Midnight Caller is set in the late 1800s and follows the love affair between a young white widow, Emma Bennett, and her black escort, Frederick. During this time, racism is very much prevalent, but Emma takes a chance as she needs some sexual relief after being in a loveless and controlling marriage. What starts out as Frederick just doing what he is paid to do, turns into much more. Secrets are revealed and lives are in danger. It does not help that Emma is wanted by another suitor, so when this suitor finds out a black man has been sleeping with her, things take a turn for the worst. Would they survive as an interracial couple in the South? Who is hiding a secret? You have to one-click this erotic novella to find out.
It is a story outside of my normal reading genre but I wanted to give it a try since it is a historical type romance. I am happy I did. The author does an outstanding job of developing the characters and their innermost feelings for one another. Ms. Whitehall helps us to understand the intricacies of an interracial courtship in the south during an earlier era. This book shows when love is involved, two people will go to great lengths to be together, even if it means someone might be killed. Even in today’s day and time, people still frown upon interracial relationships, so when entered into, you have to make sure your love can withstand the negativities that society will dish out.
Great storyline and I look forward to reading more from Haley Whitehall.
-Reviewed by Lisa