Sometimes you only need to believe.Raziel Slade and Jack Hastings have been best friends since Raz saved Jack’s life twelve years ago. Only Jack doesn’t remember Raz at all, and he certainly doesn’t remember falling in love with him. Now that Jack’s moved in with his university housemates, explicit dreams begin of a blue-eyed male stranger. Needing a new flatmate after hisSometimes you only need to believe.Raziel Slade and Jack Hastings have been best friends since Raz saved Jack’s life twelve years ago. Only Jack doesn’t remember Raz at all, and he certainly doesn’t remember falling in love with him. Now that Jack’s moved in with his university housemates, explicit dreams begin of a blue-eyed male stranger. Needing a new flatmate after his best friend moves out, Jack is introduced to Raziel Slade who has extraordinary blue eyes. Jack has no idea how to cope with his attraction to the man.Raziel Slade has a secret – he used to be an angel. He fell in love with Jack Hastings and happily became human, but the angels aren’t prepared to let him go and steal him back. All Raz wants to do is return to his lover any way he can.When a film brings back Jack’s memories, will he feel the same as he did when he finds out what Raz gave up for him? And are the angels finally ready to let Raziel, the Keeper of Secrets, go?Publisher's Note: This book is a sequel to Not Every Time.Pre-order Date: 29th March 2016Available Exclusively to Pride Publishing: 12th April 2016General Release Date: 10th May 2016...
|Title||:||A Bell Rings|
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A Bell Rings Reviews
1.5 HeartsJack always believed himself straight, and is struggling with his attraction to his new roommate Raziel. Until want and need push him to make his move and life as Jack knows it suddenly changes in unexpected ways. I like Angel stories. I find them pretty fascinating. It’s fun to see how many different ways an Angel can be created from the same list from history/mythology. This did not work for me at all. While the premise was sound, the execution was all over the place. I felt lost, as lost as Jack. I really had no clue what was happening, and almost missed key parts of the plot, due to the sentence structure. I didn’t really like the set up, and found the world building to be lacking. I wanted something a little more from the beginning.Over the last couple of years, I have come to realise I have strong feelings about characters who believe they are straight. It’s a fairly common plot device, and it’s becoming harder and harder for me to be convinced. The way this story was set up, and the reveal sort of explains why Jack believes this, but I didn’t like it. I would have preferred he thought he was bi and had never acted on his feelings with men. The scene where Jack’s memory comes back was too rushed, with no real set up, and the scene right after that, well, they were suddenly in bed together. Not believable either. But hey, this is a fantasy story, and angel’s aren’t real either, so I should probably just get over it. I think with some practice, this author could write a decent story. I can’t say this was a compelling, or very memorable story, but I wouldn’t discount more from Alexa in the future.A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for a review
A bell rings was a good read. I would consider it a short story.Love is a powerful thing. And love is strong. So strong in fact that even heaven cannot stop the strength behind loving someone.Raz is an archangel that fell in love with the human that he was sent to watch over. He fell in love so hard with Jack that he saved his life 13 years before this story takes place but there are rules against Angels falling in love with humans. So in order to be able to stay with Jack, Raz has to clip his wings and become human himself, but that does not come without a cost.I enjoyed that this book revolves more around love then sex. Don't get me wrong I do enjoy reading books with sex scenes in just as much as the next one but it is nice to be able to read a book that is based on being sweet and full of hope and love. I lived that Raz loved Jack so much he was willing to do whatever he had to in order to stay with him and I love that Jack loved him enough in return to let him go and sacrifice being together in order to save Raz's life.If I had anything that I would say that would improve the book on, it would be lengthen when the two angels come to see Raz and Jack and maybe give an epilogue on their life together after the fact, which by the way I am not saying I did not enjoy the read because I did. I would definitely read s follow up book if there was to be one.Was given this book for free by inked rainbow reads for an honest review
Original review on Molly LollyThree and a half stars!I was really excited to read this story because I enjoyed the first book. Though I was a bit confused by the blurb as nothing of memory loss was mentioned or even hinted at in the first book. Despite having read the first book, I feel like you don’t have to read it to enjoy this story. Anything that was important to know was explained enough in this book that you aren’t lost.I liked that this book went into more detail on what Raz gave up to be with Jack. It’s explained well and I enjoyed watching Jack react to the knowledge. Plus he confronted the ones trying to keep Raz from giving it up in a way that was so completely awesome.I did feel like the story was very similar to the first. Jack and Raz having to overcome something to start being a couple. The gap from when the first book ended and this one began was pretty significant for the overall plot of the story and I felt like it should have been fleshed out on page instead of being glossed over and alluded to. I enjoyed how the memory teases were told. They were very well written and had me feeling those same tickles in the back of my head.I’d like to see more for these two to see how they handle a future together. Their story feels a little unfinished. Though they are definitely happy and completely in love.
I always enjoy Alexa Milne's writing and I enjoyed this one. It's a sequel to Not Every Time. In my opinion, the stories would have worked better if put together and written as a novel. There were the seeds of really good character development but in this format no room to act on it. I suspect this was down to constraints imposed by the publisher and not necessarily the fault of the author. I suggest anyone who enjoys her work should read both, one after the other. The plot makes much more sense read that way!If you haven't read Alexa's work before, may I also heartily recommend Sporting Chance.
This is the sequel to Not Every Time which needs to be read first for the story to make sense. Jack and all his friends have forgotten Raz ever existed. Can Raz find his way back into Jack's life in time?