Title: The Secret of Ella and Micha
By: Jessica Sorensen
Series: The Secret #1
My Copy: Ebook from Author
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.
The Secret of Ella and Micha is a mile marker for Jessica Sorensen that has landed her on the excellence radar. My previous experience with this author was full of potential, but still craved more. This debuting series has forced me to reevaluate this author’s incredible talent.
Ella and Micha have lived rough lives, and survived even rougher life altering events. One of those particular events pushed them apart when Ella leaves town leaving everyone and everything in her past behind. The reality as we jump head first in this story is that she not only left them behind, but also left the majority of herself there as well. Living in Vegas attending college she no longer resembles any form of the person that she was before. For fear that life will repeat itself she decided that wild side of life must be avoided at all cost. When she finds herself returning home for Summer break; she will be forced to face memories and feelings that she had previously buried. One of those things being the heart stopping Micha, but Micha is determined to find out where he lost his best friend. It doesn’t take him long to realize that Ella may think she has control of her life, but she is far from any better than the day she left.
This story is full of passion and intensity. It is packed full of sorrow and grief, but offers that glimmer of hope for an amazingly happily ever after. The happy conclusion left this story nicely, but with a story full of such struggle it is far from being our HEA. Ella and Micha have a romance that will supersede what most books dream to become, and Sorensen has effectively marked herself with success. The follow up with Ella and Micha Forever has a wonderful story to follow up, but with the strength of this story I am anxiously awaiting another successfully amazing story.