Saturday, September 26, 2015

Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy #1) by Estelle Maskame

Did I Mention I Love You?
by Estelle Maskame
Teens&YA, Romance
Pub Date: December 1, 2015
My Rating:
Love is everything but expected.
Eden Monroe 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's got angry blue eyes and 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 pull 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 DIMILY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak and forbidden romance.

DISCLAIMER: I requested an e-ARC of this book (via NetGalley) for an honest review.

Characters/Plot: Eden is, to keep it basic, your average teenager with divorced parents. She carries some hostility against her dad for leaving her mother, and remarrying  ("better" and "replacement" are the words used). However, this new family of her dad gets under your skin. You will have your favorites amongst the three "step-brothers". Jamie is cool, Chase is the shy-younger, and then there is TYLER. Yes, TYLER. Need I say more? Eden makes quick friends with the other teens in the neighborhood, and let's say there are lots of secrets and lots of S-tension. Yes.

My Honest Opinions/Thoughts: This was my cup of coffee . . . #SorryNotSorry, but tea is not my thing. Gotta go to the stronger stuff. I really liked how the book played out. There were a few elements that I was surprised to find in this book, but they added to all the fun and the heart-racing story. My heart was wrenched from my chest towards the end. What can I say? I am a true romantic-junkie; cold turkey with the cheesiness, whether the book be cheesy to someone else, or not. My cup of Joe. ♥ I need to read the next book, ASAP!

Extra: So, being this book has grabbed my intention from the start, I have a bit of a dream cast brewing. #SorryNotSorry if I happen to reuse some pictures from my other dream casts, but they just fit when they fit. 

I had to reuse this picture, because this is Tyler, staring at you. Are your toes curling yet? 

Now, there are in fact several other guys in this book, and so far they are the only ones I have really pictured. Can you blame me? 
I have a picture of Eden and Tyler "together", but it seems to be too big to fit in this post, so just click HERE

About the Author
Hey! I'm Estelle Maskame and I write the DIMILY trilogy! I'm a total bookworm and YA addict, not to mention a hopeless romantic. I've always adored books and writing while growing up, and all throughout primary school I loved to write stories about talking dolphins and pirate ships. Admittedly, I've moved away from the eight-year-old fantasy genre and now focus on writing YA romance. 

I grew up in a small town called Peterhead in the North-east of Scotland, and I belong to a huge fishing family! Understandable, given that Peterhead is a town known for its fishing. So it may be fishy and it may be small, but I plan to stick around here for a while. 

I managed to survive school for twelve and half years in the end, eventually leaving with the qualifications I wanted! I've been working since the age of thirteen, starting in a hair salon and then moving to ASDA where I still currently work part-time in the George department, in my black and yellow uniform. I get to spend my weekdays writing! 

My favorite things include books, hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows, of course), road trips, new clothes, my best friends, and chicken nuggets. On another note, I absolutely hate terrible drivers, snow, the dentist, and people who wake me up before 10AM.

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