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Author Katie Rose talks on Alpha Male & The Heat Of The Moment.

We have author Katie Rose with us talking about Alpha Males, and her latest release The Heat Of The Moment. 

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Not Another Alpha

So Alpha males are all the rage today. Long before 50 Shades, we were all into tall, dark and dominant. But can other types of men be a romance hero?

You bet. Gavin King in THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT isn’t a traditional Alpha. Yet I think he would give any of those heroes a run for their money. Here’s why:

1.       Gavin has a tough woman on his hands. Jessica Hart is a tomboy, who has had her heart broken by a baseball player. She’s his physical therapist, and determined not to get involved. But when Gavin sees what he wants, he goes for it. Hot.

2.       He doesn’t order women around, or humiliate them. Yet when it comes to sex, he isn’t satisfied until she screams. Hmmm.

3.       Gavin and Jess start out as friends. He uses their time together to learn more about her, what’s important to her, her hobbies and her family. A guy that cares? Sexy.

4.       Jessica’s brother is protective of his baby sister after her previous heartbreak. So he grills Gavin, wanting to know where his head’s at. Gavin tells him quite honestly that he is attracted to Jessica, and intends to pursue her in spite of the obstacles. The man has cahones. Love.

5.        He’s kind of a laid back hero, but when another player talks smack about his girl, he is ready to kill the guy. Hot.

6.       Gavin also doesn’t take a lot of crap from the heroine. When Jessica attacks him at her family’s picnic for no reason except she’s attracted to him, Gavin responds by kissing her. Yumm.

7.       Jessica doesn’t think she’s Gavin worthy. She’s been cheated on before, and she isn’t a model/actress, the kind of girl these athletes go for. But Gavin makes her feel beautiful and special, which she is. Sigh.

8.       When his ex-model girlfriend shows up now that he has recovered from his injuries, Gavin has no interest. He realizes what he has with Jess is so much better, and thinks she is just as gorgeous. Love.

9.       When Jess runs to the Jersey shore, Gavin hunts her down. He knocks down the barriers between them, and won’t let her hide. Adore.


10.   So there is a lot to love about heroes who think outside the box. Gavin is that kind of hero. My kind of guy.

The Bad Boys of Baseball are back! In Katie Rose’s sweet, sparkling novel, the newest New Jersey Sonic falls for the woman who’s trying desperately to save his career.

Physical therapist Jessica Hart has learned her lesson: Never date professional athletes. She’s been down that road, and barely recovered after the relationship crashed and burned. Then Jessica meets Gavin King. An All-Star slugger with chiseled good looks, Gavin was traded to the Sonics because he hurt his knee sliding into second, and now his future is in her hands. Gavin’s no bad boy—but he’s tempting enough to make Jessica think twice about all her rules.


Gavin is trying to find a comfortable routine. If he wants his old life back, he must take it easy, stay out of the limelight, and keep his distance from gorgeous redheaded physical therapists. The thing is, Gavin isn’t the kind of guy to sit on his ass and let other people pull his weight. And when he sees something he wants, he can’t help but fight for it, even if it means risking everything, even if it only lasts a single moment: like one kiss from Jessica.

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32 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this book!!! Highly recommended!!!

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  2. Sounds wonderful story and cover is so hot!

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  3. Congratulations on the release! Sounds awesome!

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  4. Congrats. I love a guy character who's quiet and strong.

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  5. Love this list! Absolutely the kind of hero I enjoy reading about :)

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  6. Sounds fantastic! (And like my kinda guy, too.) So much so, I just bought it. :)

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  7. Wishing you much success. Love his tat:)

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  8. Hi Nas and Katie - excellent review ... and what a great listing for other romancers. Great you've got a series going ... have fun and congratulations - cheers Hilary

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  9. My husband is that kind of alpha and we were friends for a whole year before dating.

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  10. Lovely post and good review. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  11. Sounds like an awesome male protagonist.

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  12. Sounds like a great book...love the black and white cover. What an awesome effect!

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  13. I'm all for a guy who defies the norm but treats his woman like a queen. The way all men should. Just sayin'...

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  14. Congratulations on the new release, sounds awesome story!

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  15. Whoa! That cover mankes me swoon! Congratulations on the new release!

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  16. I like the sound of a guy that thinks outside the box and works hard for the relationship. :) Best of luck!
    ~Jess

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