This week’s choice for the LoveRotica Book Challenge is a new category that i added especially for this book. I decided to add Racially Charged as a sub-genre so that I could share this gem with you. Race Traitor from Jamila Jasper is worth the read. This is the first time I reviewed two books back to back from the same author, but I was so hyped after reading this book that I had to.
Here’s what I think:
I have so many feels about this book. First it was a lot better than expected because of the title. This is an epic love story that shows love is love no matter what you look like on the outside.
The story follows Janie an black woman and Burke a white man who find love against all odds in rural Mississippi. These two just bonded from the soul.
I loved the story line of how Burke is that one white man in town that all the black people like and somewhat trust. He is the kindest man with the biggest heart and has no preference of white and black people. He is just who God made him as he explains to Janie when she questions him.
He knew from the moment he laid eyes on her that she would be his. It took Janie a bit longer to warm up to the idea. Who could blame her? She was the one with all of the pressure. In the 1930s it was forbidden for them to be together, not to mention she would be ostracized by both blacks and whites if anyone found out.
Eventually she decides she doesn’t care because she love the big tall man who loves her unconditionally – the one she gave her innocence to.
Burke was sort of a Brute, but he was tender with Janie. I love how he took care of her and looked out for her. She was the only woman in his world and he was quick to send the white lady who was eyeing him packing.
This story should be taught in schools to help people overcome their fear of other races. It would be a great lesson on taking people for who they are and not what they look like. This one gets all 5 of my kisses!