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Love, Honor, and Betray

(Reverend Curtis Black #8)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  2,044 ratings  ·  163 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 finall ...more
Hardcover, 324 pages
Published January 10th 2011 by Grand Central Publishing (first published December 21st 2010)
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Tammara You can read it as a stand alone I have read a few out of order. I have always found my self looking for the book before the one i just read. You will…moreYou can read it as a stand alone I have read a few out of order. I have always found my self looking for the book before the one i just read. You will most definitely want to read the other books before this one just to see how they got to all this madness. I have read all the ones before this one so I'm playing catch up. The reverend Curtis Black books are a joy to read I have fell in love these books and I look forward to playing catch up.(less)

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Jun 20, 2011 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 chea ...more
Nov 10, 2012 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
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Paul Jai Parker-Martin narrates this audio i expected a dramatic read and that it what i got. I believe she saved this story for me. I did not know at the time that this was a part of a series. It did read as a stand alone. The characters were easy to read and understand without knowing that this was an ongoing story. The son Matthew made this a likable story for me. He seems to have more humanity and maturity than the adults in this story. I may or may not read anything else in this s ...more
Feb 18, 2011 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
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Kim Lawson Roby pulled out all the same stops in her previous seven books, and delivered them then with more satisfying cliffhangers.

I’m beginning to think this series is at its best when it‘s focused on Curtis’ (adult) children...
Aug 16, 2013 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 u ...more
Jan 05, 2012 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
Tiffany Mack
Nov 02, 2015 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
Mar 15, 2012 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
Dec 26, 2010 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 th ...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 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 d ...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
Aug 28, 2011 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 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.
Mrs. Queen
Nov 29, 2010 marked it as to-read
Can't wait until this book comes out! I know Kimberla will amaze me once again!
Karen Lorde
Curtis Black is back
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Nice twists and turns and just goes to show what you do comes back to you!
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
You would think that I would get enough of these two, but they are so entertaining.

I must say, I am a bit proud of Curtis this go round. He wasn't the one doing anything wrong and was content with his life. I thought he went a bit too far entertaining the devil, I mean, Sharen, but he eventually got it together before things went to far. I guess with age comes a slight bit of wisdom.

Charlotte on the other hand, *sigh*, I just can't with her. She is like a spoiled child that behaves in the worst
Monique Shantay
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love, Honor, & Betray is the eight book in the Reverend Curtis Black series. The beginning of the story was cringe-worthy and almost made me not want to finish. I was so disgusted by Charlotte’s behavior towards Curtina, but given her selfish behavior towards Matthew and Marissa, it shouldn’t have been too much of a surprise. Curtis wasn’t right for engaging with Sharon at any capacity, but Charlotte pushed him away with her double standards and hypocrisy. She responded to Curtis’ honesty an ...more
SD Johnson
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
So, I heard alot of back and forth about this book. Some are enthralled by the Curtis Black series and others love the series, but are tired of the same plot....cheating, lying, and betrayal. I GET IT! BUT, HELLO...THIS IS THE CURTIS BLACK SERIES. Just pretend its that same old and tired friend who can't seem to get their relationship together and always calls you to spill the tea(poor Janine) . 😂. Now, meet the Blacks!
All joking aside, when I firt read the jacket cover I inadvertently let out
Barbara Young
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I couldn't really get into this novel and once I started back to reading I see that it is repeating itself. Curtis finally is a loyal husband and this time it is Charlotte fooling around on Curtis because she was upset with him and him messing around with Tabitha and having a daughter that he ended up having to raised and Charlotte didn't want anything to do with this child. But she has messed up cheating on him and he no longer wants anything to do with her. He asked for a divorce once there so ...more
Lasheba Cooper
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Corine Cardwell-miller
I have read several of this authors work.
I wanted to read something ratchet so...
KLR it was. Yes I’m getting tired of the series ,I have two more waiting In not sure if I’ll get to those .This is a quick read .
The female character ,the wife seems shallow . Al she cares about is shopping, getting her hair & nails done& of course sex. I have to give her some credit because she lives her son. And she did warm up to her step daughter .Im not used to reviewing so I hope I didn’t spoil the rea
Darlene Harrington
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Charlotte was very mean to curtains at the beginning but then when she started to have her affairs then start to take a turn . Man she was so shock when her son was the one at the door and then for her husband to find out that a man set him up for payback cause of what he did to him was hilarious sometime you have to be more careful
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's a series that I want to read all of the books to however; it's evident that Pastor Black and he's family can't live the lives that represent Godliness so I don't see it being happy overall ending. I'll just have to keep reading
Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a big difference from book #7! I love this series and the last book made me wonder if Kimberla Lawson Roby had ran out of ideas. Love, Honor, and Betray had all of the shock factors books 1-6 contained.
Desiree Beaman
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good

This book was good and while I know there has to be drama in a book there was a lot in this one. Can't wait to read the next one.
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