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Publisher's Summary

While his sins may be his undoing, her love could prove to be the salvation he desperately needs.

The Priest

Bishop Eduardo Soto has devoted his life to the church to pay for mistakes he made long ago. He didn’t expect a second chance in life, but once he meets Chloe, saving her is all he cares about. 

The Dancer

Chloe Thomas dreams of leaving the Bourbon Street stage and owning a respectable business. She’ll do anything to make it happen, including agreeing to a marriage of convenience.

But when she’s offered the opportunity of a lifetime, will she leave her new husband behind after all he’s given up for her?

While Bishop's Desire is part of the Barnes Family Series, it is a stand-alone novel that can be enjoyed without listening to the other audiobooks.

©2017 Normandie Alleman (P)2018 Normandie Alleman

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Hot and steamy.

This was my first audiobook by this author. Loved the hot and steamy scenes. Chemistry, story line and angst was all perfect.

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Faith and maintaining one's values are work.

So many think to judge others choice's. When keeping their own priorities should be the priority. Cool story well narrated. Very easy listening. Steamy moments just a bit on forbidden side.🤭

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Amazing as always.

I cannot say it enough, I love this Barnes family series. Normandie Alleman has pulled me in once again with Bishop’s Desire (Book 3). I was curious at first as to how this Bishop tied into the Barnes family and was pleasantly surprised when I finally found out. Eduardo Soto fell in love with Chloe from the moment he saw her... yet he knew it was probably a bad idea yet he couldn’t walk away. Chloe, a dance and a baker never expected to find love, in fact she closed herself off to the idea long ago. Yet, Bishop Soto found a way to break down her walls and because of that they found more happiness than they ever thought possible. Oh and let’s not forget the appearance of all the Barnes family. Every time I read something from this family I smile. They are all so messed up yet they are all so loving. They make me smile. Definitely recommend this series!!!

As for the narration, it was impeccable as always. I am totally engrossed in the words spoken by Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aimee. Wonderfully done.

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Great addition to the series

Bishop's Desire is the first book in this series I have had the pleasure to listen to. I really enjoyed both narrators, Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aimes, added an extra layer to the story which is always appreciated. Bishop Eduardo Soto and Exotic Dancer Chloe Thomas make an unusual couple for anyone looking from the outside in but these two have a lot more in common that one would have guessed.

After reading the first two books in the series I was wondering how Eduardo and Chloe's story would ties into the Barnes family series especially since neither of them hold the surname of Barnes but it is explained pretty quickly, and NO I am not going to tell you - you'll just have to grab your own copy and find out for yourself, I was pretty shocked by the revelation but really it shouldn't have been that surprising.

I loved Eduardo and Chloe together, their story was not smooth sailing but we do get an HEA along with what I hope is a glimpse into the next book..Leo's story (fingers crossed). If you have read any of Normandie Alleman's books before you know they are HOT and this one is no different, HOT and STEAMY is the way to go for the Bishop and exotic dancer. This is a quick read, or listen, and can be done in just an afternoon. This book can be read as a standalone but I recommend the series so why not read them in order that way you can follow each of the Barnes Family members as they find their HEAs. Happy Reading!!!

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Hot

This was not the story I was expecting, it was way better. I always wonder how a pastor lived in N.O. and never got temped. The narration on this book was awesome. I loved the story and the back and forth between the characters.
Now, I have to grab the others in this collection to see how everyone else faired!

*I was given a copy for an honest review*
My Book Obsession approved

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Taboo and dirty

Sooo… BISHOP’S DESIRE is a bit over the top, and definitely unbelievable at times. But, hell, have you read that blurb? What did you expect from a story of a priest falling for a dancer? I went in ready to enjoy some forbidden sexy smuttiness – and enjoyed the hell out of it, as I knew I would, because this is not the first book by Normandie Alleman that I’ve read, or, in this case, listened to.

Eduardo hasn’t had it easy in life. His mother passed early and with being raised by a priest and his wife – in addition to a few poor life choices –, his choice to devote his own life to the church as well just feels natural. That is, until he meets Chloe at a strip club. And slowly, his priorities start to shift…

Chloe, however, has her own problems to solve, her own demons to fight. A relationship is the last thing she wants right now. But when life throws her another curveball, she might just not have another choice than to agree to that shocking proposal “Bishop” throws in her direction…

This one is the third in a series, it can, however, completely be read as a standalone. It’s full of smut, little twists and turns, and, yes, again, the one or other unbelievable act or reasoning. If you’re looking for a deadly serious, factually accurate story from start to finish, look elsewhere. If you enjoy your smut taboo-ish and slightly crazy, this is the one for you.

I totally recommend the audio version, Aiden Snow (my first listen by him) and Alicyn Aimes (loved her from previous audio books by Normandie Alleman!) do a terrific job adding additional layers to the characters and make the story even more enjoyable.

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Narrators saved this book for me.

Overall: 3.5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!
Performance: 5 Crazy Ass Stars!!!!!
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Aiden Snow and Alicyn Aimes saved this book. I was not impressed with the storyline. It just felt unbelievable at times and forced. It just didn't work for me. I'm all for taboo storylines. They are a guilty pleasure of mine. The whole stripper/man-of-cloth thing just didn't work for me.
However, had it not been for the amazing narrators, I don't think I could have finished it. They are what kept me listening. I know I would have never been able to finish if I read the (e)book.