What is it that authors do when they’re not writing? For me? It’s usually reading, cleaning, trying to work out (LOL), and watching Netflix.
Yep, I’m boring.
A new show to me that I just started thanks to a recommendation from Lauren Dane (one of my fav authors) is Sons of Anarchy. I know, I know, I’m late to the game, but I can’t help it.
So why am I talking about them? Because, these men are freaking scary alphas to the core. No, not the best kind of alphas, but at least in the fundamentals. These guys work in a pack, are tough as hell, and do what the want, regardless of the consequences. Now, in my perfect world, I’d kill off most of the guys, leaving Jax, Opie, and Chibs just for me LOL. They’re an example of what happens when you go past that line of alpha hero and find yourself deep into that level of alpha villain and the nonredeemable hero. The ones with at least some good in their hearts are strong, somewhat caring, and ride motorcycles. Okay, ignore the law breaking and crazies with me for a second.
You there? Okay, breathe with me ladies. LOL Now what I like about this show is that it brings me back to when I was 19 and rode motorcycles with my roommate and her “gang.” Not a real gang, but a group of friends. I had a 2003 Harley FatBoy and the rest of them had similar bikes. Now my roommate was in her late 40s, as was the rest of the crew, so I always felt comfortable and safe with them LOL. SOA has NOTHING to do with what I did on my bike LOL. We when riding, ate amazing food, and rode all over the Rockies. I even when to the Sturgis bike rally.
What I love reading about in books is how alpha a hero can be and then how soft he can be at the same time. Now, in SOA, the guys are nothing but hard and sometimes cruel. But I can a decent hero in some of them if I take out the scarier parts LOL.
So, tell me, what do you think of Jax? And what about alpha dogs? Can you think of a TV character that, if cleaned up a bit, would be a decent romance hero?