Review: A Sinful Calling by Kimberla Lawson Roby



Dillon hadn’t been called by anyone. He’d called himself and he wasn’t ashamed of it. But no good can come from . . . 

A SINFUL CALLING
Two years ago, to everyone’s surprise, Dillon Whitfield Black, the secret son of Reverend Curtis Black, boldly moved back home, married a woman named Raven, decided he was going to become a minister, and then founded a church right in the center of his living room. Today he’s pastor of a 1,000-plus-member congregation, and new members are joining weekly. Sadly, behind closed doors, Dillon is far from being a saint. Dillon has become more like the man his father was thirty years ago-consumed with money, power, and lots of women. His family may have let bygones be bygones, but they continue to keep their distance. 
Not Alicia, though. This daughter of Curtis Black joins Dillon’s congregation, leaving her father’s church behind. The family has forgiven Alicia for marrying Levi Cunningham, the former drug dealer she had an affair with, but once Alicia realizes they will never fully accept Levi, she decides to see her family less and less. She and Levi are truly happy, however, guilt from her betrayal of Phillip and its aftermath casts a shadow over their wedded bliss.
But when Raven decides she wants a higher position in the church and Alicia hides a devastating secret, the entire family is affected in ways they don’t see coming. In the end, no one will be able to trust anyone . . . and for very good reason.

The absence of a parent in their child’s life will either make the child use that as motivation to be a better person or the child will use it to become bitter and hellbent on revenge. Dillon chose the latter and what a MESS!!! We met Dillon and his trifling ways in a previous book, but he takes it to a whole new level in this latest installment in the Reverend Curtis Black series. 

“The amount of pain Dillon was planning to unleash would make national news. It would bring his father to his knees, and this made Dillon smile. It also made him laugh a little.”

A Sinful Calling is not my favorite book in the series, but it is a welcomed addition. Roby still displays why she is considered to be on the upper echelon of the author scale with her storytelling skills. The characters are flawed which makes them seem realistic and that is Roby’s bread and butter. If we are being honest then we will admit that we all see a little bit of ourselves or someone in our lives in her colorful cast of characters. If you enjoy a story that has drama with a message of forgiveness and reconciliation then check out A Sinful Calling!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of A Sinful Calling in exchange for an honest review. 



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