★ SYNOPSIS ★
When sixteen-year-old Eden Munro agrees to spend the summer with her estranged father in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, she has no idea what she’s letting herself in for. Eden’s parents are divorced and have gone their separate ways, and now her father has a brand new family. For Eden, this means she’s about to meet three new step-brothers. The eldest of the three is Tyler Bruce, a troubled teenager with a short temper and a huge ego. Complete polar opposites, Eden quickly finds herself thrust into a world full of new experiences as Tyler’s group of friends take her under their wing. But the one thing she just can’t understand is Tyler, and the more she presses to figure out the truth about him, the more she finds herself falling for the one person she shouldn’t – her step-brother.
Throw in Tyler’s clingy girlfriend and a guy who has his eyes set on Eden, and there’s secrets, lies and a whole lot of drama. But how can Eden keep her feelings under control? And can she ever work out the truth about Tyler?
Did I Mention I Love You is the first book in the phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, following the lives of Eden Munro and Tyler Bruce as they try to find their way in an increasingly confusing world.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
You know those books that you’re hesitant about starting, that was Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame, for me. It’s more YA (Young Adult) then NA (New Adult), yet it touches on several adult situations. I don’t typically read YA. That aside, I’m extremely happy I decided to go for this book! So much so that I’m eagerly anticipating reading the next one.
The above being stated, Did I Mention I Love You is the start of the DIMILY series. To my knowledge, you will need to read this one, for the next two to make sense. Following DIMILY is Did I Mention I Need You and Did I Mention I Miss You. All three of these books follow the story of Eden and Tyler.
I’m going to go ahead and list some of the technical information here and answer the typical questions I normally get. This is not a standalone novel, as I stated previously. It does have a cliffhanger, however, I want to make note that it is not one of those that has you grasping for the next book. It ties it up nicely, yet you know there is more to the story. It is written from a Eden’s point-of-view mainly.
I personally found DIMILY uncomplicated to follow plot wise. Even with all of the situations that both of these characters go through, together and individually, you won’t get lost with the plot and story line. It’s nice, as well as interesting. They grow, change, struggle. It is not by any means you’re typical YA novel. I found that I vastly enjoyed Ms. Maskame’s writing style as well, it is intriguing and makes you want to turn the page… even if you are yelling at the characters.
I would fully recommend reading this book! If you’re like me, you will want the rest of the series.