Phoenix Entertainment and Development

Phoenix Entertainment and Development

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Book Review: Ultimate Betrayal: Revelations

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, Catrina is a U.S. Veteran, wife, mommy, controller of chaos, domestic engineer and cook. She loves wine, good books, good food and especially anything slathered in Nutella.

Always a storyteller, she enthralled her friend with tales of her wild daydreams involving the latest hot boy band (okay, they weren't called boy bands back in the 80s. They were called Duran Duran), but she never wrote them down.

She eventually grew up and embarked on a not so exciting career in the military, followed by an exciting career working in IT for a few major U.S. corporations and traveled the world. And instead of meeting in their hometown, she met her husband in Cyberspace while he was in Korea.

Marriage and having a child afforded Catrina more time to read, one of her former passions, and eventually, to begin writing.

With the support of her family, she's released her first novel, Ultimate Betrayal: Revelations and is working on the follow up - Exposed.

You can follow Catrina on Twitter @catcourtenay or at

P.S. She still kinda likes Duran Duran

 Ultimate Betrayal: Revelations

It didn’t matter that Veronica Harper spent years in the military and then was trained by the best of the best at the FBI. It didn’t matter that she was skilled in hand-to-hand combat or that she was one of the most sought after bodyguards in the industry. When Kincaid got a hold of her, he stripped away everything she thought she was and left her broken and terrified. Questioning her trust in everything and everyone around her, Veronica left Los Angeles, hoping to make a fresh start. Unable to shake her demons, she found help in her neighbor, Dr. Sarah Wells, a Psychology professor at the local university.

Now, she is being forced back to Los Angeles in order to protect Hollywood’s most sought after bad boy, Erik Sinclair. On the cusp of super-stardom, he’s taken the role as a leading man in a major studio film, but someone thinks he doesn’t deserve it. Someone wants to hurt him.

A man with a reputation, Erik Sinclair is known for his talent, chiseled good looks, and the hordes of women clambering for his attention. Recently separated from his longtime girlfriend, he is tired of the typical Hollywood bimbos that he meets, and he sets his sights on the intelligent and sassy Veronica. He’s sexy, protective, and unrelenting in his pursuit of her, but he doesn’t know about the demons that haunt her.

When past and present collide, will Ronnie be able to face the darkness that haunts her and save the only man capable of fixing her?


Right from the beginning I was hooked. The description and dialogue trapped me within the pages of the story. Erik Sinclair is a cocky, arrogant jerk, which came through perfectly in the beginning. Throughout the story you see behind the mask of a star and let us see who he really is. Ronnie (the security hired to protect Sinclair) tries to be all business, but can tell something is troubling her. Throughout the story you see her emotional side as she recounts the worst time of her life, being held captive by Kincaid. I thought the introduction of Kincaid and Ronnie's past was good to have pop in and out of the story. The ending was the only thing that bothered me because it felt like it was incomplete (kind of like the ending to the Sopranos). I did want to know what happened next, but didn't have the omg I need to know right this second read to it.

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