I don’t know if you know this, but sometimes I get professional crushes on other authors. I’ll fall in love with their work and nearly buy everything they’ve ever published (*cough* Cheri Verset *cough*), and I’ll recommend their work.
Well now I have a new author to share with you! Her name is Madison Faye, and I absolutely love her writing! She writes alpha males, insta-love, and fucking hot sex scenes. I’m going to be upfront and say that I don’t like insta-love because I’m a cynic as much as a romantic, but if it works for her then more power to her.
The first book I read of hers was His Little Bad Girl.
I had been doing some market research and was a bit skeptical of buying it at first. I’ve seen some top 100 books that were absolute garbage, and the cover resembled them. After I read the excerpt, I decided to give it a try. It was hot, naughty, and surprisingly not as fucked up as the cover would make you think it is. While it is about the inappropriate relationship about a high school headmaster and an 18 year old schoolgirl, it’s pretty consensual. The book also addresses how some men in power will take advantage of young women, and it’s handled well. As I’ve said, the sex scenes are amazing, but she was a tease for most of the book. I kept wanting them to fuck, but it was dangled in front my face like a carrot with plenty of other hot scenes to keep me satisfied until it finally happened.
Then I moved onto her Possessing Beauty series, which is shorter and has insta-love. I’d love to see her expand those books and develop the relationships over time, but it seems to be working fine for her now. I did browse her critical reviews on Amazon, and a few people feel the same way.
Oh, and the whole point of this post was to show how she does alpha male right in her stories. Well, so alpha males are huge, handsome, intimidating, but know how to soften for the heroine. Most of what I see now are alpha holes, scary gross intimidating men that I want far away from the heroine. But Madison Faye manages to pull this trope off. While some of the thing the men do aren’t technically fully consensual (kissing/touching someone without permission or only going off consent via body language), they do at a lot points ask the women if she wants to go through with it. The men are possessive but sweet, and you really do believe that they care for the heroine.