Monday, January 18, 2016

REVIEW - DID I MENTION I NEED YOU? by Estelle Maskame

Did I Mention I Need You? (The DIMILY Trilogy #2)
by Estelle Maskame
Release Date - October 19th 2015
Publisher - Black and White Publishing
Buy - Amazon | Book Depository

It's been a year since eighteen-year-old Eden Munro last saw Tyler Bruce: her stepbrother…and her secret love. Although they called time on their forbidden relationship for the sake of their family, Eden can't help but feel excited when Tyler invites her to join him in New York City for the summer.

Anyway, Eden is happy with her boyfriend Dean, and surely Tyler has moved on too. But as they spend a long, hot summer in the excitement of the city that never sleeps, it soon becomes obvious that they aren’t over each other. But can they resist temptation?

In Did I Mention I Need You?, the second volume of Estelle Maskame’s phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, Tyler and Eden must face up to their feelings and decide what to do next. Is their love strong enough to face the challenges that lie ahead?
Once again I am back with the sequel to Did I Mention I Love You? Ever since I finished book 1 I needed, needed the sequel badly, like right now I am desperate to know what happens in the end for Book 3 but I have to wait till the end of the month. But I have to wait, impatience is killing the need for Tyler and Eden in my life.

Without spoiling the ending of Book 1 so much, I'll keep the content of the book to a down-low. Step siblings Tyler and Eden last saw each other a year ago, and it has been a painful year, Eden has moved into the state to be close to her father and siblings, her mum has a new boyfriend, and Eden is dating Dean, Tyler's best friend, she seems to have moved on, but ultimately her heart will always lie with him. When Eden agreed to stay with him for 6 weeks in NY, she couldn't wait, but she was indeed nervous at the same time. But what it's NY stay in NY doesn't it? Even a forbidden love as theirs.

Tyler and Eden haven't really changed that much. They are still completely and irrevocably in love it each other but this time the thought of continuing where they left off scares them. More people become involved - which means more people they loved and the ones closest to them will get hurt. Do not be afraid of what is to come, especially when it comes to the love triangle, for me it's a natural aspect to the trilogy and it will prove to be an asset to, although surprising at first it isn't hard to believe either when your in that situation. I just loved being back in their worlds, as each of them are continuously in orbit around each other and it's a beautiful. However, individually I was surprised, Tyler really has grown up into his own character, after the way he was treated as a child affected him, he was able to help people with it. All those bad things that made him that guy in DIMILY had gone, only just some of the faded roughness lingers which I loved, a bit of edge doesn't hurt does it?! He changed into a positive role model and one where he has still got the whole road ahead of him. Eden, hadn't changed that much, I found that this book was more for Tyler than Eden as an individual. But I guess you could say that Eden has truly found where her heart lies, and now there is no denying it's the getting there that counts and that is still a journey to fully discover.

What I love about their relationship whether they are "on" or "off" is that it's Maskame's writing, it's her seamless attraction of the characters - there passion for one another, that we see so clearly through, she draws out their love so much it can be quite painful but also fulfilling at the same time. Maskame manages to complete the whole package in a romance contemporary novel. The world building of New York City was just so gorgeous, whilst Eden was a tourist, metaphorically speaking so where you. Times Square, Subway, Central Park, it almost makes me want to just go there myself. I imagine being a part of a film and being the main character of the bright yellow cabs of NY opening and exploring my eyes for the very first time. Maskame manages to write all her novel in such desirable places; places of passion and love.

With an entourage of characters , moments of laughter and the beauty of NY, there is nothing like this series currently. It's truly addictive, you can just immerse yourself so much in the series, you don't want to leave. Book 3, Did I Mention I Miss You? Is out 28th of February. Did I mention that I'm desperate for it. Ha. I can't wait. But it will be a series that you can read all over again, Tyler and Eden Forever! Tyden maybe?! Buy it, get it, read it people. :P

Rating - 5

21 comments:

  1. Oh wow. This sounds like a great story, but definitely not for the faint of heart. I know some will probably feel a bit uncomfortable with the step siblings romance, but I'm still curious, nonetheless!

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    1. I can't wait to finish this series. It may not be for everyone but it might be for you! :)

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  2. Aww this sounds like one I need to get, lovely review!

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  3. I love those type of addictive reads. I have the first book on my wishlist already.

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    1. Yay! Glad it's on your wish list! :)

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  4. I read a lot of positive reviews for the first book, and based on your reviews, the second book sounds great too! I rarely read a book about step-sibling romance, so I'm looking forward to read it. Anyway, lovely review <3

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    1. I haven't really read much of step-sibling romance either. So I think this is a great start for me! :)

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  5. So glad you're loving this series Emma! Hopefully Did I Mention I Miss You is everything you want it to be when you pounce on it and crack the spine next month:)

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    1. I am and I can't wait for it to end. Sad but great to see what happens between Eden and Tyler. :)

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  6. Fabulous review, Emma! I've heard many great things about the first book of this series and I'm SO glad to hear the second book is good too. I definitely feel like this is right up my alley so I absolutely want to check this out. :D

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    1. Go check it out! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. Woooo! I love the kind of books where you just need all the books super badly and they're all stellar as far as execution goes :) Aw, I kinda ship Eden and Tyler already and I'm glad to hear that you learned more about them as characters. Ooooh! NYC is one of my dream locations so this is exciting ;) I'm glad you enjoyed it so much Emma <3

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    1. Me too. I would highly recommend it Siiri! :)

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  8. I've never heard of this series, but I'm glad to hear each book continues to hook you so well you're left desperate for the next one. That's a signs of a good series :D

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    1. Very positive sign indeed for this series. :)

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  9. I really want to start this series! DIMILY is at the top of my TBR, but I have yet to get it. Glad you enjoyed this!

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    1. Ahh can't wait to see what you think of it! :)

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  10. Brilliant review, Emma. The subject matter isn't really enticing to me, but it sounds as though the story is treated with every consideration and amounts to a well written book. I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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    1. Thank you Ramona! It really is a great book/series all round!

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  11. I would like to read this serie !

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