Review: SAY YOU STILL LOVE ME by K. A. Tucker
Published by Atria Books on August 6, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Romance
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FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley. All opinions are my own.
SAY YOU STILL LOVE ME Review
I’m always a sucker for a good second chance romance, so when I heard K.A. Tucker’s Say You Still Love Me featured one, I knew I had to read it. And it was everything I love in a second chance romance too. It has two incredibly likeable main characters that I loved, both individually and as a couple, a dual timeline that give us glimpses both of when they first met and fell in love and when they reunited years later, and, finally, a bit of mystery as we gradually learn what happened to end their relationship all those years ago.
Kyle and Piper were both such great characters, equally likeable as adults and as teenagers. I especially enjoyed following Piper, who as an adult, is now a successful businesswoman preparing to take her place as the head of her father’s company as soon as he retires. It’s fun to watch her transform from those awkward teenage years to a competent and confident corporate VP, doing whatever it takes to earn the respect of her father’s longtime employees. I also had a major soft spot for Kyle, whose family clearly comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s practically the only member of his family who hasn’t been in jail, and his family’s illustrious history dogs him everywhere he goes.
The use of a dual timeline was one of my favorite parts of Say You Still Love Me. In addition to watching Kyle and Piper interact as adults in the corporate world, I was a huge fan of the flashbacks to summer camp where Kyle and Piper first met as teen counselors. I loved the nostalgic and almost magical vibe that the summer camp atmosphere always seems to provide, as well as the fact that Piper and Kyle were just so sweet together. Even though they come from opposite sides of the tracks, all of their differences just melt away at camp and they’re just a boy and a girl falling in love for the first time.
The biggest draw for me, however, was the wanting to know what exactly happened to break them up after that summer since they had seemed so perfect for each other. The answer to that question is a slow burning one that gradually reveals itself as we move through the story, and it really made what was already a great story even more compelling since Piper hints repeatedly that Kyle broke her heart.
There’s so much more I could say about Say You Still Love Me, but I’m just going to leave it at – if you enjoy second chance romances, the romance between Kyle and Piper is one you’re going to love!
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 love a dual timeline story, and, for me, with second chance romances I ALWAYS want to know what it was that broke up a seemingly perfect couple in the first place and if it’s something that could be overcome. Great review!
I have had this one on my TBR for a while now, so i’m glad to see you enjoyed it!
I hope you love it too!
I’ve come to appreciate and strongly like slow burners these days. I just got this on audio so I’m glad to see you enjoyed the story. Wonderful review, Suzanne💜
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I hope you’ll love it too. I imagine it would be really good on audio.
Yay! I am so glad that you enjoyed this one too. Weren’t Piper and Kyle just amazing together.
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They really were!
Wonderful review Suzanne! You already know how much I loved it too 😉
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Thank you! I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Ohhh, this is the second review for this gem, and given how much love there is for it from you and the other review, i am busting to know what broke them up!!
Wanting to know what happened had me flying through the pages!
I’m with you! The dual timeline was used really well, and I got to see them fall in love and attempt their second chance. That’s like heaven for me.
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I really loved that aspect of it. It was so well done and very satisfying.
I happen to love a second chance romance and this one sounds amazing.Thank you for the lovely review, Suzanne! This one is on my list!
I hope you enjoy it!
Great review! I keep seeing this one every where but this was the first time I actually read the blurb. This sounds so good and your review makes it sound even better! Another one for the TBR list 🙂 I’m planning to read The Simple Wild this month and I think if I end up loving it, I’ll bump this one up my list!
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I still need to go back and read The Simple Wild. I’ve heard a lot of great things about that one too!
I think I would like this one! I have yet to read anything by this author but I am always looking for new romances to try.
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This was my first time reading one of her books and I’d definitely like to try more after this one.