Say You Still Love Me

Say You Still Love Me

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The bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Keep Her Safe and “master of steamy romance” (Kirkus Reviews) delivers a sizzling novel about an ambitious and high-powered executive who reconnects with her first love: the boy who broke her heart.

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, and coincidentally the first love of her life.

The guy she hasn’t seen or heard from since they were summer camp counselors 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 still alive and strong, 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.

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ISBN-13: 9781508281252
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. She is the bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series and the novels He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, and The Simple Wild. She currently resides in a quaint town outside Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.

Devon Sorvari is an Earphones Award–winning and Audie Award–nominated narrator. She graduated from NYU’s Circle in the Square program and The Classical Studio. She has nationwide theater credits ranging from Shakespeare to musicals.

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wendm_ccbh 3 months ago
Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker is a story of young love and a second chance at reconnecting. Two lovers separated by secrets are brought back together by fate after 13 years apart. The moments where I'm taken back to those hot summer days the h/H shared at camp were absolutely special! However, I would have preferred K.A. write a separate story detailing the couples' life together at camp because at times the flashbacks overshadowed the story and as a result their love in adulthood wasn't shown as much. K.A.'s craft is spellbinding for sure, making me wish I had a summer camp experience to reflect back on. Though this particular story may not have been my favorite, it was equally wonderful and beautifully written. With great characters, especially the secondary ones, Say You Still Love Me thrived!
smweston 13 days ago
Say You Still Love Me was my first novel by K.A. Tucker and it definitely lived up to the hype. This book was the perfect amount of emotional and sweet, while still having a completely badass female lead and feeling realistic. I loved that it also turned the billionaire trope around since Piper is the one who has money AND is taking over the family business. The story is told in alternating chapters between Camp Wawa in 2006 and present day Lennox. It's not the best I've ever seen flashbacks written so it can feel a little bit like two different stories, but I enjoyed both of them so much that I didn't mind. It kept me turning the pages because I wanted to know how things would turn out in each timeline. I loved this book and the only thing I could've possibly asked for from it was more. I want to read Kyle's POV. I want to read more stories set in this world with these characters: Ashley, Krista, Piper, Kyle, and Eric. I want to know what happened to Kyle and Piper after the story ended, I want to read so much more from K.A. Tucker Thanks to Atria books and Netgalley for the copy in exchange for an honest review.
JannaD 14 days ago
Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker tells the story of Piper and Kyle, who had love at first sight as summer camp counselors at 16. Fast forward 13 years, they haven't talked since camp, until they are reconnected. This is told in a dual timeline format, alternating chapters between the past and the present. I liked seeing glimpses of the past and how their relationship was as teenagers, but sometimes I felt it slowed the story a little bit, switching back and forth. Present-day, Piper is a very successful business woman, poised to take over her father's multi-million company. They get reconnected when Kyle takes a job at her building, working security. As they get reacquainted with each other, the past resurfaces, for both good and bad. Piper and Kyle have to determine if the past is just that - the past, destined to be a fond memory of first loves, or if their relationship is workable in the reality of present-day. I really liked Piper's character, she is strong and successful, driven by her career but not to the point of being self-absorbed or viewing others who aren't as rich as her as being less valuable or less of a person. She is caring in her relationships with her friends and family, and even with tension in her relationship with her father, she always respects him. Kyle as a character was definitely not my favorite leading man ever, but then again I've never really had a thing for the bad boy stereotype. However, he also cares deeply for Piper as well as his best friends, and I find that touching. Overall, this was a really enjoyable read and I was definitely hooked to keep reading and see where they were going to end up! (I read it in the span of about 24 hours). If you are a fan of second-chance romance, I would recommend giving this a read! I would imagine if you had gone to summer camp or been a camp counselor, this would be an especially fun, nostalgic read for the summer. Thank you so much to NetGalley and Atria Books for my advance galley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous 18 days ago
I’m a huge K.A. Tucker fan, but unfortunately, I can’t say that Say You Still Love Me was a favorite of mine, though I do see why it would appeal to others. The story features Piper Calloway, a present day, highly successful real estate VP in her father’s firm, trying to make a name for herself in a male-dominated field. Added tension arises when Kyle Miller, her ex-love interest, shows up as the new security guard at the firm. The past portions of the story examine the two as teenage camp counselors. This is the part of the story I had the most difficulty connecting with. These sections were much longer than the present day and tended to drag for me. Not only did I not attend a similar type of camp, therefore lacking the nostalgia others have claimed, but my former teenage self couldn’t relate to these particular teens. My friends and I weren’t vicious and gossipy and we didn’t have the same kind of adult-type relationships the teenagers in this novel did. It made me rather uncomfortable and wasn’t something that piqued my interest. Though I found the present day portions more engaging, I didn’t entirely love the present day characters. They felt somewhat immature and self-centered. I was also hoping for a more conclusive, well-rounded resolution at the end of the story. All-in-all, I can definitely see why some will enjoy this story, for me, I simply wasn’t able to make a connection and therefore find it as entertaining as I hoped it would be.
MJS77 22 days ago
Say You Still Love Me was the epitome of a perfect second chance romance and if you're looking for a summer/beach read that you won't be able to put down then look no further. This book just made me feel so good! It has those teenage, new love butterflies churning in your belly right up to those heart stopping, toe curling adult hotness moments. It makes you relive those hot summer teenage nights when you were probably up to no good and you wouldn't change a thing. It induced such a feeling of nostalgia and took me back to a time when things were easier and we just didn't realize how things would change. I love that Piper and Kyle got that chance to reconnect and relive what drew them together in the first place. Sometimes first loved are meant to be forever loves
Bern425 28 days ago
This story was adorable. It kept me up way past my bedtime because I just had to read through to the happy ending - I was in that kind of mood. Piper Calloway is 29, smart, beautiful, rich and being groomed to take over her father's multibillion-dollar real estate development firm. Sounds like she has it all right? Well, looks can be deceiving because she is also single, having recently broken off her engagement to a man she has to continue to work with every day and battling a male-dominated business daily in order to earn the respect she deserves and works hard for. Enter Kyle, the new security guard at her building and the boy who broke her heart thirteen years ago. She has never forgotten Kyle. Not the magical summer they spent together or the disappearing act he pulled after an accident involving another camper left them both fired and unable to ever return to camp. Can fate be bringing him back into Piper's life? Told in dual timelines - Then/Camp and Now - we experience all the butterflies, stolen moments, desire and intense feelings that come with first love. We see how Piper and Kyle fell in love and slowly connect the dots to what led them apart in the present. Say You Still Love Me was a quick, easy read that I enjoyed.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved this story. Recommend anything by KA Tucker!!
mamalovestoread22 3 months ago
Everyone at one point or another has thought about a second chance with their first love, and lucky for Piper Calloway she is about to get that chance. But unfortunately she isn't really in the right place in life for that chance, with a ex-fiance constantly circling waiting for another shot, and her overbearing father constantly poking his nose in to her life, she has no time for a personal life. But thoughts of what her and Kyle had way back when keep resurfacing and causing her to question her priorities... can the boy who once captured her heart, be the man to permanently hold it? As soon as I cracked the cover on Say You Still Love Me I was hooked, these wonderfully crafted characters wandered onto the page and had me instantly mesmerized. The drama I found on the pages kept me constantly engaged, the swoony moments curled my toes, and the emotional ones stirred up a case of the feels... it was such a perfectly blended tale giving me everything I could possibly want in a story! Highly recommend!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, via NetGalley, and I am leaving my honest and unbiased opinion.
Susandyer1962NC 3 months ago
SAY YOU STILL LOVE ME is not the first book I've ever read by K.A. Tucker and it certainly won't be the last. She has a way of intertwining lives and making you feel like you have a front row seat into their story. Piper Calloway comes from a well to do family and her mom sends her to summer camp to teach her a life lesson. Piper doesn't want to go and tries to talk her mom out of it. Her mom went to the same camp when she was younger and puts her foot down. Piper is going! SAY YOU STILL LOVE ME is filled with so many different things such as family drama, love, forgiveness, second chances, and hope. Fast forward, thirteen years later and Piper is the new senior Vice President of her Dad's multi billion dollar real estate development firm. This story is told in the THEN and NOW and captures the reader's attention from the start. Piper makes friends with Christa and Ashley as well as Eric and Kyle. Kyle and Piper find an instant connection and soon they spend every minute of that summer with each other when ever possible. When an accident happens at camp, they are sent home and Piper is crushed. She never hears from Kyle again. SAY YOU STILL LOVE ME is a well written novel that hooked me from the very first page. I do not want to tell too much because I don't want to give anything away, but while reading, I felt every possible emotion I could think of and loved every minute of it! There is so much going on in this story, but K.A.Tucker does a wonderful job of weaving all the pieces together. When Piper spots Kyle again after thirteen years, her heart breaks all over again. She realizes her feelings for Kyle haven't been buried like she thought. When a big secret comes out, it changes their lives once again! It's a huge one too and I found myself holding my breath while reading! Overall, SAY YOU STILL LOVE ME is a book I can say nothing but fantastic things about. There is so much heart in K.A.'s writing that I was left with a huge smile on my face and my heart, very happy. All of the characters are very interesting and believable, so much so that I felt as if I've known them for a long time. I look forward to reading Ms. Tucker's previous books I haven't gotten to yet as well as her future ones. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Atria Books through Netgalley. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.
BookAngel_Emma 3 months ago
It is no secret I adore Kathleen’s writing and Say You Still Love Me made me fall deeper. Yes, I absolutely do still love you While I have a tendency to struggle with alternating timelines, the dual threads of past and present were necessary for Say You Still Love Me to fully appreciate the character growth and the depth of emotion the characters felt. While Kyle and Piper may have been for very different backgrounds and social status, it is their core values as individuals that click during their first meeting. Though their relationship could easily be dismissed due to their age, their connection was palpable and every emotion heightened. Say You Still Love Me offers insight into the way in which our experiences shape our identity. Alongside the environment, we are subjected to in our formative years. The ultimate transition from childhood often comes with the realization that our parents are in fact human, and as such fallible. How we deal with this knowledge contributes to the person we become as well as the type of relationship we have with our parents. Although Piper and Kyle’s reconnection and ensuing romance along with a number of issues concerning male-dominated careers are a large part of the plot; it is the summer they spent at summer camp that is the pivotal contributing factor to all of the events within Say You Still Love Me. Altering the course of their lives from the friendships they made to the way in which they view relationships. I adored seeing all the characters mature from that summer in their teenage years into adulthood and the bonds they created because of the time they spent together. True love always finds a way
BeckyRendon 3 months ago
Say You Still Love Me is the perfect summer read. Nostalgic for summer camps gone by and first love gone wrong, Say You Still Love Me is a romantic home away from home. Closure on the most painful relationship you've ever had...yes. Answers to all the questions that sprouted in your heart as a result of no closure...yes. Second chance romances with the "bad boy" who broke your heart...yes please. Say You Still Love Me is Full of intense emotions. Sadness, longing, lust, and wonder are just the tip of the iceberg. Friendship, comradery, and love will consume the empty hollow places giving you the perfect amount of happily ever after. Btw, I still think streaking with Eric would be fun!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Say You Still Love me is a second chance romance which will take you on a journey to your teenage memories of first love and bring you all the feelings that you may have long forgotten. Also, reminds you of how you once thought everything was possible and how much you were ready to fight for it. The chapters are told from the present and the past and I like this kind of layers in books. Of course, this book contains several schemes many times used in this type of literature but that didn't discourage me at all. I like this book, these characters and I think Say You Still Love Me is great summer read. I highly recommend it for fans of the romance genre and of course K.A. Tucker's writing.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Say You Still Love Me had great characters. I loved Piper's tenacity and strength. As she worked to fill her father's shoes in their family company, her resiliency and drive made her very successful. Kyle had a challenging childhood, the polar opposite of Piper's childhood. Yet, despite their differences, they find common ground and love. Moving from flashbacks to present time was a literary treat for me as we were able to see how Piper and Kyle first fell in love.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Say You Still Love Me is a contemporary second-chance romance. 29 year old Piper Calloway is a senior VP at her father's real estate development firm. While leaving the office one day, she thinks she sees a blast from her past--thirteen years ago. She thinks it was Kyle, a boy who broke her heart one summer while they were both at camp. The story shifts to the past when Piper is at camp and meets her friends and Kyle. I Love K.A. Tucker. She is an auto read author for me. I was so excited to read and review this book, but it was not my favorite of hers. Part of the problem falls on me. I don't usually like stories that go back and forth from present to past. I can handle some of the past, but I prefer to be in the HERE and NOW part of the story--and there was A LOT of the past in this story. I would say too much. I want to know what is going to happen with Kyle and Piper in the present. I get that I need to understand their backstory to see where they are now, but I felt like I was on summer camp overload. Plus, they really didn't interact too much in the present until quite a bit into the book. Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
savannahsbooklist 3 months ago
Piper and Kyle meet as summer camp counselors at Camp Wawa. They have an impassioned teenage summer romance that's driven by hormones and filled with promises to stay together after the summer is over. Unfortunately, their summer fling doesn't survive the return to real life. Piper is devastated, heartbroken, and left wondering what went wrong when Kyle doesn't contact her after the summer is over. 13 years later, Piper sees Kyle in the lobby of her office building. The emotions from their summer together come rushing back and she can't help wanting to reconnect with Kyle. As she continues to encounter him around the office, Piper realizes that her feelings for Kyle are still alive and growing stronger. She's determined to figure out what brought him back into her life and if there's any hope for a relationship after all the time and events that have passed. . Say You Still Love Me is told in a dual time line switching back and forth between summer 2006 and present day. I love the way this worked for this story. Reading how Piper and Kyle met and fell in love at summer camp brought back so many memories of my own summer camp adventures. K.A. Tucker wrote the feelings, thrills, and nerves of young love so beautifully that it truly felt like I was going through it again. Not only that, but Piper and Kyle get a second chance at their romance 13 year later so the reader gets to fall in love with and through this couple twice in the same novel. . If you ever went to summer camp or wish you went to summer camp, this story will take you (back) there. If you ever experienced first love, you'll relive it through the Piper and Kyle. If you love a swoony love story that will make your heart leap and drop like it's on a roller coaster, you'll love this book. When I finished Say You Still Love Me, I flipped it over and immediately started reading it again -- it's THAT good. It's an extraordinary story that will take you on an enchanting summer adventure full of heart and second chances. I loved this book! |Thank you to @atriabooks @netgalley and @katucker_ for the eARC #partner|
Anonymous 3 months ago
Piper has lived a privileged life until her mom forces her to work as a counselor at a summer camp. Kyle works at camp Wawa to get away from the mess his family has created of his and their lives. Naturally the two fall in love but their summer is cut short and they lose contact. Cut to 13 years later when Piper sees Kyle leaving her office building and the two reconnect. This book is told from the present and the past, and done in a really wonderful way. I really enjoyed finding out small bits of the story throughout but never knowing the full details until the end. It left me wanting to know more and not wanting to put it down!
Stacked_shelf 3 months ago
Say you still love me by KA Tucker is a beautiful romance that encompasses the nostalgic pull of a first love and the tricky complications of a second chance love. At 29 years old, Piper Calloway is the VP of her Father’s multibillion dollar real-estate firm. She is a complete power house in a world dominated by men. Things get complicated at work when the new security guard turns out to be none other than her first love, Kyle Miller. Kyle and Piper met at summer camp where they were both camp counselors. They were swept up in a summer romance that was doomed from the start. She was an heiress and he was the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. After a tragic event that summer, they were abruptly ripped apart. Now that Kyle has reappeared in Piper’s life, she not only has to navigate through her feelings towards him but also through the cut throat business world she is trying so hard to dominate. In this novel, K.A. Tucker seamlessly transitions back and forth, from past to present, to create a riveting tale that uncovers secrets of the past and complicates the second chance love story that emerges during the present. What I loved most about the novel was the overwhelming nostalgic feeling that pulsed throughout the story. K.A. was able to capture the utter magic of being young and in love and it will leave you itching for more. The chemistry between the characters was palpable and I felt every single emotion while on this rollercoaster of a love story-the undeniable longing, the passion, the uncertainty. I was gripped by this story until the very last page. If you want a heart wrenching romance about first love and second chances, this is the story for you. Thank you to the author, the publishers, and Netgalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Review written by @stacked_shelf.
Sara Kiplinger 3 months ago
Classic K.A. Tucker contemporary romance. I enjoyed the teen romance just as much as the grown-up romance. It was fairly predictable, but these are always nice lighter reads for me when I am growing tired of reading too much fantasy or mystery. I have read every book that she has put out and I will continue to do so. I enjoyed the main characters a lot and I liked that although Piper was a strong woman, she still showed her vulnerabilities in her career and personal life.
Boundlessbookreviews 3 months ago
Say You Still Love Me was a beautiful story about finding love and eventually getting that second chance. Piper had one of the best summers 13 years ago. Where she met a boy, who changed her whole life around, this story did touch a little piece of my heart, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hate to say it, but it did take me a bit to finish it. Not that it wasn’t good, it’s just when stories go back and forth from past to present. It just throws me off. Tucker’s writing style is just like it always is. She has a brilliant way of writing that makes you feel the story, way after you’re done reading. As always, I loved the secondary characters. As well as, the main characters. I feel they all played a part. I loved that I got a chance to read the story. And can’t wait to see what else Tucker has in store for us next. Overall, Four Boundless Stars.
courtofbingereading 4 months ago
***Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for sending me this book in exchange for an honest review*** ***4.5 stars*** K.A. Tucker is that author for me. You know, that one author you can always count on to captivate your attention from the very first page. That author who never fails to write a book that you immensely enjoy. Say You Still Love Me is told from two different time periods: the present and from 13 years ago. In the present time, the story follows Piper, our main character. She is a successful 29-year-old woman working at her father’s real estate development firm. However, even though Piper is more than qualified for her position, she faces condescending employees as a result of her young age and her gender. But, Piper doesn't allow anyone to bully or push her around. All in all, life is pretty good for Piper--until her first love reappears after he ghosted her 13 years ago. The other time period shows how Kyle and Piper met at summer camp when they were camp counselors and how they fell in love. K.A. Tucker captures the feeling of first love and summer perfectly in this storyline! My only complaint would be that I think we should have had a couple more chapters from the present time towards the end of the book. The book tended to get a bit heavy on the summer when Kyle and Piper met. This book was entertaining, funny, sweet, and definitely swoon-worthy. It’s the perfect read for the summer! I recommend this book to fans of second chance romance and slow-burn romance. Trust me, you’ll fall in love right along with Piper and Kyle.
Lizzieblovestoread 4 months ago
I received an advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Even after all of these years, my thoughts still go back to Kyle Miller and what we had, where he is and why... Piper Calloway comes from a well-off family, and her mom has so lovingly decided that it is time for her to go to her childhood camp as a counselor. She wants Piper to stay grounded and see where the “other half” come from and what they do for fun. Piper is initially not interested, but appeases her mom and agrees. All things change shortly after arriving. Enters Kyle Miller.... Kyle Miller, the heartthrob and rebel (but well-loved counselor) of camp Wawa has just arrived and everyone stops dead in their tracks, especially Piper. Her mom notices too, and with a coy comment “so it’s going to be that boy” it brings Piper back to reality, and she’s thinking....”ya....that boy.” 13 years later, Piper is running her dad’s architectural company, and Kyle Miller has vanished and Piper has never really moved on. Even through college, other boyfriends, and her engagement to David. Then one day, she spots someone who looks eerily similar. Then suddenly, Kyle is thrust back into her life and she can’t shake those feelings for him. 13 years did nothing to cease the connection between the two of them. The story goes back and forth between present and past. It’s hard to imagine meeting your soul-mate at age 16, but they both know they have never been able to move on. They endured things at Camp Wawa that most adolescents don’t go through. In present time, there are still many obstacles to their relationship and it gets downright ugly, but it’s a blessing to be able to see what decisions were made in the past and why. They return to where their hearts belong, but not without many bumps and bruises along the way. The plot twist towards the end really pulls you in and you’ll finish this read with excitement and curiosity. Thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books, and especially K.A. Tucker for the opportunity to read this book.
whatsbetterthanbooks 4 months ago
Sincere, intoxicating, and heartwrenching! Say You Still Love Me is an alluring, emotional tale that takes you on a journey into the life of the hardworking, intelligent Piper as she juggles a high-pressure career, a sexist coworker, an overbearing family with good intentions, the memories of one summer that changed her life forever, and the sudden reappearance of the boy who first stole her heart and then left her brokenhearted. The writing is fluid and intense. The characters are secretive, scarred, ambitious, and intriguing. And the plot is a wonderful, contemporary mix of life, love, coming-of-age, family dynamics, humour, heartbreak, privilege, conflict, and surprises that starts in the present, takes you back 13-years in the past, and ultimately finishes when the past and the present collide. Overall, Say You Still Love Me is another memorable, heartwarming, compelling tale by Tucker that once again has the perfect amount of mystery and romance to keep you engaged, enthralled, and invested from start to finish.
Bookishly_Nerdy 4 months ago
Let me preface this with saying that I have yet to read any of K.A. Tucker’s books. They are on my TBR but y’all know how that is. They kept getting pushed down. But I am so glad I was lucky enough to receive an ARC since those have a quote-unquote due date. And I am so happy I was able to read Say You Still Love Me. I have never been to camp. My friends have never been to camp. My father went to camp but that was really long ago. I never experienced the feelings that came with the summer heat and mystery of the forest. No matter how many times I watched The Parent Trap. But I was utterly transported from my living room to the rural woods of upstate New York. K.A. Tucker’s writing was entirely too immersive and picturesque while dealing with the ugliness that comes with first love. It was angelic and messy and heartbreaking and heartmending. I honestly loved it so much. I would have liked more in the end but what reader doesn’t. Piper was trying to make her own way in the world while working within an old boys club. And succeeding. She was a force of nature and the fact that she was genuinely nice was the best thing about her. Like yeah, she could buy and sell New York City ten times over (probably) but she wouldn’t and didn’t and, best of all, didn’t act like it. And Kyle was a sweetheart that was bumbling all over himself trying to get Piper’s attention. The attention that was already on him. Honestly, I want a Kyle. Like for reals. They both had their faults and they tried to work through it and the fact that neither of them gave up really spoke to their character and how much I want to be friends with them all. The “supporting cast”, if you will, was the best thing about this book. And the way it was written was the most interesting thing ever. I don’t typically like books that go back and forth between the past and the present. Mainly because it’s never done well. But K.A. Tucker has managed to do that. I hated the Henry Cavill version of Superman because the flashbacks completely detracted from the story they were trying to tell. I was afraid that it was going to be the same with this one. But it wasn’t. And I can’t praise that enough. The flashbacks were beautifully written and added to the story all the way up until the present met with the past. Long story short, Y’all need to read this book.
Xkoqueen 4 months ago
Say You Still Love Me is a love story about two people from different sides of the tracks. The two fall in love at summer camp at age 17 and are then separated for 13 years. The author builds out the background on the separation by alternating chapters between past and present. Although I am not a fan of this particular writing construct, I found that the author was able to use if effectively to build suspense without the usual frustration of switching between time periods. The authors best writing comes through in the chapters detailing the main characters' adventures at summer camp. Tucker's writing here hit enough nerves of familiarity that I’m sure she will have most readers fondly revisiting their late teens. Although character development is somewhat weak, the two main characters are likable enough in both time periods that I was rooting for them to get back together throughout. This hope holds the book together despite what felt to me like an endless parade of implausible circumstances used to create both the cause as well as the resolution of the couple’s separation. Despite this, I admit the book writing was good enough that I stuck with it to the end. It is an easy read with enough “feel good” moments to keep romance fans engaged. 2.5 stars
rodeorocks13 4 months ago
Say you still love me is the perfect end of summer read. The story weaves back and forth between a summer when Piper is 16 and again 13 years later. I thought the story was well mixed between the two time lines. It also has the summer romance feel and suprises throughout. This novel was a a bit different from past novels written by K.A. Tucker but in a good way. Her books are diverse from each other in a way that keeps her writing from becoming boring or repetitive. I loved it as much as her past series and standalones. I didn't see any of the surprises or twists coming. I love when a book can suprise me like this. I also loved the fast pace of the story and I found it hard to put down. It has a great story line and has a relatable nostalgic feel about first loves and ghosts of past loves. This is a great starter book if your new to K.A. Tucker's books or already a fan. I highly recommend end it for light romance lovers. Complimentary copy provided by publisher and netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.