Erryn reviews ‘Bad Bishop (Perfect Play Book 2)’ by Layla Reyne. The book was published June 2, 2022 and is 241 pages. The audiobook was narrated by Christian Leatherman. It was released November 6, 2022 and is 6hrs and 45mins. This book was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read: I enjoyed Dead Draw.
When a marriage of convenience becomes more than either husband bargained for…
Special Agent Levi Bishop needs to:
Keep his son and family safe.
Prove his boss was framed for a crime she didn’t commit.
Convince his selfless cowboy husband that his needs matter too.
Make a bold play before love slips through his fingers.
Special Agent Emmitt Marshall needs to:
Protect his husband and stepson.
End the nightmare that’s haunted him since his mentor’s murder.
Hack through layers of deception to identify the real threat.
Stop hoping someone will choose him.
Marsh is determined to go it alone, to guard his family and his heart.
But Levi’s life and heart are on the line too.
Cornered, Levi will chance any play to save the marriage and man he needs.
Rings were exchanged and promises made.
Marsh kept up his end of the bargain.
Now it’s Levi’s turn.
Bad Bishop is the second book of the Perfect Play trilogy, a swoony, edge-of-your-seat M/M romantic suspense series featuring a marriage of convenience between two FBI agents determined to stop a common enemy—and to do right by each other.
I enjoyed the first book in this new series and so leapt at the chance to listen to the second one. At the end of the last book, Levi and Marsh were leaving California, with Levi’s son David, after an assassination attempt on them. Time to book it out of there. Heading to Marsh’s Mom’s home seems like the most logical thing to do – Marsh can keep his new family safe. Maybe the men can get some time alone to sort out how they feel about their marriage?
Uh, nope. Off to Europe they go.
The gentle beginning in the book quickly swept into a much faster place as the men continued to track down the human smugglers and to solve the lingering case of the murder of Marsh’s mentor. Plenty of questions remained at the end of this book, nicely setting up the final one.
I’ll mention Christian Leatherman, the narrator. I thought he did a pretty good job, although lots of accents were thrown his way. His cockney was a little off, but otherwise I was content with the performance. Can’t wait for the final book in the series.
9/10 Pots of Gold (90% Recommended) – Compares to 4.5/5 Stars
Layla Reyne is the author of the Fog City, Agents Irish and Whiskey, Trouble Brewing, and Changing Lanes series. A Carolina Tar Heel who now calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, Layla enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart pounding romance.