Thursday, April 18, 2019

Did I Mention I Miss You? (DIMILY #3) by Estelle Maskame


Did I Mention I Miss You?
DIMILY #3

By:
Estelle Maskame

Publisher:
Sourcebooks Fire

Published:
December 6, 2016

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Book Synopsis:
One last chance for love. 

It’s been a year since Eden last spoke to Tyler. A year since he left her all alone after nearly destroying their family. But Eden picked herself up and headed to Chicago for college where she found a new boyfriend—someone who doesn’t run when things get tough. She’s finally moved on from Tyler…right? 

Despite their breakup, Tyler’s determined to rekindle what they once had. He’s restarted his life in Eden’s hometown of Portland, and he wants her in it. But when a tragedy draws them together, Eden must search her heart and decide if Tyler is worth the risk once and for all. 



The DIMILY Series:

My Thoughts:

Tyler left Eden behind to get his head on straight.  Even though he had matured a lot, he still had a lot of anger from the abuse he had endured, and couldn't keep it in check.  He felt that often times Eden was the reason why he made better decisions; that is he didn't want to upset her.  He realized that he needed to learn to be a better person on his own, and promised her that he would return when he felt like he had accomplished that.  

Eden was extremely upset by his decision and begged him not to go.  Nevertheless, he left her, and she was forced to deal with the fallout due to everyone knowing about their relationship.  She had to deal with her father, friends and step-brother Jamie's anger, as well as the staring and sarcastic comments from acquaintances and people on the street.  Tyler didn't keep in touch or return any of her phone calls.  

When he shows up a year later, tells her he's changed, and wants to be with her; she is livid.  To top it off, their family is in an even bigger uproar with his return.  Eden's step-mother, Ella forces the family to take a vacation to Sacramento, hoping that she can help mend her family back together.  In the meantime, Tyler is working on Eden's forgiveness, and begging for her to go back with him to his new home in Portland, and to give their relationship another chance.  Eden decides to go for it.  Will Eden and Tyler finally stay together, or is their relationship doomed to end in heartbreak again?

The first half of the story was slow moving for me, as it took a long time for Eden to stop being angry at Tyler, and to take another chance on their love.  Character wise, Tyler completely grew up.  He was faced with challenging situations, but he was patient, and managed to keep his cool.  His character really grew on me.  I love when we see character growth, and Tyler was the perfect example!  I was satisfied with the second half of the story, and loved the ending.  Loose ends were wrapped up, and there was a bit of nostalgia for me as this series came to an end.  I really enjoyed the reappearance of secondary characters that I had grown attached to, the fact that Tyler and Eden's romance had matured, and that I got to see them enter a new phase in their lives.  Best of all, I got my happily ever after!  







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About the Author:

Estelle Maskame started writing at the age of 13 and completed her DIMILY trilogy when she was 16. She has already built an extensive and loyal fanbase for her writing around the world by sharing her work in instalments on the digital platform Wattpad. Estelle's trilogy will now be available for the first time in book and ebook formats. 

The DIMILY Trilogy has had more than 4 million hits on Wattpad, and Estelle tweets to almost 170,000 followers as @EstelleMaskame.






14 comments:

  1. YAY for happily ever after! Slow beginnings with a lot of anger kind of make the happy ending better?! Hahaha Maybe that's just me. ❤️

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    1. I agree! It makes it all worth while :) Thanks for stopping by Dani!

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  2. Nostalgia, happy endings and character growth sound wonderful!

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  3. I like that that characters greaw throughout the story and yes to happy endings. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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    1. Oh yes! The character growth made this series feel satisfying and complete! Thanks for stopping by Nadene!

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  4. Glad you enjoyed this one. To me, there are few things better in a story than character development. Glad the slow ending paid off with a good story and good characters. I'll have to pick up this series sometime!

    Sharrice @Reese's Reviews

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    1. Yes character growth is so important in a story! It makes the story feel more authentic and satisfying! Thanks for stopping by Reese :)

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  5. That would be tough for both of them. I love seeing character growth. Lovely result for an end of series book with the nostalgia for the series and a reader HEA. :)

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  6. I really do love when characters show some real growth. This sounds like a good series. Great review!

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  7. Eden and Tyler had a rough road! Glad they finally got their HEA and you enjoyed it. Wonderful review, Lindy! :)

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