“I’m terrified that things won’t be different. I’m scared that the second I see him, everything will come rushing back. That’s the thing about distance: it either gives you time to move on from someone, or it makes you realize just how much you need them.” Eden, DIMINY
*I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*
Synopsis via Goodreads: 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.
It’s been one year since Eden Munro last saw her stepbrother, Tyler Bruce. After putting an end to their secret love affair and starting a relationship with a new guy, Eden hopes that this is will help her to leave her feelings for Tyler in the past and also help him to move on. But when Eden flies out the the Big Apple to spend six weeks with Tyler, she realizes that her feelings for Tyler are very much the same and so are his. Eden now has to decide if she is finally ready to let go and be with Tyler, or will one final push lead Tyler out the door, ending what once was and what could’ve been.
“I need you because you’re one of the few people I trust. I need you because you saw me the way I used to be and you still stuck around. I need you because I’m in love with you, Eden, and I have no idea how I’ll get over you.”
While the first installment in the DIMILY trilogy, Did I Mention I Love You?, didn’t quite hit the mark for me, I was still curious to see where this forbidden romance was going to go after these two went their separate ways. To my excitement, the second installment was SO MUCH BETTER than the first. Honestly, I felt like this book actually had a real plot. Things were happening, unlike in the last book where nothing really happened until the very end. The TENSION. The ANGST. The SECRETS. I loved every minute of it! This book held my attention and I could not put it down as I anxiously awaited to see what was going to happen next with Tyler and Eden.
I am both surprised and pleased with HOW MUCH I liked Tyler in this book. I really could not stand his over-the-top personality in the previous book, but in this book, he seemed more mellow. He wasn’t as reckless. He was pulling his life together and going place. He was nicer, for the most part, and OMG his lines were SWOON-WORTHY AS HELL. I’m pretty sure Eden didn’t stand a chance against his one-liners.
We also have the addition of two new characters, Emily and Snake. It was never a boring time when Snake was around because he always somehow managed to find trouble. I didn’t really care too much for Emily at first, but I liked her more towards the end, when she and Eden started to build a friendship after Eden got over her jealous rage. Emily’s a great friend to both Tyler and Eden and she actually helps them to see that there is nothing wrong with how they both feel about each other and that they shouldn’t let other people’s judgment stop them from being together. I also LOVED Eden’s mom. She was the best and she surprised me a few times towards the end.
“I don’t want you, I need you.”
There were a few things I didn’t like about this book. I personally did not like Dean and Eden’s relationship because I felt like it didn’t really add to the story and it was also a bit clichéd. Throughout this book, Eden keeps telling herself that she does love Dean, but I didn’t feel it. I couldn’t feel that connection between them and I thought it would’ve been better to have left them as just friends.
I also realized that I am not a fan of Eden’s character, AT ALL. I really hoped that she would’ve stepped up in this book and make some bold moves, but again, she just reacts to everything that it going on around her. She always seconds guesses herself and then lashes out at Tyler, even though she was the one pushing him away. She’s also a bit whiny. I really hope she steps it up in the last book because sometimes reading from her POV can get frustrating!
“I don’t know what being love with someone is supposed to feel like, but if being in love means thinking about someone every second of everyday…if being in love means your entire mood shifts when they’re around…if being in love means you’d do anything and everything for them, then I am endlessly in love with you.”
Now to my favorite part, THE ENDING! HOLY HELL, CAN YOU SAY CLIFFHANGER?! I really didn’t see any of that coming. It was like the calm before the storm and then BAM, TIDAL WAVE!!
I need the final book like 2 weeks ago because dammit things can’t end like this. Seriously, I am so invested in this series and I swear if I don’t get the ending I WANT, I will lose it! & did I mention I LOVED this book?