When I get sent books that have already-existing fan bases, I get worried. When I get sent books that have HUGE fan bases, I worry even more. When it came to Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame, though, I was super worried. Estelle is incredible popular on Twitter with over 120,000 followers and had finished the three-book series by the time she was 16. However, it was this fact that made me want to read Did I Mention I Love You? right away to find out what all the fuss was about.
The first book, abbreviated to DIMILY, starts with 16-year-old Eden travelling across the country to visit her father in California, who she hasn’t seen for years. This means meeting her three new step-brothers, one of whom is Tyler Bruce. Tyler may be moody and have issues of his own, but Eden finds herself falling for him and the consequences could be shattering…
As Estelle is so young, she writes with a voice that is perfect for a YA novel. First published on Wattpad and later picked up by a traditional publisher, I was amazed at Estelle’s ability to bring the setting of Santa Monica, California to life; I’ve only ever known California from TV programmes and films but it felt so real!
I read the first book in a day and then pined away for the second book. One of the best things about this trilogy is that they’re being published in quick succession so there isn’t long to wait between each book. That being said, I just want to read them all right away and then re-read them again and again!
As soon as a copy of Did I Mention I Need You? dropped through my letterbox, I started reading it. I was incredibly excited to read it and it did not disappoint. I loved it even more than I loved DIMILY and I am now desperate to read the third book, Did I Mention I Miss You?. It shall be amazing!
To put it briefly, I am now a diehard DIMILY fan for life.
Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame is out on 19th October from Black & White Publishing.