“You know my readers are going to expect some very personal information from you, right?” McKenna asked as soon as her recorder was on.
“Of course they are,” Luke stated matter-of-factly, not bothering to hide how unhappy he was with her statement.
“Just be honest. They’re going to love you, I promise.”
Luke laughed, but McKenna could sense he was relaxing slightly.
“Alright, here we go.”
McKenna Thorne: How did you meet your significant other?
Luke McCoy: Which one? (Luke laughs)
McKenna Thorne: Let’s start with Cole since you knew him first.
Luke McCoy: (Takes a minute to think) Cole was originally a member of The Destined Hearts Club before I purchased it five or six years ago. For the first couple of years, he and I didn’t talk much, and aside from him being a member, we didn’t interact on a regular basis either. I think the first time we really had any interaction more than just a couple of words was during one of the get-togethers at the club. I found I trusted Cole and he became an easy option for a third in a couple of my… relationships. (Luke pauses, I assume to determine whether he is going to continue) I was attracted to him in ways I wasn’t quite comfortable with, but in the end, I realized I couldn’t do without him.
McKenna Thorne: And how about Sierra?
Luke McCoy: I’d like to say I met Sierra by sheer luck, but I’d have to say I met her because my brother, Logan, is not all that bright. The day Sierra walked into my club, I knew there was no turning back. She managed to find the real me, the part of me I didn’t even know about. Although I question both of their sanity, I’ve found that I couldn’t live without them. Either of them.
McKenna Thorne: Whatisyour greatest strength and your greatest weakness?
Luke McCoy: I think this is a redundant question, Ms. Thorne. (Luke rolls his eyes) Sierra and Cole are my greatest strengths and my greatest weaknesses.
McKenna Thorne: What three words describe you best?
Luke McCoy: Intimidating, gruff, short-tempered. I can explain those in detail if you’d like, but I don’t think it’s really necessary.
McKenna Thorne: My readers are going to want to know things that they don’t already know, so here goes. Do you wear boxers or briefs?
Luke McCoy: (glares) People really want to know that shit? (pauses) Hell. Boxers.
McKenna Thorne: At what point did you recognize your true feelings for Cole? And what happened in your mind that made you throw caution to the wind & finally go for what you wanted?
Luke McCoy: Why did I think you were going to go easy on me? (Luke laughs without mirth) In case you don’t know me, I’ve got an issue with denial. I can’t pinpoint exactly when it was that I realized I loved Cole, if that’s what you mean by true feelings, but I know that it was long before I admitted it. (Luke looks away) I think I finally decided to go for it when I realized I couldn’t live without him. (Luke looks back at me with a serious expression) I know people want to think that this relationship between the three of us revolves around Sierra, but I assure you, it’s not like that. Cole means as much to me as Sierra. I may not show it all the time, but that’s because Cole doesn’t need me to. We know what we are to each other and quite frankly, that’s all that matters.
McKenna Thorne: Will you ever let Cole top you?
Luke McCoy: Who says he hasn’t?
McKenna Thorne: Has he?
Luke McCoy: (pauses nervously) No. He hasn’t. I don’t know that I can answer that question truthfully at this point. I love Cole. I’d give him anything he wanted. If it comes down to that, I think I’ll have to figure it out then.
McKenna Thorne: Has the lawsuit put any strain on your relationship with Cole and Sierra?
Luke McCoy: Which one? If you’re referring to the lawsuit Susan filed against Sierra, no. It hasn’t caused any strain. Sierra’s a smart, beautiful, honest woman and in the end, the truth will come out. Cole and I support her 100% and we always will. I’m pretty sure she knows this.
McKenna Thorne: Is there any jealousy when either you or Cole have alone time with Sierra?
Luke McCoy: I’m not sure you can call it jealousy. We enjoy the times that the three of us are together, but we also enjoy the one on one time. I don’t sit around and wonder what the two of them are doing when I’m not there, no. In fact, it makes me feel better knowing that they are both taken care of if for some reason I can’t be there myself.
McKenna Thorne: Are there opportunities for you and Cole to be alone together?
Luke McCoy: Your readers are damn nosey, you know that? (Luke grins) Yes, there are opportunities for Cole and I to be alone together. I admit, in the beginning, it made me nervous. I was in denial, like I said. I’ll tell you this… I take advantage of any time I get to spend with him, the same as I do with Sierra. And yes, I enjoy the alone time with him just as much as the alone time with Sierra.
McKenna Thorne: With the baby coming are there any hard feelings since only one can be the biological father?
Luke McCoy: (Luke glares) I’ll tell you the same thing I told Cole. The three of us know who the biological father is, but as far as I’m concerned, there isn’t a difference. We are both this baby’s father. We will both love him or her just like our own.
McKenna Thorne: How are things going in the house now that Sierra is pregnant?
Luke McCoy: Let’s just say she’s as feisty as ever. She tells both of us every day that we’re too overprotective and we tell her she’s going to have to deal with it. (Luke smiles) To be honest, it’s the coolest thing I’ve ever witnessed. To know she’s going to bring a life into this world and that Cole and I are a part of that… it’s a miracle.
McKenna Thorne: How did you and Cole hookup for the first time? What was it like?
Luke McCoy: Back to that are we? (Luke pauses to take a drink of water) Assuming again that you are referring to intercourse, Cole and I were together for the first time when we were at Logan’s house with him and Sam. I’ll spare you the details, but I can say it was fucking amazing.
McKenna Thorne: We know you are the alpha male type but what do you do to show your softer side to both Cole and Sierra?
Luke McCoy: (Luke laughs loudly) Ms. Thorne, I’m not sure I have a softer side.
McKenna Thorne: I find that very hard to believe. I’ve seen the way you look at the two of them.
Luke McCoy: Ok, fine. I’ve been known to go out in the middle of the night for anything Sierra wants. And (Luke looks sheepish) I make Cole breakfast from time to time.
McKenna Thorne: And last but not least… you have a tattoo on your left arm. Why did you get it? And what does it mean?
Luke McCoy: Have you ever heard of a Chinese guardian lion?
McKenna Thorne: Is that the same as a Foo Dog?
Luke McCoy: In terms of what we call them here, yes, it would be the same. A Chinese guardian lion is thought to have powerful protective benefits. (Luke pauses) I lost my parents at a very young age, and I think I’ve always felt lost without them. When I was eighteen, I got the tattoo. I think I needed protection from myself more than anything else at the time. I’m not sure it helped any, but it’s always been a reminder for me.