Just Dont Mention It (The DIMILY Series) by Estelle Maskame
Tyler Bruce – hell raiser and bad boy – tells his story in his own words.
Alternating between past and present, Just Don’t Mention It is narrated from Tyler’s perspective. We see his life as a twelve-year-old boy suffering physical abuse at the hands of his dad. We see him as the daredevil seventeen-year-old we first met in Did I Mention I Love You?, the stepbrother who falls head over heels for Eden.
In these parallel timelines we finally understand the enigmatic Tyler’s complex story and his innermost thoughts – on his dad, his mom, on Tiffani and Eden – all the things Eden wasn’t witness to. And, crucially, the reader gains heartbreaking insight into why Tyler becomes the self-obsessed, angry and unhappy guy we encounter in DIMILY.
This utterly addictive rollercoaster of a novel gives voice to one of the most adored characters in Estelle Maskame’s extraordinary international bestseller, Did I Mention I Love You?
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Just Don’t Mention It (The DIMILY Trilogy #4) | Book Review
I could have followed in my father's footsteps and become a doctor. But there was just too much good television on. I read the first three books in the Did I Mention I Love You trilogy when they first came out in and respectively and have found myself going back to re-read them on occasion in the years since. Without spoiling the adventure those three books take you on, I was very content with the way the last book ended, which is why I never even thought about the possibility of Scottish author Estelle Maskame writing another book in the series. But this novel has the added bonus of shedding light on what year-old Tyler endured that allowed him to become the angry and unhappy asshole we see in DIMILY. Tyler has always been a complex character with a beyond complicated past, but seeing his history brought to the forefront of this book, in alternating chapters with the present-day perspective of year-old Tyler, was powerful and emotional. Besides learning more about Tyler individually, I loved seeing his relationship with Eden unfold from his perspective.
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 unreal. Then one summer Eden comes to stay. The quiet kid who took all the punches. As Eden draws Tyler in, his defences start to crumble around him. Tyler is one of the cool kids.
We see his life as a twelve-year-old boy suffering physical abuse at the hands of his dad. And, crucially, the reader gains heartbreaking insight into why Tyler becomes the self-obsessed, angry and unhappy guy we encounter in DIMILY. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions.
We see his life as a twelve-year-old boy suffering physical abuse at the hands of his dad. And, crucially, the reader gains heartbreaking insight into why Tyler becomes the self-obsessed, angry and unhappy guy we encounter in Did I Mention I Love You? While this is officially considered the fourth book in the series, anyone could dive into it - though you really should read the whole trilogy anyway. Written in two alternating timelines, in the present we follow Tyler Bruce, the bad boy meeting his stepsister Eden, and eventually falling in love, and in the past we see him as a year-old kid who is abused by his father. The book also contains information on organisations that can help should the book affect anyone. You can escape to Santa Monica and enjoy a hike up to the Hollywood sign, 4th of July celebrations, and a wild party or two with an awesome cast of characters. Every character Maskame writes feels real, and the two antagonists of the series Dave and Tiffani are so damn evil that, I must admit, I get a little too worked up.