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 feelings hidden, Charlotte resents Curtina, taking her emotions out on the young girl. When confronted about her behavior, Charlotte starts spending time away from home, all the while getting closer to her ex-boyfriend. Curtis appears to devote himself to his parish and the new church they're building, but is he really focusing his attention on the female parishioners trying to lure him into bed?
Suddenly Curtis and Charlotte find themselves slipping into dangerous territory, and not even Curtis' seven-figure salary can prevent what is about to happen.
©2011 Kimberla Lawson Roby (P)2011 Hachette Audio
LIFE just happens that way sometimes!
This was a good book but nowhere near what i really wanted to listen to. It did get a bit boring.
I'm glad I don't know anyone who is as conniving and low-down as this. It's hard to feel sorry for Charlotte at all. She's been such a self-centered, childish, manipulative, cut-throat, black-hearted trollop. Maybe the purpose of this book was to let Rev. Curtis Black have a taste of the same bitter medicine he's been dosing out to his wives over the years. They're all too old to be doing the foolish things they do ... especially as leaders of a church. I didn't like this sick, twisted story, but the author and the narrator did a good job of letting it unfold slowly.
I cant believe that Charlotte act that way toward a little baby (Curtina). She didn't ask to come here. But that is what she get for Betraying a marriage. AWESOME book. I love Kimberla books and I have ALL of them. Charlotte is a mess. Excellent title, but I say betray because that is how I felt Charlotte did to everyone.
I did NOT enjoy this book at all. I found it impossible to relate to any of the characters, as I dont know anyone so corrupt in real life. I didn't really see any loving and honoring, but there sure was lots of betraying going on. You initially want to sympathize with the main characters, but the wife is so close minded and self absorbed that it becomes impossible. The man is continually called a 'good man,' and doesn't know why his wife is not more understanding about his affair, except he's had an affair on ALL of his wives! This is a 'good man'? Also, the narrator is does not do a good job either. She doesn't seem to know how to read to where it sounds as if someone is actually talking. Stresses in all the wrong places, etc... My advice~dont buy this one!
Yes! Paula Jai Parker is great!
All of the previous books in the Curtis Black Series - there are none like Kimberla Lawson Roby
When Curtina wiped away Charlotte's tears.
DB Woodside is perfect as Curtis Black!
If you havent already - read this entire series!
The story line was really good. The narrator lessened the experience.
Using a different narrator would have made it better... someone who can read well.
Never use that narrator again.
The entire story kept me wanting to read more. And the end left me thinking as always it can only get better from here.
The voices were not realistic. The story took place in Chicago and the women sounded like they were from the south!
The Many Mistakes we Make
This is a good listen. Forgiveness is a strong word that many do not understand the gravity of it. How soon we forget what we did to others and turn around and not forgive what they have done to us. All I can say is the Rev. Curtis Black.
This book was better than I expected, however Charlotte got on my nerves with her "entitled" spoiled, immature attitude. The book does offer a few "Oh my" moments and "wow didn't see that coming" which is why the book held my interest. Overall, I'd say that if you're reading the series, then definitely read this one. If your just looking for something to read it's a cool little page turner but may leave you with a lot of questions. The book does offer some flash back moments but not enough to truly give an accurate account of the past shenanigans with the blacks.
The narrator Paula Jai Parker- Martin. She did ok with certain characters, but sometimes left me wondering who exactly was speaking because all her voices sounded the same ESPECIALLY the male voices.
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