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Monday, March 21, 2016

★REVIEW★ Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame

Did I Mention I Love You? 
by Estelle Maskame
Release Date: December 1st 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Series: The DIMILY Trilogy #1
Pages: 416
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook
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Love is everything but expected.

Eden Monro 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 green 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.
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My Review:

DIMILY was such an interesting book to read, from the cover to the synopsis, I was immediately pulled into the story from the beginning.

The story evolves around Eden Monro, a highschool student whose parents' divorced has affected the relationship with her father. But after years of not seeing him, he gets in touch with her and invites her to stay with him in Santa Monica for the summer. While her relationship with him may not be as good as it could, she is willing to stay with him and his family for the summer. Yet upon arriving to her dad's house, Eden doesn't know how to act towards his family. She has a stepmother along with stepbrothers that she hadn't met before, and building relationships with them is part of what she wants to accomplish during her summer visit. Needless to say, her plan completely changes the minute she meets her eldest stepbrother, Tyler. Their clash at the beginning made things complicated for Eden, Tyler was a complete jerk to her, but everything slowly changed as she started to learn more about him and his past.

Their time together in her dad's house is not the best, but when they're interacting with friends and outside of their usual environment, they start to realize that they might be perfect for each other. Yet, it is because they are step-siblings that they are afraid of taking the next step, and they ultimately is what is going to decide if they are together or not in the end. I really enjoyed reading this story, the author does a good job describing the setting, and the relationships among the family that felt realistic. Although Eden and Tyler's relationship may be out of the norm, it was a still a good relationship to follow. There was a lot of character development throughout the story that made it that much more intriguing and exciting to read. The story ends with a cliffhanger, but it's satisfying to know that there will be something more between the characters and that makes me want to read the second book even more. Overall, I loved the story and if this sounds like your type-of-read then I would highly recommend picking this up. : )

***ARC provided by Sourcebooks Fire via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

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