The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Series: The Secret #1
Release Date: October 2, 2012
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.
"It was one of the things that made me fall in love with her; the fire, passion, and the need to stick up for the outcasts, even if it meant being an outcast herself."
Micha Scott has been in love with his best friend Ella, since he was sixteen, but one night on a bridge changes everything. Ella used to be brave, fiery, all-round badass, but after that night she bolts and doesn't want to be found.
When she returns to their hometown, she's changed. Gone is the brave passionate girl who Micha grew up with, now replaced with a reserved quieter version.
This is the third novel by Jessica Sorensen that I have read and the second New Adult/Young Adult novel of hers. I read The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden earlier this year and absolutely loved it. I read it in one sitting, staying up half the night to read it. For some reason I thought this book would be similar to it, and it is in someways. But I just didn't connect to the characters as much. I found the whole badgirl/badboy characters too much and they almost ended up as caricatures.