Book Review: The Making of Mila and Blake by Estelle Maskame #MilaAndBlake @EstelleMaskame @inkroadbooks

Synopsis

The Making of Mila and Blake is the fireworks finale to international bestselling author Estelle Maskame’s addictive MILA trilogy.

It’s been two years since Mila and Blake last saw each other. Much has changed for both of them and Mila’s on a mission to put the past behind her before heading to college. Goodbye family drama, Hollywood crises . . . and Blake. 

Until she finds out Blake is also back in their hometown for the summer, with his troubled father and a brand-new girlfriend in tow. With no way of avoiding each other, it’s impossible to forget what happened between them, and buried feelings soon erupt to the surface. 

Has enough time passed that they could try one last time, or has it been too long since they were on the same path? Will this be the making of Mila and Blake . . . or their undoing?

Full of heart and drama and set to the beating pulse of Nashville nights, it’s a summer you won’t forget.

My Review

At the end of Trusting Blake, an unconscious decision made by Mila had a devastating impact on her relationship with Blake. After that night she never saw or heard from him again despite reaching out to him. Fast forward two years and Mila, now 18 years old and with her father is on her way to Fairview to spend her last summer before she starts her nursing degree at San Diego State University. Mila has never forgotten Blake so when they come face to face how will they both react, especially as Blake now has a girlfriend. Throw in Teddy, the handsome new ranch worker and some unexpected news about Popeye and this is a summer that Mila will never forget.

When I really like a book or fall in love with a series I find myself racing through the book. When I picked up this book I found myself reading it slower than I normally would. That wasn’t because I didn’t connect with the book rather it was because I knew that this was going to be the last book in the trilogy and I didn’t want it to end. I can honestly say I loved the storyline. Although it picks up two years after the events of Trusting Blake, the story didn’t feel disjointed and felt more like a smooth continuation of what happens to Blake and Mila. When we meet Mila two years later she has grown up and matured. That first meeting between Mila and Blake was sad. Blake was very cold and Mila was surprised by his reaction. When Blake shut out Mila completely I thought he was a little unfair and slightly immature. But despite the frosty reception Mila initially received, the chemistry between them had never gone away and Blake realised he’d made a big mistake. In addition to Blake there is also Teddy, another love interest for Mila and it’s clear that Teddy likes Mila more than as a friend. It was good to see that Mila has more of a relationship with her father because that relationship was quite fractured in the first and second book.

I was anxious to see what the ending would be but I was really really pleased with how everything was wrapped up and it was the ending I would have wanted for the characters.

The MILA trilogy has become one of my favourite trilogy’s which I will be reading again. I would highly recommend this trilogy and reading all three books back to back because this is a trilogy that you won’t want to miss.

Author Bio

Estelle Maskame started writing the DIMILY trilogy when she was 13; it was first published by Black & White in 2015. The series has now sold over one million copies worldwide in nineteen different countries. Estelle was the winner of the Young Scot Award 2016 (Arts) and shortlisted for the Young Adult Romantic Novel Award 2017.

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