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The Bishop’s First Bride by Rayanna Jamison

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Review by Celeste Jones

The Bishop’s First Bride is a delightful spanking romance set in Rayanna Jamison’s fictional polygamist community of Green Valley. This is the third in her love multiplied series.

Blurb: Rosa Collins was only sixteen when she received a vision telling her of her future husband. Knowing that her husband would be Lucas, the Bishop’s son, and future Bishop of Green Valley, both thrilled and terrified her. They were a match made in heaven, she knew, perfect for each other. 

But becoming the Bishop’s Wife is harder than Rosa anticipated. She struggles to transform herself into the perfect Bishop’s Wife that her husband needs. 

Lucas misses the real Rosa. Somewhere between getting married, and becoming the future Bishop’s wife, his beloved wife has lost part of herself. Lucas knows that a good, old fashioned spanking is exactly what Rosa needs to help her find balance in her unrealistic expectations of what the perfect wife should be. But, try as he might, that balance doesn’t come easily for Rosa, and it certainly didn’t help that her high school nemesis kept popping up and making trouble. 

Will Lucas help her realize that all he wants is for his wife to be happy? Can Rosa pull herself together enough to become the Bishop’s First Wife?

Rosa, the heroine, is the younger sister of Beth Anne whom we met in Bride Two Soon. I believe, if I followed the family tree correctly, that Beth Anne and Rosa have the same father but different mothers because they were raised in a polygamist family. It was fun to get an update on Beth Anne and Ben, since I enjoyed their story when I read it.

Rayanna Jamison has a knack for writing sweet, non-erotic spanking romance with likeable characters and enough hints of passion that you can use your imagination to fill in the details. In fact, I found the references to modesty in dress and behavior to be refreshing and sort of sexy.

Rosa was a likeable and relatable heroine who gets herself into scrapes for doing things that we all do…eavesdropping, losing our tempers with bitches, or maybe being a tiny bit jealous.

Other than Rayanna’s books, my only “experience” with polygamy is the television show Sister Wives, which is such a train wreck I had to stop watching. Rayanna presents polygamy in a realistic manner which makes the appeal of the lifestyle a bit more understandable.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more of Rayanna’s Love Multiplied books.

P.S. We’ll be discussing this book at Spanking Stories Book Club on my blog on February 20. Hope you’ll join us.

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