The alpha hero is a mainstay of romance, and whether he be a duke, a quarterback
or a shapeshifter, we see the alpha as strong, aggressive and often arrogant in
his manner and bearing. Honestly, who hasn't had a serious crush on a big strong
alpha at one time or another.
In YOU SEND ME, the
second book in my Compass
Cove series, Nick Rinaldi is the ultimate good guy. Putting himself out to
care for his sick neighbor, the former Navy doctor is, kind, helpful and strong
willed. He's an alpha with a heart of gold, and he's in good company.
I have a soft spot for nice guy heroes, and I've listed my top five in no
Jack Sheridan: (VIRGIN RIVER by Robyn Carr)
How do I love Jack Sheridan? Let me count the ways. A retired Marine, he moved
to Virgin River for a quiet life. He settled into the town helping people as he
could. Hunting and fishing as he pleases, Jack's life is quiet and easy until
the new nurse midwife comes to town and Melanie turns his world upside down.
Jack can't do enough for her and he's so totally in love you can feel it. How
could she not love him back?
Levi Cooper: (THE BEST MAN by Kristan
Higgins) Oh, Levi. You old softie. The ex-soldier has returned to his hometown
as the chief of police and has mastered the stern, humorless persona his job
requires. That is until his best friend's ex-fiancee comes back home and Levi is
reminded of all the ways Faith Holland messes with his mind. Gruff on the
outside, but soft on the inside, Levi surprises you in the best way.
(Ummm…cookies?) He's kind, empathetic and romantic when he needs to me. He's
also a protector. *sigh* Of course he is.
Cal Morrisey: (BET ME by Jennifer Crusie)
Charming, accomplished, and he can cook, who wouldn't love delicious Cal
Morrissey? Certainly, heroine Minerva tries to resist, he's a serial dater and a
bad bet, but the two of them are drawn to each other. Sexy kisses, meddling
friends and some serious soul-searching reveals Cal is much more than the smooth
operator he appears to be. He is, in fact, one of the more vulnerable romance
heroes out there, and that only makes us love him more.
Murphy Muldoon: (BORN IN SHAME by Nora
Roberts) Murphy is the gentle giant. Always around to help the Concannon
sisters, or anyone in need for that matter, he's steady and strong, pretty much
unflappable, until American Shannon Bodine walks into his life. It's then that
we not only see Murphy become a little flustered, but we can hear his romantic
words caress Shannon's cynical heart. Quiet and strong, he's my one of my
favorite Nora heroes.
Carter Maguire: (VISION IN WHITE by Nora
Roberts) Okay, so maybe our quiet, brilliant, geeky English teacher isn't an
alpha. He isn't slick or smooth, instead being sweet and a little awkward. What
starts as a fling turns into more, and Carter proves that he's a man who's
willing to go after the woman he wants without hesitation. With a gentle touch,
and few words, edgy heroine Mac has met her match in the professor.
Do you have a favorite nice guy hero? I'd love to hear about the character who
floats your boat. Let me know in the comments.
Jordan Velsor didn't want to need anyone. After dumping her cheating fiancé,
caring for her sick dad, and nearly being crushed along with her car during a
violent storm, she's pretty much at her breaking point. If anyone needs some
luck, it's Jordan, but the last thing she wants is gorgeous Nick Rinaldi, her
landlord's grandson, hovering over her while she nurses a bad cold. The wounded
Navy doctor seems too good to be true... which means he probably is.
Nick Rinaldi left the Navy broken and adrift, wondering if he would ever
practice medicine again. When his grandparents' tenant is almost killed by a
falling tree during a storm, he discovers Jordan is not only in shock, but
suffering from pneumonia. Not one to miss an opportunity to play white knight,
Nick arrives at her cottage to take care of her during the storm... But the
lovely teacher has a a fierce independent streak, and as he learns more about
her, he wants to do more than merely help.
Can Jordan and Nick let go of their separate pasts and seize their future
[Tule Publishing, On Sale: May 29, 2018, Paperback
/ e-Book, ISBN: 9781948342940 / eISBN: 9781948342933]
Jeannie Moon has always been a romantic. When she’s not spinning tales of her
own, Jeannie works as a school librarian, thankful she has a job that allows her
to immerse herself in books and call it work. Married to her high school
sweetheart, Jeannie has three kids, three lovable dogs and a mischievous cat and
lives in her hometown on Long Island, NY. If she’s more than ten miles away from
salt water for any longer than a week, she gets twitchy.
Win the eBook of your choice either THEN CAME YOU or YOU SEND ME in the Compass Cove series just tell us your favorite character. (or enter above)
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