Saturday, October 12, 2013

Review: The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen

From the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Ella and Micha series comes a gripping story of passion, pain, and the courage to love . . .


On the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect fa├žade. She'll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden-which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there's only one person who's there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory.

Ethan set the rules a long time ago: he and Lila are just friends. He doesn't do relationships. Although his tattooed, bad boy exterior is a far cry from Lila's pretty princess image, Ethan can't deny they have a deeper connection than he's used to. If he's not careful, he could be in serious danger of becoming attached-and he's learned the hard way that attachment only leads to heartbreak.

When Lila falls farther than she ever has before, can Ethan continue to help as a friend? Or is he also getting close to falling . . . for her?

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan is a story that will grip you from the very first page until the very last. We have to two troubled souls who both have had difficult pasts. But they have each other and maybe just maybe they may love each other. 

I am not even gonna lie, that was somewhat depressing book when I first started reading. People suck. I feel sad for anyone who has this kinda life and don't know what it's like to feel love and to feel wanted. 

The parents in the story really pissed me off. And to think there are parents out there just like this! Sometimes even worse then the ones I just read about. I'm lucky enough to have had parents who loved me and cared what I did. 

Holy sexual tension! Seriously the sexual tension was amazing and kinda hot. Um,candy canes anyone?!

Ella and Micha are amazing and I love them but I think I might just care for Lila and Ethan a little bit more. Lila's situation is so tough to read about and I wanted to help her so bad. The happy go lucky girl is coming undone, and doesn't have anyone to be there for her. 

Ethan is a bit more complex. He's filled with so much guilt for an event that happened in his life and it's eating him alive. Will he ever be able to forgive himself? 

I fell in love with Ethan! He tries to be this bad boy who doesn't care but really he is a sweetheart with a heart of gold. He's amazing.

It was also nice getting to see our favorite couple from the first two books. Getting to see from another pov was refreshing.
I felt heartbreak and love and so much pain while reading this. It's definitely a story that won't leave me anytime soon. 

**Deals with some tough subject matters. 

This is for the fans of the Ella and Micha series and of course for the ones who fell in love with both Lila and Ethan. The best friends of Ella & Micha. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Forever of The Hatchett Book Group, inc for providing me with a copy for an honest review. 


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