Friday 20 December 2013

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

17162859Title: The Secret of Ella and Micha
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher: Forever
Pages: 309
Release Date: March 26th 2013 (October 2nd 2012)
Series: The Secret #1
Where I Got It: Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: If you loved Beautiful Disaster then you're ready to discover...

THE SECRET OF ELLA AND MICHAA 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.

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


I read this book on December 20th 2013.

Jessica Sorensen takes you for a ride through love and heartache that you're not soon to forget.
Just because I gave the book 3 stars, doesn't mean I didn't like it. I kind of calculated it all up. Here is what I liked about the book. I liked their relationship. They seemed very close and friendly yet didn't let their feelings destroy that friendship. I thought it was very sweet how close together they were together. Something I loved was Micha's lip ring. Wow. I never thought of them sexy, but from Ella's point of view, I was blushing myself. I love Micha's teasing. It was a never ending stream of humor throughout the book and was enjoyable. I also enjoyed Ethan and Lila's little relationship yet at the same time some things from the book made me dislike it.
I didn't like the amount of errors throughout the book. It isn't a huge problem but I'm a perfectionist so it kind of bothered me to a certain degree. I also didn't like Ella's friend Lila. She seemed so very dependent on Ella and just always expected her to let her in with open arms. Obviously we learn that Lila didn't know the real Ella and yet she doesn't seem bothered to stay in her house without knowing a thing about her. Often Jessica would say one thing then say another. What I mean in, Ella will be sitting on the couch, but then she'll talk about how her and Micha are leaning against the wall. I didn't like how Micha and Ella would just make out anywhere. At one point they even made out on a lawn, and Micha touched Ella's chest. I just thought that it would be awkward because they are on someone elses lawn.
The author would often mix in some past memories, yet I never could figure out where the past was and where the present was. I kind of wish that the characters wouldn't talk in their past because that's what made me mix it up with the present.
And finally, sometimes the book made me lose interest. I don't know why, but if the characters don't engage in conversation, then I will lose interest quickly.
Overall, I enjoyed the story of Ella and Micha and do plan to read the next one, The Forever of Ella and Micha.
I recommend The Secret of Ella and Micha to readers who enjoy a heavy set contemporary romance.

Grades: 11 and up
Ages: 16+


  1. I have been hearing feedbacks about Jessica Sorensen's books. Since I've read your review, I think I want to read it too. :))

    1. It's an amazing book! Hopefully you've gotten to read it! :)