This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Series: The Secret
Published by Hachette on February 12,2013
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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.
I am completely in love with the new adult genre and The Secret of Ella and Micha just makes my love affair with it deepen.
Micha is just the guy I needed in my life right now. He seemed perfect with his tattoos, guitar playing, pierced lip, and sweet talking ways. I loved that he had the bad boy exterior but he wasn’t afraid to show the sweet genuine interior he has. I almost hated Ella in the beginning for how she left things with him. I am glad I gave everyone a chance though and really got into the story.
Ella was the kind of character I couldn’t tell if I wanted to love or hate. I do love her after reading the entire book though. I think my issue with her was similarity of her past that seemed to coincide with mine. I do believe that Ella went around things the wrong way but I am so glad that she realized that. I am so happy for Ella though and how she is working through her issues instead of running. It was nice to see her grow and though she was scared she opened up which is never an easy thing to do.
The relationship between Ella and Micha was intense. It can be so hard for people to go from friends to more realizing it’s hard to go back. I think though with Ella and Micha it’s always been more. If they had only been just friends I don’t think the lines would have been so easy to blur. I would have like to know more about Ella and Micha that didn’t revolve around family or their relationship. We only got tiny glimpses of the art for Ella and guitar playing for Micha.
I liked that the sexual tension in this book was believable and things weren’t rushed. Also the “sexy times” were just enough to leave me (and the characters) satisfied without going to detailed. Not that I would have minded to get more details that involved Micha. The Secret of Ella and Micha definitely did seem tame compared to other new adult books I have read but it didn’t take away from the story.
One thing I would have liked more of is detail. I wanted more description of the places they were at and things that were happening. I would have even been sufficed with more details about the races and I am not that big of a race fan, just the guys that drive the hot cars.
The whole family situation was just…dysfunctional. There is not much to say else about it without getting into spoilers, but I do hope the best for Ella’s family and Micha’s Mom. However with Micha’s dad, let’s just say I could care less and don’t want to get into it.
Don’t get me wrong I love Ella and Micha but I am so ecstatic for Lila and Ethan’s story. Now that is definitely an opposites attract story I can’t wait to read and see how things turn out for them. The little glimpses and notion of them together I was praying they would get their own story and it is going to happen.
Okay, so let us talk about the ending. I understand the fact of Micha not wanting any regrets but I guess I can’t wrap my head around why he did what he did. The last page was extremely sweet and I can’t wait to read the next book and see how The Forever of Ella and Micha end.