The Secret of Ella and Micha - by Jessica Sorensen

TITLE: The Secret of Ella & Micha
AUTHOR: Jessica Sorensen
RATING: 5 Stars
PAGES: eBook
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
SERIES: The Secret of Ella & Micha #1
SOURCE: Author - Blog Tour

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.

(synopsis taken from Goodreads)

Oh. Em. Gee. Talk about a book that absolutely shook me. The Secret of Ella and Micha is probably one of the best books that have been released this year, at least in my opinion. This was my first experience reading something by the amazing Jessica Sorensen and I can honestly say, it blew me away!

This book deserves all the stars that can be given. I cried. I laughed. I smiled. I got frustrated. And, I fell in love right along with Ella and Micha. The story line itself is unique, it pulls you in and keeps you there. In the beginning we’re introduced to Ella and her roommate, Lila. The symbolism is absolutely breath-taking, and I could probably spout off and off and off about all the amazing details. But, that would be telling, and this story is meant to be read, cherished, and understood!
Ella is a spectacular young woman. Her past has done nothing but harm her, and she takes on a lot of guilt for something that isn’t her fault. With the suicide of her mother Ella decided to break away from everything. Her longtime best friend Micha (who’s tall, dark, and gorgeous of course) and her family. For that, I commend her because I honestly wouldn’t be able to do that myself. But she manages it, with strength that no one so young should have to possess merely for self-preservation. She is an incredibly deep and yet easy to understand character.

Micha though, is my personal favorite. I adore him (and have the serious hots for him!). He’s so real. He’s honest, probably almost to a fault, and a heck of a lot more intelligent than he ever lets on to. So he isn’t’ a grand gesture sort of male character but he’s simply easy to love. I love the fact that Micha hardly let’s anything gets him down.
The Secret of Ella and Micha is high up on my recommended list, it’s the kind of book that you pick up and can’t stop reading until the book’s ended. I am highly anticipating the second installment to their tale! I thought I’d share a few quotes (I promise to only give you a few though honestly, I have 75% of the book highlighted) so you all can get a bit of a taste for what The Secret of Ella and Micha has in store for you.

“They know who I used to be; a loud spoken, reckless girl, who showed what she felt to the world. There were no secrets with me.” –Ella
“Perhaps if I can get enough courage to jump off the thin ledge, I’ll soar away into the night, like a bird with powerful wings.” -Ella
“Just because it’s broken doesn’t mean it loses its importance. And I figured I’d give it to you one day when  you realized it was okay to make mistakes.” –Grady

Jessica Sorensen has written a book that deserves to be read and characters that bury themselves in your heart. And she teaches us an important lesson: Sometimes. Things are broken, and it may seem impossible to put them back together again. But, with a little trust and hard work, sometimes you find that mistakes are meant to be made and hearts can be mended. Way to go Jessica Sorensen!

Author Bio:
I live in Wyoming with my husband and three kids, where I spend most of my time writing, reading, and hanging out with my family. I’m the author of the Fallen Star Series, the Darkness Falls Series, and the Death Collectors. I also just branched out to the New Adult Contemporary genre with my book, The Secret of Ella and Micha.


A Little Treat for you, the Character Biography (Written by the Author) of Micha Scott

   Character Name: Micha Scott
   Nicknames: none
   Age: 20
   Place of Birth: Star Grove
   Residence: The Road
   Height: 6ft 2in
   Clothing/ Styles: Jeans, plaid shirts, chains on hid pants, studded belts, leather bands on wrist… oh yeah, and a lip ring ;)
   Hair:  blond with a little wave to it
   Eye Color: Aqua
   Tattoos: He has an infinity tattoo on his arm and a tattoo on his ribcage of the first lyrics her ever wrote, which were about Ella.
   Relatives: his mother
   Friends: Ella and Ethan
   Educational History: Graduated from high school
   Work History: He worked at Ethan’s dad’s auto shop and now he plays with his band at clubs.
   Skills: playing the guitar, singing, writing music, and racing cars
   Phobias / Fears: Losing Ella and that he’ll end up alone, like his mom.
   Bad Habits:  Sometimes he drinks too much to bury his pain.

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