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When sixteen-yeah-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 in an increasingly confusing world.
I received an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
– I’m giving this 3 Stars –
I liked the sound of the blurb – I’ve been on a young adult kick for the last month or so and found this on NetGalley. Eden, like the synopsis says is in Santa Monica California for the summer visiting her estranged father – she hasn’t seen or barely spoken to him in three years when he walked out on she and her mother. Now, he’s re-married and giving Eden three step-brothers, a built in new family Eden hasn’t even met yet. The eldest, Tyler is your typical brooding bad boy – and there are secrets he’s keeping close to him, not letting anyone too near for fear they’ll find out – find them real Tyler.
Eden is introduced to the crowd Tyler runs around with – all soon-to-be senior’s in high school, they’re determined to show Eden a good time on her summer vacation – but what does this good time entail? A LOT of drama! Parties – boys – fights, your typical teenage experience, but Eden is new to the Santa Monica game and she’s leery and anxious at every turn. But as time passes, she and Tyler forge a strange little bond that turns into something …. different.
Did I Mention I Love You is a YA/NA book that is well written, but with a heavy dose of teenage angst – sometimes so much I was choking on it. I did find myself loathing most of the girls within the book, not one of them having even an ounce of depth to them. Estelle Maskame has developed a typical teenage experience – a 16 year old girl dealing with 16 year old girl problems – the bad boy in the equation just so happens to be – her step brother.
But I found myself scanning a lot un-necesary details and drama. I know a lot of people love that, but I just wasn’t hooked into it – the book is very well written, just a lot of it was not my thing. If you’re looking for an easy read chalked full of drama – and some pretty steamy taboo-ish scenes, grab it – you will enjoy it.
About the Author – Estelle Maskame
Estelle Maskame started writing at the age of 13 and completed her DIMILY trilogy when she was 16. She has already built an extensive and loyal fanbase for her writing around the world by sharing her work in installments on the digital platform Wattpad. Estelle’s trilogy will now be available for the first time in book and ebook formats.