You first meet him in my novel The Pirate’s Bride, when he is forced to marry Sophie Bellard, a spitfire with whom he eventually falls in love. He’s an extreme Alpha male of whom readers, and Sophie, can’t seem to get enough. Read on for a few reasons you might want him for yourself.
1. He’s sexy as hell, and the things he doesn’t know in the bedroom wouldn’t even fill a thimble. He’s willing to try anything, yet he’s patient with his much more inexperienced wife. He makes sure she’s satisfied before himself, and he doesn’t roll over and snore once he’s finished. He actually engages in pillow talk. He’s even knowledgeable in birth control, something most men didn’t even consider back then. Andre truly is a man ahead of his time.
2. Andre treats a woman equally. That isn’t to say he doesn’t go all Alpha and demand she follow some of his rules. He is a captain, after all. However, he encourages Sophie to learn to protect herself, to learn how to get more speed from her ship, and, most importantly, to face an enemy from her past. He wants her to be the best person she can be, regardless of her sex.
3. He’s faithful. Once a lady’s man, Andre only has eyes for Sophie now. He’s so in love with her he wouldn’t dream of cheating on her, and gets angry when his father baits him about it. He has no qualms saying he thinks he would die without her. While some men balk at saying those three important words, Andre tells Sophie he loves her numerous times a day.
4. He’s rich. Even though that’s not a requirement in loving a man, it’s still a good quality. An even better quality is that he’s generous. What’s his is hers. Even though he lives during a time when women were the property of men, he shares the wealth. His home, his plunder, and his money is Sophie’s for the asking. He looks at riches to be enjoyed, not hoarded away. Besides, he likes the fact that she can pillage and plunder as well as he can, which goes back to treating women equally.
Captain Andre Dubois is an unusual man. On the one hand, he’s an Alpha male who takes pride in his abilities in the bedroom, and on the open sea. Yet readers see a tender, loving side to him whenever he is with Sophie. Add the two halves of his personality together, and you can understand why it is easy for readers to fall in love with Captain Andre Dubois of The Pirate Bride’s Holiday Masquerade.
Which one of these five traits do you think is the most important in a man?