edited on November 11th, 2023 at 12:07 pm
“Did I Mention I Love You?” is a young adult romance novel that follows the story of Eden Munro, a 16-year-old girl who travels to Santa Monica to spend the summer with her estranged father and his new family. While there, she meets and falls for her stepbrother, Tyler Bruce, and the two embark on a forbidden romance.
The book’s plot is well-paced, with a mix of drama, romance, and family tension that keeps the reader engaged throughout. The characters are well-developed, with each one having their own unique voice and backstory.
The romance between Eden and Tyler is both steamy and heartfelt, with the chemistry between the characters palpable from their first meeting. The book explores themes of love, family, and self-discovery, and does so in a way that feels both realistic and relatable.
Tho, I kinda enjoyed the “interactions” between Eden and Tyler a lot. I mean, they’re teens. They try to figure it out and sh*t happens.
Tyler comes from an abusive relationship but it still doesn’t help when he cheats on his gf. Imo, that’s a real red-flag here.
The writing style is accessible and easy to read, making the book a great choice for fans of young adult romance novels. The book’s setting in Santa Monica also adds to its appeal, with the California beach town providing a vivid backdrop for the characters’ story.
It is a well-written and engaging romance novel that will appeal to fans of the genre. It’s a book that captures the excitement and angst of first love, while also exploring deeper themes of family and self-discovery.
From my teen-self’s view: I loved the first read of the book. Even the re-read was still enjoyable. But I also understand when you don’t like such stories.
For me, they gave something to think about and I usually enjoy that a lot. Tho, the drama doesn’t have to be, I’m just not that big of a drama fan anymore.
A+ : 10-9.3 | A: 9.2-8.7 | A- : 8.6-8.0 || B+ : 7.9-7.3 | B: 7.2-6.7 | B- : 6.6-6.0 || C+ : 5.9-5.3 | C: 5.2-4.7 | C- : 4.6-4.0 ||
D+ : 3.9-3.3 | D: 3.2-2.7 | D- : 2.6-2.0 || E+: 2.1-2.4 | E : 2.5-1.8 || F: 1.9-0
Have you read Did I Mention I Love You? What do you think? Let me know in the comments!