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Did I Mention I Need You? (DIMILY #2) by Estelle Maskame

Did I Mention I Need You?

Estelle Maskame

Sourcebooks Fire

March 1, 2016

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Book Synopsis:

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. 

My Thoughts:

Did I Mention I Need You? is the second book in the DIMILY Series.  The stories in this series need to be read in sequential order.  It's been two years since Eden and Tyler's first summer together.  Eden broke it off with Tyler that first year, because of the fact that they were step-siblings.  Tyler has lived in New York for the last year traveling with an organization that speaks to raise awareness about child abuse.  

Despite the distance, and not being together, Eden and Tyler never stopped loving each other.  Life has moved on and Eden has been living in Santa Monica splitting time between her mom and dad's homes.  Her mom bought a house there a year ago and now has a steady boyfriend.  Eden has been going out with Tyler's best friend, Dean, a really nice guy, for the last year and a half.  She is best friends with Rachel and spends time with the group of friends she met when she first came to visit her father, with the exception of Tyler's ex-girfriend, Tiffany and playboy Jake.

When Tyler invites Eden to spend six weeks of her summer in New York, before she heads off to Chicago for college in the fall, she nervously, but excitedly accepts.  Eden doesn't know if she misses her stepbrother or the person that she was in love with.  She doesn't know how she's going to feel when she see's Tyler again after all of this time.  Will old feelings return?  Has she moved on?  Has he?  Does he have a girlfriend?  These are all thoughts that are going through her head before she see's him, and as the reader we can feel Eden's worry, anxiousness, confusion, and excitement 

When Eden arrives in New York, she meets Tyler's roommate and good friend Snake, and soon after his good friend Emily that he toured with.  Tyler gives Eden his room, and sleeps on the couch.  While in New York, he takes her to all of the amazing sites, such as, Times Square, Central Park, Union Square, and Grand Central Station.   They go shopping, try out different restaurants, and go to a Yankees versus Red Socks baseball game.  I loved the setting of New York.  I felt like I was right beside Eden and Tyler getting in to the crowded subway system, playing baseball in Central Park, and seeing all of the touristy sites!

Jealousy rears it's ugly head, when Emily ends up crashing in Tyler and Snakes apartment due to personal problems.  Eden quickly realizes that while she loves Dean, she is still in love with Tyler, and wants to be with him.  Yet, there are too many complications.  She knows their parents would never accept them as a couple, and she doesn't want to hurt Dean.  However, the temptation of spending every day with the person you are in love with is there for her to deal with on a daily basis.  Will she give in to her feelings?  How does Tyler feel about her?

I enjoyed this book in the series.  Tyler matured a lot as a character, and it make me like him a lot more than when I met him in the first book.  As a character, Eden frustrated me.  She was selfish and cowardly.  I loved Dean when I met him in the first book, and I felt like Eden strung him along.  She needed to woman up and make a stand if Tyler was who she really wanted to be with, and not treat Dean like crap.

I didn't feel sorry for Eden (even though I felt like that's what the story intended), because I felt like she made poor decisions, and put herself in her current predicament.  Dean and Tyler were the one's that I felt bad for.  Plus, Eden didn't have any qualms about cheating.  She wanted what she wanted, regardless of who she hurt in the process.  Whereas, Tyler wanted to do things the right way.  He wanted to be with Eden, but not by cheating, lying to, and disrespecting his best friend, Dean.

Overall, I enjoyed this story.  It was a little slower than the first book in the series, and Eden irritated me, but I liked the story.  I'm excited to begin the final book in the series, after a very upsetting cliffhanger ending.... I need to see how Eden and Tyler's story ends, and as a romantic at heart, am hoping for 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.


  1. When you first started describing this, I wondered what was in her head about having a boyfriend who was his best friend and accepting that invitation. This situation is exactly why I avoid love triangles. I can see how you're vested and have to see it through especially since the setting, situation and most of the characters are brilliant. I enjoyed your review that laid out there for me. :)

    1. Yes, I was really frustrated with her decision making. Thanks Sophia :)

  2. Just reading the bit about Eden taking up with Tyler's best friend while having feelings for Tyler makes this a no-go for me. I hate love triangles and this one is worse because it involves his best friend. Eden would frustrate me too. Hope you enjoy how it all turns out. I'm looking forward to your thoughts on the last book. :)

    1. Yeah, I didn't know that was going to happen. It was pretty upsetting that she decided to go out with Dean when she was still in love with Tyler. Thanks for stopping by Rachel.

  3. Cliffhanger endings are the worst! I really hope book three lives up to all your expectations!

  4. It's so neat that this author started on Wattpad! I find that many of really popular romance authors start that way. These kind of trilogy romances seem to be more popular too. ❤️ Great review.


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