by Estelle Maskame
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Eden and Tyler have desperately tried to ignore their love for each other for the sake of their family. But they can’t seem to stay apart for long, especially once Tyler invites Eden to spend the summer with him in New York.
Away from their life in California and caught up in the excitement of the city, their summer fling turns into something much more serious. Unable to deny their feelings, Tyler and Eden must face reality. But how will their family react when they confess their romance? And is their relationship strong enough to survive the fallout?
DISCLAMIER: I received an e-ARC (From Sourcebooks, via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review and for my participation in a current blog tour SPOTLIGHT.
My Review for DIMILY #1
I previously read DIMILY #1 and I quote myself: "My cup of Joe. ♥ I need to read the next book, ASAP!" My wish came true! I read it in one day because I could not wait, and I am still trying to get over the cliffhanger! I will do my best to keep the spoilers at bay. If you have not read the first book, do not read any further. You can come back once you have been caught up. ☺
Did I Mention I Need You? picks up from the last book, two years after Tyler, Eden step-brother, leaves for New York. Of course, Eden and Tyler have kept in contact, both hoping the distance will keep their affections for each other at bay, and possibly get over each other. To keep her mind off Tyler, Eden is dating Dean, Tyler's best friend. Yes, a whole lotta stuff be happening.
Tyler has invited Eden to visit him in New York for the summer, so you can imagine what goes down. Yep, the attraction between them is there, though they both have doubt about whether the other has finally gotten over the feelings. The reunion was so sweet and heartwarming. If there were pictures in the book, you can imagine it was Picture Perfect.
Just like this, but in an airport setting, and imagine "Tyler" grinning, and Eden on the verge of happy tears, to a degree.
Now, to keep from giving too much away, let's just say, there are TONS of bumps that Tyler and Eden come to, it is LITERALLY heart-wrenching! This book will have you on an emotional roller coaster of book feels.
I love the version of the book cover that is pictured above, but there is another version of the cover, and I believe it is the UK edition.
This book. That is all I can truly say, this book! There is a massive climax that takes place, and a massive cliffhanger! If you were to ask my sister, she would tell you that I was talking to my laptop screen, and freaking out! Yes, this book will have you on that roller coaster that makes you feel that you should stop reading to prevent your heart from breaking, but its too AMAZING to put down that you must continue reading.
Now, to recap a little bit of the first novel, here is the summary and the two covers. And you will find the cover for the third book AFTER the author bio.
Did I Mention I Love You? (DIMILY #1)
Release Date: December 1, 2015
Publishers: Sourcebooks Fire
Praise for Did I Mention I Love You?
“Readers will root for them, like they would with Edward and Bella—the mutual attraction and need for one another is palpable. It rings of passion, excitement, and first love.” –VOYA Magazine
“An edgy young adult romance with dark layers” –The Examiner
“A believable coming-of-age story and an unconventional romance, set against a present-day California summer... . The fallout of divorce, the insidiousness of substance abuse and family secrets, and especially the pangs of first love drive this emotionally resonant tale.” – Publishers Weekly
“Written in first person, Maskame’s trilogy opener is an excellent portrayal of a teenage girl’s life in the 21st century. Eden has to adjust to her blended family, try to feel pretty, be body conscious, and make friends, all while falling in love for the first time. She is someone all young people can relate to...Romance fans will be captivated by Eden and her journey to finding herself and true love.” –School Library Journal
Love is everything but expected.
Eden Munro came to California for a summer of sun, sand, and celebrities- what better way to forget about the drama back home? Until she meets her new family of strangers; a dad she hasn’t seen in three years, a stepmonster, and three stepbrothers.
Eden gets her own room in her dad’s fancy house in Santa Monica. A room right next door to her oldest stepbrother. Tyler Bruce. Whom she cannot stand. He has angry blue eyes and an ego bigger than a Beverly Hills mansion. She’s never felt such intense dislike for someone. But the two are constantly thrown together as his group of friends pulls her into their world of rule-breaking, partying, and pier-hanging
And the more she tries to understand what makes Tyler burn hotter than the California sun, the more Eden finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t…
Did I Mention I Love You? is the addictive first book in Wattpad sensation Estelle Maskame’s DIMIY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak, and forbidden romance.
Estelle Maskame started writing at the age of thirteen and completed the Did I Mention I Love You? trilogy when she was sixteen. She has built an extensive fan-base for her writing by serializing her work on Wattpad. Fitting book writing between work, Estelle has amassed followers from all over the world. She lives in Scotland. For more visit estellemaskame.com
Did I Mention I Miss You?
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Publishers: Sourcebooks Fire
Eden’s on her way back to Santa Monica for the summer, and she hasn’t seen Tyler since the devastating fallout of their forbidden relationship. Eden claims to have moved on—but Tyler wants to rekindle the flame.
He convinces Eden to visit his new home in Portland, Oregon, where he has set up a center for troubled teens. Eden’s proud of what he’s built, but the last time they were together, it nearly destroyed Eden and their family. Then a tragedy draws them together, and Eden must search her heart and decide if Tyler is worth the risk once and for all.