Thursday 11 April 2013

Review:: The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

Title: The Secret of Ella and Micha
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher: Sphere
Pages: 316
Format: Paperback
Disclosure: Review copy from publisher

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 is a very easy read. Something great for a beach trip or vacation. As I was reading it made me wish that I had a guy best friend growing up. I think the best love stories come from a deep friendship. It also feels real. People run away from their problems all the time. It's hard to share feelings with the people you love if you're afraid you're going to lose them. It's relate-able. 

Micha is swoon worthy. Like all love interests in books should be. He and Ella are both from dysfunctional families {who isn't?!} and they just get each other. Although they have their own problems, they are each other's rock. There were some thing that happened in the past that I was dying to know. I needed all the pieces to fit so I could understand Ella and Micha better. 

This is a really great love story. There is something epic about it. Ella is trying to stay away but the chemistry is just too strong. They can't keep their hands off each other!

There is a lot of mature content here. I really loved that! This is sort of where we all want our favorite YA books to go. But, at the same time it was a lot. Is the New Adult name just to get some juicy content in there? It felt very adult to me. 

I'm going to say it again--if you haven't jumped on this New Adult bandwagon then you need to get with the program. I can see every bit of why this story has swept the nation. There's a certain umph to it that you don't get from YA contemporary. It is probably all the sex talk. 


  1. I'm a sucker for love stories where the guy and the girl start off as friends! And I'm very curious about what happened to Ella to make her change so drastically (as the summary indicates).

  2. "The Secret of Ella and Micha" is a captivating story. I don't read every story I purchase more than once - but I just read this for the second time and loved it more than I did on my first reading!

    This book is well worth the purchase price. Highly recommended.

    Maycee Greene (Cash Advance For Business)


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