The best insta-love short reads featuring possessive alpha males

Emma Bray Author Of Stalking Sophie
By Emma Bray

Who am I?

I've always loved reading romance, and something about those jealous, possessive, alpha males just always got my heart racing. I love a hero who's all in from the get-go and will do anything for the woman he loves. He knows what he wants and goes after it. I also get how crazy busy we can be. I don't know about you, but I don't always have time to sit down and read a super long novel. Insta-love romances are short and spicy and don't take more than an hour or two to read. You can count on my insta-love stories to be filled with heat, passion, and happily ever afters.


I wrote...

Stalking Sophie

By Emma Bray,

Book cover of Stalking Sophie

What is my book about?

When Axe Black's new club opens, he thinks it's just going to be business as usual. What he didn't bank on was the breathtaking little redhead standing outside his doors like fate wrapped up in a pretty little package. Never one to be denied anything he wants, Axe determines to make Sophie his, but he doesn't make the best first impression, and Sophie turns out to be just as fiery as her auburn locks. She wants nothing to do with the club owner who has trouble written all over him.

But Axe is captivated by her and finds himself doing things he's never done before just for a chance to change her mind.

The books I picked & why

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My Best Friend, My Stalker

By Jessa Kane,

Book cover of My Best Friend, My Stalker

Why this book?

This was the first insta-love book I ever read, and I've been hooked on short read romances ever since. You're thrown into the action right away with Peyton fleeing her stepbrother. Granger is a stranger, but he immediately steps in to protect her. Their chemistry is off the charts from the moment they meet. From the moment Granger sees her, he's all in, capitated, obsessed. He starts stalking her because he just can't help himself. There's nothing I love more than a good stalker romance, and this book checked all my boxes. 


The Princesses

By Alexa Riley,

Book cover of The Princesses

Why this book?

This is insta-love at its finest. It's a modern-day fairytale with an arranged marriage. King Roman is looking for a princess to make his queen, and all he needs is just a picture of sweet Alena to know that he wants her to be his princess. He's completely obsessed with her right from the jump and can't even wait until their wedding night to get some time with her, even going so far as to sneak into her bedroom at night to see her. I loved the way he was so cold and impenetrable to the outside world, yet he totally melted for his princess.


Taken by the Stranger

By Jenna Rose,

Book cover of Taken by the Stranger

Why this book?

This book is so deliciously over-the-top. Forced into a marriage she doesn't want, Sophie gets desperate and makes a crazy post online, begging someone to kidnap her. Phoenix actually does it, and it's just an insane level of possessive hotness from then on out. Phoenix is dark and gruff and growly and everything an obsessive alpha male should be.


I'll Be Taking This

By Olivia T. Turner,

Book cover of I'll Be Taking This

Why this book?

When you know, you just know, and Jackson knows the moment he lays eyes on Ella that she's his and no one else's. She's on Spring Break with a group of mean girls who push her into a wet T-shirt contest she never wanted to enter. When Jackson stormed up on that stage and flung her over his shoulder like a caveman, I was swooning. He's definitely a man who knows exactly what he wants, and nothing will get in his way.


Stalking Her Sweetly

By MINK,

Book cover of Stalking Her Sweetly

Why this book?

Once again, I'm a sucker for a good stalker romance, and boy is Silas a hot stalker. He's not a creepy-type stalker but one who's just totally obsessed with the woman he loves. Everything he does is to keep Jamie safe, even if it is totally over the top. And Jamie is such a cute, goofy heroine. It's hard not to love her. This book had a bit of mystery element to it too, which was really cool. And, of course, it had MINK's signature: a kitty cat co-starring as a character. The way she includes a fluffy feline in all her books really gives them all a sweet touch.


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