The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Series: The Secret #1
Publication Date: February 12th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
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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)*Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.
This review was originally posted on Apr 17, 2013
This story is filled with secrets up to my ears and I spent a good deal of this book, confused. I was trying to figure out what happened, why they weren’t talking about it and yet, I couldn’t put this book down. I thought this book was written exactly the way that it was supposed to be written because I was so wrapped up in Ella and Micha’s world that I was sad when it all came to an end.
Ella and Micha are best friends and have been best friends since they were children. They’ve also got some big time feelings for each other but for reasons that belong to the both of them, they’ve never gotten together. They’ve never been an official couple. When Ella’s mother dies, things happen and Ella runs away. She runs away from her home, from her friends and from Micha. Nobody knows where Ella went, except for her Dad and he’s not telling anyone, anything and that, more than anything, pisses Micha off.
The story takes place eight months later. It’s summer time and with nowhere to go for the summer, Ella has no choice but to go back home and face the music that is sure to be waiting for her when she gets back.
Throughout this whole story, I was engaged. My heart, my emotions, my mind, it was all focused on the characters in this book. I couldn’t put it down. The book isn’t a very long read anyway but I still inhaled it. I came to love both Ella and Micha so much as well as Ethan and Lila.
Ella and Micha together made sense and man, the amount of love and passion that Micha showed for Ella, holy cow…it was fantastic! He was my very favorite part of this book and I cannot freaking wait until the next book. There were a few times when I wanted to strangle Ella and Dean and Ella’s Dad but overall, the story was a great read. I highly recommend.
Rating: 4.75 out of 5