Love, Honor, and Betray
Grand Central Publishing
, Aug 10, 2011
- 368 pages
Tabitha, Curtis's long-time mistress and mother of his illegitimate two-year-old child, Curtina, has died, and Curtina must now move in with them permanently. Charlotte is mortified. Curtis, on the other hand, couldn't be happier to finally have his entire family together. Charlotte begins to resent Curtina more than ever before. Curtis quickly notices and when he finally confronts her about her cruel and selfish behavior, Charlotte makes it very clear that Curtina is his baby, not hers.
Charlotte begins spending more time away from home and after a chance meeting, begins hanging out with Michael Porter, an old boyfriend she'd dated briefly just before reconnecting with Curtis eight years ago. During this same period, Curtis is very focused on the new and much larger church they are building, but he is also having to fight his own battles with temptation: at least three of his female parishioners are trying with all their might to lure him into bed.
Curtis and Charlotte find themselves slipping into the worst scenario imaginable, and no amount of money, not even the seven figures Curtis earns annually, will be enough to prevent it from happening.