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.
Ella comes home after 8 months away. She comes back to a world she left behind. I felt that her return home could have been more dramatic than it was seeing as no one knew where she had been. I felt that the whole ordeal was brushed off within five minutes of her return.
The main aspect of the book was about best friends, Ella and Micha, falling in love. The should they, shouldn’t they. I felt that this went on for too long during the story and I wish to have seen them more together in a romantic relationship.
I felt like some scenes didn’t really do anything for the storyline. For example, the drag races. I didn’t see where they connected. Yes it does say that before Ella left she loved cars and working on them with Micha. It then says that Micha hopes this will bring her back to him but she doesn’t really do anything with the cars. She watches as Micha fixes his car with his friend Ethan and then watches him race. She does sit in the car with Micha during one race but it doesn’t really give anything towards the story.
I couldn’t really connect with the individual characters as their pasts where highlighted but didn’t go into much depths, with Ella’s mother being bipolar and committing suicide, and Micha’s father leaving him at a young age.
I did however like the relationship between Ella and Micha when they were finally together. I was happy and excited to see where it would go but the book ended before it went anywhere. Hopefully I will see more of this in the next book in the series ‘The Forever Of Ella and Micha.’ Even though I didn’t fall in love with this book I will give the second book a shot in a few weeks time.