Date finished: Sunday 30th April 2017
Format: Kindle Edition
First time reading?: Yes
From Goodreads: “It’s been a year since eighteen-year-old Eden Munro last saw Tyler Bruce: her stepbrother… and her secret love. Although they called time on their forbidden relationship for the sake of their family, Eden can’t help but feel excited when Tyler invites her to join him in New York City for the summer. Anyway, Eden is happy with her boyfriend Dean, and surely Tyler has moved on too. But as they spend a long, hot summer in the excitement of the city that never sleeps, it soon becomes obvious that they aren’t over each other. But can they resist temptation?”
Oooh this trilogy is turning out to be wonderful.
I read the first book, “Did I Mention I Love You?” on holiday last year and I devoured it in less than 24 hours. Estelle Maskame has a wonderful way of writing that just draws you in and you can’t stop reading. Then of course there’s the forbidden romance side of things: Eden falls deeply in love with her stepbrother who she’s just met.
Book two takes place a year after the events of the first book, and it truly is a natural progression on from the ending of book one. Eden visits her stepbrother in New York, but spending so much time together just adds to temptation and before we know it they’re starting up their relationship again.
There’s so much to like about this series. My husband and I have even had discussions about Eden and Tyler’s romance and if we think its appropriate or not (we voted that we have no issue with it). The characters are well developed and have such rich and complex back histories that is Estelle turned around and released prequel novels for each of them you know it’d be just as full of drama as this series is turning out to be.
I nearly launched straight into book three upon finishing because the ending of this one left me heartbroken, but I had an hour before readathon finished so I read a graphic novel in that time just so I could say I read four books. I’m back reading about Eden and Tyler’s drama now though, and crossing all my fingers that this pair get a happy ending.
My rating: 8/10