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The Secret of Ella & Micha by Jessica SorensenBorrowed Hearts Publishing (9.30.12)New Adult, Contemporary romance
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.Buy The Book
Can I just start by saying that I LOVED this book! The instant I started reading it I was hooked. The opening scene is vivid & raw. For me anyways, and my interest in the story took off from there.
Ella & Micha are two peas in a pod. Best friends since childhood, there is absolutely nothing Micha wouldn't do for Ella and vice versa. *sigh* I need to interrupt my thoughts to say that Micha is definitely swoon worthy, his unfaltering love for Ella and his desire to be "her everything" is sooo super sweet! Ella's had a rough up-bringing and has just recently had to deal with some serious heavy emotional turmoil and try as he might, he just couldn't fix what happened to her...and she bolts. Trying to leave everything she once was behind. But we all know running never solves anything and just hurts those who love you.
Ella while all tough girl on the outside is really vulnerable on the inside. And at times, she pissed me off. When she leaves without saying goodbye?! That's super messed-up! But I will admit, did add an element of romantic suspense to the story. And ya, I get that she just went through something horrible but still! Micha's been her solid & constant and she totally disregarded him by not even giving him the decency to say good-bye. Can I just say though, how refreshing it was to have the female protagonist more damaged than the male?
He's upset and I need to get to the bottom of why. "You could have told me about your dad."
"Could I of?" The front of his thighs push against the fence. "I don't think you can handle it right now--you can barely handle your own problems."
Can you tell it evoked some emotional reactions in me?? Hell yes, it did!
I was immediately drawn into the pain in Ella's world...her disappointment. It gave her character so much depth that despite the fact that she made me mad a few times, I liked her.
Speaking on content matter alone, The Secret of Ella & Micha touches on an issue that is very real. Jessica Sorensen's ability to weave this matter into a heart-felt, touching and emotional story speaks volumes to her ability as an author.
The Secret of Ella & Micha is a great addition to the New Adult genre. It's all at once sad, sweet and a tad dangerous. You won't be disappointed when you read this...it has all the makings of a great read; relateable characters, solid background story, depth and fluidity, OH and let's not forget muscle cars and muscle boys!! Being a fan of old school cars, that element didn't escape my notice in the least! You should be running out right now to get this book!
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