Reviewed by: Sooz
Genre: Historical Romance/Erotica
Approximate word count: 25,000-30,000 words
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Haley Whitehall enjoys writing historical fiction. She earned a BA from Central Washington University, and has a love for the Civil War. You can learn more about her on her website.
Emma has become a widow at a young age, but doesn’t mourn the loss of her husband who she did not love. When she comes out of mourning, she yearns for companionship and hires Frederick, a roustabout to come to her home at night. The two have an instant attraction, but there are greater forces at work to keep them apart.
Midnight Caller is a short, steamy read – a book that could certainly be finished in one day.
The pairing of Emma, a white widow, and Frederick, a black roustabout, in the 1866 Louisiana seems plausible. There is a strong undercurrent of racism, which plays a role in bringing the two lovers even closer together. They both know if they are caught, it will only lead to trouble, but their love and lust is so strong that they need each other.
There is a bit of suspense involved as Emma has to deal with an unwanted and dangerous suitor. She has her own secret, though, that pushed her into a loveless marriage before and she will try to use her secret instead to find love.
Romance and erotica fans should enjoy Midnight Caller. It provides a quick hit for a pleasurable afternoon read on forbidden love.
Rating: **** Four stars