Sunday, May 1, 2011

Book Review - Kiss of Judas by Renee Allen McCoy

Book Details
Title: The Kiss of Judas
Author: Renee Allen McCoy
Publisher:  Abednego's Free
Release Date: July 27, 2010

Read for Oosa Book Club 2K11 Reading/Reviewing Challenge (book 4 out of 13)

About the Book:

The storm of betrayal is brewing...

Justine Dasant walks the earth in search of something that always seems to be just out of reach. After she's promised herself that she would leave her past in the past, history starts to repeat when her current boyfriend, Isaiah Johnson, shows interest in someone other than her. Justine makes it known that she'll stop at nothing to get what she matter who gets hurt along the way.

Isaiah Johnson, a young, successful CEO, has climbed himself to a life of wealth. He's worked hard to open his own business and just when success peaks, Isaiah's new found strength to step out on faith drives a wedge between him and the woman in his life. Not only does he regret meeting Justine, it's a challenge for him to escape her calculated stalking. At what cost will Isaiah say no to the world and yes to God?
My Review:
In the Acknowledgments, Renee Allen McCoy cites this bible verse: "Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it," Proverbs 22:6.  I love it!

The main characters that you will read about in this book are Isaiah and Justine. I like the fact that the chapters go back and forth between each character's point of view.  I always enjoy finding out what each of the characters is thinking!   Isaiah wanted to get closer to God, but Justine just blew all of that talk off.  She was afraid to settle down with Isaiah and wanted to see what else was out there before.  That's why she was also seeing Tony.  Hector wanted Isaiah to go out with a woman named Deborah that was really into him.  Isaiah just didn't know what to do because he was with Justine, but he just needed a break from everything too.

I liked Isaiah because he knew that he wanted and he made changes to his life for the better.  He believed that God had bigger and better things for him, and he made a decision and stuck to it no matter what.   Justine was the character that you just never knew what she would do next and believe me when I say that you will not forget her after you read this book!

The Kiss of Judas by Renee Allen McCoy was a very enjoyable book that I would recommend!  

  My Rating: 5/5

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  1. I wonder if they stayed together in the end?? Great review!

  2. Great book! It was a page turner for me, and I hated to see it come to an end. My favorite character is Isaiah, the author truly brought the characters to life. The cover is great!