Monday, October 21, 2013

#REVIEW of Jessica Sorensen's NEW RELEASE

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret #3) by Jessica Sorensen is a gripping story of passion, pain, and the courage to love.


On the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect fa├žade. She'll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden-which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there's only one person who's there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory.

Ethan set the rules a long time ago: he and Lila are just friends. He doesn't do relationships. Although his tattooed, bad boy exterior is a far cry from Lila's pretty princess image, Ethan can't deny they have a deeper connection than he's used to. If he's not careful, he could be in serious danger of becoming attached-and he's learned the hard way that attachment only leads to heartbreak.

When Lila falls farther than she ever has before, can Ethan continue to help as a friend? Or is he also getting close to falling . . . for her?

I've been wondering about the relationship between Ethan and Lila since the very first book in the Secret Series and this book gave me my fix. While they are technically the secondary characters in this series, Ethan and Lila's story has a life all its own in The Temptation of Lila and Ethan. And it's a story I didn't expect which made it even better.

Jessica Sorensen has this way of creating characters that are imperfectly perfect. She builds a story around these intensely broken young adults who find their way through the darkness to a bright future. And she does it so that you can't help but feel for them. It's no different with Lila and Ethan. While both have issues from their past, they lean on their unexpected friendship to pull through and heal so realistically that readers will be captured by their story and cheering for their HEA.

It's a special story of friendship that becomes so much more. And then you get to the end and it leads you back to Micha and Ella as they prepare for their Ever After... that book is coming soon so be sure to read the rest of the series now!

5 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was provided through NetGalley.
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