Blog Tour | Becoming Mila by Estelle Maskame

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Publisher: Ink Road

Publication Date: 3 June 2021

“Sixteen-year-old Mila lives in LA with her mom and A-list actor dad, whose fame constantly thrusts their lives into the media spotlight. But when Mila’s antics around town make waves ahead of her dad’s next big movie, something needs to be done. So Mila is dispatched 2,000 miles away to Nashville, Tennessee, where she can cool off for the summer with her aunt and grandfather. The Perfect solution – right?

Mila’s not so sure. She’s dreading the idea of a summer away from her friends, not to mention being shipped to the other side of the country. Apprehensive and out-of-sorts when she arrives, it doesn’t take long for her to get off on the wrong foot with the mayor’s son, Blake. In spectacular style.

But Blake’s no stranger to Mila’s issues. He knows exactly what life’s like with a parent in the public eye – the pressures and politics, dramas and dynamics… Perhaps Mila and Blake have far more in common than either of them care to admit.”

I have to start by saying that I absolutely adored Estelle Maskame’s DIMILY series – if you haven’t already read it then you must go and check it out immediately!

As soon as I heard about Becoming Mila I wanted to know more, so I’m here on the blog tour today to share my thoughts with you.

Why not grab a cuppa, get yourself comfortable and be prepared to find out more about this addictively good read.

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The author dived straight into the action for the first chapter, bringing drama and a hint of the Hollywood lifestyle that I just couldn’t wait to find out more about.

Mila was a character who I found easy to like. Her small acts of rebellion indicated that she wasn’t entirely happy with the way her life was being managed and I felt certain the move to Tennessee would be good for her character, not to mention highly entertaining for me to read.

The writing style was incredibly emotive. For example, whenever Mila was feeling nervous and unsure of herself in an awkward situation, I felt it too. I found myself holding my breath and wondering if she’d get through it without adding embarrassment to the mix. A good connection to the main character is something I always hope for when I pick up a book and to experience it so early in the storyline told me I had something really special in my hands.

The character growth was impeccable. Watching Mila find herself as she experienced some much-needed freedom, warmed my heart and put a big smile on my face. Then, as events took a shocking turn at the end of the book, I was left wondering how she would handle it all. Waiting for the next book is not going to be easy!

I can’t write this review without mentioning the sparkling relationship between Mila and Blake. It was filled with the most delicious kind of tension, flirtatious moments which made my heart beat faster and even some unexpected complications – pretty much everything I’m looking for in a fictional romance!

Favourite Moments

  • Truth or dare
  • An uncomfortable dinner
  • Sitting by the pool
  • Escaping the movie

This was an awesome YA read with bags of personality, I can’t wait for the next instalment!


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Thank you to the publisher for sending me this book to review for the blog tour.


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