I completely stole this idea from Elizabeth Camden’s blog:http://elizabethcamden.com/blog/alpha-or-beta. You should read it and check it out. But if you don’t have time, I will summarize it. In romance novels you either have the Alpha, dominant, in control male, or you have the Beta, who is a kinder and gentler male. A lot of secular romances have Alphas and a lot of Christian fiction novels have Beta (though there are clearly many exceptions to this rule).
When I first read this article, I couldn’t decide which type of hero I preferred so I started thinking of my all time favorite heroes: Marcus in A Voice in the Wind, Red Shirt from Courting Morrow, Matt in My Stubborn Heart, Canyon in Wolfsbane. Total Alphas. That’s not to say I don’t like Betas, but my favorite books by any one author always features an Alpha. And if he is a Beta, he has to have at least one Alpha moment.
So is this just a female thing? Or are Alphas just better than Betas?