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Naughty Promise ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance

Naughty Promise ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance

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Naughty Promise ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance

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Feb 12, 2019


~ A Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel ~

Determined to do something out-of-character, Clifton Rutherford starts over as a waiter aboard a yacht co-owned by business owner, Kemi Adenuga. When she offers him a job, he does not have eyes on the seat by her side or a space in her bed. As hours climb into days and weeks, he finds the woman with full curves, a strong backbone and fine personality intruding in his thoughts and taking over. Can he have her on any terms?

Kemi does not date any man who works on the lower step. When she finds Clifton more interesting than the high-up man in her life, she finds herself longing for his sculpted chest, tempting humour and wild tattoos. Will she give into the smouldering heat and follow her heart?

~ From the Author of CHRISTMAS Seduction: A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance ~

Feb 12, 2019

About the author

Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku is a fun loving mother of two teenagers, married to her gorgeous husband and best friend who indulges her romantic habits. Writing contemporary and historical romance novels is an exciting adventure for her. Out of curiosity and belief that love conquers all, she has written several Interracial & Multicultural Romance Novels. In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels, a collection of toe-curling, intriguing, and skin-tingling romance with compelling characters who have heart and soul and jump off the pages of the book. All her stories are dotted with twists and turns and are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe & enchanting America. To experience and enjoy an intense emotional ride, pick up a copy of any of her novels: TEMPTED by the Princess - Book 1 ~ A BWWM Curvy Girl Romance TEMPTED by the Princess - Book 2 ~ A BWWM Curvy Girl Romance Hooked by one Curvy Girl - Book 1 ~ A BWWM Sexy Romance Hooked by one Curvy Girl - Book 2 ~ A BWWM Sexy Romance NAUGHTY PROMISE ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance CHRISTMAS Seduction ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance IRRESISTIBLE Passion ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance "Shocking Affair" ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance GUILTY of LOVE ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance Your Christmas Gift ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance All of Me ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance "You're Mine" ~ A Sweet & Sexy Christmas Romance Enticed Forever ~ A Bad boy Romance Naked Attraction ~ A Sweet & Sexy Romance INDECENT ~ WWBW Steamy Romance His Ring ~ A Sweet & Steamy Romance LUST ~ A Sexy Romance Love at Christmas ~ A Sweet & Sexy Romance Husband to Rent ~ Sensual Romance Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series Book 1) ~ A Sweet Romance Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series Book 2) Stolen Kisses (Holiday Series - Complete Set) Tempting Desire ~ A BWWM Sweet & Steamy Romance Seduced Hearts ~ A BWWM Steamy Christmas Romance Forbidden Dance (Forbidden Series Book 1) ~ A BWWM Steamy Romance Red Velvet Rose (Forbidden Series Book 2) ~ A BMWW Sexy Romance Wild Whispers ~ A BWWM Sweet Romance Royal Cowries (Cowries Series Book 1) ~ A Sweet Historical Romance His Choice (Cowries Series Book 2) ~ A Sweet Historical Romance Stella's first historical/suspense/mystery romance, Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1) will give you an insight into exotic Africa. A luxury home by the seaside is on Stella's wish list and in her spare time, she loves to swim on her back like a starfish, watch TV, go to the movies with her family and read romance novels.

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Clifton pushed away from the wall and dangled the basket in his hand. I come bearing food, workaholic. Are you hungry?

His sensational boss pushed her seat back and stood. Her face broke into a huge smile.

How nice of you, Clifton.

If you can’t come to the dining area, I’ll bring the food to you. Should we eat?

Ambling with one hand flicking through her hair, Kemi skewed her head. I’m starving! Let’s go out to the sundeck. She took his hand and led the way to the alfresco area overlooking the sea and the sky.

Laughing as he walked behind her, he stared at her backside. Good view from where I’m walking.

When they got outdoor, she pushed him against the glass wall and pressed her palms on his chest.

Stop staring at my backside.

Then stop walking in front of me.

Clifton clipped her wrists with his right hand, cuddled her waist with his left hand and lowered his head. Can I kiss you here?


He did anyway, flashing his lips past her mouth a few times.

Parting her lips, she shut her eyes and leaned closer, inviting his tongue to chat inside her mouth.

A full charge of voltage coursed through his body before he poached her mouth with his own.


Naughty Promise

Copyright © 2019 Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

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Book #24 is now published.

Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands to write books. You alone are my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield in whom I take shelter. Thank you, my Heavenly Father.

Sincere Gratitude

‘Sere my love, you have made my heart throb every day for the past twenty years of our marriage. I love you and look forward to rocking more decades of romance and love with you, through God’s grace. Olivia and Mitchell, you are our blessed darlings. I will always love you all.

Every reader of Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels is precious to me. Thank you for buying and reading my books. I feel blessed and honoured knowing you bought each book. When you write a review, I get butterflies in my stomach. I love you all very much.

God bless you all in abundance.

Books by Stella

Flirty & Feisty Contemporary and Interracial Romance Novels include:

Naughty Promise

Irresistible Passion

Shocking Affair

Guilty of Love

Your Christmas Gift

All of Me

You’re Mine

Enticed Forever

Naked Attraction


His Ring

Forbidden Dance

Red Velvet Rose

Tempting Desire

Seduced Hearts


Stolen Kisses (Books 1 & 2)

Wild Whispers

Love at Christmas

Husband to Rent

Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1)

Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2)

The Historical & Paranormal Romance novels include:

Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1)

His Choice (Cowries Series #2)

Author Bio

My Photo I’m Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku, born and raised in Benin City, Nigeria. But I now live in London, UK with my husband, and our two grown-ups. Nothing thrills me more than to write Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels that are intriguing, toe-curling and skin-tingling with compelling characters who have heart and soul and jump off the pages. My stories are dotted with unexpected twists and are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe and enchanting America. If you need a novel to knock off the stress of daily living, cure you of boredom, make you laugh, keep you drooling in suspense and draw you into an intensely emotional spin, pick up one of mine to read. They have a high entertainment value.

In 2010, I created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels.

To experience an emotional ride with my characters, just cuddle up, grab a copy of Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels and sail away to Pleasure Island.

I will love to hear from you.

Dear Reader,

It all started with a naughty promise.

From the moment Kemi Adenuga hired Clifton Rutherford, a waiter who just got fired, tension simmered between them like cracking flame.

With his past and his emotions in chaos, Clifton intends to avoid his new boss as much as possible. But working in a job like his, it is impossible for their eyes not to clash and for her fingers not to graze his own.

You must read Naughty Promise to find out if Kemi and Clifton’s need for each other is deep enough to overlook their pasts and start a new future together.

If you have not read any of my 24 sizzling hot romance novels, now is the time to start.

Kemi and Clifton’s hot love story begin my romance books for 2019. I’m grateful to God for the grace to write.

Please write to Stella at



Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku

Praise for Stella’s Books

CHRISTMAS Seduction: ...I loved that the passion between the two main characters was smoking...I do have to say that once you start reading this book you won't be able to put it down. This book made my day extremely joyous.

~ Rated 5 stars by Kindle Customer

IRRESISTIBLE Passion: I totally loved this story from the beginning to the end. What an exceptional read. I love a book when it ends in the book... The relationships between Jayden and Tiana was so sweet I totally feel in love with their lives. ~ Rated 5 stars by Gloria J Hill.

Shocking Affair": I loved this! ...When the chemistry is so strong between two souls, no amount of interference from those who don’t feel the same is enough to keep this pair apart.

I love this book... ~ Rated 5 stars by LadyTee89

Guilty of Love "This was a very hot and steamy tale! The interaction between the characters was so realistic...and were so unpredictable I couldn't put the book down until I finished!" ~ Rated 5 stars by nina

Your Christmas Gift Oh what a great quick read and a sweet story! It is great from the first page to the last... I do so LOVE your books! Please keep them coming. ~ Rated 5 stars by LHill

All of Me I adored this story... The characters were sexy, hilarious and so real! Roli was what Jermaine wanted and needed and Jermaine was the very thing Roli craved. This story had me at page 1. Thank you for this great read! 💗

~ Rated 5 stars by Readyreader

You’re Mine – I enjoyed this book from the beginning so very much!! Meeting sassy Rachael and the very alpha Banjo was so amazing! Such a well-written story that is so unique and lovely!! Brought tears to my eyes..." ~ Rated 5 stars by Rhonda Adels

Husband to Rent I have to say the chemistry that Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku characters have in these books, make me want to move into one of her books, so I can find my King.

~ Rated 5 stars by georgiana braham

"Enticed Forever has a great storyline and the chemistry between Theo and Aize hooked me right into their story and kept me totally enthralled until the very end!"

~ Rated 5 stars by Pat W

"In Naked Attraction...The images that play in my mind as I read about locations, foods and situations seem as if I'm watching a movie. The way she describes the characters and their chemistry is awesome.... I recommend it."

~ Rated 5 stars by ReadyReader

His Ring: "Truly loved this story. It's such a sweet love story to read!! I fell in love with Yomi and the story itself held my attention to the very end. I laughed, I cried and I loved the ending!!!"

~ Rated 5 stars by Layla Morgan

His Choice: What a beautifully written love story. A prince who has his heart set on a woman he cannot have with a very interesting twist I enjoyed so much, I could not put the book down until I finished... ~ Rated 5 stars by amazon customer

"Lust: This was such a wonderful story! I loved the relationship that grew between Jordan and Faye. Their relationship is put through so many 'tests'. I cried, I laughed and I didn't want to put it down."

~ Rated 5 stars by amazon customer

Love at Christmas: I started and finished this book today. Stella is a writer who draws you into the story and her characters. It was a pleasure to read. I couldn't wait to get to the end to see what happened. It made me feel emotional and as if Christmas was already here. ~ Rated 5 stars by Lisa Caddick

"Stolen Valentine Kiss–I enjoyed the romance story that developed from a lingering look. I loved how two hearts became one and there were moments that I was scared. Lorna and Logan are perfect for each other..." ~ Rated 5 stars by Deborah Brandon.

Kiss My Lips What a great escape for me. Logan is an incredible guy. He is sweet, sensitive, thoughtful, everything that we would look for in a book boyfriend. This was a great read from start to finish. ~ Rated 5 stars by avid reader.

"Royal Cowries – This novel is like the movies Queenie, Roots and Shaka Zulu with a more modern way of thinking, surviving, love...within a passionate love story. Excellent!!!" ~ Rated 5 stars by T. Miles

"Forbidden Dance is a breath-taking romance novel... The reader is taken on a whirlwind affair filled with pleasure, lust, sensuality, desire and sweltering sex. A well-written, remarkable page-turning read."

~ Rated 5 stars by Vivienne Diane Neal.

"Tempting Desire, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. I was hooked from the very first page. The story line was so real I could visualise each of the characters. It was as if I was watching a life movie."

~ Rated 5 stars by Amazon Customer.

"Seduced Hearts: Outstanding book! Excellent read. It's so nuanced, it sparkles. It's definitely worth reading!" ~ Rated 5 stars by Russell Mebane.

Red Velvet Rose: This novel is a masterpiece, I couldn’t stop reading until I finished the book...

~ Rated 5 stars by Itohan.

"Wild Whispers: Wild whispers is a beautiful story and...once I picked it up to read, I couldn’t put it down until I got to the end... True love as discovered by Adaora and Gary is spontaneous and not bound by time or space." ~ Rated 5stars by Gharriluc.


La Bellezza Yacht, Atlantic Ocean

You are fired, loafer! Get off my yacht! Ricardo was in one of his notorious temper fits.

Whoa! Another job loss in the middle of the week, the still small voice in Clifton’s head groaned. To be honest, his hardened jaw dropped to his muscled chest and his fair skin flushed quickly. The abrupt order hit his head with a bang. Now was not the time to get laid off from his job as a waiter aboard the luxury transatlantic cruise liner.

Clifton’s fingers tightened around the fine silver platter handles in his hands. I’m sorry, sir. I think there’s been a misunderstanding, he tried to explain as he set the food tray on the kitchen counter.

Ricardo Morales, the Italian billionaire tycoon and President of Oceania Oil and Gas, grabbed a harmless crystal glass from the tray and smashed it against the white and grey backsplash, his face contorting with rage.

Clifton–recruited less than two months ago to work as a waiter in one of Ricardo’s on-board restaurants–ground his teeth. His lacklustre explanation-cum-apology only seemed to enrage his boss.

The rest of the serving staff caught in the cross fire flinched. Glass fragments flew in multiple directions. Thankfully, Clifton’s two-piece black and white suit uniform served as a capable armour against stray shards of glass.

Get off my yacht! Call security to take this pig-headed slouch– Ricardo barked, patting his pockets in search of his mobile phone.

From behind the furious billionaire, someone countered. Come work for me, Clifton Rutherford.

The even-toned offer, made by a new entrant into the state-of-the-art kitchen situated on the second floor of the La Bellezza interrupted Ricardo Morales’ outburst.

Clifton’s green eyes shot straight at Kemi Adenuga, the glamorous woman who occupied the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh floors of the yacht. He narrowed his gaze at the lady in red. Why would a woman I’ve never met make me an on-the-spot job offer?

No way, Kemi! Ricardo snapped. Stay out of my way! This brazen waiter is out of control. Turning to the head chef who stood quivering from head to toe, Ricardo woofed. Get security to take him off my property.

Point of correction, Ricardo, Kemi inserted with a sharp stare that tamed the billionaire. "I own part of La Bellezza. I’m offering Clifton a job."

The womandressed in an outfit that probably cost more than the property Clifton grew up in Portsmouth, Englandclasped her hands together in front of her as she faced Clifton.

Come and wait at my private table upstairs. I’ll triple whatever Ricardo paid you, with benefits.

It did not take Clifton more than five seconds to consider his options or more accurately, his only option. Throwing a scathing glance at his former boss, he nodded. It was hell working for you, Ricardo.

The Italian mogul spread out his hands, his face reddening.

Glad to be rid of his old boss, Clifton worked up a wicked grin and flashed it at the woman who had taken a few steps forward to stand near him. It’ll be an honour to work for you, madam.

Although he knew almost nothing about his newly-acquired boss, one thing everybody agreed on was that she was a sensational workaholic. With Kemi standing close, her sexy scent slowly eroded his good sense and her eyesthe colour of warm date fruitmoved around his features with purpose. There was no way her gorgeous eyes were real. Were they?

What are you doing? Ricardo raved, coming to stand beside Kemi. This idler isn’t worth your precious time or money. He placed one hand on her arm.

Kemi stared at Ricardo’s fingers and arched one groomed eyebrow. Do you mind?

Oops! Serves Ricardo right. In that split second, Kemi cut a picture of a snooty sensational star, but her personality worked for Clifton. It was great to find someone who could put the foul-mouthed billionaire in his place, especially when the person was a remarkable woman with a human soul. He was convinced many people borrowed their souls from demons.

Seriously, this chap is a liability, Ricardo repeated to Kemi who returned her gaze to Clifton.

Residing on the yacht was like living in a small town. Everyone knew everyone else’s business. Even if you did not want to be a part of other people’s lives, they made sure to include you in their lives. But as far Clifton knew his path had not crossed Kemi’s in the last couple of months.

In her red high-heeled sandals, Kemi stood taller than Ricardo’s five-feet-eight inches or so, but her eyes stopped at Clifton’s chin level.

The woman’s red painted lips formed into a small smile and she shrugged her shoulders as she said. You’re hired. See you on the fifth floor in fifty minutes. Is that enough time for you to get your things?

Clifton’s eyes brushed across Kemi’s square shoulders bared in her one-shoulder, hot-red jumpsuit. Her red outfit complimented her brown skin which was the colour of unpeeled almonds. Under the bright lights of the bespoke kitchen, her arms and shoulders glistened, trapping his gaze a little longer. Not to mention her curvy hips exhibited in the shape-revealing outfit. Even though a black woman might not be his first choice to work for, right now, he was stuck. Trying to stay unaffected by what was going on, Clifton nodded and saluted.

More than enough time. Thank you, madam.

Switching her attention to Ricardo, Kemi shrugged one shoulder. Let me worry about Clifton. Back off! Then she swirled on her five-inch or so heel and strode out with her head held high.

After ogling Kemi’s accentuated backside in her jumpsuit, Ricardo stroked his shaven chin before he swung around. Don’t come lamenting to me, Kemi when he turns your tables upside down.

Ricardo’s eyes shot close-ranged bullets at his newly-fired employee.

In a rush to please his new boss, Clifton hurried out of the kitchen and made his way to his cabin in the basement. Yet, he was not in such a hurry that he forgot to stick a sharp blade into Ricardo’s spine.

You may want to try speaking to your employees in a more respectful tone, Ricardo Morales. Try it Kemi’s style sometimes. It might just pay off.

With his eyes darkening with fierce anger, Ricardo grabbed a plate and threw it in Clifton’s direction. But his former employee was already out of harm’s way. While Ricardo’s string of curses reverberated around the kitchen, Clifton brushed the foul words from his shoulders and swerved his thoughts to a new life working for Kemi Adenuga.

What an eventful Thursday evening.

Breathing in the cool air as he marched along the gangway, Clifton bumped into his friend.

That was a close one, Clifton. Congratulations on your new job on Valentine’s Day! Justin Townsend laughed, clamping one hand on his shoulder from the side.

Thanks mate. Ricardo’s out of his mind. Good luck working for the stupid chap.

Two months ago, he and his best mate, Justin took up the job working for Ricardo. They attended the same primary and secondary schools in Portsmouth, a city seventy miles south west of London. Their friendship had stood the test of time.

Both men marched to the basement, chatting about what the future held for them.

Lucky you! Justin acknowledged. What choice do I have? Ricardo pays well. Temper and billionaire go together. But you’re getting triple rate. Drop my name with your workaholic boss sometime."

Shish! No more name-calling. She’s my boss now.

Clifton opened the door to his cabin and reached for his bags in the closet.

Folding his arms by the bedroom door, Justin’s eyes dimmed with mischief. Why do you think she offered you the job? What was she doing in the kitchen anyway?

Looking up briefly, Clifton shrugged. It’s called divine intervention, Justin. My mama must be praying for me night and day.

Which of your mamas? his friend mocked. The one that ran away?

Wash your mouth with vinegar. That’s not funny. Clifton snatched his clothes from the shelves and hangers, piling them on the bed one after the other.

Lifting both hands, Justin bowed. I apologize. Maybe Kemi wants to screw you.

Incensed by the remark, Clifton turned from packing his clothing into one bag and stamped Justin’s chest with his heavy rucksack.

Thrown by the blow, his friend sputtered. Crazy Clifton! Watch it, you’ve adopted Ricardo’s temper.

Instead of standing around being a nuisance why don’t you pack my shoes and work clothes, huh?

For only ten percent of your wages. Justin crowed, gathering the dry-cleaned black jackets and pants into a fit-for-purpose cloth bag.

What do you do with the money you earn? No parents, no siblings. No girlfriend as far as I know. A quick thought occurred to Clifton. I hope you’ve not being gambling in the casino?

Picking up one shoe, Justin waved it in the air. Call me a gambler one more time and I’ll chop off your head. You won’t need it where you’re going.

Shaking his

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