh, Tair is soo very alpha. Karen Marie Moning is a definite pleaser with her Druids - Daegus is my man! I fell instantly in love with him in The Dark Highlander.
The storylines I like best are:
Medieval men (esp time travel!)
Bosses - oh, yeah, stereotype me, baby!
Vampires and Shape Shifters
Oh, heck, I admit, I like them all! So, tell me, which alphas do you like better?Or do you prefer a more Beta male, like in Vicki Lewis Thompson's nerd series?