Launch Day Blitz: The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen! Includes Giveaway,Excerpt &Adriana's Review!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ella and Micha was the first couple written by Jessica Sorensen that I fell in love with first. I just wanted to see their tortured souls healed. At first, I thought the first book in the series was going to be the last. But then I found out that there was going to be a second, and a few months later, a third. I fell in love with them more and more even though I had the same issues I had with book two that I had in this one.
This time around you would expect Ella and Micha to be in a good place mentally. Micha has progressed so much from the man we met in book one. He seems to be happy with how his life is even though a few demons come to the surface once or twice. Ella is another story. Every day she struggles with her depression, and now that she has started reading her mom"s journal, things seem to be on a roller coaster throughout the book. She knows she wants to be with Micha forever, but the thinking about the future brings up questions about if she is going to turn out like her mother and that scares her!
I really love these characters, but not how their story ended. I loved immersing myself in their lives, but at times things just felt very repetitive and drawn out. The flashbacks of when they were little were great ones to see, but the ones that take place during book one or two, in my opinion, were not necessary.
Overall, I liked the end to Ella and Micha's story even though I did not live it as much as I wanted to. Fans of this series will want to read this one since it does include the happily ever after we have been hoping for.
“Baby, come on. Let them be. They deserve a beautiful wedding not an elopement in a tacky fake church.” Lila glides her hand up the front of his chest, stands on her tiptoes, and kisses his neck. Then she whispers something in his ear as she plays with his hair.
I’ll admit they make a cute couple, especially now that Lila has this whole grunge thing going. Her blond hair is chin length and streaked with black that matches Ethan’s hair. She’s wearing jeans and a tank top that aren’t name brand like everything she used to wear when we were living together. Her style goes well with Ethan’s laidback look: his plaid shirt and faded jeans and a pair of sneakers that he’s probably owned since he was sixteen. And Lila’s average height allows her to nestle her head against Ethan’s chest comfortably. Looking at them with the sunlight and my house in the backdrop, I find myself wishing I had time to draw them.
After a lot of kissing and whispering in Ethan’s ear, Lila convinces him to stop complaining and he begrudgingly agrees that Vegas is a ridiculous idea and that Micha and I should get married in Star Grove.
“A week is not a lot of time to prepare a wedding,” Lila declares, pulling her sunglasses over her eyes. “Not a real one with decorations, flowers, dresses, tuxes, and guests. God, I wish we had more time to plan this.”
“And I wish you wouldn’t take any time to plan it,” I say, and when she frowns I sigh. “Sorry, I’m just not into wedding stuff.” I round the car to the passenger side of the Chevelle, trailing my finger across a few dings and chips in the black paint that were put there when Micha intentionally crashed it into the snow bank.
Micha opens the driver door and steps back so Ethan can climb into the backseat. “It doesn’t matter what kind of wedding we have,” he says, “just as long as Ella’s there with me. In fact, we don’t even need dresses and tuxes. We could even be naked and standing in my backyard and I’d be okay.” He winks at me over the roof of the car. “As long as we’re together, I’ll be happy and being naked would just be an added bonus.”
This makes Lila giggle as she ducks her head and hops into the backseat with Ethan. I push the seat back, get in the car, and shut the door, then pull the visor down to block the sunlight.
Micha adjusts the driver’s seat before he closes the door and starts the engine. “So is everyone ready for this?” He looks around at the three of us, but when his eyes finally land on me I know he only really cares about my answer.
It takes me a second to answer and he notices my hesitation and his expression starts to fall. But even though my throat feels dry I manage to say, “Of course.” My voice trembles a little.
“Okay then.” Giving me a small but slightly forced smile, he backs down the driveway and drives toward the highway, toward home where all of this started. Where Micha and I first met, first talked, first played, kissed, fooled around, danced, said I love you.
Where Micha and I began
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives with her husband and three kids. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
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