Bishop: A True Lover’s Story
Audio Release: 03.31.20
Narrator: Tor Thom
Listening Length: 13 hours and 10 minutes
At only 32, Bishop Stockley has lived a hard-knock life. After doing five years in a federal prison, Bishop is back at his dad’s trailer and working for his landscaping company, thrust into a legit world where he’s no longer the alpha – a world where a criminal record is the least of his disadvantages, because Bishop can’t read or write.
Bishop already had the deck stacked against him, but he wasn’t afraid of hard work to change his situation, and he did want to change. Especially after he encountered Edison Scala, a kind-spirited office manager who didn’t hesitate to come to his defense…a man that saw past Bishop’s grass-stained coveralls. A man who wasn’t intimidated by his stern features and his silence.
Bishop knew Edison was off-limits. He’d made personal vows to himself when he was released from prison, ones that he never intended to break. But, when Edison asked him about providing landscaping services at his home, there was no way he could refuse. He hadn’t expected Edison to feed him, praise him, encourage him, and look at him the way he did – as if Bishop was somebody.
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars
🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 3.5
🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧 Narration: 5
All the feels! This whole story is full of love, care, and heart. I loved it!!
I felt this was different from other books of Adrienne’s that I’ve read. This one was sweet, honest and with all the feels you could want. There are funny moments, sad moments and steamy moments. I felt this was more a “true love story” with an everyday executive matched with a hot buff landscaper (who happens to be an ex-con). I’d say this is more of a slower burn with the sexy times but is so full of emotions that I just wanted to hug my Kindle!
I loved Adrienne’s approach to Bishop’s illiteracy and while sad and challenging at times, I loved that he will never give up. He wants to be better and continues to strive to better himself; not just for Edison but for himself too.
Now, Edison is such a sweet heart. Totally good to the core and has such a big heart people take advantage of him and think he’s a pushover. I loved how he evolved over the story and became more confident. He was always strong but I loved seeing him come into himself!
I loved Bishop! He’s strong, confident, a little gruff and so sweet and caring. The way he is with Edison just about melted my heart! I loved the give and take between Bishop and Edison, they were well matched and complimented each other perfectly!
Also, Bishop’s relationship with his father, Mike, is hilarious and I think Mike was a fantastic character. Always there to help Bishop and his mannerisms and personality with just make you laugh! The way Bishop and Mike rib each other is great. A very unique relationship indeed!
All in all, I really enjoyed this story and I can’t wait for more of Bishop & Eddie and am really looking forward to what the future holds for the curious and confused Trent!
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“Bishop,” he breathed. “I can’t believe this. Your drawing is beautiful, but to think you thought of this from looking at that,” Edison pointed to his open patio doors. “It’s unbelievable. You are so talented.”
Edison couldn’t tell if Bishop was blushing, because his skin was too tanned and his stubble too dark. But the way his gaze darted over the drawing, then to Edison’s face was telling. Bishop wanted him to like his work, wanted him to love it. Just like he wanted Bishop to love his cooking.
“I have a couple more.” Bishop’s knee bounced underneath the table as he flipped to the next page.
Edison gasped. It was the same concept, except with different patio sets and different flower options. The lines were still as sleek and complicated as the first possibility. Then Bishop flipped another page. Just as elaborate and intricate as the others. He shook his head, smiling over at this amazing man. “How do I possibly choose?”
Bishop licked his lips and Edison felt his smile fade as he stared at Bishop’s full mouth, wondering what it’d be like to kiss him.
A.E. Via has been a best-selling author in the beautiful gay romance genre for six years now, but she’s no stranger to MM. She’s been an avid reader of gay literature for over twenty years before she picked up her laptop to place her own kiss on this genre. She’s also the founder and owner of Via Star Wings Books, having published a couple great, new up and coming MM authors.
A.E. has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Virginia Wesleyan College that she used to start her own paralegal firm after she graduated in 2008. She spent five years preparing and filing bankruptcy petitions for struggling blue collar workers who couldn’t afford to file with a lawyer. It was a rewarding and satisfying career… but another path called to her.
A.E.’s novels embodies everything from hopelessly romantic to adventure, to scandalous. Her stories often include intriguing edges and twists that take readers to new, thought-provoking depths.
She’s recently celebrated her 20th book anniversary, and is well-known for her hardcore, love hard, bad boy, alphas. However, she does like to push herself to step out of her comfort zone, exploring different tropes. She’s head over heels for gay romance and she has tons of more hot stories to tell.
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