This was my first K.A. Tucker novel and as always, I’m late to the party. I have been missing out this entire time!
Say You Still Love Me immediately made my heart melt right off the bat with the love story of Piper and Kyle, who met at a summer camp one year when they were teens. While reading the story, you get to experience dual time periods for them: when they first met back in 2006 and present day. Normally, I am not a fan of dual time periods as I mostly find they’re not written clearly and can become confusing. But that wasn’t the case for this book. The dual time periods were written superbly. So much so that I was right there feeling the sweltering summer heat of 2006 at camp, while also experiencing the cool breeze on Piper’s condo balcony in the present with no issues.
It was a nice change to read about Piper being the rich one who saw people for their hearts and not their status level. She was such a badass as the vice president of her father’s company and I loved that she was strong-willed and not someone in need of rescuing. For a change, Piper was the one who was able to “rescue” Kyle’s heart so that they could be together despite the obstacles time and relationships were set in their way.
The story also brought a sense of nostalgia to the forefront. It took me back to my carefree days in high school where the biggest problem I had was if my crush would finally notice me. That made me love this story even more so. I’m also a sucker for second chance romances.
Tucker’s writing was nothing but exquisite and I can’t wait to read more of her other books.
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.