An angelic romantic suspense trilogy in one volume!
"Kissed by an Angel": Ivy and Tristan have the love of a lifetime--until Tristan dies in a car accident. Now Tristan returns as an angel, but Ivy is unable to feel his presence.
"The Power of Love": Tristan has learned that the person responsible for the car crash is after Ivy. Can he cross the boundaries of life and death to warn Ivy that she is in trouble?
"Soulmates": Tristan must rescue Ivy, but if he does so his mission will be finished and he will have to leave his true love forever.
Title: Kissed by an Angel
Author: Elizabeth Chandler
Published: August 1st 1995
Where to buy: Barnes and Noble, Amazon
I love this novel. It takes you through so many twists and turns, one minute you are feeling pain, and misery and do not know how it could get any worse, and the next you are elated and shouting for joy. This collection of 3 novels was written in 1995. The author Elizabeth Chandler wrote a 4th book in the series in 2010. I found this out recently and knew it would be great and worth a 15 year wait. I just re-read this book and am just as in Love with Tristan and Will as I ever have been.
Our main character, Ivy, starts out at a new school in the middle of her junior year of high school. Her mother is about to marry the wealthy president from a local college. This has brought her to this new school and also getting her a new stepbrother. Ivy is the kind of character you refuse to hate. She is loyal to her friends and family, willing to protect them at all costs. She is stubborn, brave and strong and tries with all her strength even when she is terrified out of her mind. Throughout the novel some really sketchy things start to happen; her stepbrother's mom commits suicide, Ivy is in a car accident with Tristan, there is another suicide attempt, someone dies from a "drug overdose" and Ivy's poor kitten is showing up with mysterious cut marks on her paws and many more.
Other than Ivy this novel includes some great characters.
Tristan: He is the strong and loving male lead that falls deep for Ivy, and refuses to stop loving her even after death.
Gregory: Ivy's popular stepbrother. He is a hard one to figure out, is he on Ivy's side or does he have darker ideas brewing behind the scenes.
Will: One of Gregory's friends that has also fallen for Ivy, but he is the "cool" guy so he takes a step back and admirers her from afar.
Beth: One of Ivy's good friends that has a special talent hidden up her sleeve.
Suzanne: One of Ivy's closest friends since they were 5 years old. However there is only one thing on her mind and that’s Gregory and not even Ivy can stop her from getting what she wants.
Lacy: A comedic relief to the story, she is also an Angel who likes to cause a little more mess than happiness. She helps Tristan adjust to his new found way of life or death.
Philip: Ivy's younger brother who is just as stubborn as she is, and won’t give up on the idea of Angels even after Ivy has.
Kissed by an Angel does not involve your average Love-triangle. Tristan is in love with Ivy and has even forgone his player card just trying to get Ivy's attention. At first Ivy doesn't respond to him, even tries to avoid him because she thinks he is all brawn and no brain. Finally they connect, Ivy realizes how great of a guy Tristan really is and they begin dating. Their relationship takes off and is going great until, there is an accident...or was it an accident...that takes Tristan away from us, only to have him return as an Angel. We spend a good majority of the novel waiting for Tristan to finally break through to Ivy all over again. Tristan tries this in many ways communicating through Ivy's best friend Beth and secret admirer Will. Only whenever they bring him up she gets mad, like they are ripping open the wound that she is trying desperately to hold together. Tristan also spends a lot of his time trying to ignore how much he and Will have in common and jealous of how Will can be there for her in more ways than he can himself. Although Tristan has nothing to worry about because Ivy has closed herself off to love and she tries to keep her distance from Will for fear of what could happen between them.
This story is great! Better now than the last time I read it. I am very excited that there is even more to the story to read now. It is truly a classic of our generation.
Recommended for you if you enjoyed:
Angel Burn or Deadly Little Secrets