“Maybe these past three years we’ve been fighting so hard to get everyone else to accept our relationship when the only two people who needed to accept it was ourselves. And after all this time, I think we finally have.”- Eden, Did I Mention I Miss You?
*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Synopsis via Goodreads: A year has passed since Eden last spoke to Tyler. She remains furious at him for his abrupt departure last summer but has done her best to move on with her life at college in Chicago. As school breaks up for the summer, she s heading back to Santa Monica, but she s not the only one who decides to come home…
Having been left behind to deal with the aftermath of their bombshell revelation and a family torn apart, Eden has no time for Tyler when he reappears. But where has Tyler been? And is she as over him as she likes to think? Or can Tyler and Eden finally work things out, despite their family and against all the odds?
The explosive finale to Estelle Maskame s international bestselling DIMILY trilogy, and the highly anticipated conclusion to Eden and Tyler s addictive love story.
When it comes to reading experiences, The DIMILY Trilogy is on my list as being one of the “more interesting reading experience” I have ever had. I initially went into the series with low expectations, mainly because this is a step-sibling romance and I’m not too fond of those. I was not too impressed with the first installment, but I was still curious to see where things were going to go, so I picked up the sequel and was absolutely loving it…until it ended with a major cliffhanger that had me cursing up a storm. Going into the final installment, I was still pretty pissed, but I was hoping the final installment would redeem this series for me. Luckily, it did!
It’s been one year since Eden Munro last saw her stepbrother, Tyler Bruce. After having to deal with the aftermath of the mess they’ve made on her own, Eden wants nothing more than to move on from Tyler and escape all the whispers about their forbidden love. But when Tyler returns hoping to explain himself, will Eden hear him out, or will she be the one to walk away this time.
For someone who started out initially not loving The DIMILY Trilogy, I got to say this series and these characters have grown on me the past few months and I’m happy that I gave this series a chance instead of just stopping at the first book. I went into this book not loving Eden’s character at all. She annoyed me so much in the previous installments, mainly because she only ever reacted to the things that were going on around her instead of stepping up and expressing how she truly felt, and I was afraid that she would be the same way in this book. But thankfully she found her voice and she was not putting up with anyone’s BS, especially Tyler’s. As for Tyler, I FREAKIN’ LOVED HIM! His development has got to be one of the best I’ve seen and I love how he turned his life around and worked on his issues to better himself, FOR HIMSELF and not for anyone else. These two have come a long way from when we first met them and I have loved watching them grow, as they made mistakes and learned from those mistakes, which ultimately lead them to having a happier relationship.
While I loved many things about this book, there were a few things that didn’t sit well with me. First thing being Eden’s father. I hate this man so much and he is honestly not redeemable in my eyes. Any father who treats their own daughter like that should be ashamed to call themselves a father in the first place! The second thing is that I felt like this book was a bit too short. There was a lot of tension in the beginning of this book between all the characters and I felt like all that tension just easily disappeared by the end. There were a few issues towards the end that I felt needed to be better clarified, although I won’t say what they were since they are major spoilers! Also, considering Tyler was gone for a year, Eden forgave him within a matter of days and I wish she hadn’t forgiven him so quickly. I’m all for resolving conflicts, but quick fixes aren’t always best way to handle them.
All in all, I am very happy with the way the DIMILY series ended. MY FAVES GOT THE HAPPINESS THEY DESERVE AND I AM CRYING! I seriously didn’t expect the tears at the end and I really just want to reread this series from the beginning and experience all the feels again! Even though I am going to miss this series, I’m excited to see what Estelle Maskame writes next and hopefully I will love those books as much as I loved this series.