"Temptation leads to deadly consequences"
Reviewed by Helen Williams
Posted May 24, 2015
Multicultural Romance | Inspirational Romance | Christian
THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL is Book twelve in the Reverend
Curtis Black series.
Alicia Black destroyed her first marriage to Phillip
by having an affair with drug dealer Levi Cunningham who
up going to prison.
Her second marriage ended when she discovered that her
husband was a womanizer and full of deceit and schemes.
She has worked hard to convince Phillip to give her a
chance. Phillip never stopped loving Alicia and feels
they can try again. So he asks her to marry him again.
About two months before their wedding date Levi is
from prison and contacts Alicia saying how he stills loves
and wants to see her.
It's been five years since she has had any contact with
and feels there is no way he still has feelings for her.
she really hurt Phillip when she had the affair and she's
determined to never do that again.
She gives into temptation and meets Levi and falls back
her old patterns.
Curtis, former playa, recognizing playa moves warns Alicia
about going down a path that she can't come back from.
There will be some devastating consequences because of
Meanwhile, Alicia and Phillip's best friends Brad and
Richardson marriage is in trouble. Brad is losing a lot
money in bad investments or so it seems. Melanie has
developed an eating disorder which she's in denial about.
This story shows the effect of what THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL
can do to a relationship in the case of both couples.
Alicia could have prevented the events in her relationship
being honest and not marrying Phillip a second time if she
not really in love with him. Knowing her father's past
her a bird's eye view on consequences from bad decisions.
when Curtis gave her his fatherly warning she would have
wise to heed it.
You can probably read THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL as a stand
alone but I would
recommend familiarizing yourself with Curtis Black and his
family. There is much drama and just when you think
could not get any worse -- more drama.
I love the Reverend Curtis Black novels. I met Ms.
Roby several years
ago at a book fair in Columbia, SC and made the comment to
that she has to keep writing about Curtis Black and I'm
If THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL is your first Kimberla Lawson
Roby book I recommend you
check out her others, not just the Reverend Curtis
Black novels but
others written by her. She's a great storyteller. You
It's been four years since twenty-eight-year old Alicia
Black, daughter of
Reverend Curtis Black, divorced her second husband, the
most womanizing and
corrupt man she has ever known. Since then, Alicia has
been dating her
first husband, Phillip Sullivan, a wonderfully kind and
true man of God
whom she'd hurt terribly by cheating on him. Alicia has
worked hard to
prove herself worthy of his trust once more, and when he
asks her to marry
him again, she couldn't be happier.
But Levi Cunningham, the drug dealer Alicia had an
with, has just been released from prison, and he has
completely turned his
life around for the better. Still head-over-heels in
love with Alicia, he
will do whatever is necessary to win her back.
Remarrying Phillip is the
one thing Alicia has wanted for years, but she can't get
Levi out of her
Alicia and Phillip aren't the only ones in the middle of
a crisis. Their
best friends, husband and wife Brad and Melanie
Richardson, are struggling
to keep their marriage together. Workaholic Brad is
never home and has
begun losing thousands on bad investments. Or so he
says. Melanie, who is
certain there's more to the story, is determined to get
at the truth. At
the same time, her frustration and stress cause her to
eat a lot less, and
she behaves in an extreme fashion. Alicia worries that
she could be
suffering from anorexia, but Melanie steadfastly denies
friendship begins to suffer, and it isn't long before
they're talking to
each other like enemies.
Fresh betrayal leads to consequences no one saw coming,
relationship with Phillip might not be the only thing
that needs saving.
But is it already too late?
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