Molly Reviews: A Bell Rings by Alexa Milne

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 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.

Where To Buy:
Pride Publishing || Amazon

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.
Three and a half

About Alexa:
Originally from South Wales, Alexa has lived for over thirty years in the North West of England. Now retired, after a long career in teaching, she devotes her time to her obsessions.

Alexa began writing when her favourite character was killed in her favourite show. After producing a lot of fanfiction she ventured into original writing.

She is currently owned by a mad cat and spends her time writing about the men in her head, watching her favourite television programmes and usually crying over her favourite football team.

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