Q: Define what characteristics your favorite books share. Do they all have a kick a** heroine or is the hot love interest the Alpha Male?
I personally love alpha males, in stories. I feel they would be terrible in real life. When I read I really want the female to have her own strength. Yeah, the guy can help and be all tough but if he's always saving her she comes across as weak and my opinion of her lowers. Personally my favorite books are the ones where the girl can take care of herself but she still has that alpha male to help her out. Prime example: Divergent (by Veronica Roth). No doubt Tris can take care of herself, but Four is still there with his support, strength, and hotness. I guess I would say I am always on the lookout for a book that reaches a good compromise, if that fails bring out the tough chick. I have noticed in books where the girl is tough she still has a guy who will stand by her and helps. When it just has the alpha male the girl is weak and always needs saving.
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