Rainey lived with her father (Martin Tucker) and sister (Mariah Tucker) in a small po-dunk town in Alabama known as Covington. Her momma had been killed when she was seven years old.
Rainey fell in love with a wonderful man that treated her with respect and kindness. Everyone including her father was against their relationship at first because he was older than Rainey. They were happy together until she moved away to college. The case concerning her mother’s murder was reopened, and she was betrayed by the people she should have been able to trust above anyone else.
Does Rainey and Jake’s relationship survive all the pain and hurt? Will her mother’s murder be solved?
We will see…
Review: The Ultimate Betrayal is the first book in The Tucker Girls series by Lacey Leigh. I chose this book because it looked interesting after reading the summery. I have not read this author before so I wanted to give it a try.
Rainey Tucker is a smart young woman in her last year of high school. She knows what she wants from her future and how to get it. She is also not skinny but she is very comfortable in her skin. Rainey deals her jealous and mean older sister Mariah. Therefore, the betrayal at the end is somehow not unexpected. How quickly Rainey forgives Jake show how big her heart is.
Jake Landers is older than Rainey is and has already gone to law school and is about to graduate. He is ready to make a life for himself. He was fallen in love with Rainey and everything he does as he plans for the future is make decisions that would best suit both of them. While we don’t really get to know Jake well he comes across as a standup guy. Therefore, his betrayal at the end of the story does explain some of the issues that cropped up during the book.
The chemistry between Jake and Rainey is blistering. They are very well suited. I loved that Jake wanted to pamper and protect Rainey as well as not rush her. He was well aware that she was going to college and wanted her to go. It showed that he was looking out for her future not just the present and what he wanted.
My only issue with this book is it just stopped dead at the end. This book built up to the betrayal and then we find out what it is almost right at the end. I hope that means that we will see more of Rainey and Jake in the future. Otherwise, I found the book very well written. I was hooked right from the start. I had a hard time putting it down. The main and secondary characters were not just interesting but realistic as well. Overall, this was a great book and one I can see re-reading in the future. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.