Published by Atria Books on 6 August 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
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.
Say You Still Love Me is a strong love story, where the past plays a very important role in the present – for all the characters.
I’m a huge fan of second chance romances, and in Say You Still Love Me, Kyle and Piper worked on getting theirs. I loved a lot of things about this story, but I found the beginning to be a bit slow, and the ending to be a bit ‘easy’. That said, the story worked well for me, and I found the flashbacks to bring a lot to the present.
The characters in Say You Still Love Me were relatable, and I wanted them to work things out. Especially as the flashes from the past became more present and I understood the reason why they hadn’t been together for such a long time. Not only did external forces keep them apart, guilt had a part in that as well.
The mood of Say You Still Love Me was nostalgic in some ways, because meeting at a camp as counselors brought these characters together, and some of them stayed friends for a long time afterwards. Of course, counselors aren’t always responsible, and so, something happened. Something that made the group disperse, in more ways than one.
Well written, with a beautiful, but sometimes hard story, Tucker brought summers of the past to my memories, while also showing that we don’t always know the full story.
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