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.
The DIMILY Trilogy:
Did I Mention I Love You? (Book 1)
Did I Mention I Need You? (Book 2)
Did I Mention I Miss You? (Book 3)
In this trilogy opener, originally published serially on Wattpad, Maskame delivers a believable coming-of-age story and an unconventional romance, set against a present-day California summer. Eden Munro hasn't heard from her father in three years, so the 16-year-old is dubious when she's invited to visit his sprawling California home. She makes the trip from Portland, Ore., and meets his new wife, Ella, and her three sons, including volatile Tyler. Eden befriends a group of girls, including Tyler's girlfriend, and is drawn into a privileged world of parties and excess, with alcohol and drugs in abundance. She also struggles with a growing, taboo attraction to Tyler, whose self-destructive behavior hides profound personal pain. Eden's narration is relatable, and though her pragmatism often clashes with her new friends' irresponsibility, it doesn't diminish the wonder of self-discovery. The fallout of divorce, the insidiousness of substance abuse and family secrets, and especially the pangs of first love drive this emotionally resonant tale. Readers eager to learn what happens next in Eden and Tyler's story won't need to wait long: the subsequent books in the trilogy will be published in early 2016. Ages 14 up.
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I absolutely love this book. I just want to read the second and third book, but I can’t yet. I really recommend this if you love drama books.
Did I Mention I Love You
A very similar thing happened to me as an adopted child with my foster father’s son, Rodger. It was my deepest secret and I was always ashamed that I could harbor such strong feelings for him. Now I see that perhaps it happens more often than I thought. This was a fun book to read.
This book had made me cry, laugh and swear
If your a teenager and wants to read a book that’s not too cheesy or too easy, then did I mention I love you is PERFECT! I love all the dramatic twist and all the sweet drama. The book is so reliable that I almost believed that a random couple walking around Santa Monica could be Eden and Tyler, so excited to read the next one. I DEFINITELY recommend this book.