Title: Not Every Time
What would you give up for love?
Raziel Slade and Jack Hastings have been best friends since Raz saved Jack’s life twelve years ago. Jack has spent years searching for the perfect woman with the help of his wingman, Raz, the man he thinks of as his guardian angel. At a company Christmas party, the world Jack thought he knew turns on its axis, and feelings he didn’t know he had punch him right between the eyes. Can Jack learn to see his friend in an entirely different way?
Openly gay, Raz loves his best friend and has given up more than Jack will ever know to be with him, but he’s never dared to tell Jack how he truly feels, or to reveal his true identity. For twelve years, he has waited in the wings.
Now, with Jack’s sudden epiphany, can these two best friends work out if they have a future together?
Author: Alexa Milne
Published by Pride Source: Publisher
Published: November 17th 2015
Genres: Erotic Romance, Erotic Short, M/M Erotica
Pages: 54 pages
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Not Every Time by Alexa Milne is a quick holiday love story. Raz and Jack live together and have been best friends since Raz saved Jack’s life so many years ago. Raz has been in love with Jack for what seems like forever, but Jack is straight. Knowing Raz could never have Jack, he’s content to live with him so he can at least have him in his life.
Knowing Raz is gay has never been an issue for Jack. He’s the best friend anyone can ever hope for. He’s always wanted him around. Then one night at a holiday party, Jack sees Raz dancing with someone else and realizes he may lose his wing-man. This stirs up so many feelings, Jack is having a hard time sorting them out. He’s only ever viewed him in one way, and now he is looking at Raz with a renewed take.
I really enjoyed this short friends-to-lovers story! Jack and Raz move very quickly once their friendship takes a turn. I would have liked to see Jack express more of his feelings as they went. I understand they have a lot of history but given the new angle of their relationship, I think it needed to be a little more fleshed out. I also would’ve liked to know how Raz came to be Jack’s guardian angel. Maybe in a flashback?? It would’ve of added to the believability. That being said, this story was still a happy, warm, and snug as a bug romance I definitely recommend reading!