I adore alpha males in fiction. The take-no-prisoners, my-way-or-the-highway, dragon slayer types. I even cheer when they mess up and land themselves in trouble with the heroines, because it’s true to life, and I like seeing how couples work through conflict. “The course of true love never did run smooth,” and all that.
With apologies to Shakespeare, I’d like to share the results of my recent quest for “Real Life Romantic Heroes.” Because we hear endless tales of men in the doghouse, you might find these examples of thoughtful, adoring, and oh-so-romantic men refreshing. Some of them put romance novel heroes to shame. They certainly defy stereotypes.
Here are my top ten favorite stories from the women I interviewed… (Read the article and come wave hello at the Ruby-Slippered Sisterhood blog!)