You met Ethan Parker in Forbidden Kisses, book one of the Anchored Hearts series. Book two – Off Base – is in the works, and Ethan is just as confident and sexy as ever (maybe a little overconfident). But he’s not our guest today. We’ve actually interviewed his love interest, Layla and she gives us the scoop on what Ethan’s really like.
What is Ethan’s full name?
Ethan Alexander Parker.
Does he have a nickname?
His crew and coworkers call him by his Call Sign – Nomad.
What are Ethan’s hair color and eye color?
He has dark brown hair, curly on top if he lets it grow a little. Close-cut on the sides. His eyes are a very intense blue – the color of faded blue jeans.
Does he have any distinguishing facial features?
He has a beautiful set of dimples. Sometimes I just can’t stop staring at him and wondering how I got so lucky.
Where was he born?
What are his parents’ occupations?
His mom’s a physical therapist. His dad is a professor at NYU.
Does he have any siblings?
No. Wait… yes. His older brother passed away around the time Ethan finished high school. He doesn’t talk about it much.
How close is Ethan to his family?
I don’t think they’re close. He doesn’t talk about his family at all.
Does he have a best friend?
His best friend, RJ, died about a year ago. These days he spends a lot of time with Lieutenant Torres and his wife, Rachel. And me, of course.
How did you and Ethan meet?
We met in a coffee shop. I’d been studying for my final exams and my mom was in the hospital, so I was pretty stressed. I made the innocent mistake of picking up the wrong cup of coffee from the counter. He found me so we could switch cups, but then he starting flirted and the rest is history. He’ll tell you I took the wrong cup on purpose because I wanted to meet him, but it really was just a mistake I’m happy I made.
What’s Ethan’s occupation?
He’s a pilot in the US Navy. Right now he’s serving as Training Director.
What’s his favorite color?
What’s his favorite food?
He likes anything edible. He wants to try new foods when we go out to eat, and when he’s at home, he’ll often try new recipes.
What are some of his favorite activities?
Anything that’ll give him an adrenaline rush. Flying is at the top of the list. He also enjoys jet-skiing, dirt biking and other fast modes of transportation. But he also likes to chill by a fire pit with beer and friends.
What’s on Ethan’s nightstand?
Seriously, just a lamp, his cell phone and a photo of him and me. He’s pretty neat and organized. Everything’s always in its place.
Is there anything non-sexual Ethan does that turns you on?
Almost everything. But if I had to narrow it down, I’d say it’s while he’s eating, and his eyes are on me instead of on his food. Not so much when he’s using a fork or a spoon, but if it’s something he’s taking a bite of, like pizza or a hotdog… he’ll focus on me as he bites into it. It’s kind of weird but also pretty hot.
Does he trust anyone to protect him? If so, who?
I would hope anyone he works with. His crew, if he’s flying. The maintenance team, the line crew. There’s a level of trust between a pilot and the crew chief who’s directing his or her plane.
Is Ethan spontaneous, or does he prefer to have a plan?
He’s extremely spontaneous. He may have a general plan, but if something catches his eye, tickles his fancy or makes him horny, that plan goes right out the window.
What are his views on sex?
As much as possible; as often as possible. But seriously, Ethan’s very big on consent. I don’t know if it’s got something to do with all the ‘me too’ talk, but even though we’re in a relationship and there’s implied consent, he’ll often find some way to ask my permission. Sometimes he’ll make it military style. Everything in the Navy has to be requested. You request permission to go on leave. You request permission to come aboard a ship. Even when a senior officer summons you to his or her office, you still have to knock and then request permission to enter. In the bedroom, Ethan might say, “Request permission to f*uck you.” Sometimes I’ll grant his request, but sometimes, just for fun, I’ll deny it.
What is Ethan like when he’s angry?
I’ve only seen him angry a handful of times, and it’s actually kind of hot… at least when I’m the one he’s angry with. Maybe it’s because he’ll be angry and yelling, but I know he loves me and if I were to nonchalantly take off my clothes, his anger would subside. I’ll have to try that sometime.
Do you know when Ethan had his first kiss and with whom?
I believe he was around fourteen and it was with the sister of one of his friends.
What is Ethan afraid of?
Ethan’s a badass. I don’t think he’s afraid of anything. He’s not afraid to express his feelings. He doesn’t hesitate when it comes to any physical challenge. Skiing, rock climbing, anything. I mentioned earlier, he likes the adrenaline rush. Bugs, rodents, snakes… nope. I can’t think of anything he’s afraid of.
What is the most adventurous thing you and Ethan have done in the bedroom?
We role-play sometimes. Although I don’t know if that could be considered adventurous. Playful, maybe. Recently I stripped down and joined him in the shower. I said something like, “Oh, I’m sorry, Sir. I didn’t realize this shower was occupied.” His response was something like, “That’s okay, Sweet Thang. Why don’t you stay awhile?” Some playful banter followed and then the real fun began. We also have a game called Who’s In Charge Tonight? It involves handcuffs. Lots of fun.
My thanks to Layla for sharing with us. In our next segment, Ethan will be answering questions about her.