Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: eARC, 373 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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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.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
In Review: My Thoughts
It takes a special author – and a special book – to make you feel nostalgic for a place you’ve never been and experience you’ve never had. K.A. Tucker was just that author, and Say You Still Love Me was that book. I pretty much suspected I would love this book as soon as I read the blurb. I don’t think I realized just how much Piper and Kyle’s second chance romance would get to me though. These two worked their way under my skin and into my heart.
One of my favorite things about Say You Still Love Me was the format in which it was told. Jumping back and forth between present day and the past can be messy, but it was far from that in this one. I loved how the details of Piper and Kyle first falling in love at Camp Wawa were woven in with their second chance. I can’t think of how this book would possibly work any other way. Basically I lived for the bits I would get from both time periods in each chapter. It made me feel as though I really was right there beside them, part of the story.
It could probably go without saying, but I absolutely loved the romance in Say You Still Love Me. From the first love at Camp Wawa and the albeit more complicated second chance in present day, I was 1000% in. I couldn’t get enough of Piper or Kyle (together or separate!) or the secondary characters, for that matter. While present day Piper and Kyle (understandably) had their issues to work through, Camp Wawa Piper and Kyle just warmed my heart. Is there anything as pure as first love?
Say You Still Love Me was an absolutely joy to read. I adored the characters. Piper was especially wonderful. Present day Kyle got a pretty healthy dose of side eye initially, but it wasn’t long before he had me swooning all over the place. I never went to summer camp, but somehow while reading this, I felt like I had. The setting and characters were so rich, it was easy to imagine myself right there. I laughed and cried and reminisced on my own first love and some fun summers spent with friends and big time crushes. What a sweet and special read. Hands down one of my favorites of the summer.
But is this what my life has become? Managing fragile male egos all day long?
Kyle Miller has always been a sliver in my heart, a shadow in my thoughts. A lingering “what if” that I have never been able to truly shake.
I’m going to be madly in love with Piper Calloway for the rest of my life and I only just met her.
Have you read Say You Still Love Me?
If not, do you plan to?