Alpha heroes in romance novels have major appeal to readers. They are often overprotective, in total control and as a result, bossy. It is their way or the highway. One doesn’t have to look hard to find examples of these types of characters, and I admit that I actively search these heroes out. I enjoy their tendency to take charge, but love watching them meet their matches. Here is a peek at five of the bossiest heroes that I’ve had the good fortune to come across.
Colt, from Teresa Mummert’s Safe Word, is an ex-cop who did time for actions while on the force. He is making his way up the criminal ladder. But one night, the woman he loved in high school walks back into his life and becomes ensnared in this unsavory activities. While together, Colt firmly asserts his control. He is after all keeping her hostage. But there is much more going on between the two. When their situation grows dangerous, Colt reveals that “I’m fucking selfish Rose, I wanted you. You and I belong together. That prick can’t keep you safe. They wanted you dead and there is nothing that fucking lawyer could have done to stop them.” And by the way, Colt is just as bossy in bed.