Jessica Sorensen

The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars and only .99¢!

Jessica Sorensen is definitely a writer with the ability to completely draw her audience into a story. I was having a hard time reading this book the first time I picked it up, I couldn’t seem to get through the first chapter. Honestly now I have no idea why I was having such a problem because as I sat down today with my Kindle I found myself unable to pull away for Micha and Ella.

I’m definitely excited to read books 2 and 3.

Find out more about Jessica Sorensen here.

“He knows what I’m about to say—he always does. He is my best friend, my soul mate. In a perfect world, full of roses and sunshine we’d be together, but this world is full of broken homes, drunken fathers, and mothers who give up easily.” 

The Secret of Ella & Micha by Jessica Sorensen

Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.

Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it’s summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. 

Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.

Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes.   (From Goodreads)

Beautiful and Emotional Read!

5 out of 5 Stars!

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorenson

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorenson

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.

(New Adult Contemporary)*Mature Content** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations and language. (From Goodreads)

This one kept me up all night until 6 am because I could not put it down for anything.  Even as my husband begged me to just go to sleep I couldn’t do it.  I cried and I laughed, basically I loved this book.

Ms. Sorensen did a perfect job of making me connect with these characters and truth be told to fall in love with Kayden.  I truly loved his character and rooted for him from the first moment he spoke.

Only $0.99?

Accidentally on PurposeAccidentally on Purpose by L.D. Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow! That’s pretty much all I can say right now. This story is so many things; funny, sweet at times, heartbreaking at others. There of course is the love triangle which is one of my favorite plots. There is a bit of suspense involving Kyle and there is also a great love story in there as well.

Emmy is a complicated woman. She is smart, beautiful, resourceful and a spitfire. She can be snarky yet sweet. Sometimes she shows how much she cares about people and at others she can be selfish. She is strong and yet has so many weaknesses. Her relationship with her mother is on one hand comic relief throughout most of the book and at the same time sad. In other words Emmy is very real and I both loved and hated her.

Kyle is the most complicated of the characters to me because my opinion of him changed so much throughout the story. At one point I loved him and then I have to be honest I hated him. I am truly not sure if he ever redeems himself in my eyes for the bad things he does.

I fell in love with Luke and wanted nothing more than for him and Emmy to fall madly in love and live happily ever after! There were times in the beginning where I was a bit suspicious of him and then at times his coldness made me sad but all in all I loved him.

This book goes from humorous to serious and heartbreaking to dark and then back again. It gives us a look at both love and lust, obsession and addiction as well as self destruction and healing. And although this is a story of a woman torn between the love of two men, what it really shows us is the importance of loving yourself.

Falling Stars

Falling StarsFalling Stars by Sadie Grubor
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“A falling, or shooting, star, is the common name for the visible path of a meteoroid if it survives impact with the Earth’s surface.”

Christopher Mason, the infamous lead singer of The Forgotten, has a reputation for being ‘difficult’. Harboring dark memories and the burden of a painful secret, he struggles with a past he desperately wants to destroy. Amidst this star’s battle with the pull of his demons, he risks losing everything he’s built as a musician.

Enter Mia Ryder, the head strong yet laid back, lead singer of Hushed Mentality. As the opening act for The Forgotten, Mia and her all girl rock band are sure to gain the publicity needed to sky rocket to the next level in their dream career.

Mia’s laidback personality is challenged by Chris’s plotting for their demise and removal of the ‘girlie band’ from ‘his’ tour. But even Chris’s best laid plans aren’t prepared for Mia.

As the demons pull this shining star down, is the one person he wants to eliminate the only person who can save him from the collision course he is on?

So I happened to get this one off the free reads through Amazon and decided to give it a try since I had it on my TBR shelf. I was very surprised at how much I liked it. I was happy I checked out the free reads yesterday. There were definitely some typos and grammatical errors as well as some places where the author needed to do better editing but overall I was able to look past those things and just get into the story.

This was a lot more than a story about the “Bad boy” falling in love for the first time with a “Good girl” and them having to figure out how to navigate their new relationship. There isn’t really that insta-love we find in a lot of these books, these characters truly do not like the other person (although Chris realizes his true feelings about Mia a lot sooner than Mia does) and Chris really is a asshole to almost everyone.

This isn’t just a love story, there is a lot going on here.