Last Call

When Eminence Dutton gets an invitation to a new club called Epitome from her former friend, Jordyna Hampton, she finds the timing suspicious. Eminence is about to start her own club and wonders if Jordie is trying to psyche her out or show her the way to run a successful club. What Eminence doesn't expect is to see her former boyfriend standing guard at the door. Then again, she shouldn't be surprised. She suspected her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with her former best friend back when they were in high school.

Keys "Tank" Tanksley can't believe it when he sees Eminence standing in line at Epitome. He takes that moment and his temporary bit of power to give her a very thorough and intimate search that brings up old, familiar feelings-feelings he never stopped having for Eminence but that she must have abandoned a long time ago, evident from the attitude and the hard slap she gives him once she realizes who he is.

Eminence would never listen to reason regarding what she saw between Keys and Jordie. So he gives her a deal: one last call. They sleep with each other one last time before finally going their separate ways. Just kissing her lets him know that he doesn't want their relationship to end. He hopes she feels the same way.

When Tank tries to rekindle the relationship with Eminence, one where he asks her to make a huge change, she has to wonder what's important: her dream or her heart.

Whenever I go online looking for new books that focus on interracial couples I am invariably suggested to read one of the many books written by Ms. Bridget Midway. I have not necessarily been avoiding her because her books sound bad, nay, it is the complete opposite. I have wanted to read her books for quite a while but in all honesty have not had a chance to remedy that situation-until today.

I found myself at turns being amused and nonplussed by Eminence. She initially comes off as a focused and established young business woman. But as the story unfolds it becomes painfully obvious that there is something off about her. She is in a relationship with a man that appears more like a new friendship than a yearlong romantic liaison. I wanted to be annoyed with Eminence but found that because of her past I could empathize with her plight. While she can at times be frustrating I could not help but like her. She is self-sabotaging and picky, but not out of a misplaced sense of entitlement, but because of a past hurt by a family member. This event has clouded her judgment and infected all the other relationships that she came to hold very near and dear to her heart. She has mistrustful of everyone and makes choices based on others opinions and wants and not on any of her own wants and desires.

Tank was an absolute saint. He is an intelligent, potent, and luscious alpha male who won me over from the first word that he uttered. He is not just an overgrown penis with anger issues but a layered man with his own dreams and desires that he freely admits to. He stands up to Eminence's sometimes harsh words without being too disrespectful .They are a formidable couple that gave as good as they gave to each other. Their sex scenes were scorching hot and just added that extra cherry on top to an already good short story.

From reading this I think I may be portraying Eminence as some dragon lady but she really is not. I adored both characters and thoroughly enjoyed their fight to become a couple. I was absorbed from the first word and I was a little disappointed when it ended. This may just be my personal opinion but I felt that the end was too conveniently patched together for me to appreciate. I cannot give too much away or I will ruin it but the ending was a little too cute and a little unnecessary. Overall, I liked the story and am very excited to have added another must read author to my already overflowing library.


Book Blurb for Last Call

Pg. 113

When Eminence Dutton gets an invitation to a new club called Epitome from her former friend, Jordyna Hampton, she finds the timing suspicious. Eminence is about to start her own club and wonders if Jordie is trying to psyche her out or show her the way to run a successful club. What Eminence doesn’t expect is to see her former boyfriend standing guard at the door. Then again, she shouldn’t be surprised. She suspected her ex-boyfriend cheated on her with her former best friend back when they were in high school.

Keys “Tank” Tanksley can’t believe it when he sees Eminence standing in line at Epitome. He takes that moment and his temporary bit of power to give her a very thorough and intimate search that brings up old, familiar feelings–feelings he never stopped having for Eminence but that she must have abandoned a long time ago, evident from the attitude and the hard slap she gives him once she realizes who he is.

Eminence would never listen to reason regarding what she saw between Keys and Jordie. So he gives her a deal: one last call. They sleep with each other one last time before finally going their separate ways. Just kissing her lets him know that he doesn’t want their relationship to end. He hopes she feels the same way.

When Tank tries to rekindle the relationship with Eminence, one where he asks her to make a huge change, she has to wonder what’s important: her dream or her heart. 


Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2011 3.75