Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria, Simon and Schuster
Publication date: August 6th 2019
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Life is a mixed bag for Piper Calloway.
On the one hand, she’s a twenty-nine-year-old VP at her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm, and living the high single life with her two best friends in a swanky downtown penthouse. On the other hand, she’s considered a pair of sexy legs in a male-dominated world and constantly has to prove her worth. Plus, she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiancé—a fellow VP—on the other side of her glass office wall every day.
Things get exponentially more complicated for Piper when she runs into Kyle Miller—the handsome new security guard at Calloway Group Industries, and coincidentally the first love of her life.
The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counsellors together. The guy from the wrong side of the tracks. The guy who apparently doesn’t even remember her name.
Piper may be a high-powered businesswoman now, but she soon realizes that her schoolgirl crush is not only alive but stronger than ever, and crippling her concentration. What’s more, despite Kyle’s distant attitude, she’s convinced their reunion isn’t at all coincidental, and that his feelings for her still run deep. And she’s determined to make him admit to them, no matter the consequences.
SHORT & Sweet Thoughts
I know one thing as sure as the sun rising and setting each day and that is that any release from K.A. Tucker will be my next favorite read.
I started Say You Still Love Me just as the summer was moving into full swing and it was such a fun, heartfelt and nostalgic read! I loved how the story took turns alternating between teenage Piper working at summer camp and adult Piper preparing to take over her father’s real estate empire. Tucker expertly wove the two timelines together, revealing bits and pieces on Piper and Kyle’s pasts as we got to experience their reunion in the present.
It’s no surprise that second chance romances are one of my favorite tropes and Tucker does them very well. Despite the “instalove” start to this relationship, it is so beautiful and believable. Tucker just writes romances that feel so real and genuine and pull one in from the beginning and then deliver in the best possible ways by the end.
Both characters are well developed and for the most part very likable. I loved seeing Piper’s growth from her teen aged years to present self. Coming from a very privileged background definitely affected her outlook on the world and other people as a teen and even her adult self could be annoying at times with her fixation on looks and clothing. I did see enough growth and other positive attributes to forgive her however…I’m still jealous of her! LOL
All in all, you won’t be disappointed by Say You Still Love Me. If you haven’t picked it up yet, I strongly urge you to do so and read it this summer.
Take a trip down memory lane…
Close your eyes and remember your time at summer camp…
The sun and the chlorine, the smell of the woods after a rain and the smoke drifting off of a campfire…
And maybe even your own first kiss…