Friday, September 27, 2013

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

March 26, 2013
New Adult
320 pages (paperback)
A rule-breaker with a fiery attitude, Ella always wore her heart on her sleeve. Then she left everything behind to go to college, where she transformed into someone who follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. Now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. But once there, Ella fears that everything she's worked so hard to bury might resurface-especially with Micha living right next door.

Smart, sexy, and confident, Micha can get under Ella's skin like no one else. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. If he tries to tempt the old Ella to return, he will be impossible to resist. But what Ella doesn't realize is that when she left, she took a piece of Micha's heart with her. Now he's determined to win back the girl he lost, no matter what it takes.

I liked this book well enough, but something didn't quite click for me. 
I thought it was well-written and had a unique twist on the childhood friends-to-lovers theme, but I just didn't feel the zing of chemistry was there. I don't know if it was the heaviness to the story or the depressing nature of every single character's life (even the ones who seemed to have it good were depressed), but I left the book not wanting to enter into this world again - there wasn't enough bright moments to offset all the darkness. I doubt I'll read book 2 even though I liked both Lila and Ethan a lot. 

The Secret of Ella and Micha: 3/5 stars
Cover: 4/5 stars

I am giving away my very slightly used paperback copy of this book! Sorry, US Only.

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