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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 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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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 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.

30 review for Did I Mention I Love You?

  1. 5 out of 5

    daph pink ♡

    STOP USING GIRLS AS REHABILITATION CENTRES! "We have sneered at one another since the day I arrived, fighting to try to find each other’s weaknesses. Mine is my insecurity. Tyler’s is the truth. And beneath it all lies attraction. Tyler is attracted to me, and I am attracted to Tyler." That's how you bluff your readers and I hate myself for falling in that trap! I have nothing against the author and that's good for her, I am kinda happy for her that she wrote this series when she was 16 but girl thi STOP USING GIRLS AS REHABILITATION CENTRES! "We have sneered at one another since the day I arrived, fighting to try to find each other’s weaknesses. Mine is my insecurity. Tyler’s is the truth. And beneath it all lies attraction. Tyler is attracted to me, and I am attracted to Tyler." That's how you bluff your readers and I hate myself for falling in that trap! I have nothing against the author and that's good for her, I am kinda happy for her that she wrote this series when she was 16 but girl this book is problematic! These kind of books are the reason why I hate wattpad! Over the years wattpad has given us some REALLY REALLY GREAT BOOKS which did nothing except • romanticising abuse • making possession "cute" • slut shaming • antagonise women choices • demonizing men • glorifying virginty • unrealistic romance • appropriating crime • propping p in yup and nope! Apart from above mentioned factors this book also have two of the most selfish assholes as protagonist . Tyler aka drug addict, borderline alcoholic with severe anger issues , a relationship with such a boy is definetely going to be an invitation for toxic and abusive relationship which a girl should restrain from but no that's not how these books works because of all people in the world our heroine is the only one who can fix this hence they fall in love (Plus the fact that our hero have smouldering eyes is stated like a 100 times in the book ...that at one point I felt he is gonna burn a hole in our heroine's heart) Speaking of heroine Eden aka "she is not like other girls" because she is 10 times more annoying and selfish The basic tagline of this series was LOVE HAS NO RULES except yes there are rules....you can't cheat on your boyfriend with his his best friend or you can cheat with your best friend's girlfriend who is your step sister! Aka it's all fucked up .I was happy that the book ended on good note and Tyler took help he needed and decided to improve himself and help other people like him ! fucked up storyline ✔ Selfish asshole protagonist✔ Worst side characters✔ Mediocre and basic writing ✔ Nothing like WOW ✔ Uncomfortable romance and cliche dialogues✔ I recommend this book to no one unless you hate yourself or wanna die.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Lucía

    It was even worse than what I expected.

  3. 5 out of 5

    NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}

    ***4,5 "That was so unfair!" stars*** Damn!!! What was that book??? I don't know why but it get into me so deeply!!! I can't stop thinking about that story and for the last 1/3 part of the book, i was crying all the time... For several reasons!!! And i have to say that all those shits that happened was so unfair for Tyler and Eden. And now after all this sadness, i'm dying to learn what will happen in the next book!!! I'm really dying here!!! Well, i have to admit that in the first 1/3 part of th ***4,5 "That was so unfair!" stars*** Damn!!! What was that book??? I don't know why but it get into me so deeply!!! I can't stop thinking about that story and for the last 1/3 part of the book, i was crying all the time... For several reasons!!! And i have to say that all those shits that happened was so unfair for Tyler and Eden. And now after all this sadness, i'm dying to learn what will happen in the next book!!! I'm really dying here!!! Well, i have to admit that in the first 1/3 part of the book, i wasn't sure how i was feeling for what i was reading... The gang was al little bit surreal, wild, reckless... They were making me angsty and worried all the time!!! As for Tyler??? He was the biggest asshole that ever existed!!! Okay, there are much worser men out there!!! But he was so aggressive without a serious reason and he was pissing me off. Usually, I am for those kind of girls that i love bad boys and i really was starting to wonder if Tyler would manage to make me love him!!! And yep, i have to inform you that he did it!!! And now all this hate toward him turned out a big love!!! And the same goes for Eden too!!! We LOVE him!!! Another thing that i think that made me love this book is that i felt connected with the story. I know how it feels like when you are in the position to meet a new family that it's not really your family... The only difference for me was that i didn't have a yummy stepbrother!!! Damn!!! Maybe life would be more bearable if i had or more messed up, as happened to our heroes!!! Well, Eden is going for the summer in L.A. to live with her father and his new family... The situation is painful and too much... awkward, and it got worse when she met the older of her three stepbrothers, Tyler. Tyler is very angry and rude with everybody and he seems to hate Eden's guts... But after all his ugly behavior is hard for Eden to feel something else than hatred for him... And it doesn't help the fact that his friends want her to hung out with them so she stuck to be around of the prick of her stepbrother... Eden is very observant person, especially toward Tyler. And as the time is passing she can see that Tyler is pretending all the time in front of everyone... He is wearing a mask!! Except that, she is starting to realize that Tyler is in deep shits and she wants to help him. She wants to unravel all his secrets and after a while she is starting to realize that she wants more of... him!!! "His walls are a mask. It’s all an act, a role he’s trying to play. The crude comments and leching over Tiffani and the addictions: they’re fake. It’s all fake... Sometimes his facade slips. And sometimes I’ve been there to see beneath it. It’s the way his eyes sometimes soften, offering a true glimpse of what he’s about to anyone who is willing to look. And I don’t know why it hasn’t hit me until this moment. It is so, so obvious. Our irrelevant arguments and pathetic small talk and constant glares seem so…so inevitable, like we couldn’t stop, like we enjoyed the bickering. Somehow. We have sneered at one another since the day I arrived, fighting to try to find each other’s weaknesses. Mine is my insecurity. Tyler’s is the truth. And beneath it all lies attraction. Tyler is attracted to me, and I am attracted to Tyler." And the same goes for him... Eden is the only person that could see beyond his charade and that terrified him and exciting him at the same time. She is making him feel... alive!!! In all his messed up life, she is the only light!!! And he wants so fuckin' badly to be with her... But there is this problem!!! They are stepsiblings!!! How can you be siblings when you never have met someone before a month??? But anyway that is a really long discussion!!!) So what will happened with those two??? The obstacles between them are too many and too big!!! They are "family", Tyler had a girlfriend that he can't leave her... (Don't ask!!! It's a long story!) So, there is a possibility for them to have a future together??? Or they will have to supress their feelings for each other??? And if they will try to stay away from each other, the love that they are feeling will vanish like it never existed or the feelings and the longing for each other will grow more and more??? Well, I have to say that i liked Eden very much!!! I could relate with her so much with how she was feeling about her father and his new family. I liked how close she was with her mother. She was kind and sweet and i liked that when she recognize Tyler's problem, she demanded to help him, even though that she didn't like him at all, at that point. And when she realized her feelings for him, she knew that she should stop it, but she couldn't!!! I also liked how good friend she was!!! When she and Tyler became a "thing", she couldn't stand to be a cheater, even though that Tiffany didn't deserve her friendship and kindness!!! And even though her decision near to the end made me extremely sad, i admire her strength!!! "I don’t want this to stop. Tyler and I…we shouldn’t be together and we shouldn’t be doing what we’re doing, because the bottom line is that we’re stepsiblings, no matter how much we wish we weren’t. I’m so attracted to everything about him, and I shouldn’t have to feel like I’m doing something wrong because of it. It’s not wrong. Where’s the blood relation? There isn’t one." As for Tyler??? I told you! In the beginning, he was appearing like a totally prick, but there were more to him than that... He was just lost and nobody realized it. He didn't want anyone to think that he was weak and he transform himself to a bastard. And i have to say that he had good reasons for his attitude... His past was making him react reckless and he became self-destructive and my heart was aching for his behalf! He was just trying to distract himself with stupid things, until Eden become his distraction... When the real Tyler made his appearrance, i just loved him!!! In the same scene that i admire Eden's strength, Tyler was breaking my heart and i wanted to hug him so tight and never let him go. I couldn't stop the tears running down my face... And as much as my heart was breaking, i'm so happy that he finally took the decision to go to New York... I think that this is a step closer to get over the demons of his past!!! “Don’t you get it? You’re not my distraction. This is me, Eden. This. Right now. You’re making me a goddamn mess, but I don’t care, because it’s me. I’m a mess. And the thing I love about you is that I’m allowed to be a mess around you, because I trust you. You’re the only one who’s cared enough to figure me out. I want to be your mess.” God, I really hope Tyler and Eden to find the way back to each other and to overcome all the obstacles that are standing in their way. It was so unfair for them all this situation. When you love somebody, how is it possible to stay away for him??? Why they have to be doomed to ignore the love that they are feeling for each other??? Damn!!! I need to find out what will happened next and I'm warning you Estelle, give me something good because my heart can't handle it anymore!!! It wrecked me all this emotional ride!!! As for the rest of the characters??? Family: I adore Tyler's two younger brothers... And I have to say that for a stepmother Ella was a great person!!! As for Eden's father??? I'm still mad with him!!! For everything!!! Friends: Rachael and Dean were amazing persons. Jake was just indifferent and Meghan just okay... As for Tiffany??? I hate those kind of girls!!! She was a manipulating bitch that she was trying with blackmailing to take what she wanted... At this point, I have to remark that as friends all of them were sucking!!! Because when you care about your friend and you see him to destruct himself, you ought to help him. They were so self centered that they didn't see beyond their own noses and that's sucks!!! Finally, i have to reffer that i didn't like that our heroes were so young, but then i read the blurb of the next book and i saw that it's almost two years after, so maybe there is a plan for those two!!! And please, please... I need salvation for Tyler and Eden... God, i need the next book IMMEDIATELY!!! ***ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review***

  4. 4 out of 5

    Leigh Collazo

    More reviews at Mrs. ReaderPants. REVIEW: I'm going to sound like a big ol' prude here, but I really hope teens reading this review listen to the voice of reason here. I am 40 years old. I've been where you are. Trust me, toxic relationships are TOXIC. This book glorifies that, and while I give the author kudos for publishing a series at a young age, I can tell she is a very young author. I know there are plenty of high school and college girls who just love this book. I am not one of those girls. More reviews at Mrs. ReaderPants. REVIEW: I'm going to sound like a big ol' prude here, but I really hope teens reading this review listen to the voice of reason here. I am 40 years old. I've been where you are. Trust me, toxic relationships are TOXIC. This book glorifies that, and while I give the author kudos for publishing a series at a young age, I can tell she is a very young author. I know there are plenty of high school and college girls who just love this book. I am not one of those girls. There is just something inherently wrong in this quote from Eden, which pretty much sums up Eden and Tyler's entire relationship: "He tastes like beer and tobacco, but there's something enthralling about it. It's so familiar because it's so him, his permanent taste." (312) Just YUCK. This boy has so many problems, and while I'm glad Tyler eventually gets the help he desperately needs, he in no way needs the complications of a relationship with go-along-with-the-pack Eden. For a very long time. He needs time to heal. I do not understand for the life of me what Eden sees in him. He is an absolute mess. If he weren't so hawt, if he looked more like Bill Gates than Brad Pitt, trust me, Eden wouldn't have given him a second glance. This boy is big-time toxic, and she is only 16 years old. Bad plan, girlie. I did not like one single character. They are all either special snowflakes (Eden) or unremarkable (the little brothers) or party girls (Rachel and her gaggle of drunken friends) or sluts (Tiffani) or ignorant parents (all parents in the book). I also hate the message of this book. That a girl can save a drug-addicted boy if she just loves him enough. That's not real. But, hey, he's so hawt! And she lurrvvvesss him! No. Go home, Eden. Finish high school and go on to your college in Chicago. There are loads of boys there, boys who are motivated and aren't your stepbrother and have never been addicts. Tyler does not need the drama you will bring; he needs years of intense therapy. And I'm just done. Happy to be moving on from this one. THE BOTTOM LINE: No. If you love New Adult (I'm growing tired of it myself), try Abbi Glines or Jessica Sorensen. Or even Miranda Kenneally or Katie McGarry. STATUS IN MY LIBRARY: Not gonna happen. RATING BREAKDOWN: Overall: 1/5 Creativity: 1/5 Characters: 1/5 Engrossing: 1/5 Writing: 1/5 Appeal to teens: 2/5 Appropriate length to tell the story: 1/5 CONTENT: Language: extreme--40+ F-bombs; 30+ sh**; damn, hell, bitch Sexuality: high--kissing, making out, sex in public places, second base, third base, loss of virginity, discussion of pregnancy Violence: mild--previous child abuse, not descriptive Drugs/Alcohol: high--teens party often, get drunk, smoke cigarettes, marijuana, do cocaine

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Elizabeth

    “We shouldn’t be kissing on the floor of his bathroom and his hands shouldn’t be on my body and I shouldn’t be enjoying it.” This was an okay YA contemporary romance about a girl who fell in love with her stepbrother. I didn’t really see how Eden was going to fall in love with Tyler at the start of this book because his behaviour was just awful, and even she called him a jackass! He really wasn’t a nice person to be around at all, but somehow the attraction happened. The storyline in th “We shouldn’t be kissing on the floor of his bathroom and his hands shouldn’t be on my body and I shouldn’t be enjoying it.” This was an okay YA contemporary romance about a girl who fell in love with her stepbrother. I didn’t really see how Eden was going to fall in love with Tyler at the start of this book because his behaviour was just awful, and even she called him a jackass! He really wasn’t a nice person to be around at all, but somehow the attraction happened. The storyline in this was mainly about the forbidden romance, although there was a little bit of mystery about why Tyler behaved the way he did too. The romance came about quite slowly, and the whole book felt quite slow in fact, but I did want to know what happened next. 7 out of 10

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cody

    Did I Mention I Love You is easily my favourite contemporary romance of the 2015! It will grip you from the beginning and won't let go until long after dark, with a scorching forbidden romance at it's core. Maskame produces a daring debut filled with fun, friendship and a whole 'lotta feels. This is one series you don't want to miss. DIMILY begins with Eden the sixteen year old protagonist, her parents are divorced and after a three year silence from her father he’s finally back in touch and wants Did I Mention I Love You is easily my favourite contemporary romance of the 2015! It will grip you from the beginning and won't let go until long after dark, with a scorching forbidden romance at it's core. Maskame produces a daring debut filled with fun, friendship and a whole 'lotta feels. This is one series you don't want to miss. DIMILY begins with Eden the sixteen year old protagonist, her parents are divorced and after a three year silence from her father he’s finally back in touch and wants her to visit Santa Monica for the summer with him and his new family. Upon arrival Eden isn’t impressed, with her new surroundings or the company, her two younger stepbrothers Jamie and Chase are okay as can be but the eldest Tyler is nothing but a whirlwind of trouble with a serious attitude problem…that is until her treacherous heart falls for him. So after the intriguing synopsis I pretty much thought I would be getting a light and fluffy read, which are completely fine, I’m a big fan of those types of books don’t get me wrong but you can imagine my surprise when I stumble across DIMILY and it’s anything but. Not only does this book tackle some pretty hard-hitting subjects but it also was able to evoke so many emotions and the one that stuck with me the most was the thrill that came with reading this book. I was unable to tear my hands from it and it inevitably lead to me loosing quite a lot of sleep, which hardly ever happens because I’m a lazy sod. Before I go town about my thoughts on the romance let me just state that this will not be for everyone. After seeing so many reviews about this series there’s an obvious trend and it all comes down to the reader and what type of romance they like and what they expect from the book. We all read a book differently and we all take something differently from books- different strokes for different folks I suppose but for me I will always always always fall for Good-girl-changes-bad-hot-boy-with-issues-and-bad-attitude-into-hotter-good/bad-boy-with-less-issues, throw in a forbidden romance and I’m a complete mess on the floor, so DIMILY had pretty much everything I loved and wanted; tonnes of angst, tension, stolen smoldering looks and touches, so sue me for devouring this in a day. I’m just a glutton for punishment. Y’all have been warned, don’t hate get on the guilty pleasure DIMILY train and appreciate ;) “Who the hell is this jackass?” “I'm guessing you haven't met your step-brother yet.” The slow burn romance will drive you crazy, it’s filled with tension, angst and the torturous progression of feelings of hate turning into something more. I absolutely devoured the chapters with Eden and Tyler, their animosity and chemistry was off the charts. To me everything progressed at a natural pace, let’s not forget that Eden and Tyler have never met before, they’ve been pushed together into an awkward situation with their parents and are now labeled as step-sibling's but they’re really anything but. The book touches a lot on being young, carefree and in love and while I was able to connect with this book in more ways than one, it predominately felt like a really great coming of age story. It fully explores being a teenager in a world with drinking, smoking, abuse, sex, bullying and to me it was portrayed realistically, mistakes are made but it’s always about the journey and not the destination. The ending was the most shocking of all and probably the most adult/mature decision Eden made and even though it broke my heart, it made sense. However the sneaky little epilogue at the end is now eating away at me and it’s making sure I invest in Did I Mention I Need You which was why I made sure I got my copy this week. At first glance this may seem like any other contemporary romance but I assure you it's not, it's one I won't be forgetting anytime soon anyway. Literary-ly Obsessed

  7. 5 out of 5

    Khadidja

    You know that kind of books in which you keep flipping the pages and then you find out that you've barely read 10 pages? This is it. I want to unread this so bad, I need to really! The lamest plot I've ever encountered. Here is the story : Divorced parents. Rich father whom she goes to spend the summer with. the father is remarried to a woman who has 3 children. Eden finds out that her stepbrother is a jackass. the jackass stepbrother has a girlfriend. Eden goes to parties with him. Tyler is a d You know that kind of books in which you keep flipping the pages and then you find out that you've barely read 10 pages? This is it. I want to unread this so bad, I need to really! The lamest plot I've ever encountered. Here is the story : Divorced parents. Rich father whom she goes to spend the summer with. the father is remarried to a woman who has 3 children. Eden finds out that her stepbrother is a jackass. the jackass stepbrother has a girlfriend. Eden goes to parties with him. Tyler is a drug addict. she fell in love with the jackass stepbrother, kisses him, hook up with him, get arrested with him also. and then her summer is over. I told you the lamest. am grateful for not having to read the whole serie, I would end up committing suicide. I want my time back! I WILL NEVER FORGOT THIS SHIT OMG

  8. 4 out of 5

    Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘

    We have sneered at one another since the day I arrived, fighting to try to find each other’s weaknesses. Mine is my insecurity. Tyler’s is the truth. And beneath it all lies attraction. Tyler is attracted to me, and I am attracted to Tyler. Boring. B.o.r.i.n.g. Boring. That's the word I would use to describe this book. Nothing really happened, and when something finally did, it wasn't even big. I didn't find it funny, nor sad. I didn't find it heartbreaking, nor loving. All I found it was just We have sneered at one another since the day I arrived, fighting to try to find each other’s weaknesses. Mine is my insecurity. Tyler’s is the truth. And beneath it all lies attraction. Tyler is attracted to me, and I am attracted to Tyler. Boring. B.o.r.i.n.g. Boring. That's the word I would use to describe this book. Nothing really happened, and when something finally did, it wasn't even big. I didn't find it funny, nor sad. I didn't find it heartbreaking, nor loving. All I found it was just that, boring. I don’t want this to stop. Tyler and I…we shouldn’t be together and we shouldn’t be doing what we’re doing, because the bottom line is that we’re stepsiblings, no matter how much we wish we weren’t. Yeah, I mean, of course Tyler's backstory is sad and kinda heartbreaking because something like that actually happens all the time in this messed up world, but still, I didn't feel it. I just felt that he was acting childish and annoying and I didn't find it attractive at all. I did, however, like that Eden didn't give up, and kept pushing. So I'll give her a plus for that. We shouldn’t be kissing on the floor of his bathroom and his hands shouldn’t be on my body and I shouldn’t be enjoying it. I don't necessary regret reading this book, but I do feel like I wasted too many hours on it. Sad thing is, this book had a lot of potential, but it just didn't work out for me. I hope others have way much better luck with it than I did. “Who the hell is this jackass?” “I'm guessing you haven't met your step-brother yet.”

  9. 5 out of 5

    Maria Espadinha

    Eden and Hell Eden and Tyler?! Why not Eden and Hell?! This is the classic tale of the good-girl meets bad-boy and: KAAAABOOOOOMMM the chemistry-click (almost) immediately happens! He’s the obnoxious-alcoholic-drug-addicted that needs to be fixed She’s the too-good-to-be-true kind of girl who needs to be unfixed Eden is the proton and Tyler the electron — between the two of them, IT has to happen! In that stage of their life paths, they can be each other’s balm!... Did I enjoy this zillions déjà vu kind o Eden and Hell Eden and Tyler?! Why not Eden and Hell?! This is the classic tale of the good-girl meets bad-boy and: KAAAABOOOOOMMM the chemistry-click (almost) immediately happens! He’s the obnoxious-alcoholic-drug-addicted that needs to be fixed She’s the too-good-to-be-true kind of girl who needs to be unfixed Eden is the proton and Tyler the electron — between the two of them, IT has to happen! In that stage of their life paths, they can be each other’s balm!... Did I enjoy this zillions déjà vu kind of story?! Surprisingly...YES! Why? It has humour, drama and it means well! 4 stars to this humorous-dramatic-well-meant lil book 😊👍🎶

  10. 5 out of 5

    Maddie

    This brought me right back to the kind of books I was reading five years ago and I had so much fun! Party after party, forbidden relationships, detailed locations, popular kids...it was like an episode of Gossip Girl and I'm definitely continuing on with the series. This brought me right back to the kind of books I was reading five years ago and I had so much fun! Party after party, forbidden relationships, detailed locations, popular kids...it was like an episode of Gossip Girl and I'm definitely continuing on with the series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    m ✦ foesandlovers

    4 “Relatable, entertaining and perfect for the summer!” Stars Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary romance Type: Book 1 of 3, The DIMILY Trilogy. POV: First Person - Eden Release date: July 1st, 2015 Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[Not really because it’s the first book in a trilogy (hide spoiler)] If there’s one thing I’m sure of when it comes to this book, it’s that it’s the ultimate summer read. I’m glad I waited for the summer to arrive to read it because it was absol 4 “Relatable, entertaining and perfect for the summer!” Stars Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary romance Type: Book 1 of 3, The DIMILY Trilogy. POV: First Person - Eden Release date: July 1st, 2015 Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)] HEA: (view spoiler)[Not really because it’s the first book in a trilogy (hide spoiler)] If there’s one thing I’m sure of when it comes to this book, it’s that it’s the ultimate summer read. I’m glad I waited for the summer to arrive to read it because it was absolutely perfect. Story line: 4/5 stars First of all, I really, and I mean really enjoyed this book. Yes, there were some tropes and stereotypical plot points, but it’s a fluffy YA contemporary romance, so what else do you expect? However, the fact that the actual storyline lacked a bit of originality didn’t lessen my enjoyment in the least bit because it was well written, and it was really entertaining. It was fast-paced and the flow of the story was really good. Every scene had a purpose -- no scenes or chapters felt like simple fillers -- which really kept the story going. Also, I know this was Estelle Maskame’s first novel, and I also know that she’s only 18 years old -- and started writing this story at an even younger age -- and to be honest, I’m very impressed. The book was well-written, there weren’t any plot-holes, and the characters were very well developed. So all I have to say is this: you rock, girl! Characters: 4/5 stars Just like the story, I really enjoyed the characters. Both Tyler and Eden were awesome characters. Not once did Eden piss me off, which is surprising, because I tend to get annoyed with female protagonists. Eden reminded me a lot of myself -- I’m cringing because I sound so vain -- but it’s honest. Just like her, my parents divorced when I was in my early teens, and there were so many things that Eden thought or so many emotions that Eden was going through that I could totally relate to. And so I found myself really liking her and her attitude, it felt realistic to me. As for Tyler, well, that guy is messed up. But a good messed up. A messed up that you can't help but fall for. I definitely enjoyed him. He was angsty, mysterious and right up my alley. At times, he was a bit confusing and he was a bit stereotypical, but overall, he still won my heart.........oh, and he drives an Audi R8, like, how am I supposed to resist that?! I can't. Simple as that. Overall: 4/5 stars I usually hate “stepbrother romances”, it’s just not my cup of tea, but quite surprisingly, I can say that I really liked this one. It was fun, angsty, and totally worth the read. Like I said, the perfect summer read. I absolutely recommend it! Lastly, if you really enjoyed the After series by Anna Todd, I’d say you would probably enjoy this trilogy as well. Now, don’t get me wrong, the characters and the stories aren’t the same, but both series have a similar vibe. That’s why I think that if you enjoyed one, you’ll probably enjoy the other. Now, gimme that second book. Now. ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sentranced Jem

    I'm going in... Because I enjoyed the AFTER series by Anna Todd, someone recommended this series. Let's do this! Update: Nothing much happens to be honest. I also had to keep reminding myself that this is a YA book because the drama is eye rolling at times hahaha Don't ask me why or how I finished this book because I did. I also finished the series. Yup. Read all three books in a day. Hello weekend read! So, here's the thing... I feel like if you just read the first book, it's not great. It requires I'm going in... Because I enjoyed the AFTER series by Anna Todd, someone recommended this series. Let's do this! Update: Nothing much happens to be honest. I also had to keep reminding myself that this is a YA book because the drama is eye rolling at times hahaha Don't ask me why or how I finished this book because I did. I also finished the series. Yup. Read all three books in a day. Hello weekend read! So, here's the thing... I feel like if you just read the first book, it's not great. It requires dedication and patience because the characters are all Young Adults so at times the immaturity is pretty glaringly obvious. But as the series progresses you can see a lot of growth. And I know that that was one the the major factors why I continued to read the series even though I didn't enjoy the first book that much. Book 2 was a lot better that the first. Hallelujah for that hahaha Book 3 is where the magic happens. I flipping loved Tyler in book 3. which is a complete opposite of how I felt about him in the previous books where I wanted to throttle him most of the time. As I was saying, I think I can see the similarities between the After and the DIMILY series. I enjoyed my weekend read. Note: if you've made it this far, I'd like to point out that my star rating is for the series/trilogy as a whole and not just for book 1 because if I put the star rating for just the first book, I think a lot of people would skimp out on the series. Happy Reading!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Brunson

    I was looking for something along the lines of Paper Princess. I’ve been wanting to find another series like that to fall into and always saw this one around. This was so predictable and the characters were one dimensional and immature. I don’t even know if I liked any character in this book. Well that’s a lie, I liked Dean. He was probably the only good person here. While I could see the appeal of Tyler, the guy had issues and I don’t really understand what Eden saw in him. She was determined t I was looking for something along the lines of Paper Princess. I’ve been wanting to find another series like that to fall into and always saw this one around. This was so predictable and the characters were one dimensional and immature. I don’t even know if I liked any character in this book. Well that’s a lie, I liked Dean. He was probably the only good person here. While I could see the appeal of Tyler, the guy had issues and I don’t really understand what Eden saw in him. She was determined to get past his walls and really try to fix him. What I didn’t understand was why. (view spoiler)[Also, as much as people hated Anna and the French Kiss for cheating, why has this book not gotten the same treatment. Tyler was so willing to cheat on his girlfriend and keep cheating on her with Eden. While she did feel bad about it, she sure kept being a willing participant. (hide spoiler)] With the way this ended, it really could have been a standalone. However, this is a four book series? Somebody take the wheel because I’m not sure if I’m up for it. If you don’t mind endless drama, angst, and rolling your eyes a thousand times, then maybe you’ll like this. Blog | Instagram

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elle's Book Blog

    Mini Review: Did I Mention I Love You is a sweet, young adult, forbidden romance (they are step siblings). While I didn't care for the way this one ended, I do look forward to seeing what happens with Eden and Tyler in the next book. This book isn't JUST romance either. This book deals with some pretty heavy topics (the effect of divorce on kids, drug and alcohol abuse by a minor, child abuse, and the imprisonment of a parent). Tyler has some serious issues within the book and watching him fin Mini Review: Did I Mention I Love You is a sweet, young adult, forbidden romance (they are step siblings). While I didn't care for the way this one ended, I do look forward to seeing what happens with Eden and Tyler in the next book. This book isn't JUST romance either. This book deals with some pretty heavy topics (the effect of divorce on kids, drug and alcohol abuse by a minor, child abuse, and the imprisonment of a parent). Tyler has some serious issues within the book and watching him find a distraction in Eden was tough, but sweet. I look forward to the next one!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jillian

    2.5 stars purely for the entertainment/enjoyment aspect i mean i couldn't put the book down. otherwise this is not written well, characters are really superficial and one dimensional, problematic...etc etc am i addicted enough to continue reading? YES YES I AM. i'm sort of annoyed bc i can't find my copy of the 2nd book lmao i'm trash for this type of story honestly 2.5 stars purely for the entertainment/enjoyment aspect i mean i couldn't put the book down. otherwise this is not written well, characters are really superficial and one dimensional, problematic...etc etc am i addicted enough to continue reading? YES YES I AM. i'm sort of annoyed bc i can't find my copy of the 2nd book lmao i'm trash for this type of story honestly

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sybil aka Lala

    This was a bit of a guilty pleasure read for me since it’s YA. I started reading expecting to like this book and then to forget about it. I definitely did not expect to love this as much or expect it to affect me as much as it did. I adored this book and it turned out to be one of my favorite stepbrother romances of all time. Eden’s parents are divorced and after three years of radio silence from her father, he begs her to join him and his new family in LA. Once there she meets her new stepbrothe This was a bit of a guilty pleasure read for me since it’s YA. I started reading expecting to like this book and then to forget about it. I definitely did not expect to love this as much or expect it to affect me as much as it did. I adored this book and it turned out to be one of my favorite stepbrother romances of all time. Eden’s parents are divorced and after three years of radio silence from her father, he begs her to join him and his new family in LA. Once there she meets her new stepbrothers. The eldest brother, Tyler, is a troubled boy with a devil may care persona and she quickly falls in with his group of friends. Eden and Tyler have a love-hate relationship but the more they are thrown together through friends and family the more their connection turns to love. Tyler was such a beautifully broken, lost boy and my heart bled for him. He displayed some real assholish behaviour, and at times he was really unlikeable but there were glimpses of vulnerability and softness that had me in tears. Eden was a sullen and snarky heroine and even though she was thrust into a world she had no experience in, I never felt as if I was dealing with a delicate flower who couldn’t deal with the situations she was thrown into. Without writing anything explicit (this is YA after all) the author still managed to create some amazing tension between the characters. Their romance developed slowly and with the slow burn of their feelings their chemistry sizzled and it had a lot of addictive angst. It contained all of the awkwardness, insecurities and dramatic passions if young love. I read stepbrother novels for angst factor of the taboo type romance, and I definitely got the taboo aspect here. Not only because they are step-siblings but also because with Tyler being such a bad seed I had my own torn feelings about whether these two should get together or not. But again, Tyler was such an addictive bad boy fantasy and his need to be with Eden was so consuming, that at the end I totally needed this to happen for them. This is not a fluffy little read. These characters are flawed. None of them, not a single one, are perfect. The story revolves around a group of teenagers who make poor decisions, party, drink and use drugs. The adults in the book don’t do any better. I was amazed at how this author tackled some pretty tough subjects so eloquently and at such a young age, much better than some of her older contemporaries. I thought the plot devices were handled responsibly and with the necessary brevity they deserved in a truly refreshing voice. The ending was also not one I expected and the author didn’t take the easy way out. I felt it was realistic and handled responsibly and I can’t wait to see what is in store for these two in the next book. Please note that this book deals with under-age drinking and drug use and it touches on subjects such as child abuse and cheating. This book may not be for everyone so if these subjects aren’t your cup of tea, steer clear. I for one, definitely recommend this book. (ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    Did I Mention I Love You? Estelle Maskame Eden is off to Santa Monica CA to spend eight weeks with her father. Her father left her mother three years ago and she hasn't seen him since. He has since remarried and Eden is going to spend her summer vacation with his new family including her three step brothers. Can life get any weirder for her? Eden only agrees to go to her father's because she had some problems at school and needs to get away for awhile Once there she discovers that her three step br Did I Mention I Love You? Estelle Maskame Eden is off to Santa Monica CA to spend eight weeks with her father. Her father left her mother three years ago and she hasn't seen him since. He has since remarried and Eden is going to spend her summer vacation with his new family including her three step brothers. Can life get any weirder for her? Eden only agrees to go to her father's because she had some problems at school and needs to get away for awhile Once there she discovers that her three step brothers aren't toddlers like she thought. Tyler is one year older than she is and he is a huge jerk. She learns much later why he is the way he is but before that I totally hated him as much as Eden did. All he did was fight with his family, yelling at his mom and Eden's dad and was totally disrespectful to her as well as them. Tyler had me so angry with some of the crap he pulled and it seemed to me like he was so lost and just didn't care. DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU had me on an emotional roller coaster. I was screaming at Tyler, wanting to hug Eden, and at the same time I wanted to scream at her to run as fast as she could back to her mom. Eden tries to get Tyler to get rid of his mask and stop all the pretending but he is a total jerk and yet, she still wants to help him. He puts up a front so no one will think he is weak and damaged and comes across as a self destructive and reckless idiot. Eden knows there is more to him than that and constantly tries to get through to him. So what does Tyler do? Acts like an even bigger moron to her and still, she never gives up on him. DID I MENTION I LOVE YOU? Is book one in the DIMILY trilogy and I can't wait to devour the second book, DID I MENTION I NEED YOU? I can't imagine what is going to happen to Eden and Tyler and all of their friends. Be prepared to be captivated while reading this drama filled tale and not being able to put it down until late into the night. I must be a glutton for punishment because I am reading the next book as soon as I finish this review. Eden and Tyler are going to stay with you long after you finish reading.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Sophie

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. I've seen this book mentioned a few times on twitter, as it has been out in the UK in April. Since I was approved for an ARC of the US edition, I've seen a fair few mixed reviews out there, and was a tad apprehensive going into the book. To be perfectly honest, I think that was for the best, otherwise I would've had higher expectations than I did have. In DIMILY, the main character, Eden, is sen I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. I've seen this book mentioned a few times on twitter, as it has been out in the UK in April. Since I was approved for an ARC of the US edition, I've seen a fair few mixed reviews out there, and was a tad apprehensive going into the book. To be perfectly honest, I think that was for the best, otherwise I would've had higher expectations than I did have. In DIMILY, the main character, Eden, is sent to spend the summer with her estranged father, whom she hasn't seen, or heard from, in other three years. She now has a step-mother, and three step-brothers, and a father whom she has absolutely nothing in common with. As she slowly settles into living with virtual strangers for eight weeks, she discovers she has feelings for a few different guys, one being her eldest step-brother, Tyler. There's a lot of partying, and teenage angst worthy of any tv show, and Eden has to adapt in a new environment. First things first, I didn't like Eden from the off. That was a sign to me that the book and me weren't going to mesh well. She was just too wishy-washy for me. She was a push over when it came to her new friends, and I didn't really like them either. The group of people she started hanging out with were all a year older than her, and their lives basically revolved around money, drink, and drugs - not my sort of scene. I know it's completely naive to think that teenagers never drink, etc., but the way it was sort of glorified in this book makes it so wrong. The audience of this book is aimed at teenagers, and they might see this as something to emulate - nah, totally wrong. I hated Tyler - not just disliked, honestly, truly hated. I thought he was a douche from the moment he was introduced, and even when he past came to light, and you could understand why he acted like he did, it still didn't completely excuse him - not to me. I just couldn't get my head around him and Eden being together - and it wasn't only the fact that they were step-siblings. They were complete opposites, and their relationship seemed toxic. On a number of occasions, Tyler even said he was using Eden as a 'distraction'. His girlfriend, Tiffani, was a manipulative SoB, and one of the only characters I hated more than Tyler. She did some things in the books that made me so angry,that I wanted to grab hold of her, and give her a good slap. The other teenage characters were all a tad problematic. They would just get drunk and sleep around, a lot, and the only one who really had any sense was Dean - I liked him. The character who I hated most of all was Eden's dad. Even after basically abandoning his daughter three years ago, he never tried to reconnect with her when she was living in the same house as him. He acted as if he had a right to be a 'father' to her whenever she stayed out, and I think he forfeited that long ago. He acted like he was the perfect father, and I actually think Eden would be better off without any father at all. I wanted to DNF this book at so many times, I surprised I'm actually writing a full review here. The only saving grace for the entire book was the Epilogue, and because of that, I think I might actually try and get a copy of the sequel - just to punish myself a bit more. I liked the writing style, and this is one of those books that I just hate reading - because it draws you in, even though it's extremely problematic, and leaves you wanting more. I guess we'll see, if I read book two Did I Mention I Need You? in the future. I wouldn't exactly recommend it, but wouldn't actively discourage anyone from reading it either.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Radmila

    4 STARS!!! Today, my thoughts are all about Tyler. So while my mind processes one hundred and one fleeting thoughts at once, I somehow manage to conclude some specific facts about him: (1) Tyler is a jerk; there is no doubt about that one. (2) He is a jerk who has serious anger issues alongside possible behavioral issues. (3) He’s only a jerk because he wants to be a jerk, because (4) he’s definitely hiding something (5) His favorite hobbies include getting wasted and getting high (6) He has nice abs 4 STARS!!! Today, my thoughts are all about Tyler. So while my mind processes one hundred and one fleeting thoughts at once, I somehow manage to conclude some specific facts about him: (1) Tyler is a jerk; there is no doubt about that one. (2) He is a jerk who has serious anger issues alongside possible behavioral issues. (3) He’s only a jerk because he wants to be a jerk, because (4) he’s definitely hiding something (5) His favorite hobbies include getting wasted and getting high (6) He has nice abs and I like the color of his eyes (7) Sometimes he can be really sweet, like when he’s joking around with his brothers (8) He can annoy the hell out of me occasionally, but it’s okay, because (9) he is a great kisser. And finally, (10) I’m attracted to him much more than I’m willing to admit. Thank you, NiCoLeTa for this lovely book. I enjoyed reading it very much :)

  20. 4 out of 5

    Yousra & Books

    2.5 stars. I had high expectations for this book but it was a "No" for me. Did I Mention I Love You is one of those books that I’m having a hard time rating and reviewing because it’s so not my kind of books, but I honestly think it’s a book that a lot of people will love. It’s probably very realistic in its portrayal of teenage partying and the relationships, but it had me shaking my head so often – I just didn’t like these characters at all, and that made it hard for me. I almost DNFd it severa 2.5 stars. I had high expectations for this book but it was a "No" for me. Did I Mention I Love You is one of those books that I’m having a hard time rating and reviewing because it’s so not my kind of books, but I honestly think it’s a book that a lot of people will love. It’s probably very realistic in its portrayal of teenage partying and the relationships, but it had me shaking my head so often – I just didn’t like these characters at all, and that made it hard for me. I almost DNFd it several times in the beginning – but then it grew on me, and I ended up being drawn in and wanted to keep reading. *Spoiler alert* While reading I knew the turn things were going to have, it was so predictable. I knew it was going to be Dean from the beginning. I didn't like the friendships because it all seemed so fake to me. And the mom moving to Santa  Monica! OH GOD! I would recommend this book to a teenager. I'm guessing and hoping that the second book is going be better.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Amy 🖤

    Definitely one of my most favourite books! And I honestly tought it was just a YA read but it turned more into a NA one and that made me love it even more! I can't wait to meet Estelle in 2 weeks. ♡ Definitely one of my most favourite books! And I honestly tought it was just a YA read but it turned more into a NA one and that made me love it even more! I can't wait to meet Estelle in 2 weeks. ♡

  22. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

    I requested this book on Netgalley last summer, but unfortunetely I didn’t get it. The other day I heard that there’s gonna be a Dutch translation of this book and that is the moment I just knew I had to read this book. The e-books were cheap on bol.com (Dutch webshop), so I bought them and I started reading with a very positive outcome! The main character is Eden and I finally found a character that’s reasonable. Most of the characters got this little something, one is too bitchy, another is too I requested this book on Netgalley last summer, but unfortunetely I didn’t get it. The other day I heard that there’s gonna be a Dutch translation of this book and that is the moment I just knew I had to read this book. The e-books were cheap on bol.com (Dutch webshop), so I bought them and I started reading with a very positive outcome! The main character is Eden and I finally found a character that’s reasonable. Most of the characters got this little something, one is too bitchy, another is too shy and the other is too insecure. Eden was a perfect mix between these and I seriously didn’t get annoyed with her one single time. This is a huge pro, because that quite happens to me. Besides, Eden is very funny, she made several comments that really made me laugh. Edens personality was extremely pleasing and that also gave me help with imagining the whole thing and following the story. It often happens that my attention strays from the story when the main character annoys me, but that really wasn’t the case here. In the beginning I had planned not to fall for Tyler, but seriously, he really is a jerk. I just couldn’t let him get to me so that I would like him. But I am still enchanted in some way. I don’t know how he does it, but it’s pretty annoying. In addition, I had the same thing with Jake but in reverse. I thought he was GREAT at the beginning, but that feeling dissapeared when I continued reading. I immediately started creating some hate feelings towards Jake when he called Eden babe. We all know how much I hate that word. And while I’m all the same telling you something about the male protagonists, I might as well tell you something about Dean. HE IS SUCH A SWEETHEART! He is so cute and loving and omg I literally can’t! Eden had also three other girlfriends, Rachel, Meghan and Tiffani. Although I can better call Tiffani a frenemy. This creates a tremendous rension between Eden and Tiffani in the book and I must say that Tiffani can be quite a bitch. In contrast, Rachel and Meghan are absolutely nice girls, I wish I had them as friends. I loved the setting and the time in which the book takes place. L.A., summer, the weather and everything just felt real. I must say that not everything was that detailed, but the writing of Estelle was very pleasing and imagining wasn’t hard because of that. It happens a lot that a book fails me with that part and it gives me the feeling I’m missing a piece from the book. Even though I pretty much knew from the synopsis what was going to happen, the events still took me totally by surprise. It came so unexpectedly and that’s a big pro. I was very worried that it would be a little predictable by the synopsis. Somewhere towards the end of the story there’s a big plottwist and I didn’t see it coming AT ALL. What happens then is quite emotional, I almost burst into tears when I was on the train. I’m also very happy that this is a series, and how great is that?! There hardly are any contemporary books that are a series, they mostly stand by thereself. This is also a big pro. All these compliments make this book a perfect read for me. At first it’s contemporary, it’s a romantic one and it takes place in L.A., the city I’m still dreaming of to visit one day. It is no wonder I’m giving Did I Mention I Love You five stars! :)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Natalia

    This was a fun and entertaining book, but also full of clichés and issues. I overall enjoyed it, because I was in the mood for something light, however I’m not sure what I would think if I read it in a different time. The story follows Eden, she’s 16 years old and has to spend the whole summer with her father that abandon her 3 years ago and her now step family. She meets her older stepbrother Tyler. At first they totally hate each other, but as the book progresses they slowly start to develop f This was a fun and entertaining book, but also full of clichés and issues. I overall enjoyed it, because I was in the mood for something light, however I’m not sure what I would think if I read it in a different time. The story follows Eden, she’s 16 years old and has to spend the whole summer with her father that abandon her 3 years ago and her now step family. She meets her older stepbrother Tyler. At first they totally hate each other, but as the book progresses they slowly start to develop feeling for each other. Obviously everything isn’t that easy since they are step siblings. Overall the book was enjoyable, but really far from from perfect. My first issue was the romance. I didn’t have a problem with the part that they were siblings, because they aren’t actually related also they met each other pretty recently so they don’t view each other as brother and sister. However the part that I had problem was how bad the romance was developed. They literally went to completely hating each other to “being in love”. There was nothing is between. Their whole relationship seemed to be based more on lust than anything else. The family dynamics weren’t developed at all. The relationship with step siblings can be really intense and I don’t know I just wanted more about that. Eden was way to busy lusting about Tyler to think about anything else. Another thing that really bugged me was Tyler taking drugs. I know that it’s sort of explained why he does it, but trying to justify it really didn’t feel right. Drugs are a really serious problem that can lead to addiction. It’s not something that you can just take one day and stop the other. It just bugged me that it wasn’t acknowledged. I’m still not sure if I’m going to read the next book. I’m sort of interested though since she stared dating Dean.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Fhina

    ARC provided by Netgalley. Thank you so much. Please note that the review is my own personal opinion. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book and decided to DNF it at 31%. This book is meant to be for young adults and it handles a couple of sensitive subjects, which I generally think is great, but unfortunately, the (ab)use of alcohol and drugs is taken way too easy in this book. Also, am I the only one who thinks that Eden might suffer from some kind of ED? Within this 31% she more or less sne ARC provided by Netgalley. Thank you so much. Please note that the review is my own personal opinion. Unfortunately, I did not enjoy this book and decided to DNF it at 31%. This book is meant to be for young adults and it handles a couple of sensitive subjects, which I generally think is great, but unfortunately, the (ab)use of alcohol and drugs is taken way too easy in this book. Also, am I the only one who thinks that Eden might suffer from some kind of ED? Within this 31% she more or less sneaks around meals, refuses to take chicken and fries because she hates the effect junk food has and chooses a salad instead, instead of eating she goes jogging etc. I'm aware that not everybody who prefers salad and sports over junk food and being lazy suffers from some kind of ED but within this book it seems really odd. Generally, Eden is very basic. She does things her so called friends do. She knows that drinking is wrong, yet she follows along instead of standing up and being a good example. Her female "friends" are just as shallow as her...rich stupid bitches that have nothing else than beauty, money, shopping, party and alcohol, looking slutty and sex in their mind. That's way too clichée. Her father is not really interested, neither is Eden. I can understand that she's hurt because he left, but she dislikes him so much... After all she had the chance to leave whenever she wants. The other members are barely mentioned. I can't even remember the name of one of the brothers. Jamie and ??? Now to Tyler: I understand his anger and rage yet it doesn't give him the right to hurt others. There's this one scene at the stoner party where he takes Eden and he grabs her wrist so hard it feels numbing to her. She should have said something, but of course, she doesn't and he shouldn', first of all, have taken her to the party and second grab her that hard. I like bad boys but when they hurt a woman they care for (and he seems to care for her, otherwise he wouldn't freak when other guys get close to her) physically it's just enough. He really has issues. Since I couldn't bear reading on, I don't know how things actually do develop, but I generously don't even care if he will turn into a fairly tale prince charming. The sum it up the story was: clichée and glorifying abuse of alcohol and drugs, putting bad boys with serious attitude to be good and repairable and the characters where shallow and lacking of depth.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sylvie

    I’ve been wanting to read this book series ever since it caught my eye, which was a year ago. The plot line was interesting, the writing style was so easygoing, hence it was brilliant for a 16 year old author. The book is about Eden who spends the summer with her father in LA, after not having spoken to each other for three years. She suddenly gets a stepmother and three stepbrothers as well. One of the three stepbrothers is a bad boy named Tyler (who’s a year older than Eden). He is the complete I’ve been wanting to read this book series ever since it caught my eye, which was a year ago. The plot line was interesting, the writing style was so easygoing, hence it was brilliant for a 16 year old author. The book is about Eden who spends the summer with her father in LA, after not having spoken to each other for three years. She suddenly gets a stepmother and three stepbrothers as well. One of the three stepbrothers is a bad boy named Tyler (who’s a year older than Eden). He is the complete opposite of Eden in everything and every way, yet they fall for each other. I keep wondering to myself that is it normal having feelings towards a step sibling (I’m talking about Eden and Tyler, of course), but I can’t really blame them. I mean, they’ve never met each other and then one day they’re told that they’re step siblings, I mean it wasn’t like that they’ve know each other their whole lives or that they’re blood-relatives. Anyway, they were teen drama tropes that occurred in this book, some of them were too typical and cliche, however it didn’t stopped me not to read them. Since I have read a lot of books from the contemporary genre lately, I was really curious about this book, I’ve never read a book with a summary like this before and so my interest grew. I personally found it very refreshing that this book was finally not a love story with a love triangle!(thank god). Instead, it is about "forbidden love" between a stepbrother and a stepsister. the characters are realistic. I also think that the characters develop piece by piece as the story progresses. For example, Eden changes from a house sparrow to a party girl, but she still remains herself. Or Tyler who’s too cool for everyone and never talks about his either past or private life to anyone even his best friends but told his deepest secrets to Eden, because he simply trusted her. I think Estelle has done a really great job. 4/5 Stars!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Delores

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Misery. The best ways describe how I felt through this entire book. This is a well written, poison filled book. I know a lot of books glorify bad things....I never expected to read a book that glorifies falling for a drug addict, borderline alcoholic person with severe....and I mean, Severe, anger issues. Any girl that falls for a guy with just ONE of those issues is stupid...but all three? That's awful. She's asking for a super abusive relationship. And it all comes from the idea that SHE, of a Misery. The best ways describe how I felt through this entire book. This is a well written, poison filled book. I know a lot of books glorify bad things....I never expected to read a book that glorifies falling for a drug addict, borderline alcoholic person with severe....and I mean, Severe, anger issues. Any girl that falls for a guy with just ONE of those issues is stupid...but all three? That's awful. She's asking for a super abusive relationship. And it all comes from the idea that SHE, of all people, can FIX him. Neither guys nor girls want a relationship in which the other is trying to change them. They resent it. If they care enough for the other person they will try to change. But most people with these problems won't. Relationships, romantic or not, with one person having anger issues is abusive. It leads to depression and eventually to the idea that you don't deserve better. It's a dangerous philosophy. Yes, i will read more. But only to find out if she can possibly be more stupid. I would not buy or recommend this book. I'm genuinely concerned about the women and men that read this book and follow the philosophy it advocates. I wonder how many will ruin their lives because they listen to the poison that is written here.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Odette Brethouwer

    So, this book was not for me. this can be an easy and fluffy read, but there were to many annoying things for me. I did finish it because the easy read was very welcome during a time of a lot of hard work, it was book of the month at Books Ever After and it is perfect for the hard 2016 BEA challenge 'a book with the word love in the title. But the main character is just to selfish with everything she wants to know, whether or not he wants to tell them. He is too much bad boy, she wants to fix him So, this book was not for me. this can be an easy and fluffy read, but there were to many annoying things for me. I did finish it because the easy read was very welcome during a time of a lot of hard work, it was book of the month at Books Ever After and it is perfect for the hard 2016 BEA challenge 'a book with the word love in the title. But the main character is just to selfish with everything she wants to know, whether or not he wants to tell them. He is too much bad boy, she wants to fix him too desperate. there is too much alcohol abuse in this book, and too much smoking. I do like the idea, why not fall in love with your stepbrother? yes, it is a bit weird, but you are not blood-related and it makes Christmas planning really easy, so I like that part of the story. but this series is not for me. And with the 'So many books, so little time'-argument, I will not continue this series. I've got more books to read I will enjoy more :) I disliked this book, but somehow 1* feels to harsh because I don't hate it as much as i hate other books I've rated 1*, so hence the 2* rating.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Luzie

    Okay firstly, this story was the definition of a New Adult-clichee, and even though i misliked some parts, i loved most of the story. Evolving around a topic, that may seem somewhat controversial is brave in my opinion. She merged it in so that it seemed more appropriate also for younger readers, which impresses me too. Eden and Tyler ... Tyler and Eden, what more can i say! She was a typical, American teenager, dealing with life. He was a bad boy/ misjudged young adult who had a rough start int Okay firstly, this story was the definition of a New Adult-clichee, and even though i misliked some parts, i loved most of the story. Evolving around a topic, that may seem somewhat controversial is brave in my opinion. She merged it in so that it seemed more appropriate also for younger readers, which impresses me too. Eden and Tyler ... Tyler and Eden, what more can i say! She was a typical, American teenager, dealing with life. He was a bad boy/ misjudged young adult who had a rough start into life. They seem very alike if you sought out there similarities and maybe that's what set them off to start this "incestuous relation". I liked that he was not a typical bad boy, but more like a "forced" one, which gave him a softer more vulnerable side. I totally am gonna read the second book, cause this was basically just the introduction into the DIMILY-series. But Estelle has to up her game, so that i can turn these four stars into five! 4/5 stars

  29. 5 out of 5

    Zoya

    One of my favorite books, in a long time. It felt like I was reading a 800 page book instead of 400 because I feel like I got to spend more time with these characters. I am just in awe.. Wow. I don't care that I have other books to read I'm starting did I mention I need you! One of my favorite books, in a long time. It felt like I was reading a 800 page book instead of 400 because I feel like I got to spend more time with these characters. I am just in awe.. Wow. I don't care that I have other books to read I'm starting did I mention I need you!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Miia

    Call me crazy but I love this book :)

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