Controlling/Sexy/Possessive Men

A list of books with extremely strong alpha males
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2,841 books · 6,811 voters · list created March 2nd, 2012 by Lauren (votes) .
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message 1: by CD (new)

CD Keith Love me a dominant man!


message 2: by Shanna (new)

Shanna Ew.


message 3: by Taya (new)

Taya M Cd wrote: "Love me a dominant man!"

i second the motion :)


message 4: by Makhda (new)

Makhda love this list. thank you for whoever created this list. ;)


message 5: by O'Flaherty (new)

O'Flaherty Are these in some kind of order? I think I need to read them all anyway :D


message 6: by Taya (new)

Taya M Shei wrote: "Are these in some kind of order? I think I need to read them all anyway :D"

yeah the ones that are liked the most/have the highest rating are first and then the lowest are last but there not necissarly the best... but I gave all of the ones here that I read a 4 or 5 star so far besides who cares about the book it's the uber hot male charaters that matter the most.


message 7: by O'Flaherty (new)

O'Flaherty Taya wrote: "Shei wrote: "Are these in some kind of order? I think I need to read them all anyway :D"

yeah the ones that are liked the most/have the highest rating are first and then the lowest are last but th..."


Hahah! you're completely right about that! I'm just too lazy right now to read the summary for each but I'll probably end up reading them anyway, I can't never have enough possesive men ♥ the darker the better...


message 8: by Dina (new)

Dina Lovely list.. I guess I know what I like the most :)


message 9: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Makhda wrote: "love this list. thank you for whoever created this list. ;)"

Welcome :)


message 10: by CBDS (new)

CBDS I Love dominant/possessive/jealous/controlling heroes and I've read numerous plots with such characters but this list is AWESOME. I've hardly read many books on this list and I'm surprised. Can't wait to read all these books :D


message 11: by littlebookbosomed (last edited Jul 28, 2012 08:27PM) (new)

littlebookbosomed bookreview Hush Hush is the only book that think without sex...for now....


message 12: by Bea (new)

Bea Garcia Wow, , I must read at least five books that are on this list. XD


message 13: by Redd (new)

Redd Christian Grey <3


message 14: by Jo (new)

Jo :)


message 15: by J.W. (new)

J.W. Ellis Taya wrote: "Cd wrote: "Love me a dominant man!"

i second the motion :)"


Ill third fourth and fifth it lmao, I mean really alpha males are why i read books, there are no more strong men left in this world it seems


message 16: by Tara (new)

Tara Zormier Great List!


message 17: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne Gideon Cross from Bared to you and Christian Grey from fifty shades of grey. OMG. <3


message 18: by Kassi (new)

Kassi Jeanne wrote: "Gideon Cross from Bared to you and Christian Grey from fifty shades of grey. OMG. <3"

Ohhh Gideon Cross <3<3 Love him. ;)


message 19: by Hannah (new)

Hannah CD wrote: "Love me a dominant man!"

I agree


message 20: by Hannah (new)

Hannah I love you guys you make me feel less awkward about looking at this list


message 21: by Hannah (new)

Hannah who knew so many people searched for dominant men as their entertainment in fiction


message 22: by Hannah (new)

Hannah however they are only fictional characters so dont get too attached ladies!


message 23: by Hannah (new)

Hannah and gents


message 24: by Adrielly (new)

Adrielly Rodrigues This list is seriously missing The Lords Of the Underworld!!!


message 25: by Natasha (new)

Natasha Brabant I love a lot of these books... Effortless serious is amazing love me some kellan!!!


message 26: by Aquariana (new)

Aquariana Rose why do women seem to think that jealousy and possessiveness is a sign that the guy really loves you? It's not. It's a sign that he is actually insecure, doesn't respect boundaries and only respects his own needs. It's not romantic, and possessive/controlling shouldn't be in the same sentence as sexy. Because it's anything BUT sexy.


message 27: by J.W. (new)

J.W. Ellis Sasha wrote: "why do women seem to think that jealousy and possessiveness is a sign that the guy really loves you? It's not. It's a sign that he is actually insecure, doesn't respect boundaries and only respects..."

ive dated guys who werent and guys who are, and the passion i had with the possessive ones was sooo intense, i always felt wanted, desired, needed....dont know if its everyones version of love, but wow....and books are magnified so MEOW


message 28: by Aquariana (new)

Aquariana Rose Jamie *Vamp Lover* wrote: "Sasha wrote: "why do women seem to think that jealousy and possessiveness is a sign that the guy really loves you? It's not. It's a sign that he is actually insecure, doesn't respect boundaries an..."

I would mostly worry about that controlling possessiveness turning into something more dangerous. I am all for, believe me, passionate guys who love the hell out of you. I love love love passion, in a healthy way. But there's a difference between assertive and controlling. Healthy and unhealthy.
I think that there are non controlling and scary ways to show someone you really value and love them. And if a guy really respects and wants me, he would respect my right to choose. Guys who threaten you, tell you they're gonna kill themselves if you leave them or something like that are just mentally unstable. I find it hard to see how it's romantic.

There's certainly a time and place to be all "rawr take me here and now", and that's the bedroom, with a consenting partner.


message 29: by J.W. (new)

J.W. Ellis Sasha wrote: "Jamie *Vamp Lover* wrote: "Sasha wrote: "why do women seem to think that jealousy and possessiveness is a sign that the guy really loves you? It's not. It's a sign that he is actually insecure, do..."

Guess i got lucky, i mean my breakups werent just simple but there were never any threats,or threats to kill themselves....

but yeah for the better of it i do agree with what you are saying and the difference and with most of the books i have read off the list, i have to say most are just the alpha males, not the suicidal or homicidal type in that type of way, unless someone messes with their woman... honestily if they are suicidal or abusive i dont really consider them alpha


message 30: by Aquariana (new)

Aquariana Rose Jamie *Vamp Lover* wrote: "Sasha wrote: "Jamie *Vamp Lover* wrote: "Sasha wrote: "why do women seem to think that jealousy and possessiveness is a sign that the guy really loves you? It's not. It's a sign that he is actual..."
I guess it depends on the book. I haven't read every single one of the list, obviously. But novels like 50 shades of grey for example definitely feature an unhealthy dynamic that's presented as sexy and romantic, when really in real life a guy like that would just come off as a total jerk. Unless of course being rich and hot justifies having a terrible personality.


message 31: by Rose (new)

Rose Thank you for this list. it`s grate!!!! Love it!!


message 32: by Butter713 (new)

Butter713 JESSE WARD from This Man & Beneath This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas...OMG!!!!


message 33: by Pearl_Jam (new)

Pearl_Jam CD wrote: "Love me a dominant man!" me too chica!


message 34: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Good List!


message 35: by Karen (new)

Karen Lee After reading 50 Shades, I had yet to find another book or series that was just as intense until I started reading the Up In The Air trilogy. I have not met another man as dominant and loving as Christian until James Cavendish entered my life. Now I am almost torn between which one would be better. The sex scenes are hot, they do it in many places on a plane and also on horseback. It's amazing and I love it!


message 36: by Alondra (new)

Alondra Mendez Kassi wrote: "Jeanne wrote: "Gideon Cross from Bared to you and Christian Grey from fifty shades of grey. OMG.

Ohhh Gideon Cross <3<3 Love him. ;)"


I <3 Them Both And if u think there good u should definitly read "Undeniable" By: Madeline Sheehan


message 37: by Iris (last edited May 09, 2013 04:15PM) (new)

Iris Benson Suzanne wrote: "Good List!"


Karen wrote: "After reading 50 Shades, I had yet to find another book or series that was just as intense until I started reading the Up In The Air trilogy. I have not met another man as dominant and loving as Ch..."


Your right he was dominated in a very good way


message 38: by NightRider (new)

NightRider Jeanne wrote: "Gideon Cross from Bared to you and Christian Grey from fifty shades of grey. OMG. <3"

I love me some Christian Grey and Gideon Cross. However there is another male character out there that I loved, which hasn't been mentioned. James Cavendish from the Up In The Air trilogy. He was lovely. There was another series that was supposed to fit along those same lines, but I fell for a supporting character than the main male lead. The After Dark trilogy. Didn't care too much for it, but Andrei in those books is who I would choose rather than Dominic, the one the author chose. If you ever read those books you would understand why I choose who I choose. ;)


message 39: by NightRider (new)

NightRider Karen wrote: "After reading 50 Shades, I had yet to find another book or series that was just as intense until I started reading the Up In The Air trilogy. I have not met another man as dominant and loving as Ch..."

Don't forget the choking scene.


message 40: by Clair (new)

Clair Taya wrote: "Cd wrote: "Love me a dominant man!"

i second the motion :)"


Amen sisters ;)


message 41: by J.W. (new)

J.W. Ellis Well I have a brand new dominant man, older books so many of you may know him, BUT MEOW....Jericho Barrons from the Fever series, HOLY MEOW....the things he says and does...had me feverish while reading them, I literally read the first 5 books in like 4 days.


message 42: by hugsandcookies (new)

hugsandcookies Love this list.


message 43: by Lily (new)

Lily Simon Hi guys!! I've just added my own book to this list because I do indeed believe Caleb Stone is controlling, so sexy and possessive of Francesca Radley. Check it out! It's called 'From Hate' by Lily Simon.

Thanks :)


Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* I'm trying to figure out how City of Bones belongs in the list. Otherwise great list


message 45: by Rachel (new)

Rachel I wonder how many controlling guys people who go gaga over the books in this list have actually been with? Escapist fantasy as fine, just recognize that being with a controlling partner rarely makes for a health relationship in real life.


message 46: by J.W. (new)

J.W. Ellis Erin (*is in a reviewing slump*) wrote: "I'm trying to figure out how City of Bones belongs in the list. Otherwise great list"

Not sure it does, though I adore the broody Jace, and his love for Clary, even when they believe they are brother/sister is rather intense. But hes not really dominating


message 47: by Gel (new)

Gel I love this list! I totally rely on what I'm going to read next based on this and they've been perfect for me so far! :)


message 48: by Jessy (new)

Jessy I can't believe that a list called CONTROLLING/POSESSIVE men exists and is to top it all so popular. :/


message 49: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Kings CD wrote: "Love me a dominant man!"

Im right there with you sisturr!!


message 50: by Natalie (new)

Natalie Kings J.W. wrote: "Well I have a brand new dominant man, older books so many of you may know him, BUT MEOW....Jericho Barrons from the Fever series, HOLY MEOW....the things he says and does...had me feverish while re..."
Hahahaa im LOL reading your comment!,Okay how about Blake Knightly from Chasing Beautiful Series?!No words for that man!


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