Silken Betrayal by Francis Ray
Kimani Press, Feb 1999
978-1583140949
Rating: 4
Reviewer: LaShonda (guest reviewer)

Lauren Bennett lived a life that consisted of her job as an executive secretary and being a single mother to 5 year old Joshua. Since the accident that claimed the lives of her husband and her mother, Laurenís main concern has been to keep her son happy and safely away from his fatherís influential parents.

Jordan Hamilton was a successful business man with a grudge against Laurenís father-in-law.  Jordan is determined to make him pay for the undo pain and humiliation his greed and lies caused to his family.

Laurenís plus sized friend Sonja is trying to show her friend that it is ok for her to be a mom and love again. The blossoming love between Lauren and Jordan is mixed with mystery and intrigue as we learn just what harm Laurenís father-in-law caused and tries to continue to cause in the lives of Jordan and Lauren. The mystery of Jordanís grudge and how it will affect Lauren keeps you on edge throughout and has you routing for Lauren, Jordan and Joshua.

The relationship that Joshua begins to form with Jordan will pull at your heart strings as Joshua begins to experience things he was missing as a young boy growing up without a dad. Romance lovers will surely enjoy this love story told as only Mrs. Ray can. I recommend this book to readers of romance and Francis Ray. If you are looking to read an erotic work place drama this is the story for you.