Set in Los Angeles and Nashville over a long, hot summer, Becoming Mila is the first book in an irresistibly addictive and exhilarating new trilogy from Estelle Maskame, shimmering with love, friendship, family frictions – and lots of romance.
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.
‘This is a book that draws you in and won’t let you go. I loved it! I loved Mila, I was rooting for her as she adapts to small-town life and learns more about her family – and herself. Although there is a level of suspense and of secrets needing to be uncovered, what I enjoyed most was the perfect creation of the world Mila enters. I wanted to be in Fairview with her, making the friends she makes, having fun with these people, enjoying their ordinary – and not so ordinary – lives. I can’t wait for the next book!’
– Gill Stewart, author of the Galloway Girls series
This book is currently available for delivery to the UK only.
Published: 3 June 2021
Format: 198x129mm, Paperback
Extent: 304 pages
About the Author
Estelle Maskame lives in Peterhead. She started writing the DIMILY trilogy when she was 13; it was first published by Black & White in 2015. Rights are now sold in 19 territories. Estelle was winner of the Young Scot Award 2016 (Arts) and shortlisted for the Young Adult Romantic Novel Award 2017.
“Estelle Maskame manages to portray both a gripping type of tension and connection while still keeping the relationships and friendships realistically flawed … This being the first in a series is some of the greatest news I have received this year and I’ll be eagerly looking forward to the next.” The National
“This book has set up the trilogy perfectly and it does end on a cliffhanger and I already need the second (and third) in my life, November can't come soon enough! Estelle's writing always hooks me straight in and I was immersed in Nashville. I flew through the book and read it in one sitting and that's when I know it's a five star read!” Hannah Heartss
“This is the ultimate summer read for 2021. I laughed, I cried, and I felt for the characters all the way through. And the best part? There are two more books to come! Estelle Maskame created a world full of characters who are—for lack of a better word—utterly wholesome.” The Nerd Daily