by Jessica Sorensen
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On the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect façade. She'll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden-which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there's only one person who's there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory.
Ethan set the rules a long time ago: he and Lila are just friends. He doesn't do relationships. Although his tattooed, bad boy exterior is a far cry from Lila's pretty princess image, Ethan can't deny they have a deeper connection than he's used to. If he's not careful, he could be in serious danger of becoming attached-and he's learned the hard way that attachment only leads to heartbreak.
When Lila falls farther than she ever has before, can Ethan continue to help as a friend? Or is he also getting close to falling . . . for her?
Jessica Sorensen creates a beautiful world full of heartache, hardships and tragic pasts. Lila and Ethan are no exception to this and their story was heart wrenching.
I can smile on the outside, show the world how happy I am, since that’s what’s important, even if I’m dying on the inside.
Lila is a self-destructive mess. She was raised with parents that were unloving and had the amazing gift of making one feel more worthless than a tiny spec of dust. She has a secret from her past that helped mold her into the train wreck that she is today and her parent’s reaction only helped to exacerbate the situation. Then we have Ethan. His home life and secrets from his past hinders him from being able to be happy and move forward with his life. I wanted to root for them and I wanted to see their happily ever after. I wanted to fall back in love with this series. I really wanted that! Unfortunately, the same thing happened in this book that also happened in the previous book. The beginning was amazing and then I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over and over again.
Sadly I’ve realized that Jessica Sorensen isn’t for me right now. The further I get in a series from her, the further I dislike the characters. The ending of this book has convinced me that I will not continue this series. Her characters are continuing to make the same mistakes again and again, and therefore are going through the same struggles all over again. It’s very disappointing because I truly enjoy the way she writes and the characters she creates.
Reading Order & Links:
Amazon (click book covers)
iBooks (click titles) –The Prelude of Ella and Micha (A Novella)★ The Secret of Ella and Micha★The Forever of Ella and Micha★The Ever After of Ella and Micha★Take Chances: Three Stories★Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always
Our Reviews: (The secret of Ella and Micha – Jen) ★ (The Forever of Ella and Micha – Jen) ★ (The Temptation of Lila and Ethan – Jen)