Alpha heroes don’t have a boss — or else they have one that they ignore. They are independent, powerful and capable. Whatever they encounter, they can master — except their women. And that’s a lot of the fun of a well-written romance.
With Coastal Romance there is the theme of freedom that fits well with an alpha hero. He pits his strength against a raging ocean or rescues baby seals or dives with sharks. He takes risks and triumphs.
When I was in high school, one of the dream jobs was to be a marine biologist. I think that would be a great job for a Coastal Romance hero. But I’ve also put together a list of other possibilities:
Coast Guard (in America) and other marine military options
Coast Guard activities covered by volunteers, navy and water police (in Australia)
Boat-builder – I’ve gone with a wooden boat building site, but your choice!
Marine park ranger
Oil and gas industry
Fisherman – so many variations, link to Alaskan fishing
Cruise ship captain
What occupation would you like to see your Coastal Romance hero involved in?