[REVIEW] ‘Just Don’t Mention It’ By: Estelle Maskame

*This is (technically) the fourth installment of Estelle Maskame’s ‘Did I Mention I Love You?’ trilogy, so if you haven’t read the series (or at least haven’t read the first one) then I highly recommend you stop reading this post now, since this will contain DIMILY spoilers!

Official Synopsis:

At seventeen, Tyler Bruce is hot – a hot mess. His girlfriend is a knockout, his reputation untouchable, parties are nothing without him. Even his car is flash. But inside Tyler is in ruins – and he’ll stop at nothing to keep that a secret.

Then one summer Eden comes to stay. She’s upfront, sharp and far more enticing than a stepsister should be. She also sees straight past Tyler’s bad boy façade… to the vulnerable kid within. The quiet kid who took all the punches. As Eden draws Tyler in, his defenses start to crumble around him.

As irresistible and dazzling as its Californian backdrop, Just Don’t Mention It is Tyler’s story – his heart-stopping tale of past hurt, finding hope and figuring out who the hell he wants to be.

Rating: 4.5/5 Stars

Review:

Fans of ‘Did I Mention I Love You?’ will adore this new installment to the beloved series.

At first, I just wanted to read Tyler’s POV of the DIMILY chapters, since I’ve read DIMILY multiple times. I was SO excited to finally get Tyler’s side of things, but as the book progressed, I became more and more interested in the flashback chapters. It was so cool to see 12-year-old Tyler, and really helped me to understand his character more.

I also loved getting to see the events that led up to the scenes that we see through Eden’s POV in DIMILY, such as the Tiffani/Tyler fitting room scene. I had one of my copies of DIMILY open next to me so that I could switch back and forth between Eden and Tyler’s view of some specific scenes.

Although I do have to say that I shipped Eden and Tyler more in the DIMILY books than I did in JDMI. Him falling in love with her in JDMI seemed more sudden and had less lead up, but there weren’t as many chapters dedicated to it as in DIMILY.

Overall, I really enjoyed reading it, and I’m sure I’ll reread it again. This book is a must-read for DIMILY fans! It’s not out in the US yet, but if you’re like me and can’t wait, then I recommend buying it from the UK! I got my copy from a seller on Amazon, but you can also get a copy on Book Depository.

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