Life without love is painful, but in 1865 forbidden fruit can be deadly. When a wealthy widow decides to enjoy her new-found freedom, she puts more than her reputation on the line. An unwanted suitor means to have her, or no one will. From sizzling sex to life-threatening danger, the intrigue will keep you turning the pages of Midnight Caller, Haley Whitehall’s sizzling new romance.
When Emma Bennett’s husband dies in a carriage accident in 1865, she is released from her loveless, controlling marriage. Now she has a chance to find happiness and raise a family. But before she begins courting again she wants to experience her freedom. At the advice of the leading socialite in town, she takes a black lover to fulfill her sexual needs. His raw, masculine power awakens feelings she didn’t know existed. After the first touch she craves more.
Frederick works as a roustabout by day and moonlights as a prostitute. He knows better than to fall in love with his white client, but Emma enchants him the first time he calls on her. To keep them both safe, he works hard to put up barriers. Unfortunately, he can’t protect Emma from the slimy Mr. Hawthorne, who wants her as his bride. Frederick vows to keep her safe even if his forbidden love costs him his life.
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The characters were great, the storyline was good. A wonderful HEA story. ***vrnb***
A historical type romance 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