One Night Stand: The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen


The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Mature YA  
Jessica Sorensen (October 2, 2012)

Rating: B
Heat: Warm

Heroine: Ella – Artist, College Student
Hero: Micha – Musician, Races Cars 
Setting: Nevada, USA



From the very beginning of this story, I knew there was something special about Ella and Micha’s relationship. This is the kind of love that last forever. Ella and Micha have been best friends and inseparable since childhood. As they grow up, their platonic friendship begins to change into something more between them. However, Ella, with her fear of intimacy, has always held back. And Micha never pushed her. In the aftermath of a tragedy, Ella breaks down one night. Micha, the true hero he is, helps Ella out. And in the heat of the moment, they have their first kiss. Ella, unable to handle things in her life, runs away, and leaves behind the one person who knows her deep down to her soul. Eight months later, Ella finally comes home. She must now face Micha, who has been desperate to find her all this time.

“He is my best friend, my soul mate. In a perfect world, full of roses and sunshine we’d be together, but this world is full of broken homes, drunken fathers, and mothers who give up easily.”

Ella has changed. She is no longer the old Ella that Micha remembers – the girl who is reckless, an adrenaline junkie, outspoken, a spit-fire. The new Ella dresses differently, speaks differently – more tamed, quiet, and completely unlike the old her. This is not the girl Micha fell in love with. And he is determined to bring her back and rekindle the flame between them.

Ella’s story broke my heart. She fears she is like her mother, who has a bipolar disorder, and feels guilty she couldn’t protect her. She thinks that by changing her personality, her appearance, and her mannerisms she will be able to control every aspect of her life. But she can’t even look in the mirror. She might be able to change who she is on the outside but she can’t change who she really is on the inside. When she sees Micha for the first time, it brings out a part of her she repressed for eight months. He makes her feel alive again. Makes her feel like her old self.

Micha embodies the bad boy that I love. He’s a tattooed musician with a sexy lip ring that drove me crazy. But behind the bad boy persona, he is an incredibly confident, sensitive, kindhearted man, and his heart has always belonged to Ella. He knows Ella is hiding from herself because she is afraid to face her past. But he is determined to get his “pretty girl” back. He is so sweet and so patient with Ella. He knows he must proceed with caution or she will run again. As he slowly breaks down her walls, the old Ella begins to shine through. But this Ella is more mature, less broken.

Their friendship evolves slowly into a romance. Micha takes his time with Ella. Gives her space and never rushes her. But he doesn’t give her too much space or room to think. He doesn’t want to scare her but he doesn’t want her to run either. He kisses are passionate, scorching hot and leaves both of them breathless, begging for more.

“You’re fucking driving me crazy. You know that?” He whispers through a groan as his fingers slip underneath the side of my skirt and up my thighs. “I want you, pretty girl. Badly.” He’s not lying. His desire is pressed up against the back of my waist.

Miz Sorensen definitely knows how to write hot and steamy kisses that left me feeling all tingly. There is so much sexual tension between these two that I thought I would burst at the seams if these two didn’t finally get some loving! And when they did, it was sweet, romantic, perfect.

“Make love to me,” she whispers against my lips. I’ve been dreaming about those words leaving her lips since I was sixteen.

This story is about love, loss, and acceptance. I love the direction the story took at the end. They didn’t demand anything from one another. They make smart and mature decisions and support one another rather than make ultimatums. I’m glad the story ended with such a positive and happy tone. But this is only the beginning, and I definitely plan to continue this journey with them in the second book, The Forever of Ella and Micha – which comes out November 3rd.

Thoughts While Reading:

68.0% - "Come on Ella, give in, you know you want to to suck on that lip ring..."


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