Meet the Character: Luke Hastings from  The Heart Breaker by Tara L. Ames.

 

Hi all,

today I have the pleasure to have Luke Hastings with me, the Hero of  The Heart Breaker, the latest by Tara L. Ames, and the second book in the Alpha Aviator Series.

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Hi Luke, and thank you for being with us today. Have you ever had a nickname?

No, but my call sign is Ramrod.

Profession.

Naval Aviator also known as a Fighter Pilot for the US Navy.

Are you happy about your life?

I thought I was until Sabine Reynolds walked into my life and made me realize I needed to change. Hell, that girl threw me into a tailspin.

Would you change something about it?

There’d be a lot of things I would change. Like stopping my brother from enlisting in the Navy. Damn kid went and got himself killed.

Have you ever thought your life would be made into a book?

Hell no.

Your thoughts on love.

I had no idea what the meaning of the word meant until I met Sabine.

What would you change about yourself?

You’d have to ask Sabine. Before I met her, I wouldn’t have changed a damn thing.

Your greatest extravagance.

My Ferrari.

Your quirky habit.

I like sunbathing in the nude.

Which talent would you like to have?

I have had no complaints about my talents, so I don’t think I need to add any.

The quality you most like in a man/woman.

Honesty.

On what occasions do you lie?

When it comes to defending my country.

If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what would you like to be?

It’d have to be either an eagle or a pilot again. I love flying.

What kind of impression do you make on people when they first meet you? Is that accurate?

I’m cocky as hell. I’m a lot of fun and I’m a damn good pilot. You’ll have to read the book to find out if that is accurate-LOL.

Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done?

Not really. I pretty much have done everything I have set out to do. There’s nothing greater than the rush you get when taking off from the back of an aircraft carrier or flying a F/A-18 Hornet at 1.8 Mach speed.

What is the worst and best thing that happened to your life?

The day I got my wings was the best day in my life and the worst day was receiving the news about the death of my brother.

What is the worst thing you’ve ever dome to someone and why?

Again, you’ll have to read the book to find out that one.

What is in your refrigerator right now?

Nothing. I’m co-owner of JD’s Seafood Bar & Grille located on the beach in Key West. I get my meals there when I’m not on duty at the local Naval Air Station.

Do you have a afavorite dish?

Our head chef’s seasoned, grilled grouper. It’s absolutely delicious.

Tell us how the perfect night out is for you.

Being on a date with a gorgeous lady.

And how about the perfect vacation?

Being away with a gorgeous lady.

Thank you, Luke!

About the Series, meet the Alpha Aviators. 

FB BC RISKTAKER_AA_TLATHE RISK TAKER

Top Gun Navy Aviator Michael Merrick thrives living on the edge but when he refuses to abort a mission, he is forced on leave and heads home. Missing the action, he needs a distraction and what could be better than a green-eyed blonde with a quick tongue and a hot bod for rockin’? Commercial Artist Samantha Jackson still mourns the loss of her fiancé, a reckless daredevil, and avoids getting involved with another risk taker at all costs until Mr. Sexy Aviator Man rocks her Southern parts and threatens her secure world….

Top Gun Navy Aviator Michael Merrick thrives living on the edge but when he refuses to abort a mission, he is forced on leave and heads home. Missing the action, he needs a distraction and what could be better than a green-eyed blonde with a quick tongue and a hot bod for rockin’? Commercial Artist Samantha Jackson still mourns the loss of her fiancé, a reckless daredevil, and avoids getting involved with another risk taker at all costs until Mr. Sexy Aviator Man rocks her Southern parts and threatens her secure world….

HEARTBREAKER_AA_TLATHE HEART BREAKER

Working on a classified project, aerospace engineer Sabine Reynolds discovers a major miscalculation right before she’s forced to spend an evening out on the town with her bosses. Assured they’ll address it in the morning, Sabine enters a bar and is unprepared for the burning attraction between her and the owner, who pursues her for a night of pleasure. Set ablaze, she needs to bolt out of there before she breaks her good girl rule and gives in to her desire.

Navy Instructor Pilot and co-owner of JD’s Seafood Bar & Grille, Luke Hastings has his wings, but he’s no angel. He’s known for leaving a stream of broken hearts in his wake until Sabine lures him in with her sexy blushes and shy ways. Thinking he’s gone to heaven after meeting her, he soon learns they’re both working on the same project and someone’s after her. Hell, he doesn’t know which one is more dangerous, the ruthless killers chasing them or the sweet engineer threatening his heart.

Excerpt from The Heart Breaker.

“Holy Mary, Mother of God.” Luke Hastings stood behind the bar and slammed down a cold beer in front of Tory Nolan, a friend and fellow naval aviator. “We got two bogeys, behind you.”

Seated on a stool, Tory wheeled his head around. “I’ll take the one dressed in pink.”

Luke stood behind the bar and shook his head, filling an order calling for five Margaritas. Man, he thought Tory would’ve gone for the dark-haired one in the black sundress. The guy had a penchant for brunettes. For Luke, the chick in the pink dress would’ve been the safer one of the two. She wasn’t the type you’d bring home to mama, unlike her shy friend. On second thought, maybe that’s why Tory had picked the blonde instead.

His friend took a sip of beer and let out a low laugh. “It amazes me the way you can zero in on hot chicks. You’re a walking-babe-radar.”

“Hey, what can I say?” Luke shot him a grin.

Tory shook his head. “Ethan was so unlike you. He had his eyes set on only one girl and you—hell, you got ‘em on all of them.”

Luke whipped a towel over his shoulder and wished it would whip away the pain. It was two years. Two effin’ years since his kid brother was killed landing a helo, along with a team of Navy SEALs on board, by a group of insurgents deep inside enemy territory. That had been the worst day of his life. The second was the year before when he lost Lansing, a good friend and a damn good wingman, in a crash landing.

Ah fuck. Why did Tory have to mention Ethan? Lips thinned, Luke poured the Margarita mix into the last three cups, then set his gaze back on his mark. What a gorgeous sight to take his mind off his sad, ugly shit.

Just a few yards away, the pretty chick in the black sundress weaved her way through the crowd like a skittish deer, ready to flee at a moment’s notice, with her doe-like eyes on high alert. Man, there was nothing sexier than a woman behind framed glasses with curves in all the right places and hair the color of midnight pulled back in a bun. His imagination ran wild as he visualized himself undressing her, starting first with the glasses, then freeing her hair. Was it long or short? Straight or wavy? Hell, he would have to stay away from her. She wasn’t the Friday night, hook up kind of special. And those specials were definitely his type of women.

But man, her dress, high at the neck, covered two perfectly shaped breasts. He could only dream they’d make a nice, big handful. Bare legs tan, slender and long, she wore strappy sandals with ribbons wrapped around each ankle, tied into a neat bow. He never knew ankles could be so sexy. He eased out a breath and delivered the five Margaritas to a group of customers waiting eagerly for their order.

Out of the corner of his eye, he caught one of the drunken bikers leering at the skittish deer. What was up with that? Dammit. Now, he was trailing her. Luke didn’t want to go and play hero. Not tonight.

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The AUTHOR

 

Tara L. Ames is a Michigan native with a penchant for creating highly sensual empowered stories about brave sexy men and strong-willed women. You can find her Alpha Aviators Series on most retail sites, coming this summer. Now living in Florida, she is actively writing another series in between taking care of her family, reading and enjoying the sun. Qigong/Tai Chi/Sudoku are her three biggest addictions besides chocolate.

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