Blurb (from Goodreads)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ella and Micha series comes a gripping story of passion, pain, and the courage to love . . .
THE TEMPTATION OF LILA AND ETHAN
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?
“Why do you think it’s so hard to be alone?” Lila asks, struggling to keep her eyes open as she gazes out
at the night sky through the cab window.
I’m turned sideways in the seat, with my knee up, so I’m facing her, even though she won’t look
at me. I lost count of how many shots we had hours ago and I can barely comprehend
how we got to a cab—stumbling, laughing, as she rubbed her hand up the front of my jeans. No, that
can’t be right, can it?
“I think being alone is fan-fucking-tastic. . . well, maybe . . .sometimes . . .” I mumble, draping
my arm on the back of the seat. I stare at her for a moment, taking in her bare skin in the
moonlight. I want to touch it. Lick it. Even bite it.
I’m bursting with sexual energy and I channel it to my foot on the floor, bouncing my knee.
There’s something different about tonight, something out of the ordinary, this strange need
to keep getting closer to Lila. It could be the alcohol. Or it could be something else, but there’s no way
my tequila-soaked mind is going to reach any sort of answer.
Lila turns her head toward me, her pupils wide and shiny. “Why are you staring at me like that?”
I keep tapping my foot on the floor, trying to think of a better answer than the first one that pops into
my head, but I can’t find one. “Because I’m thinking about you.”
She glances at the cab driver, a thirtyish guy wearing a baseball cap, and then her gaze lands
back on me. She sucks her lip into her teeth and I have to bounce my knee faster or I swear I’m going to
fucking lose it. “Thinking what about me?” she asks, looking wary, interested, and exhausted.
Don’t say it . . . “I was thinking about what it would be like to lick you . . . or bite you . . . either
one really.” It seems like I should regret it as soon as I say it, but regret is nowhere in my
reach at the moment.
Her breathing quickens and her voice comes out shockingly unsteady for someone who has sex
so much. “Then do it.”
I blink, wondering if I heard her right through the massive amount of alcohol consuming my
She holds my gaze steadily, even though she seems really nervous, her voice trembling. “Then
bite me. Or lick me…whatever you want.”
5 stars all the way! Jessica Sorensen never disappoints and this newest read definitely let me captivated. I immediately got wrapped in the story of Lila and Ethan. We learned about them in the The Secret of Ella and Micah and in The Forever of Ella and Micha, but there is so much more to these two characters and I am so happy that Jessica decided to delve into their pasts and give readers a chance to learn so much more about them. Their lives have not been easy ones, we find out that they both have secrets, while Lila is merely struggling to survive after deciding to not be under her parent's thumb any longer. Enter Ethan, the friend, who is struggling with his own demons, but yet feels the need to help Lila, not realizing that there is so much more going on than just lack of money.
The two characters are marvelously written and I instantly fell in love with both of them, watching them relive their pasts, their struggles, and how it is all carried into their future. Hopefully with help from one another they will be able to move forward and be able to find a way to have a relationship together, friends or even more.
I truly loved this story and am sure that you will too! Check out The Temptation of Lila and Ethan today!
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.
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