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Love, Honor, and Betray (Reverend Curtis Black #8)

4.36  ·  Rating Details ·  1,699 Ratings  ·  140 Reviews
The infamous Reverend Curtis Black's sordid past is no secret, as his wife, Charlotte, is well aware. But when Curtis' long-time mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old, dies, he and Charlotte have no choice but to raise Curtina together. While the living, breathing reminder of her husband's infidelity infuriates Charlotte, Curtis couldn't be happier to ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published January 10th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing (first published December 21st 2010)
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Jun 20, 2011 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: save-your-money
Please put the Black's to bed.....I ordered this book January 25, 2011, and stopped reading it after struggling to get through it for a week. I finally started reading it again yesterday (March 31, 2011) and finished it. I love Kimberla Lawson Roby, but this subject matter and these characters have been beat to death! This is just the same book over and over again. How many times can this couple spend large sums of cash, cheat, and lie? The only difference in this book is that Curtis didn't ...more
Nov 10, 2012 Khadisha rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: no one
This was my second or third Roby novel, and the only book I've read of the Curtis Black series...

Like many other readers who've rated this novel poorly, I find myself sounding like a broken record. Not only do the main characters fail to have any sustainable moral fiber, but their lack of realistic motivators make them impossible to 'root for'. In addition, reading how Charlotte's mother nonchalantly recounts her own affair in her marriage, with no real remorse, how can you expect this main cha
Jul 28, 2015 Michelle rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: NO ONE
I am sure there is a market for this type of book, but it is not me. I just picked it up on my weekly run through the library, I think I liked the pink dress.
What a mistake, after the first chapter I thought, "hmmmm", then by the second, I knew it was a trashy sensationalist novel that was not for me. If you are into serial adultery set against the backdrop of a church, by all means, pick up the book yourself. I drove it right back to the library and threw it into the book return with a thud of
Sarah Weathersby
I have read Kimberla Lawson Roby’s books before and I enjoyed her stories. I read this one because it was my book club's selection for April. The trouble with books in a series is you can be stuck with characters you don’t like for all the books to come until you decide you don’t care enough about any of them to read another installment.

Love Honor and Betray is #8 In the Curtis Black series. It contains enough backstory to fill me in on what Charlotte and Curtis have been through that I don’t wa
Aug 17, 2013 Michael rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Charlotte Black is out for vengeance but it is not for the many woman her husband had previously slept with. Although she has forgiven him for his past infidelity, apart of her wishes that she she can erase the past and have a new start. However there is one problem in their whole marriage and that is Curtina, the daughter of Curtis whose very presence annoys Charlotte. Empty promises she made in the past about trying to digest the fact that Curtina was conceived out of adultery, thanks to the ...more
Tiffany Mack
Jan 08, 2016 Tiffany Mack rated it really liked it
Another great read in this series of books. Read all of them. Pastor Curtis Black isn't the only one who contionously having affairs.
Karen Miller
Nov 03, 2014 Karen Miller rated it really liked it
Any faithful reader of Kimberla Lawson Roby knows what an unfaithful dog the Rev. Curtis Black is – he’s never married a wife he’s thought was too good to be cheated on. Nor has he ever met another’s man’s wife he thought to good to cheat with.
But after reading Love, Honor, and Betray, even the most unforgiving person might feel sorry for the reverend and think he’s finally met his match now that he’s married to Charlotte, whose name – for good reason – perfectly rhymes with harlot.
After all, s
Jan 05, 2012 Latiffany rated it it was ok
This is the first book that I completed this year. I'm feeling pretty good because we are only five days into the new year. My goal is to read 50 books this year.

I feel like I am only reading the Curtis Black series because I have been reading the series since the beginning. I am always interested in what Roby is doing with the characters. Overall, the book was well written. There is no denying that Roby writes well. The content however wasn't great. I loved the portions of the book dealing wit
Aug 27, 2011 Flashette rated it really liked it
Kimberla Lawson Roby's latest in the Curtis Black series does not disappoint. Charlotte, upset that Curtis' love child is now a resident of her home, decides to put her self first. She soon learns that having her cake and eating it too is not as tasty as it sounds. Curtis has changed his ways and is the doting husband and father that everyone would love to have. However, his naughty past soon catches up to him.....AND his family. Will the Black's survive this turmoil that threatens to disrupt ...more
Honestly, I am not sure what I think of this book. When I first started reading I did not realize it was part of a series. However it was still easy enough to follow the plot line. It has, however, dropped enough history that I am a bit curious to read the previous books in the series.

The two main characters were frustrating to me. Constantly melodramatic and so were a lot of the other characters in the book. This made it hard to connect with them. The behavior and emotions were constantly extre
Jan 24, 2011 Maureen rated it did not like it
I usually enjoy her stories about the Black Family but I am getting annoyed. It's all the same recurring themes about cheating, lying, backstabbing by the same two people. The point is no one ever changes a new leaf and it all runs in the family. If you cheat on your spouse, you will always find other women appealing and if your spouse cheated on you, she is at risk to do it again. The fact that these two say they love each other despite all the betrayals and yet stay married to one another is ...more
Sheena  at Hot Eats and Cool Reads
I won this book from the Goodreads First Read's giveaway. I have not read the other books in this series, but I will be reading them now. This was a really good book and a fairly fast read. Charlotte is as selfish as they come and drama seems to follow her everywhere she goes. I really liked all of the characters in the book, even Charlotte eventually. There are some great twists and turns in this book and even though I haven't read any of the others previously it was still a great book on it's ...more
Diane Rembert
Sep 20, 2015 Diane Rembert rated it it was amazing
In this eighth installment to the Reverend Curtis Black series, we see that there is terrible in Paradise, and wonder if this could be the end for Curtis and Charlotte Black. I won't say too much, but it definitely has me on the edge of my seat. If you haven't done so already, please go pick this series up and support this great author.

Won this from Goodreads! Reading now! Review upcoming!

***update*** I didn't realize this was part of a series, so now I suppose I need to read some others before reading this one?? Hmmm... anyone who has read this.. give me insight! Are the previous books necessary to appreciate this one?
Susan Baker
Aug 11, 2016 Susan Baker rated it did not like it
I'm embarrassed that I listened to the whole thing, but the voice actress had a pretty voice. That's my excuse.
Karen Lorde
Curtis Black is back
Winter Sophia Rose
Nov 18, 2014 Winter Sophia Rose rated it it was amazing
Revenge, Drama & Consequences!
Mar 18, 2011 Crystal rated it really liked it
Loved it! Nice twists and turns and just goes to show what you do comes back to you!
Mrs. Queen
Nov 29, 2010 Mrs. Queen marked it as to-read
Can't wait until this book comes out! I know Kimberla will amaze me once again!
Suprina Bracey
Oct 24, 2016 Suprina Bracey rated it it was amazing
Wow that Charlotte is never gonna learn! Poor Matthew I feel real bad for him! Let's see how this story plays out....
On to the next!!!
Oct 24, 2016 Yaisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

The series just gets better by the book! So much knowledge on consequences for actions in life! Temptation is so deceiving but so dangerous!
Letesa Campbell
Nov 14, 2016 Letesa Campbell rated it really liked it
just realize that it's a series of this to go from the beginning good book.
Orbs n Rings
Jan 14, 2011 Orbs n Rings rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Twisted tale of lust that leaves you wanting more.

The infamous Reverend Curtis Black's sordid past is no secret, as his wife, Charlotte, is well aware. But when Curtis' long-time mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old, dies, he and Charlotte have no choice but to raise Curtina together. While the living, breathing reminder of her husband's infidelity infuriates Charlotte, Curtis couldn't be happier to finally have his whole family together. Despite her best efforts to keep her feel
Feb 05, 2011 OOSA rated it it was amazing
Do Old Habits Die Hard?

In “Love, Honor and Betray,” the latest installment in the Black series, we revisit with world renowned pastor Curtis Black. Life is good in the Black household, for now. Things change quickly when Curtis's two-year-old daughter Curtina comes to live full-time with him and his family. Curtis's wife, Charlotte, is adamant about Curtina living in their household; Curtis is equally adamant that she remain with them. The longer Curtina lives in their household, the more Charlo
Anne Martin
Nov 19, 2014 Anne Martin rated it it was ok
the author knows how to write pleasantly and keep you reading without too much effort. But the subject of those ten books upsets me a lot. The reverend is a serial womanizer, earns a lot of money without any real work and like his wife, only thinks of God when he needs some help. Charlotte is the same and gets caught sleeping around with a guy who blackmails her...
Does the book attract the black community -meaning the women, as I cannot think of many black men reading that? If so, it's kind of s
Jan 14, 2012 Loretta rated it it was amazing
When a person is thrown into a situation they have no control over, what are they to do?

Ask Charlotte Black that very question and see what the results can be.

In Love, Honor and Betray, Reverend Curtis Black has dropped a bombshell on his wife, which includes a child she could care less about. More so, the child was created from an extra-marital affair of a woman whose life is was coming to an end quicker than most realized. Not only does Charlotte ignore the child, she makes it part of her veng
Overall I like Roby. And the Black series. Its like she's actually spying on a church and revealing all the drama.

The title could've been Lust Honor Betray since it's clear Charlotte doesn't know what love is. She had me grinding my teeth!!!! She treats Curtina like trash and have double standards. And for her to sleep with two different men had nothing to do with Curtina coming to live with them but everything to do with her just wanting to sleep around. Charlotte get your life!!!

Curtis has p
Carmen Blalock
Apr 30, 2012 Carmen Blalock rated it it was amazing
Welcome to the 8th installment in the Reverend Curtis Black and family series - Love, Honor and Betray and NOBODY can do any and all of that like the Black family!

Reverend Curtis Black and his beautiful wife Charlotte are back with more drama than the law should allow, but we continue coming back for more! I am always amazed how I can read this series, yell, scream, throw the book across the room and then run to pick it up to see what is happening next! They are addictive and I just can't get en
Jan 03, 2011 P.Reviewer rated it really liked it
I recieved this book through the Goodreads First Read's giveaway.

Let me just start off by saying that this is a very melodramatic book with characters doing wierd things that normal people don't do in real life (no one exclaims/screams/panics as much as the characters in this book do). Yet, I was hooked. I think there's something special about a book that's so over-the-top dramatic AND interesting. I found myself caring about Charlotte, Curtis, and Curtina. Charlotte's dilemna was heartbreaking
Mar 03, 2014 Belinda rated it it was amazing
Well the Rev. Curtis Black saga continues. He has remained faithful to his wife, Charlotte inspire of his old demons trying to rear their ugly heads and women throwing themselves at him. He prevailed. Charlotte on the other hand is so angry over Curtis's daughter Curtina ( outside the marriage) that she goes to a club, gets drunk and sleeps with a total stranger who later blackmails her. She also had an affair with Michael. Curtis has assured her their marriage is over. Matthew their son is ...more
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Reverend Curtis Black (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Too Much of a Good Thing (Reverend Curtis Black, #2)
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  • Love & Lies (Reverend Curtis Black, #4)
  • Sin No More (Reverend Curtis Black, #5)
  • The Best of Everything (Reverend Curtis Black, #6)
  • Be Careful What You Pray For (Reverend Curtis Black, #7)
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