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In Covenant with Ezra

(Love Unaccounted #1)

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  845 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Disclaimer: This series is for mature audiences ONLY. There are three installments to the “Love Unaccounted” series. This installment is a full-length novel that contains profanity, acts of bondage, domination, and violence. It ends on a cliffhanger. If you do not like dark, racy romance between your pages this book is not for you.


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Published September 1st 2015 by MKT Publishing (first published August 31st 2015)
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Sep 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed all of Love Belvin's books so far, but had zero interest in reading about Ezra Carmichael. I wanted him to remain the all-seeing, all-knowing mystical man that we met in earlier books by Love Belvin. Besides, he’s a preacher, and who wants to read a preacher’s love story? Not me. I'm a faithful church-goer who often finds myself defending the fact that I attend church, since so many people see pastors as hustlers and pimps. I was hesitant about reading a book that may have shown a ...more
Sep 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Don't be afraid to read this book. I will admit, I was truly afraid to read it. I was just like there is no way, anyone can write a book about an unmarried man of the cloth, throw in an unmarried, sexily charged and vibrant woman without one or both of them losing their way...... I was just on pins and needles the entire time... Especially after reading Love Belvin's other work, NO WAY, NO HOW....

Well Love Belvin did it..... I won't tell you how (because I hate spoilers) but that girl
Tina Young
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unleashing the Beast...

Love Belvin's Erza will make you wanna, Jump, Jump, lol! Like my heading indicates, he is not your conventional preacher man, so "In Covenant With Ezra" is a book that you do not want to sleep on. That old saying that opposites attract is an understatement for Ezra and Alexis. The Magnetic Chemistry between this couple oozes from the pages beginning to end. Love often mentions that whenever she hears from her characters, she has no choice but to collaborate their desires.
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Totally AMAZING, as a matter of fact I'm about to re-read!!!! Ezra Carmichael a very powerful man of God who is in line to take over his father ministry, but before he can move forward he wants to be inline with God's word and a wife is a major factor. Alexis Grier strong hardworking woman from the hood; she is loving, caring and always putting others needs before her own. Ezra sees her and instantly know that she is the one, the one for him to groom and make is life long partner. Lex is ...more
Dee Cherry
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Intense yet soothing read as I was introduced to Ezra & Lexi's world..Ezra is unlike any other character I've ever read! Once I began this soul stirring book, it was difficult to put down which helped me complete in 1 day! This is a definite 5 star read that all readers should take the time to sit back & enjoy!
Sep 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was such a great book. I loved it. I was a little disappointed with the ending but I would definitely recommend this book.
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing

In Covenant with Ezra.... to me, the prologue is the skeleton for the entire body of work, this one and the ones to come.... What is covenant... an agreement (legal or formal) and undertaking (a Pledge), a bond (a Fulfilled Promise) a Guarantee........ I will just leave this here for you to ponder....

I totally loved this book... I was not a huge fan of Azmir... I was in awe of StentRo... I mean who does that...... (you will have to read it to know what I
*This series is gonna "go there" ....Just not yet.*

Love tends to have a pattern when she's writing a series: The first one is usually a set up and ends right when it really gets going. And this first installment of the "Love Unaccounted" series is no different. As soon as we got to the meat of the story--BAM. Done. Judging from the the other reviews, I know I'm not the only one feeling bereft.

On the other hand, I had a fun time getting to know these characters and I am so confused on how to feel
Kim Outlaw
Belvin's got me caught

Honestly, this isn't my favorite from Belvin. But as she weaves her magical, intriguing web, my metacognition is in overdrive. How can I toss out a negative review on an author and work that keeps my wheels spinning at an insanely accelerated pace?
Where Azmir and Rayna put you in a sensual tailspin, Ezra and "Kitten" fix you in an analytical cypher. I look forward to In Love with Ezra to relocate these characters and myself from this emotional desert In Convenant with Ezra
Aug 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG! I was a little skeptical about the book since Ezra was a pastor, but I love Love's books so I couldn't not read it (as if) it took me a little time to get into it..... But Girllllll once I did I was hooked, Ezra is hotttt and I love Alexis. The ending OMG! wasn't expecting that, but Girlll I cant wait for the next book, I'm on the edge of my seat waiting. BTW: can we get a picture of Ezra from somewhere PLEASE! LOL Awesome Love, u never dissapoint!!!
Ezra is on intense man!!!

I ABSOLUTELY love this story. I must say the storyline was a bit different for me. I didn't think a man like Ezra could be so erotic and intense but O my goodness he was that and much much more. This was a very good book and I look forward to reading the next installment...
Debra Crosby
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Men of the cloth are just that Men

Ezra Carmichael made a covenant with God. Send him the right woman to be his wife and he would serve. God gave him what he asked for in Alexis Grier, who has her own baggage to carry. It will be interesting to see how they make their marriage work and how Lexi will learn to let someone take care of her
Shakeria Sharie
Jan 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Brittney Mitchell
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is mmmmmmOHMYGAWD!!! What a story and I can't wait for part 2.
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet Jesus...I don't know if I should start singing some Negro spirituals...Or the flower bringing and slow singing!!!!!

Ezra Carmichael has had me intrigued when he was introduced in author Love Belvin's prior books. Who knew this man of God was so multifaceted!!!

The Prologue of how the book started off is pure fire!!! Ezra running from God and then we find him in another country wrestling with God. The starting point of the book let me know that I was really in for something big, I just had no
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh Wow a really different one !

Wow! I was really shocked at this one! Ezra a kinky side that I never saw coming! Alexis adjust, huh! Her father a loser, sorry! Ms Remah she's a real warrior/protector. I think some things are going to be addressed real soon with these two. I can't believe the dominance! This novel dealt with some stuff that I couldn't believe coming from preacher man and his other roles in the other stories I've read. I must keep reading to know how it ends!
Selena Haskins
Oct 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not my type of book, but I was warned. Should've followed my gut. Oh well.
Barbara Williams
Not for me

This was definitely not for me but I applaud the author's talent for writing. Ezra was annoying as all get out.
T.N. Jones
Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A good exotic steamy read

If you are looking for an intriguing, dark erotica book, this novel is for you. Ezra is a powerful man. Lex is a disturbed yet powerful woman. Their chemistry is undeniable. Will she yield to a man of the clergy?
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
10 stars--- if I could give 10 stars I totally would, but since I can't 5 will have to do!

Wow Wow Wow... clearly as you can see I am trying to get my thoughts in order because I am in a complete state of WOW.

Okay, I will start with the basics... this book was amazing and I did NOT want it to end and then it's like "Cliff hanger" and I was left with my mouth agaped.. wasn't expecting it to stop that way.

I honestly was nervous to read this book, I was wondering how the author was going to make
Karise J.
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*Sigh* I don't even know where to begin. This woman creates MAGIC each time she takes a pen to paper. I truly had no idea what to expect with Ezra's story but she has exceeded any expectation I could have even imagined. As with all of her stories, I laughed, I cried, I yelled, I blushed and of course I had to take a few breaks in between to gather myself. This story evoked emotions and thoughts buried deep in my subconscious.
EZRA IS EVERYTHING. His demeanor, his swag, the way he articulates,
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“In Covenant with Ezra”, an engaging account of opposite attraction, Love Belvin created a perfectly flawed chemistry between two head strong people, Ezra and Alexis. I have read and enjoyed all of Love’s previous works but this one…. This one is my favorite. On paper, Ezra isn’t my type…in fact I’d probably run the opposite direction if a man with his credentials were in pursuit of me but less than into the book Ezra became bae lol! Ezra effortlessly captivates the attention of large audiences ...more
Regina Ricks
Aug 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In Covenant With Ezra is one powerful read. Here we have a man of God who has a calling but is tired of running. In efforts to prepare for his total commitment to the call on his life, understanding that it's better to marry than to burn, he has made a petition for a wife. In walks Alexis who's not your average church girl however she knows enough to understand that there's a "higher being" which is the reason she does attend church, gives freely of herself and is always taking care of everyone ...more
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Erza Carmichael is man of faith who desires a wife in walks Alexis Grier who he is so attracted to on sight. Alexis is an educated woman who gives her all to so many people but she never thinks of herself. When she meets Erza she is so taken a back to the man she does not know much about and she can't stop thinking of him. This book has left me utterly speechless and amazed at the writing style of this fascinating author. Erza is a man like no other that I've read about or wondered how
Lala Prsbry
Ezra is the man

To have a man command you and handle you with words, a man who your soul recognizes is love - that's who Ezra is in this book. His character is so well written if you've never been in love he will make you wish you could snatch him from the pages and experience it.
Lex is a street girl with potential. I can't wait to find out how her character unwinds. She is a mix of feisty curiosity and flavor.
Great read, with great pacing and the substance of the story is so on point.
Teresa Mcmillian
Intense and enlightening

It's hard to put into words what I feel after reading this book. I anxiously awaited this release because I wanted to know how Love would handle a pastor that was also a dominant. I was not disappointed. I enjoyed this book so much that I've read it twice already. Ezra is an intense character that found his helpmate in Lexi; the funny thing is though, they're opposites. Lexi goes to church and has faith, but she is a colorful character that was raised differently than
Damn She did it!!!!!

When I first heard of Ezras story I really wasn't interested in reading it at all!!! Ezra's character In Ms. Belvins other books was just that a secondary figure whom did not hold any type of substance UNTIL NOW. I felt this was deep also I felt the intensity and the magic of one's words. I know now reading a Love book you shouldn't hesitate because it's always the love of her stories waiting to happen!
Syreeta L Chapman
Good old passion......

I loved this story! The passion leaps off the pages!!!! The development of the relationship between the main characters is at a pace that allows you to understand who they are and how and why they work so good together. I am anxiously awaiting for the next installment.
Jos-renee Marks
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm in awe of this women's talent and the journey she's able to take her readers on. Not only will you enjoy the journey Ezra Carmichael is embarking on with Alexis but you will have moments of spiritual guidance, sexual intrigue and moments of WTH!!! Awesome Read!!!
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: must-reads
Absolutely love it

Wooooowww! Although their relationship came about in an unconventional way Alexis and Ezra care for one another. They have a lot more learning to do in regards to being comfortable and completely trusting one another. I don't care for Miranda and Nyree. They both try to come off like their better than Lex and that aggravates my life. Like Miranda you heard Lex tell Ezra sushi was her favorite food whhhyyy would you at it all? She's just selfish.I also don't think her and
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Love Belvin is a native of the Tri-State area and now lives in the Delaware Valley. She's an avid reader and enjoys dinner parties with her closest girlfriends. While she enjoys many things, nothing excites her more than curling up with a glass of wine and a good romance novel.

Love has been given the moniker "adult contemporary series queen." She is the author of the "Love's Improbable

Other books in the series

Love Unaccounted (3 books)
  • In Love with Ezra (Love Unaccounted, #2)
  • Bonded with Ezra (Love Unaccounted #3)
“I’m a man,” he returned with harsher resolve. “Once we get past the title, the frill of my extensive travel and education, the calling on my life that I can’t control, and my family’s socioeconomic status, we can appreciate that I am a hot-blooded man who fights with rigor not to kiss you the way that I want, who struggles against beating his meat every day when I think about your glorious and sinful body while I’m alone, and the man who wants a woman in his bed to defile in each and every way as he chooses. Pastoral image aside, I am a man with carnal need, just one who wants to follow the rules and wait until I’m married to release what I’ve been holding since the day I laid eyes on you.” 3 likes
“Haven’t you ever lent your mind to the possibility of stepping out of the world as you know it and into something new…unusual… that can elevate your mind to a place where you can experience a deeper meaning?” 2 likes
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