Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

The Secret of Ella and Micha (The Secret, #1)
Good Reads Summary
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

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.

(New Adult Contemporary)
*Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language.

My Thoughts
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Ella and Micha… why do I keep reading ‘Mischa’ and why do I keep picturing this big hulking Russian kid? God knows! Now, the story starts differently, I will give it that and half the time I had no idea what was happening, but it kind of fizzled for me close to the end because later it became clear that’s this  was all about a girl owning who she was with the help of the guy who knew her best.

I can’t say that I loved this because a lot of what Micha was saying/ doing actually pissed me off. Tits and ass.. tits and ass was about all he could say when considering the girl. We couldn’t get passed one page without some crudely phrased thing passing his head. Then again, he is a guy… except, do all guys think that way? Although… he does sort of white knight things doesn’t he? Good thing. Bad thing. You decide.

The girl herself… hmm, what to say what to say? Her drama seems way blown out of proportion… though who am I to talk? It is a heavy thing what she’s dealing with 9or more apt, not dealing with) except there’s this lack of detail; it was insufficient to have me “into” anything. It’s all “because my mom was like this then I shall be like this” and it felt incomplete somehow as in that can’t be the only reason! So there’s some heavy stuff in here… I just wasn’t buying it all.

Romance-wise, it’s not as typical as other books of the same type. She tries to do things her way… manages to do so to an extent, then when he comes into the picture it’s all about reviving the past… and her getting in touch with her truth and what not.  So, this is me: not complaining (too loudly.)

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