By: Jessica Sorensen
Published: October 2, 2012
Kindle, 309 pages
Source: Personal Kindle Library
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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.My Review:
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.
I really wanted to love this book. First and foremost because I so enjoyed The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. And maybe it depends on which story you read first as to how you see each one but for me The Secret of Ella and Micha fell a little flat. I'm not quite sure I can put my finger on what in particular in the story made me feel this way but the characters and their attraction to one another seemed a little underdeveloped and rushed. Ella's hot and cold behavior gave me whiplash so I can only imagine how poor Micha must've felt.
I did love that Ella and Micha are long time friends and have been there for one another since they were kids. Those kind of relationships always tug at my heart strings.
"She challenges me, pushes me, and pisses me off, but I wouldn't have it any other way."
"Just because it's broken doesn't mean it loses its importance."
"They'll never really know what it took to get here. How many years were invested, but that's okay. It's a secret between us."
Final Rating - 3.5 stars