Alpha males are defined as the strongest male of the species. In the eHow article, Annie Taylor provides some typical characteristics of Alpha Males: a leader, highly ambitious, commanding attention and not needing approval from others. She also states that the Alpha Male is one who impresses others with his style.
While these are all good things, they can be seen as too much of a good thing. I love strong men who know their mind and who understand how to get what they want. They take care of themself and are willing to take care of the love of their life. But I don't want a man who is demanding, bossy or shallow. The line between Alpha and a "bossy man" is thin.
In most books, the man has to prove his worth and show his strength. I enjoy their confidence and need to protect others. I also love a man who can fall for one woman and work for her love. A true Alpha Male is the one who doesn't run from a lifetime of marriage with one woman, the good and the bad. In short, my grandfather who stood by his wife through raising a family, both working a full time job, the loss of close friends and faced his own health issues and his wife's cancer with a strong determined spirit.
What characteristics are important to you in an Alpha Male? Leave me a comment below with your EMAIL ADDRESS for a chance to win an ebook copy of my hot tale- Protecting His Wolfe and for a chance to win the three BIG prizes of the Alpha Male Hop!
Protecting His Wolfe:
Betsie Wolfe was a small town girl who left her cozy little life for a job in the big city, but she never expected to become a witness to a murder or face vicious threats. Detective Jonah Pigg was immediately attracted to Betsie’s lavender eyes and small frame huddled in the gray wool blanket when he arrived on the scene of the murder. When threats on her life begin, he takes her into his home under the protection of the three Pigg’s who own the Pigg Agency. It will take all his detective work to keep her safe from the killer. Passion has a way of igniting when people are under stressful situations and lust leads Betsie and Jonah into each other’s arms. But is their relationship only a matter of desire or is it something more?
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