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Be Careful What You Pray For: A Novel Paperback – Bargain Price, December 28, 2010
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From the Back Cover
Her first marriage didn't work out, but that isn't going to stop Alicia Black, the privileged daughter of the charismatic Reverend Curtis Black, from getting what she wants.
Alicia can't believe her good fortune. God has heeded her prayers, blessing her with the perfect second husband, Pastor JT Valentine, a handsome, dynamic man of the cloth with his own large congregation, just like her father.
Unfortunately, Alicia doesn't understand how much like Curtis her new husband truly is. JT has been sneaking around town with other women—and he only married her to get close to her father's money and fame. But while Alicia is blinded by love, her dad certainly isn't. After all, it takes one to know one—and who better to see into the darkness of a sinner's heart than Curtis Black?
Only a miracle can save the day. But God acts in mysterious ways, and soon Alicia will have to face some very crucial and life-changing decisions. This time, she's got to be careful what she prays for. . . .--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Everyone (except the lovely Alicia) seems to know that JT Valentine is a criminal, a pathological liar and a man-whore. Trying to keep his collection of women straight isn't an easy task. As he's bilking a wealthy church member for hundreds of thousands of dollars to help him reach mega-mega church status, he's in a conniving sexual relationship with another woman named Carmen--who just happens to be an old grade school friend of Alicia.
JT's--and Alicia's--world comes crashing down after a former lover emails Alicia from prison, finally giving her the proof she needed about JT's exploits. But Alicia *is* the Reverend Curtis Black's daughter: she won't be played, and she's got a trick of her own to play.
As per usual, Lawson Roby doesn't disappoint. I really liked this story--definitely a page-turner throughout! JT was really a snake, and Alicia was a little oblivious at first, which is a well-crafted fictional representation of real relationships that move fast, and then someone finds out that the person they thought they "loved" isn't who he/she is. I think the ending was a little abrupt, but it was fitting--flowed well with the story. Recommended.
Don't get me wrong, the story is interesting/engaging. It's a quick read and there are situations you will be dying to find out how it will play out. But, you don't have to be a Christian to figure out "what goes around comes around." For me, I would love for Ms. Roby to add a different spice to her storylines and maybe do something different from the cheating Pastor.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR by Kimberla Lawson Roby is the continuation of the Rev. Curtis Black series. Ms. Roby offers a spell-bounding tale of love, lies, betrayal and deceit. I was enraptured in the story that I read from beginning to end in one sitting. I'm anxiously anticipating the next installment of the series!!!
Reviewed by Jaime L. Lincoln
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Lawson definitely knows how to tell a story. She knows how to create twists and lots of drama. I was able to read this in one sitting. I personally can do without hearing from the Blacks any longer. This book is a sequel but can stand on its own. I recommend for fans of hers.
This book was provided courtesy of the author for review.
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