By: Jessica Sorensen
Published: May 28, 2013 by Forever
Kindle, 336 pages
Source: ARC from Netgalley, received from Publisher for review
(Goodreads / Amazon)
Ella and Micha have survived tragedy and heartbreak. When they're together, anything seems possible. But now they are thousands of miles apart, and managing their long distance relationship will put their love to the test.My Review:
Ella is back at school, trying hard not worry so much about her future. But with her father in and out of rehab, she's having a hard time making it through the days. All she wants is, Micha by her side, but she refuses to let her problems get in the way of his dreams.
Micha spends his days touring the country with his band, but deep down he knows something is missing. Being away from Ella is harder than he thought it would be. He wants her closer to him-needs her with him. But he won't ask her to leave college, just to be with him.
The few moments they do spend together are intense and passionate, but it only makes it more difficult when they have to part. They know they want to be together, but is wanting something enough to get them to their forever?
After my slight disappointment with book 1, The Secret of Ella and Micha, my expectation wasn't extremely high for this one. I will say I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it more than I did book 1. I liked how the book discusses alcoholism and the dangers of using alcohol as a coping mechanism. I like how Ella seeks the therapy of a professional to help her through her problems. And I love how both Ella and Micha try to follow their dreams for their own life, and not using their relationship as a crutch to hold them back. True relationships will last and even thrive through the fulfillment that comes with becoming the individual each is meant to be.
"It isn't as important to feel great about all the things we do," I say softly. "But how we feel toward the end when we look back at everything we've done."
"The kind of love that owns you." "The kind where you know the other person inside and out. Where you can go through hell and back and still make it out okay."
"Do you want me eternally, infinitely, forever, till death do us part?"
"You and I, good or bad, belong together. We make each other whole."
Final Rating - 4 stars.
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