Glenda Harris has not had an easy life. She has suffered through many tragedies and is full of anger. She needs a job and is persistently seeking employment at Katrina’s Aftermath, a very successful restaurant. She has no restaurant experience, unless you count fast-food, but she is willing to learn.
James Boudreaux is part owner and the head chef of Katrina’s Aftermath. He normally doesn’t get involved with the business for the front of the house, his kitchen is his domain. When his partner, Jackson, is having a hard time choosing a new hostess, he offers to step in. His plan is to let the persistent applicant, with no restaurant experience, down easy. But when he lays eyes on her for the first time, all other thoughts fly out the window and he hires her on the spot.
Glenda and James are as different as night and day. She’s older, from a different culture and religion. But James does not seem to care about those differences. He sets out to tame his Creole beauty despite her misgivings.
Can Glenda and James move past their differences and find happiness together? Are they strong enough together to have what most people only dream of?
Publisher’s Note: This romance is for adults only and contains elements of discipline of adult women, sexual scenes, and adult language. If any of these elements offend you, please do not purchase.
“Glenda got her cherry popped. Time to celebrate,” Jenny, James’ sister announced as she and Glenda joined Mary Elizabeth and Claire for their monthly meal out. A full blush crept over the Creole’s beautiful face and she slapped the younger woman’s arm.
“You and James have been living together for months, honey. I assumed you two had been… intimate long before now.” Mary Elizabeth turned red. The librarian wished she had kept her mouth closed. Whatever Glenda and her lover did was none of her business.
Her cousin Claire was not as shy about the topic, though. “Weren’t you a teenage mother? I thought so. That cherry disappeared long ago. What gives?”
“Nothing,” Glenda wished she had turned down the invitation to this monthly outing. As always, James had discouraged her to join the group as sort of a calming influence. The three other ladies’ husbands seemed concerned when the women gathered without adult supervision. Almost old enough to be their mothers, the men hoped Glenda would subdue the wilder instincts of the trio.
“Not that cherry,” Jenny proclaimed over her brother’s lover. “I saw our dear new friend wince today when she tried to sit down for her lunch break. The force of her dismount leads me to believe she had her first… correction experience… or, at the very least, her first belt or cane punishment.”
From the Author
I love to read and write books about love, humor and dominate men. If a book makes me laugh out loud or cry, I mark down the author’s name so I can buy more of their work.
Authors like Stevie MacFarlene, Maren Smith, Pippa Greathouse and Paige Parson are most read authors for me. Whatever they publish, I buy because I know their stories will be entertaining. I have two brothers and a father who have published books, so I come from a family of writers. But I suffered from dyslexia so I never thought I would ever realize my dream to be published.
The hardest part about writing Taming His Creole Beauty was dealing with the hero being deaf. Members of my family are deaf, so I wanted to address the challenges without making it a weakness. James, the deaf chef from my book, is independent, sexy and self-assured, not in spite of his handicap, but because of it.
Interview with James Boudreaux
When did you know you loved Glenda Harris, the new hostess at your restaurant?
It’s kind of awkward, but I fell in love with her the day I went to tell her she did not get the job. I could not understand why my partner Jackson even considered hiring her. The only experience she had was managing a fast food place. We run an upscale restaurant just outside of New Orleans. I did not want to waste time training a newbie when we had another applicate who came with loads of experiences. One look at my Creole Beauty, though, and I hired her on the spot. Things between us just clicked.
You are Glenda come from two very different backgrounds. Did that pose any challenges to your relationship?
Not in my mind, it didn’t. Now my stubborn little Creole tried to throw up imaginary road blocks to us making it. “I’m too old for you, James.” “Our parents will never accept the cultural differences we have, James.” “You’re Catholic, James. My father is a Baptist minister for goodness sake.” As if any of those things matter… It took me a while to convince her we were perfect for each other. Don’t tell her I told you, but we practice Domestic Discipline. When she gets too sassy or tries to make problems were they don’t exist, I have a way of setting her straight.
What do you see in the future for your relationship with your Creole Beauty?
We will probably run the restaurant together. For someone who knew nothing about the business, my cher learns fast. My partner and I are thinking about opening another restaurant across the city. He’ll probably run that play with my sister, who is also a chef. I like having my cher around, so she can take over his role as business manager.