I am a big fan of authors who write imperfect characters who learn to find the beauty in their flaws. Ella and Micha from Jessica Sorensen’s The Secret series are two of my very favorite flawed characters. In The Ever After of Ella and Micha we finally get to see them achieve their happy ending.
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.
As much as I love this series and its characters, I hope this is the last book focusing on Ella and Micha. I think we’ve reached the end of their story arc in a perfect manner. The growth these characters have displayed over the past three books (reviews of book one, two, & three) has been conducive and organic to the story. Their problems weren’t ones that could have been believably solved over the course of one book. I respect Sorensen as a storyteller immensely for not compromising the integrity of her characters with a quick finish. She let Ella and Micha grow naturally as individuals and as a couple, allowing readers time to grow with them. Their journey has been one wrought with difficulties and misunderstandings, but it is one that teaches us the beauty in flaws, the beauty of true love.
4 out of 5 Stars
The Ever After of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Grand Central Publishing (2013)
eBook: 272 pages
Special thanks to Grand Central Publishing for my review copy via Netgalley!