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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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
Alicia soon learns that the green is not greener on the other side and maybe her first husband was not so bad. This book has some tremendous twists and turns. I like the maturity that we see in Alicia this time around. I really enjoyed this one and I look forward to the next one.
The saga continues as I move on to Book #8 "Love, Honor and Betray" ~ I can't wait to see what lesson I'm going to learn in that novel!!
Thanks again Ms Kimberla for such great novels.
Happy Reading Fans!
To me, this book was a cheap thrill.
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This is my third time reading/listening to the Curtis Black Series. Every time Kimberla comes out with a new book I try to re-read some of the books. Read morePublished 6 days ago by GrammiZ55
Yes..I wish she would write a book about Rev Curtis Black before he became a pastor.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was nice to learn more about Alicia and the other characters in this family. I know it's the Curtis Black series but his storyline has been stretched to its limits! Read morePublished 10 days ago by Henry Johnson Academy
I had put the Curtis Black series aside for a minute. Because of life I needed some religious humor this book was the perfect fix. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
Interesting read....but once again....not too interested in the Character, Alisha. But am excited to get to the next book in the series.Published 6 months ago by Janice Wallace