December 19, 2013

Review: The Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen (18+)

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret, #3)

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan
by Jessica Sorensen
Published October 22nd 2013
by Forever

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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 façade. 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?

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Jessica has been working up Ethan since book one. And since she introduced him to us he's always intrigued me. I knew his story would be interesting and I could not wait for his book. In this book, you see that Lila and Ethan has built a friendship through out the three books. A friendship only they understand. What shocks me about this book is Ethan, he's not the jerk he portrays to be. He genuinely cares and has feelings for Lila. I liked seeing that side of him. To me, Ethan was a badass, hardcore who didn't care about anything. But when I read this story, I realized that he was a sweet guy. He just had to let go of the pain and hurt of his past.

 I actually feel this book is the most emotional to me out of the three. This book touches the subject of drug addiction. What Ethan goes through with Lila was rough. How he stepped up to help was very admirable. And I respect his character so much more for that. He has proven to be someone more responsible that he actually lets up to be. Even when dealing with his own demons, he always did the right thing. He finally did face his past in this book. So we should be seeing nothing but good things for him here on. 

Lila turned out to be a complete fraud of who we thought she was. She gave us the illusion that she was this good girl who was brought up with high standards. But in reality she was the one who was the most messed up of all. But I blame that all on her mom. Her parents were one of those parents that "Kids are to be seen not heard" kind of parents. So they disregarded her completely. So it's easy to see why she turned out to the most damaged of all.

If I have to pick one of the three books so far in this series that's the sexiest, it has to be this one. The chemistry between Lila and Ethan was smoldering. The sexual tension between the two was so hot and when the time came that they finally did get together. I have to admit, it was sexy as hell. 

As always I have enjoyed every book in this series. But I really enjoyed this one the most. I think it was because of the chemistry between the two characters. Sorensen really knows how to write with chemistry flying off the pages. I give The Temptation of Lila and Ethan a 4.5 stars and its a definite Good Choice for Reading.

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