The Forever of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

Ella and Micha have survived tragedy and heartbreak. When they're together, anything seems possible. But now they are thousands of miles apart, and managing their long distance relationship will put their love to the test.

Ella is back at school, trying hard not worry so much about her future. But with her father in and out of rehab, she's having a hard time making it through the days. All she wants is Micha by her side, but she refuses to let her problems get in the way of his dreams.

Micha spends his days touring the country with his band, but deep down he knows something is missing. Being away from Ella is harder than he thought it would be. He wants her closer to him - needs her with him. But he won't ask her to leave college, just to be with him.

The few moments they do spend together are intense and passionate, but it only makes it more difficult when they have to part. They know they want to be together, but is wanting something enough to get them to their forever?

Ella has always been broken, but now she is at the length of her rope. Her alcoholic father blames her for her bipolar mother's suicide, her brother is cold and distant, but she has boy next door Micha, even if he is half way across the country.

Ella is struggling with depression, Micha has been on tour with his band and the young couple are struggling with the long distance relationship. As Ella's mental health sends her into a breakdown, she starts to push away the only person that has ever loved her unconditionally, she wants to protect Micha from the inevitable, that eventually she'll develop bipolar, like her mother.

Micha can't move on, he's been in love with Ella since he was fifteen years old. He knows Ella has issues, but Micha is facing his own demons, with his father back on the scene and the beginnings of alcohol abuse. Ella needs time to work through her sadness and guilt, but is Micha willing to wait forever?

I enjoyed The Secret of Ella And Micha and you can read my review HERE, this one felt more like a retelling of the original story, with added drama. Ella is a broken girl that has been starved for affection her entire life, but as a young adult, she seems to be sexually driven. I can understand how it relates to the relationship between Micha and Ella, but it seems excessive in the general context. 

That seems to be the current basis for the majority of new adult novels, the female protagonist is inexperienced, but as soon as the main character has sex, it then seems to be the only thing she wants as she suddenly morphs into a sexual kitten on the prowl.

Like the original in the series, the characters don't communicate, relationships are based on assumptions and lack any meaningful conversation. Ella is attempting to become a better person, but the two immature young adults don't seem to be healthy for one another regardless, and I can't see how that can be a positive relationship.


The Forever Of Ella and Micha
(The Secret: Book Two)
Written By Jessica Sorensen
Published 28 / 05 / 2013
336 Pages

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