Saturday, August 24, 2019

Review: Say You Still Love Me - K.A. Tucker

Say You Still Love Me
K.A. Tucker
Published: August 6th 2019 by Atria Books
Genre: Contemporary, Romance

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-fianc√©—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.

Review
4.5 Stars
What's summer without summer camp, crushes on boys, and unrequited love? My answer is, it isn't one, but main character Piper Calloway might have an argument against that. Piper's mom believes in the quintessential youth experience, a sleep away summer camp and the serious role of camp counselor. Piper's in it for the new car, there's no way camp will be better than jet-setting with her best friends, but summer camp has a way of seeping into your heart. As an adult, Piper's all business as the VP of a multi billion-dollar real estate business, but the boy from summer camp has never left her mind. Where is he now, where did he go then, and why in the world does he call her the wrong name when they run into one another several years later?

"He turns and our eyes meet, and thirteen years seem to evaporate in the air between us."

Say You Still Love Me is a sweet, romantic journey that blends both new-adult and adult romance into one. K.A. Tucker tells a story of young love, broken hearts, and second chances. Piper is a force to be reckoned with in the business world, but she still sometimes cries into ice cream with her lifelong best friends and pines for the unknown. While she must be cutthroat in the boardroom, in real life she's still the sweet girl who cares for people more than she cares about their financial situation. Kyle was the first boy to steal her heart and for the last several years she's wondered what happened to him. When he becomes a security guard in her office she takes it as a sign, a chance to write the wrongs and rekindle their romance, but people don't stay missing for thirteen years for no reason. Piper, Kyle, and some of the old camp crew, must finally face the past they left behind at the lake.

"'There was a place where you and I worked, but it was thirteen years ago and we can't go back in time, Piper.' ..."

Told from the perspective of Piper, Say You Still Love Me takes readers on a trip through the past that shaped her into the woman she is today. It's an incredibly well written novel that doesn't follow the typical plot of rekindled romance, there's a secondary story line here that I never could have guessed at. There's also beautiful friendships and family members that make up a stunning cast of secondary characters, each bringing me more into the story and making me want to live inside their camp days forever. Say You Still Love Me is out just in time to make my summer reads list and is the perfect book to sit out on the dock with as you say goodbye to the warmer days and welcome in fall.
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