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Love and Lies (Reverend Curtis Black #4)

4.46  ·  Rating Details ·  2,471 Ratings  ·  89 Reviews
At long last, the Reverend Curtis Black appears to be on the straight and narrow. The all-too-human preacher is a bestselling author now, and he and his wife, Charlotte, are raising two adorable children. But the ever-suspicious Charlotte doesn't trust that Curtis has put his womanizing past behind him. While he's on the road promoting his latest book, she knows that there ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2007)
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Tijuana Griggs
Oct 30, 2016 Tijuana Griggs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg this book right here had me all in my feelings, I felt so bad for Charlotte and Curtis. Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make us realize what's important. I am so happy for Janine she's a great friend to Charlotte and she definitely deserves her happily ever after. I can't wait to see what the next book Is going to uncover.
Oct 22, 2015 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series
Charlotte wants to believe that her marriage would Curtis will last. However apart of her thinks that he is up to his old ways of cheating and lying. Considering the fact that he travels the world for the most part, she cannot help but thing that he is having extramarital affairs with random women. Curtis tries to convince her that he is a changed man, but she has a hard time believing that he is a changed man. To make matters worst,she has a daughter Marissa who is the daughter from hell. Even ...more
Diane Rembert
Mar 03, 2013 Diane Rembert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book #4 of the Reverend Curtis Black series primarily deals with his much younger, third wife, Charlotte. I believe he had finally meet his match with this young lady, and he can't handle it. It just proves the old theory that most men can dish it out, but can't take it. I highly recommend this series! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
landis Cooke
Apr 17, 2014 landis Cooke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Continuing a life full of deceit

Continuing a life full of deceit

Mrs. Roby is my favorite author, she writes as bout reality. Church is no longer what it used to be, and she is telling it like it ok s about these so-called ministers. Unfortunately, it is the reason so many of us don're attend church like we should.

I hated that Marrissa lost her life, and Janine almost l lost hers as well, but the story ended fairly well. I am anxious to read her next novel involving Matthew.

I really hope that the
Love and Lies is one in a series of Kimberla Lawson Roby. It was a good read, but I'm slowly starting the see a theme over the last couple of books now where it gets really good and intense in the last few chapters of the book. I'd really like the read to be engaged the whole way through, and not just in the last 3 to 5 chapters left of the book.

On a side note, it really makes you wonder how Roby knows SO much about the internal working of the black church, and if she's really speaking of a chu
Lord' Williams

I like this read. It had been many years since I last read a Reverend Curtis Black novel and it felt good to reacquaint myself with the characters and their history. The history of the characters came back slowly and I was surprise I had retained as much knowledge of them, which I did. I can only give credit to Mrs. Roby for being a master in "Character Development." -This is an area of writing new writers should study and practice. Now on to the book.

I have read Love & Lies hard cover, and
Biggaletta Day
Jan 05, 2017 Biggaletta Day rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found it interesting and entertaining.

I've read a few Curtis Black books out of order apart from #1 , and there seems to be set plot line that either Curtis or Charlotte is cheating. Then the person they are cheating with, will be revealed to be shady or psychopath or sociopath and therefore Curtis or Charlotte will end up being the victims.

So the series is like romance novels you know what you are getting, you know how it will end, however the journey is very interesting and very entertaini
Jun 02, 2013 Shanae rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Psychopath ex-lover won't get out of the picture

Manipulative man gets back at respectable professor by taking over her home and using it as a trap house

Schizophrenic daughter hates mother, when parents finally get her psychological help, she discovers that the man who's supposed to be her father is not, she accidentally falls down a spiral staircase and dies...she's 5 years old at the time

Young mistress turned wife is sexuall
I thought that I was finished reading about Curtis Black years ago. When I found that there have been 4 or 5 books added since my last adventure, I knew it was time to indulge in the antics of Rev. Curtis Black.

I must say that Ms. Roby did not disappoint at all. Very solid read, and she completed it well. I like how she ends it in a way that you don't feel forced to read the next book. She gives you opportunity to choose.

There were shocking, laugh out loud, "I know she/he didn't.." moments, and
Aug 06, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Kimberla Lawson Roby never disappoints me with her books. This book showed the more lies you tell how much more they can hurt when they come to light. Charlotte and Curtis learned this first had. I would definitely recommend this book.
Kimberla Gamble
Jun 04, 2014 Kimberla Gamble rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reverend Curtis Black is a mess! Any story with him in it is worth reading.
Feb 13, 2010 Ms. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A page turner I read this book within a week.
Winter Sophia Rose
Emotional, Page-Turning, Roller Coaster Ride!
Rae Lewis-Thornton
I couldn't see how the author would keep this story line going but she did a great job. I loved adding Jeanne to the story as well as addressing domestic violence... over all it was a good read and another win in the Curtis Black series
May 21, 2017 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Letesa Campbell
Mar 21, 2017 Letesa Campbell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow good book!!!
Mar 12, 2017 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good book and loving this series.
Apr 19, 2012 Dominique rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dominique Hamwright
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Mr. Williams/Mrs. Ronketty

The book that I am reading is called, "Love and Lies" by Kimberla Lawson Roby. The genre is romance and it was published in 2007. It only has 288 pages, but it took me three weeks to read it because I was reading only a little a day. It won African American Literacy Award and won her Female Author of the Year in 2007. The main characters are: Rev. Curtis Black, his wife Charlotte, their daughter Marissa, their son Matthew, Charlot
Jun 14, 2015 Yuri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 14, 2013 MZURAQT rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Curtis dreams finally have come true, he is now a best selling author and traveling the world. All seem well in the Black house hold but looks can be misleading. Both are holding on to past trust issues. The more he tries to stay on the straight and narrow the more he finds himself in deeper trouble.

Charlotte has a lot going on in her life. being a mother of two and a wife to a minister and author is not easy.In the back of her mind she believes that Curtis has one special fan while he is tourin
Keleigh Hadley
Well, the Blacks are back; and this latest saga centers primarily around Charlotte and her best friend, Janine. Charlotte is up to her usual deception; this time, she is more determined than ever to keep Marissa's true paternity a secret from Curtis. But when Marissa starts exhibiting signs of mental instability, Charlotte's worries increase that Curtis may discover that the psychotic Aaron is actually Marissa's biological father. Meanwhile, Janine's personal life is also in turmoil. After havin ...more
Donna Bennett
May 06, 2008 Donna Bennett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the fourth installment of the "Casting The First Stone" series centered around the devious Rev. Curtis Black, and still this was another good read from Roby. She knows how to keep the story flowing and writes plots to keep your attention.

I found it interesting that she did not focus in on Curtis. With Curtis Black as a secondary character it made the series more enjoyable and it gives more of the other characters attention that could potentially broaden the direction for future novels r
Ok, this is were the series becomes a series of repeats and where I do a lot of skipping just to get to the bottomline. Love/Lies disappoints because the bottomline was cotton candy meaning sweet but a cheap shot at being literay satisfying.

While the ending was predictable...I would have loved a detailing of for J fighting back.Why didn't she buy and learned to fire a gun? Love/Lies spent way too much time telling the ills/dramas/victimsisms/hatefullness of its secondary characters...and it was
Apr 25, 2016 Hyacinth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Roby does it again, pulls you in with the antics and doesn't let you go until you fall back at the very end and exhale. Love & Lies makes you think about what really goes on in these crazy people's minds and lives. Sadly, although this is fiction, this stuff really happens. Crimes of passion, abuse, drugs, mental illness. This book had it all. It was a good quick read full of drama. Marissa needed help but her mother was so stuck on her own scandalous ways that she couldn't even get her baby ...more
Jul 22, 2012 Belinda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Kimberla Lawson Roby satisfied my reading thirst. I find there is always a message in reading her books. The Rev. Curtis Black returned in this book. It's a fact that lying and cheating doesn't result in anything good. Charlotte & Curtis Black learned a harsh lesson about lying, cheating and trying to hide behind them. Charlotte told all kinds of lies as did Curtis. They realized it wasn't worth after the loss of Marissa (dau. 5y/o). Janine finally found her soulmate after almost ...more
Nov 26, 2013 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Read this book as part of our regional book discussion group. This month was on African American love stories. This book is a about Curtis Black's family (part of a series). Wife Charlotte has her hands full with two children (one that's Curtis's and the other she's not sure about) and a husband who's on the road doing book signings (he's now a recent best selling author/pastor)and who knows what else. Her best friend, Janine, also has problems with a dead beat boyfriend who refuses to find a jo ...more
Carol Hornsby-mccoy
This series is really an eye opening. Lies can take you places you never dreamed of going. As we learned at a very young age, if you tell one lie, you have to tell two. Don't get caught in a web of deceit. The outcome isn't always just you but others you love maybe affected as well. Again great job! Sorry about Marissa but wow, the child had some issues to deal with. Antonio was garbage from the start and he got what he deserved.
A thrilling Read!

I thought "Love and Lies' was very interesting and well written. Kim Roby did a super effort in closing this series. There were a couple of plots that didn't seem to go anywhere, but I did like the way the new characters was brought in. I also liked the fact that the author didn't focus so much on Curtis. All and all, it was a thrilling read and I enjoyed the book very much.
Jan 28, 2014 LaTonya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good read, but I thought that it started off kind of slow, then got really good in the middle and at the end. So far though, I still think the third book is the best in the series. I do wish that the women in Kimberla's novels had more of a backbone and didn't take so much from the men in their lives, but overall I'm really liking this series and am getting ready to start the fifth book.
Tiffany Mack
Nov 02, 2015 Tiffany Mack rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow is all I can say.....this book to me has been the best so far out of the series. Curtis Black has really met his match with his wife Charlotte. This book I promise you won't be able to put down. Read it! Read it! Read it! Kimberla Lawson Roby you really are working me with this series honey. #supporter
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Reverend Curtis Black (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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