Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker is the quintessential novel that is perfect for summer. The dual timelines and interesting main character make it a fun, yet dramatic novel. Also, the side characters are well-developed and add to the whimsical side of the story.Title: Say You Still Love Me
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
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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Book Review: Say You Still Love Me
Books about summer camp really seem to set the tone for an enjoyable summer-themed read. Say You Still Love Me takes place at a typical summer camp when Piper is sixteen, and then alternates to present day (thirteen years later.) Piper’s experiences as a camp counsellor and her first time falling in love are so enjoyable to read about. This whole side of the novel is super entertaining and the antics that the teenagers get involved in are outrageous.
❀ Bold main character
Piper is a bold and determined character that stands up to quite a few chauvinists in the present day section of the book. It is interesting to see how she has really continued to be a strong, caring person as an adult, despite some of her hurdles. She is a wise woman who knows what she wants and how to get it. I loved reading about her reconnection with her first love. At first it seems a bit too convenient, but as the story progresses it becomes clear that Piper and Kyle have something real real.
❀ Amazing Side Characters
Not only is Piper a fantastic character, the numerous friends and co-workers in the book are amazing as well. Her camp friends have unique personalities that will be recognizable if you are a fan of Friends. For example, there is the rule-abiding Christa who keeps everyone in line, Ashley who is a little bit flaky, and Eric who is a fun-loving player.
If you enjoy a summer-themed read, I highly suggest Say You Still Love Me. The book has a bit of summer fun mixed in with some dramatic intrigue. Perfect for your summer TBR.