Title: Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame
DIMILY Trilogy Book Two
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance
Length: 385 pages
Book Rating: C+
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Love has no rules.
It’s been a year since Eden Munro last saw Tyler Bruce: her stepbrother…and secret love. Although they swore to ignore their feelings and put their family first, Eden can’t help but feel excited when Tyler invites her to join him in New York City for the summer.
But it’s not like anything is going to happen. Eden is happy with her boyfriend Dean, and she knows gorgeous, green-eyed Tyler must have moved on as well. But as they spend the long, hot summer in the city that never sleeps, it becomes obvious that those old feelings are still there…simmering beneath the surface. Will Tyler and Eden be able to resist temptation?
Did I Mention I Need You? is book two in Wattpad sensation Estelle Maskame’s DIMILY trilogy: three unforgettable summers of secrets, heartbreak and forbidden romance.
Look for the companion novels:
Did I Mention I Love You? in December 2015
Did I Mention I Miss You? in June 2016
Picking up about a year after the previous novel ended, Did I Mention I Need You? is the second installment in Estelle Maskame’s DIMILY Trilogy. This latest addition is the continuation of stepsiblings Eden Munro and Tyler Bruce’s forbidden romance and once again, there is plenty of drama as the pair try to move forward with their relationship.
Although Eden and Tyler have been separated for the past year, they have stayed in close contact and Eden does not hesitate to accept Tyler’s offer to visit him in New York. Right from their first meeting, it is very apparent their feelings for one another have not diminished and while they struggle to maintain an physical distance, they are fighting a losing battle. While they eventually give in to their desire for one another, there are two HUGE issues they somehow manage to ignore. First, how they are going to break the news they are in love with each other to their families. And most important, Eden is still in a relationship with her boyfriend, Dean, who just happens to be Tyler’s best friend.
Despite high hopes that the year apart would bring changes to Eden, sadly, she is still the same immature, selfish, jealous and indecisive young women as she was in the first book of the series. While her decision to visit Tyler is understandable, it is virtually impossible to fathom her reasons for not breaking up with Dean before embarking on her trip. Instead, she chooses to avoid his calls and even worse, she resumes her relationship with Tyler. Although she tells herself over and over how horrible she is for not being honest with Dean, she still puts off doing the right thing which in turn sets the scene for even more drama later in the book.
Tyler, on the other hand, is much more mature and likable in this outing. He has come to terms with his abusive childhood and his self-destructive behavior is a thing of the past. He is much more laidback, easygoing and cheerful than before and for the most part, he thinks before he acts. Unfortunately, once the couple returns to California, Tyler is forced to make a difficult decision that leads to more heartache. However, in the long run, it is the healthiest choice for him.
Although a bit of a frustrating read, Did I Mention I Need You? is still an enjoyable addition to the DIMILY Trilogy. It will be interesting to see what Estelle Maskame has planned for Tyler and Eden in the last book of the series, which is scheduled to release in June.