Tour Stop: The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1) by Jessica Sorensen

Title: The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret #1)

Author: Jessica Sorensen

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Book Description:

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.

My Thoughts:

The Secret of Ella & Micha was a great read. It’s a story about love, and friendship. It’s a story about finding your way and letting go. It’s a story about dealing with your problems and having faith that it can be resolved.

Not having had an easy life, Ella is ready to take any chance she can get of getting away. From everything. Not matter what. But at one point she’ll have to go back home, even if it’s for a summer.

Best friends since kids Micha knows Ella’s every little secret. With problems of his own, Micha knows one thing. He loves Ella, and he’d do anything to have her old self back.

I think what drawn me in was Micha. Well… duh! But not only because he was totally swoon-worthy, which is he was. Very much so. But because he knew he loved her, and he didn’t deny it (I’m kind of tired of the I-love-you-but-I-will-push-you-away-still thing that most books have going on right now).

“I love you, Ella May and nothing will ever change that. You can push me away –run away – and I will still love you.”

While The Secret of Ella & Micha was a very interesting, sweet and endearing book that will leave you wanting to read the next one (which should be coming out soon!).

Excerpt:

I eye her over and she fusses with her hair self-consciously. With one swift movement, I flip us over so my body is covering…hers. “When I told Ethan about that day when you told me not to see Cassandra, he told me you had a thing for me. He’s usually not right about those things.”

“I didn’t have a thing for you,” she argues. “I just didn’t want any-one else to have a thing for you.”

“You’re adorable when you deny the truth. You always have been.”

“Micha, I used to have studs on every item of clothing I owned and enough black eyeliner to make an entire sketch. That’s not adorable.”

“It is on you.” I wink at her.

She shakes her head and pokes a finger at my chest. “Don’t try and use your player moves on me.”

We remain silent, frozen in the moment, until I finally speak again. “I have an idea.” Curiosity slowly takes over her face as I shift my weight over her body. My arms are at the side of her head, barely holding my weight up. My face hovers above hers, our lips only an inch apart, and she lies perfectly still. “I want to kiss you.”

She shakes her head promptly. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

I trace one of my fingers over her lips. I’ve been going about this all wrong. I can’t force myself on her. I have to move slow and think of her as a skittish cat that needs to be approached cautiously.

“Just kiss. I swear to God that’s all we’ll do.” I move my finger away from her lips. “And kissing’s not that scary, right?”

“With you it is,” she says truthfully.

“If you want me not to, just say it.” Taking my time, I leisurely lower my lips toward hers.

She stays stationary, her big green eyes targeted on my mouth. Slowly, so she has time to let her thoughts slow down, I caress my lips across hers. A small gasp flees from her lips and I slip my tongue into her mouth. Her hands glide up my back and into my hair. My body conforms to hers as I explore her mouth with my tongue. She bites down on my bottom lip, sucking my lip ring into her mouth before releasing it.

About the Author:

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives with her husband and three kids in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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