Book Review: Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

Posted August 7, 2019 by Melissa in Book Review | 16 Comments

Book Review: Say You Still Love Me by K.A. TuckerTitle: Say You Still Love Me
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria, Simon and Schuster
Publication date: August 6th 2019
Target Audience: Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 384
Source: Publisher
Format: eARC
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
My Rating:

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.

Book Quote
My heart skips a beat and then begins racing.
“Is that—?” I cut myself off, not wanting to presume too much. But when I meet Kyle’s eyes — the questioning gaze in them — and hear his sharp intake of breath, I know without a doubt the answer.
His jaw tenses, but then he smiles. “Favorite place in the world. Favorite summer.” His eyes flash downward to my lips. “Favorite girl.”
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…

 

About K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 18 books, including the Causal Enchantment, Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, and Be the Girl. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, First for Women, and Publisher’s Weekly. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance 2013 for TEN TINY BREATHS and Best Romance 2018 for THE SIMPLE WILD. Her novels have been translated into 16 languages.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her family.

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16 responses to “Book Review: Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

  1. I really did love this too and it reminds me that I really need to pick up all the books of her’s I haven’t read yet and make time for them. Lovely review!

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