Today we’re excited to celebrate the release of Ella and Micha: Infinitely and Always by Jessica Sorensen. Enjoy a sneak peek into the book below, my review and don’t forget to enter the giveaway! Good luck!
**A Secret Series Novella**
After five years of marriage, Ella couldn’t be happier. Her job is great. Her marriage is amazing. But when she receives some surprising news, her world is turned upside down.
Micha loves being a musician, but being on the road, and away from Ella, is difficult. When the industry begins to put pressure on him to change his image, he makes a choice; one he fears is going to drastically change Ella’s and his future forever. That is until he learns Ella has a secret, one that makes his career choice seem hugely insignificant.
This novella was short and sweet, we start with Micha on the road touring and hating every moment of being away from Ella. Even worse, he’s under major pressure from the label to change his image to their needs and “quit being so happy.” Micha has a choice to make and he’s torn.
Ella is missing Micha. Sure, she’s pretty close with her brother and Caroline and she sees Ethan and Lila daily, but she misses her husband when he’s touring. Not that she would ever tell him how lonely she gets, she doesn’t want to make him feel guilty for living his dream.
Not one to let us down, Jessica Sorensen seriously delivers with this short, sweet novella. Five years into marriage Micha and Ella are still as hot for each other as ever. I love how confident and sure of herself and her relationship Ella is, sure there’s a major fear that confronts her in this novella but she seems to have really found herself which is amazing because she’s such a wonderful character – the kind you can’t help but pull for all the time. Micha has matured as well and I love seeing the relationship between the two still strong – stronger than ever – even when they have to spend time apart and after several year together. So many people assume the thrill of love and the flame die soon after marriage but Ella and Micha prove the haters wrong!
And yes, we get to see some Lila and Ethan too. You won’t be disappointed with Ella and Micha’s best friends. They’re wonderful as ever and always so much fun to read about.
Sidenote, I believe this is the first Jessica Sorensen work I’ve read in a while that had me crying – but only tears of joy. (Yes, ok I’m a giant crybaby. I cry when things are happy and sad and cute… you get the point…) It’s nice to see this couple, who has endured so much heartache and pain get past that and to a happy place.
A slow breath eases from his lips as his gaze collides with mine. “Sorry. I’m being a downer, aren’t I?” He leans toward me, tucking a strand of hair behind my ear. “That isn’t fair to you after you flew across the country to see me.”
“Micha, you should know by now”—I press my lips together, trying not to laugh as I prepare to quote a line from one of his songs—“that I would travel to hell and back just to be with you.”
“Ha, ha,” he says playfully, sticking out his tongue. “You wound my heart, Ella May. I wrote those lyrics for you and you mock me with them.”
“I’m not mocking, just having fun—”
He cuts me off as he nips at my bottom lip, eliciting a soul-bearing groan from me. He slowly starts unbuttoning my shirt, picking up the pace the farther down he gets until he finally becomes so impatient he rips the fabric off.
“I miss your kisses the most.” I willingly lean against the piano as he unfastens my bra and urges me back.
He quickly stands up to tug his shirt over his head and then places an arm on each side of me as his body hovers over mine. “I miss everything the most,” he says before he kisses me. “All the fucking time. I swear to God, I need to see you more.”
My legs fasten around his waist as the ivory keys dig into my flesh. My fingers trace the outlines of his muscular stomach, the inscription of his tattoos, feeling his heart slamming erratically against his chest.
Excitement bursts to the surface when he pushes back to undo the button on my jeans.
“Micha, wait.” I pant. “Are we really going to do this?”
“Do what?” He teases me with a cock of his brow as he gradually unzips my jeans.
I kick off my shoes while I gasp for air. “Have sex on a piano.”
He pulls my jeans and panties off, his passionate gaze skimming every inch of my flesh, stifling my eager body with overpowering heat.
“You sound so excited about the idea,” he says as I reach for the top of his pants and unflick the button.
“I’ll take it wherever I can get it.” I sit up and yank his jeans down. “Besides, we can add it to our growing list of strange places we’ve had sex. I think this one might earn the number three spot, right below backstage at a concert, wrapped in the curtain.”
Instead of smiling, his happiness falters. “I promise I’m going to find a way to change all this, pretty girl. You deserve so much better than this.”
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.