Monday, July 8, 2013

The Secret (Review) of Ella and Micha

The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen is a story of a deep friendship and a complicated love.

Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.

Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home.

Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.

Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.

New Adult Contemporary with *Mature Content* recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

The Secret of Ella And Micha tells the story of two young people with a lifelong friendship but an even more complicated love for one another. It's edgy and dark at times with mature themes that have your heart lurching for these two characters.

There's so much that can get in the way if they let it but Micha won't let Ella hide herself away. He's sexy and confident, and he gets Ella like no one else does. He knows everything about her, including the secret she keeps hidden away, but he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves, back from where she hides. His commitment to her is the number one reason readers will fall for him.

The Secret of Ella & Micha pulled at my heart. The story is well crafted and I connected immediately with these young characters. Be warned though, this book isn't a light read. Both Ella and Micha have some serious family issues but the author does an incredible job working through them as the two work to create a life together. The growth and maturing of the characters throughout the book won me over.

4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

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