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Spotlight, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Did I Mention I Love You? (The DIMILY Trilogy #1) by Estelle Maskame






Book Blurb & Info

Did I Mention I Love You?

By Estelle Maskame

Love is everything but expected.

Eden Munro 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 has angry blue eyes and an 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 pulls 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 DIMIY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak, and forbidden romance.

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Book Excerpt

I can almost see the road through the gaps in the fence by the side of the house, and I squint through. There’s music playing. More like blaring. I can hear it over the crappy music that’s already bouncing around the back yard, and as a sleek white car speeds up to the edge of the sidewalk and skids against the curb, I grimace in disgust. The music cuts off the second the engine is killed.

“What are you looking at?” Rachael asks, but I’m too busy staring to even attempt to answer.

The car door swings open roughly, and I’m surprised it doesn’t fall straight off its hinges. It’s difficult to see clearly through the fence, but a tall guy gets out and slams the door shut just as aggressively as he opened it. He hesitates for a moment, stares at the house, and then runs a hand through his hair. Whoever he is, he looks su-per depressed. Like he’s just lost all his life savings or his dog just died. And then he heads straight for the gate.

“Who the hell is this jackass?” I mutter to Rachael as the figure nears us.

But before either of us can say anything more, Jackass decides to hit the gate open with a fist, drawing the at-tention of everyone around us. It’s like he wants everyone to hate him. I figure he’s probably that one neighbor that everyone despises, and he’s only here in a fit of rage because he wasn’t invited to the lamest barbecue get-together that’s ever been hosted.

“Sorry I’m late,” Jackass comments sarcastically. And loudly too, with a smirk on his lips. His eyes flash green as emeralds. “Did I miss anything besides the slaughtering of animals?” He throws up the infamous mid-dle finger to, from what I can see, the barbecue. “I hope you guys enjoyed the cow you just ate.” And then he laughs. He laughs as though everyone’s expressions of disgust are the most entertaining thing he’s seen all year.

“More beer?” I hear my dad call out to the silent crowd, and as they chuckle and return to their conversations, Jackass heads through the patio doors. He slams them shut so hard I can almost see the glass tremble.

I’m stunned. I have no idea what just happened or who that was or why he’s just entered the house. When I realize I’m slightly slack-jawed, I close my mouth and turn to Rachael.

She bites her lip and pushes her sunglasses down over her eyes. “I’m guessing you haven’t met your step-brother yet.”

Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Eden is spending the summer with her father and his new family. She isn’t thrilled to be doing it but she needs a break from Portland. It turns out her step brothers are older than she thought. She is nervous about meeting them and has no clue how she is going to survive eight weeks with her father. Then add in Tyler, her jerk of a step-brother, and this summer keeps getting better and better. He is rude to her every time she sees him, plus he does drugs. She finds him pathetic and doesn’t understand his attitude.

However as the summer moves along Eden watches Tyler and learns more about him. She starts noticing things others don’t. One night when she is trying to talk him out of taking drugs she distracts him by kissing him. She is completely shocked at her actions. Tyler feels the same until he starts kissing her back which shocks her even more. Tyler acts like he hates her so Eden is completely confused. Tyler sometimes softens his attitude and his feelings toward her which Eden likes entirely too much. They find an attraction between them after their kiss and they try to keep things secret because they are step-siblings and it seems wrong.

Tyler’s girlfriend, Tiffani, tries to control him. She figures out something is going on between them. Everything starts falling apart thanks to Tiffani. Tyler’s drug use comes to light and his life starts careening out of control. He gets kicked out and receives very shocking news that throws him for a loop. Eden is also shocked at the news. She takes a step back and decides that she and Tyler can’t continue the way they’ve been going. She is not sure what the right thing to do is. Maybe she should just do what she wants.

I really liked this book. The story started out with Eden going to spend the summer with her estranged father, his new wife and her children. Tensions are high and the awkwardness is almost tangible. You feel bad for Eden because her dad has been a jerk and you know it can’t be easy to watch him with his new family. Then Tyler enters the picture. I was just shocked at his behavior toward everyone as Eden appeared to be. At first your reactions are the same as Eden’s in the sense that he is just hateful, but then as the story evolves you notice the things she does. The idea that something may have happened that caused how he reacts to things and how he behaves starts to form. You feel almost like you are a team with Eden as you try to figure it out.

He is such a complex character and an absolute puzzle until the truth comes out. He needs the distractions because his life is hard. Add in the vindictive and crazy Tiffani and things continually follow the same cycle. He wins you over eventually and I was so torn over the relationship he had with Eden. Society frowns upon it as would their parents so Eden backed off a bit. I’m not sure how I feel about it though. I agree that changes needed to be made for Tyler. I loved how Eden and her mom moved into the neighborhood. I know the story continues in the next book of the trilogy and I can’t wait to see what happens. I do believe I am rooting for these two as a couple. I give this book a 5 out of 5.

Coming Soon!



Did I Mention I Need You (March 2016) & Did I Mention I Miss You (June 2016)

Title: Did I Mention I Need You?
Author: Estelle Maskame
Release Date: March 1, 2016
Publishers: Sourcebooks Fire


Eden and Tyler have desperately tried to ignore their love for each other for the sake of their family. But they can’t seem to stay apart for long, especially once Tyler invites Eden to spend the summer with him in New York.

Away from their life in California and caught up in the excitement of the city, their summer fling turns into something much more serious. Unable to deny their feelings, Tyler and Eden must face reality. But how will their family react when they confess their romance? And is their relationship strong enough to survive the fallout?


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Title: Did I Mention I Miss You?
Author: Estelle Maskame
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Publishers: Sourcebooks Fire


Eden’s on her way back to Santa Monica for the summer, and she hasn’t seen Tyler since the devastating fallout of their forbidden relationship. Eden claims to have moved on—but Tyler wants to rekindle the flame.

He convinces Eden to visit his new home in Portland, Oregon, where he has set up a center for troubled teens. Eden’s proud of what he’s built, but the last time they were together, it nearly destroyed Eden and their family. Then a tragedy draws them together, and Eden must search her heart and decide if Tyler is worth the risk once and for all.


Author Info


Estelle Maskame started writing at the age of thirteen and completed the Did I Mention I Love You? trilogy when she was sixteen. She has built an extensive fan-base for her writing by serializing her work on Wattpad. Fitting book writing between work, Estelle has amassed followers from all over the world. She lives in Scotland. For more visit estellemaskame.com

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https://twitter.com/EstelleMaskame

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