You say that term and every reader of the romance genre and all its subgenres knows what you’re talking about. The consummate leader. He’s arrogant. Good looking. 6-pack abs. Arms of steel. He drives either a sports car, an oversized pick up or rides a motorcycle. People like him. Girls want him and guys want to be him. He can be an asshole and knows what he wants.
And he wants our heroine.
I thought we’d celebrate this topic with a list of my three favorite Alpha Males!
In writing my list, I discovered two things:
- The Alpha Male is in most paranormal romance series.
- Alpha Males are rare in YA fiction. (If I’m wrong about this, PLEASE correct me J I’m always looking for new books )
Back to me and my very own Gamma Male –Aiden Dean. He’s hot. He’s sensitive. He rides a Harley.
Delilah backed out the porch door and picked up her cell phone.
Aiden shrugged off his heavy fleece jacket and hefted the first screen
in his arms. As she pressed ‘one’ for English, she admired the way
Aiden’s forearms flexed as he wielded the hammer, tapping the
corners of the insert into place. She watched as his shoulder muscles
contracted while she scribbled down the movies and their respective
show times, ogling Aiden as he moved insert after insert into place.
“Woman,” he called over his shoulder. “Quit staring at me. And
go wipe your chin – you’re drooling.”
Delilah huffed. “Whatever, Mr. Arrogant. I was just thinking
about the popcorn you’re going to buy me at the movies.” She turned
away from the porch. “And I don’t drool.”
Aiden snickered quietly as he tapped the last insert into place, lips
pressed together tightly to suppress outright laughter
“And since you need an attitude adjustment, I decided that we’re
going to see ‘Lover’s Lane’ at 2:10.”
“Excellent,” he enthused. “I’ve been dying to see that; it looks
really sweet. But don’t think that I’m going to put out just because
you’re taking me to see a romantic movie.”
“You are such a poop,” Delilah snorted. Part of her wanted to be
offended but the other half, the prudent half, knew that he was just
being himself – a self-proclaimed flirt. The old Delilah would have
raged and hissed about his presumptuousness. She would have felt it
was her duty as a woman to stand up to him, a man, acting as though
he were god’s gift to womankind.
The new Delilah – the one who’d found the strength to leave New
York – heard the gentleness that lay under Aiden’s comments and
knew that it was truly meant in jest. There was no hidden meaning,
no malice in his words.
Aiden insisted on driving, citing the fact that the initial invitation
had been his. After they locked Mucho safely back in the house, he
escorted Delilah to the car and opened the door for her.
“Don’t think that just because you hold the door it means I’m
putting out,” she jokingly threw Aiden’s earlier words back at him.
“Lilah, I’d never think you were going to put out,” he teased. “I
know that you’re never putting out. I’m pretty sure you’re going to be
a nun someday.”
Delilah looked down at her lap and blushed furiously. Just
listening to Aiden talk about her putting out gave her stomach the
warm and tinglies – it was almost as good as hearing him talk dirty.
The attraction she felt for Aiden seemed to be growing by the minute;
everything about him elicited an extreme reaction from her. She was
constantly blushing, even when the innuendo in his words was
She spent half of her time reliving their kiss and the other half of
her time avoiding thinking about their kiss.
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