Review: The Ever After of Ella and Micha (The Secret #4)
Series: The Secret #4
Published by: Forever Romance on 12/03/2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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About the Book:
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Temptation of Lila and Ethan comes a story of change, hope, and unbreakable vows.
The day Ella has waited for is just around the corner. It's the day she'll marry Micha, the love of her life, the light that guided her out of the darkness. It looks like it will be the perfect Christmas-until an unexpected package arrives with a harsh reminder of Ella's past. Suddenly Ella doesn't feel as confident about her future. Can she really have a "happily-ever-after" if she's never even seen one?
Micha will stand by Ella no matter what she's going through-though he worries that she might leave him standing at the altar again. When he's offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to tour with his favorite bands for three months, Micha knows he can't leave Ella behind. But can he ask her to uproot her life to join him on the road?
Now Ella and Micha must find a way to balance their fears, their dreams, and their love . . . if they ever want to hear wedding bells
The Ever After of Ella and Micha is the fourth novel in The Secret series by Jessica Sorensen. Ella and Micha are finally ready to get married and spend the rest of their lives together. They just have to survive their families to do it.
When Ella receives a mysterious package with a letter from her grandmother and her mother’s old journal, she begins to panic and realize she doesn’t want to get married in San Francisco, she wants to get married back in her home town. So she and Micha, along with Ethan and Lila, head back to their hometown to tie the knot.
Micha gets a call from the producer of his band, who informs him that Micha’s band has been picked to go on Rocking Slam Tour, he’s thrilled, but he doesn’t know how Ella will react. If Micha goes on tour, he’ll be gone for three months, and their honeymoon will be cancelled. Would he be willing to put his dreams aside to make Ella happy?
There were plenty of things I loved about this novel. Ella and Micha make a great couple, supporting each other in all the right ways and keeping each other sane. It was heart breaking listening to Ella and how much she didn’t think she deserved to be loved. And with an alcoholic father and a mother who committed suicide, it’s easy to see how she might feel that way. Micha is the only person who knows her inside and out, the only person who can calm her down when she’s about to have a panic attack. All he wants is to keep her safe, and it’s sweet the way that he takes care of her, not because she can’t take care of herself, but because she’s always had to.
Lila and Ethan are entertaining side characters as well, for the most part. There are moments where LIla seems unsure of their relationship and if they’re going to last, and I kind of wish that their relationship had been delved into a little more but it would be difficult to do that when the novel is supposed to be about Ella and Micha and their wedding.
The writing was done really well, there weren’t a bunch of cliche lines, the dialogue is done really well, and the story was just plain entertaining as a whole. There are a few chapters that are flashbacks to when Ella and Micha were younger, which I enjoyed because it helped develop their relationship even more. The characters were written really well also, besides having great chemistry. Each character by themselves was very real, very three-dimensional. Between Ella’s insecurities and anxiety and Micha’s love of music and desire to help Ella, they were both really well rounded and I enjoyed following their story.
If I had anything negative to say about the novel, it would probably be that it didn’t really have a “wow” factor for me. It was a really great read, and I was entertained throughout pretty much the entire thing, but it wasn’t amazing.
I’m giving The Ever After of Ella and Micha 4 out of 5 controllers. It was a beautiful love story between two best friends who are ready to spend the rest of their lives together.