5 Protective Alpha Heroes To Make Your Pulse Race

by Amy Loosemore, Harlequin.com Team

What is it about alpha heroes that we love so much? Their strength, their masculinity, their resolve…and there is nothing more irresistible than a hero who uses all of these qualities to protect the woman he loves Here are five protective alpha heroes I wouldn’t mind watching my back any day!

Whit Adair in Carrying His Secret by Marie Ferrarella

Mogul Whit Adair had a one-night tryst with Elizabeth Shelton, but he goes from her one-time lover to her full-time bodyguard when she’s targeted by a killer. Taking her to his ranch for safekeeping, Whit discovers the truth about the baby Elizabeth is carrying. He offers his protection, but Elizabeth wants more—his love. For his child and its mother, he’ll do anything—even take down a murderer…


Grant McGuire in Confessions by Cynthia Eden

Meet the first of the Battling McGuire boys! Desperate to prove she’s being framed for murder, Scarlett Stone entrusts her reputation—and her life—to Grant McGuire, the man who once broke her heart. A sexy former army ranger turned detective, Grant never been the same since military action but behind his cold demeanor, he still burns for Scarlett. Taking her case is an easy but dangerous decision for Grant. Together they must race against the clock to find the real killer, who now wants them both dead. But their reignited passion is even more dangerous!


Sean “Metal” O’Brien in Midnight Promises by Lisa Marie Rice

When a gorgeous, bleeding woman on the run falls into the arms of Sean “Metal” O’Brien, the former SEAL medic knows just what he can do. Heal her. Tend to her. Keep her safe. What he can’t seem to do is keep his guard up. Something about haunted, hunted beauty Felicity Ward knocks down all his defenses. Felicity’s family’s secrets–secrets she didn’t even know she was keeping–could spark a nuclear war. And nothing could have prepared her for the tough, sexy warrior who first saves her life and then vows to protect it, no matter what.


Lt. Commander Mitch “Irish” Donovan in A SEAL’s Secret by Tawny Weber

Livi Kane may be The Body Babe, but she has zero confidence. Hunky Navy SEAL Mitch Donovan makes her forget everything though—except for a workout involving his hot, naked bod and a whole lot of sexy, sweaty delight. But Mitch has his secrets—and Livi certainly has hers. All it will take is one unexpected encounter to turn this steamy attraction into an even bigger secret that will start showing any day now…


Cash McCall and Brandon McCall in Double Play by B.J. Daniels

Get two cowboy heroes in one in Double Play by B.J. Daniels — plus suspense, passion and the wide skies of Montana. In Ambushed!, Molly Kilpatrick assumes a missing woman’s identity to evade the criminals who want to kill her…but she’ll have to convince the woman’s fiancé, sexy sheriff Cash McCall. And in High-Caliber Cowboy, black sheep Brandon McCall isn’t expected to rescue damsels in distress. But Anna Austin is in trouble and determined to find out what happened to her past. Brandon has never walked away from a beautiful woman…and now he must protect Anna from someone who wants to keep her secrets buried!

What do you love about alpha heroes? Which romance novel hero would you want as a protector?

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Comments ( 3 )
  1. Mary Lawson
    February 9, 2015 at 3:24 pm
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    Cash McCall

  2. Lauretta B. Weir
    February 14, 2015 at 11:39 pm
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    i love these books. thank you for bringing them to me.

  3. Robin
    February 15, 2015 at 12:02 am
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    Sean Metal O’Brien or Cash McCall. I love BJ Daniels books.

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