Title: The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret #3)
Author: Jessica Sorensen
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: October 22, 2013
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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?
Jessica Sorensen is one amazing author! I loved reading from both Lila and Ethan's point of views because its definitely a different perspective from our regular/complicated characters of Ella and Micha. The Temptation of Lila and Ethan picks up right after The Forever of Ella and Micha which really gives us a view into what is also happening between Ella and Micha and how their move went. Now on to Lila and Ethan. Their story was by far the most compassionate love story ever. From the first moment they met I know they were going to get together but this temptation and many obstacles could tear them apart or bring them together.
The story of Lila and Ethan and their relationship was perfect. Both are in some ways damaged in different ways, keep secrets and don't completely trust others. Their families, abuse, addiction and much more that you never thought this was happening when I was reading The Secret of Ella and Micha. I thought Lila is definitely a different but you saw a different side to her which is not what you would think of her. She is a very strong character and Ethan really does get her, which is why I always wanted them together. While it may be explosive and would alter their original relationship.We get a glimpse of Ethan's past as well which was interesting Jessica Sorensen writes about what really people go through and face in their life. With the many problems there is also also happiness and love blooming between Lila and Ethan.
The romance is sweet and I liked how they were friends first, gotten to know each other and also figuring out what they want to do with the future. I loved when they fought, came together when they needed to, and the sexual tension was through the roof!! It was funny and romantic all in one book! Loved this entire book and now I want to re-read this entire series! Be sure to check out this amazing series because its addicting and a must read!