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