Calling all alpha male lovers! These are the best alpha male books worth reading with heroes that will have you panting for more, and more and more.
If you love reading alpha male romance books as much as I do, then you’re going to want to add each of these novels to you TBR list stat!
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Here at She Reads Romance Books I’m a lover of all romance heroes but there is just something about an alpha male that gets my heart all a flutter.
Alpha males are those bad boys of romance that have a commanding presence no matter their occupation, looks, or orientation.
These men are FIRE!
Alpha males can have many qualities but my favorites are:
- Hot as heck
- and my personal favorite, the best dirty talkers.
What is it about alpha male books that just hit the spot for you?
The alpha males in these romance books are some of my favorites as they embody so many of these qualities.
They can be found in billionaire romance books, mafia romance books, motorcycle club books, and BDSM books but really any romance book can have an alpha male hero for you to find!
If you love alpha men, then check out these books to find the best of the best.
Want even more romance heroes to worship? Don’t miss these book lists:
The Best Alpha Male Books
by Katy Evans
Remington Tate has a bad-boy rep in and out of the ring, a granite-hard body, and a raw, animal power that sends his female fans into a frenzy.
But from the moment their eyes lock, the only woman he wants is Brooke Dumas. His desire is pure, all-consuming, and REAL.
Hired to keep his perfect body working like a machine, Brooke finally has the lucrative sports therapy job she’s been dreaming of.
But as she tours the dangerous underground fighting circuit with Remy and his team, Brooke’s own body becomes alive with the most primal of hungers.
Yet when Remy’s deepest secret comes to light and Brooke’s familial duties demand action, will the pair be able to hang on, or will everything that once seemed so real suddenly fade away like an illusion?
My Alpha Male: Remington Tate, Boxer
Of course a boxer in an underground fighting ring is going to be one heck of an alpha male and oh boy does Remington fit the bill!
He had me from the minute he went after Brooke – literally chasing her still dripping from his bout.
This man just oozed desire, appeal, and WANT.
He not only fought for his woman, but his fight with his mental illness was inspiring.
by Suzanne Wright
When female wolf shifter Taryn Warner first encounters Trey Coleman, an alpha male wolf shifter with a dangerous reputation, she’s determined to resist his charms.
But Taryn finds herself drawn in by Trey’s forceful demeanor and arctic-blue eyes, and she eventually agrees to enter an uneasy alliance with him.
If the two succeed in convincing their respective packs that they’ve chosen each other as mates, Trey will win valuable political allies, while Taryn will escape an odious arranged mating.
My Alpha Male: Trey Coleman, Alpha Werewolf Shifter
Trey was definitely one hot alpha werewolf who takes on the sassy Taryn who completely holds her own with the leader who just oozes strength.
He’s a man on a mission to protect his pact, but once his inner wolf sets its sights on Taryn that’s when the heat gets turned WAY up in this novel.
There’s scratching and biting and oh the begging! Even if you’re not a fan of paranormal romance, you’ll love this book with a contemporary feel and one hot alpha.
The Sweetest Oblivion
by Danielle Lori
In New York’s underworld, Elena Abelli is the perfect mafia principessa but it is her sister who is arranged to marry Nicolas Russo. A made man, a boss, a cheat.
Elena may not like the man but that doesn’t stop her heart from racing, nor the shiver that ghosts down her spine, making her feel hotter than any future brother-in-law should.
Having already escaped one scandal, however, she can hardly afford to be swept up in another.
Besides, even if he were hers, everyone knows you don’t fall in love with a Made Man . . . right?
My Alpha Male: Nicolas Russo, Mob Boss
Oh boy, let’s talk about tension and chemistry! The connection in this forbidden, mafia romance between Elena and Nico totally jumped off the page and I just kept reading to get to the point that it finally boiled over.
Nico could just be walking across the room and I FELT what drew Elena to this man. Lori wrote the perfect slow burn build-up between these characters and I was all for it.
If you’re looking for even more alpha males, you’ll want to dive right into the next two books in the Made series as well!
by J.T. Geissinger
Reyna won’t allow her innocent niece to suffer the same way she did.
So, if the arrogant Irish mobster her brother sold her niece to thinks she’s going to play nice over their arranged marriage contract, he should think again.
Spider is supposed to marry sweet, beautiful Lili. So why can’t he stop thinking about her swamp witch of an aunt?
Reyna who hates him. Reyna who challenges him.
Nothing good can come of what he’s feeling for a woman who’s not the one in the wedding contract he signed.
A woman he wants so much, he’ll have to burn the whole world down to get. If she doesn’t end him first.
My Alpha Male: Spider, Mobster
Geissinger’s entire Queens and Monsters series is full of steamy romance novels with hot alpha males but this one was off the charts spicy.
Whenever Spider and Reyna were in the same room the sparks FLEW I tell you.
Spider is one of those alpha males whose heart has taken a beating so he’s just focused on a goal – marrying to solidify “business” connections – while keeping all feelings out of it.
He went toe to toe with Reyna, completely set on fulfilling his end of the deal despite his growing attraction to the strong heroine.
His looks, his focus, and his connection with Reyna made him one of my favorite book boyfriends. My Review.
by Katee Robert
Psyche knew she’d have to face Aphrodite’s ire eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake…or for Aphrodite’s gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the blow.
Eros has no problem getting his hands dirty. But when it comes time to take out his latest target, he can’t do it.
Confused by his reaction to Psyche, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he marries her.
As they try to find a way out of their mess, lines blur and loyalties shift and two hearts are at risk.
My Alpha Male: Eros, Son of Aphrodite
You may think that Eros, son of Aphrodite, would be a love-sick sap, but he was the antithesis of this version in this hot romance.
Despite his beautiful exterior, he’s a man who would carry out his mother’s dirty work until he met Psyche.
If you love your alpha males, hot, desperate, and the best dirty talkers, then you will love Eros then check out the other males in the Neon Gods series. My Review of Electric Idol.
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The Perfect Catch
by Meghan Quinn
As the most hated player in baseball, I had two options: either clean up my image or pack my bags.
That’s how I found myself sharing a small bistro table with Kate Chapman, the Chicago Bobbies newest PR Manager.
It was supposed to be simple. Book some PR events, show up, smile for the camera, and be done.
But one massive mistake on my end sends me into the trenches with Kate, forcing me to open up to her.
I’ve never wanted a woman as much as I want her. And I know she wants me, but there’s a no fraternizing with the players rule.
Neither of us can afford to lose our jobs, but we also can’t seem to keep our hands off each other either.
My Alpha Male: Walker Rockwell, MLB Catcher
Walker is one of the best dirty-talking book boyfriends that I didn’t know I needed (nor expected!).
As the most hated man in baseball, this man puts off a “don’t mess with me” vibe, yet he’s an alpha that has a really sweet center once you break down that rough exterior.
The forbidden nature to his attraction to Kate made this book hot since they couldn’t cross the line or risk their jobs. It had the perfect amount of tension that I LOVE!!
by TL Swan
I first met Tristan Miles at a meeting where he was trying to take over my late husband’s company.
He was powerful, arrogant, and infuriatingly gorgeous, and I hated him with every cell in my body.
In the shock of the century, he called me three days later and asked me on a date. Hard pass.
Six months later, he was the guest speaker at a conference I attended in France.
Still arrogant and infuriating—but this time, surprisingly charming and witty.
But I can’t go there. He’s just a player in a hot suit, and I’m just a widow with three unruly sons.
Yet everybody knows that Tristan Miles always gets what he wants…and what he wants is me.
My Alpha Male: Tristan Miles, Billionaire Businessman
Tristan is one of those billionaire alpha males that draws all the attention in the room from just standing in it.
He has a no-nonsense reputation for taking over companies but the man is more than just his looks and his business smarts.
Once he set his sights on Claire, there was no deterring this man even if it meant entering a life (and family) he never thought he’d want.
The best part was seeing this man in action when it came to earning his spot in her family and having her children’s backs. You’ll love him and his brothers in the Miles High Club series. My Review of The Takeover.
by TM Fazier
Doe has no memories of who she is after she’s found in an alleyway.
Hungry and desperate to get off the streets, she’s ready to sell herself at the biker party until she walks in on King.
King just got out of the big house and he has one goal in mind, only now his sights are on Doe and he intends to make her his.
My Alpha Male: Brantley King
King is the alpha bad boy you can’t help but drool over.
You know it’s wrong to lust after a man who just got out of prison for committing a serious crime and who is co-running a drug ring but you won’t be able to help it.
He’s a man who has to stay alert but he can’t help but find mercy for Doe once she enters his orbit.
A man with his past is going to attract some drama, so be prepared to endure some as this also ends on a cliffhanger!
by Christina Lauren
Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family’s massive media business.
He never expected that the assistant who’d been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative–completely infuriating–creature he now has to see every day.
Despite the rumors, he’s never been one for a workplace hookup.
But Chloe’s so tempting he’s willing to bend the rules–or outright smash them–if it means he can have her. All over the office.
As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they’re willing to lose in order to win each other.
My Alpha Male: Bennett Ryan
Bennett is the perfect alpha boss who can rock a business suit. He has no problem controlling a board room, but once he gets Chloe inside it, boy do things get REALLY hot.
The forbidden nature of this office romance really adds to their chemistry but it’s Bennett’s controlling nature and Chloe’s easy dismantling of it that makes this book amazing.
Bound by Honor
by Cora Reilly
Born into one of the leading mob families in Chicago, Aria Scuderi struggles to find her own path in a world where no choices are given.
Aria was only fifteen when her parents betrothed her to Luca – The Vice – Vitiello, the oldest son of the head of the New York Cosa Nostra to ensure peace between the two families.
Aria is terrified of marrying a man she hardly knows. In her world a handsome exterior often hides the monster within.
The only way to escape the marriage to Luca would be to run away and leave everything she’s ever known behind but Aria can’t bear the thought of never seeing her family again.
Despite her fear, she decides to go through with the marriage; Aria has grown up among predators like Luca and knows that even most cold-hearted bastards have a heart and she has every intention of working her way into Luca’s.
My Alpha Male: Luca Vitiello, Mob Boss Heir
It’s not hard to find a mafia romance with a hot alpha male at the helm, especially one written by Reilly.
Luca is set to inherit the family business and has been preparing for it his entire life.
He’s focused, he’s dominant and he has no qualms about what he has to do to secure his future including entering a marriage of convenience.
While some of Luca’s actions may frustrate readers, I particularly loved how he stayed true to his alpha ways though did eventually show a slight softer side to Aria.
Cream of the Crop
by Alice Clayton
Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, she’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly.
What else could a modern gal-about-town wish for? The answer, of course, is…cheese.
Natalie’s favorite part of each week is spending Saturday morning at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, where she indulges her love of all things triple cream.
Oscar Mendoza, owner of the Bailey Falls Creamery and purveyor of the finest artisanal, is tall, dark, mysterious, and a bit oblivious to Natalie’s obsession. Or so she thinks.
Romance is churning, passion is burning, and something incredible is rising to the top. Could it be…love?
My Alpha Male: Oscar Mendoza, Cheese Maker
Oscar is the silent, alpha male that I adore. Alpha males in my mind don’t always have to be a-holes, but they do have to have a commanding presence and Oscar has that in spades.
He’s a freakin’ cheese maker for goodness sakes, but this mountain man sure knows how to rein in Natalie’s feistiness and give her what she needs. I LOVED it and love him so much.
The Mogul and the Muscle
by Claire Kingsley
Cameron Whitbury—billionaire aerospace mogul—can engineer her way out of any problem.
But a potential scandal and attempted mugging has her hiring Jude Ellis as her bodyguard to appease her friends.
With the threat against Cameron heating up, it’s best to keep things strictly professional between her and the hottie, right?!
My Alpha Male: Jude Ellis, Bodyguard, Former Operative
Jude is another one of those silent alphas bodyguards who don’t have to say ANYTHING to command your attention.
This motorcycle riding, forty-year-old was at a crossroads in life but willing to help a friend.
Only the ask was to protect a smokin’ female billionaire who sparked fantasies in this man that were really hot.
I loved everything about this romance but Jude was the star.
by Samantha Young
When Alexa learns that she and her mother weren’t her father’s only family, she is determined to right the wrongs of his past, which includes getting close to self-made billionaire, Caine Carraway.
Caine however wants nothing to do with her but their attraction keeps pulling them together.
My Alpha Male: Caine Carraway, Billionaire Businessman
Caine is a man with a past he’d like to bury which makes this alpha male closed off, secretive and very suspicious.
He’s downright cruel to Alexa when they first meet, getting her fired from her job, but his hard exterior begins to crack the more time they spend together.
If you like an alpha who’s also a broken hero, then Caine is your man.
A Promise of Fire
by Amanda Bouchet
Cat Fisa has been living in disguise as a soothsayer in a traveling circus until Griffin, an ambitious leader from the magic-deprived south, recognizes her magic and takes her.
Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies.
He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm-until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic.
My Alpha Male: Griffin, Beta Sinta
Griffin is a leader of his kingdom and has such a commanding presence in this must-read fantasy romance.
I loved how his band of men follow his every directive but it’s the woman he kidnaps who really pushes his buttons.
He’s an alpha that is set on protecting his kingdom and his people but one who shows an extreme amount of patience.
Plus, the man knows how to fight and protect those he loves. My Review.
by Thea Harrison
Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni realizes that her days are numbered once she’s blackmailed into stealing from a dragon – the most powerful of the Elder Races.
She’s always kept a low profile to protect her true identity but when Dragos spares her for her crime, her life as she knows it changes forever.
As does her heart for the dragon who claims her for his own.
My Alpha Male: Dragos Cuelebre, King of the Elders
Let’s hear it for the possessive alpha males! This one can shift into a dragon!
Dragos has lived through the ages and is the top dog (well dragon) of the Wyr. He rules over New York City with those that do his bidding.
But man, does his alpha ways shine bright once he learns that Pia has stolen from him.
This dragon shifter can command and fight, but I honestly loved his attempts to adapt and learn to compromise for Pia the most in this wonderful romance. My Review.