Say You Still Love Me
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 Details

TitleSay You Still Love Me
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 6th, 2019
PublisherAtria Books
ISBN-139781501133442
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance

Say You Still Love Me Review

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    Powerhouse female lead + wrong side of the tracks dude = sign me up.
  • Melanie
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by Atria Books in exchange for an honest review.Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Tumblr | Youtube | Twitch
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    January 1, 1970
    She did it again. I honestly didn't think it would happen again - but I cried. I got to the point when I couldn't keep on reading, and had to put the book down. Because I couldn't see through my tears - lol.Full review to come...ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ ✦ ✷ ✫ ✷ ✦ ✧ ✵ ✧ ✵ If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For more of my reviews:My Blog: Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    SAY YOU STILL LOVE ME will make you fondly recall all of your own “firsts” –your first day at camp, your first crush, your first kiss, your first love – and all the other romantic milestones and adventures involved in being young and inevitably foolish! But young love rarely survives its infancy, and the star-crossed lovers in this story are no exception. Kyle and Piper come from two different worlds. Kyle’s father and two of his brothers are in prison, whereas Piper’s father is a wealthy real e SAY YOU STILL LOVE ME will make you fondly recall all of your own “firsts” –your first day at camp, your first crush, your first kiss, your first love – and all the other romantic milestones and adventures involved in being young and inevitably foolish! But young love rarely survives its infancy, and the star-crossed lovers in this story are no exception. Kyle and Piper come from two different worlds. Kyle’s father and two of his brothers are in prison, whereas Piper’s father is a wealthy real estate developer. Their paths first cross when they work as teen counselors at Camp Wawa, somewhere in New York or thereabout. It is love at first sight – the young couple continue to fall even more in love over the course of that wild and romantic summer. The slow burning attraction between these two young lovers was sweet, and a joy to read. But, alas, tragedy strikes, separating Piper and Kyle. (No spoilers here! Find out for yourself what happened!)Thirteen years have passed when, out of the blue, Piper sees Kyle working as a security guard in her father’s office tower. She can’t stop thinking about him, wondering why he never returned her calls and emails all those years ago: why he just seemed to disappear off the face of the earth and broke her heart.There are all kinds of mysteries surrounding Kyle’s reasons for coming back into Piper’s life. No matter: neither of them can deny that they have been pining for each other since that last fateful day at camp Wawa. There is no way they can walk away from each other this time – which makes for a very steamy and passionate reunion!One theme that recurs throughout this story is that the path to true love can be very messy and requires a lot of faith and forgiveness along the way. I really enjoyed all of the characters in this story: the mischievous, fun-loving Kyle and his crazy friend Eric; the goodhearted, passionate Piper who wants her father’s approval, but who refuses to sacrifice her love for Kyle in order to keep it; Christa, the chief camp counselor who must always be right, and who adopts the world’s most neurotic Siamese cat; and finally Ashley, the ultimate “earth child” who literally knits their entire group together. I absolutely enjoyed this second chance at love story, which is told in shifting “Now” and “Then” time sequences. You are kept on the edge of your seat until the very last chapter for the final reveal. Highly, highly recommended!My thanks to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Say You Still Love Me is a contemporary romance. I am a big KA Tucker fan. So I was thrilled to be able to read her newest book. The narrator is 29 year old Piper Calloway (1st person POV). This book is divided into THEN and NOW. In the present she is the new senior vice president at her dad's multi-billion-dollar real estate development firm, Calloway Group. In the past she is a 16 year old first time counselor at Camp Wawa in upstate New York.In this story the past and the present could not ha Say You Still Love Me is a contemporary romance. I am a big KA Tucker fan. So I was thrilled to be able to read her newest book. The narrator is 29 year old Piper Calloway (1st person POV). This book is divided into THEN and NOW. In the present she is the new senior vice president at her dad's multi-billion-dollar real estate development firm, Calloway Group. In the past she is a 16 year old first time counselor at Camp Wawa in upstate New York.In this story the past and the present could not have been more different. In the past she is a girl working at a camp. In the present she is a high powered executive from a wealthy family. This contrast was fascinating and really demonstrated Piper's growth.I am super picky when it comes to then and now storylines. They are not my favorite. Mostly because the past is never as interesting as the present. And every time something interesting happens at the end of a chapter... we are immediately taken out of that moment. In this story I really liked the present. But I would have preferred much less of the past. Those chapters were too long. While I was curious to find out what happened at the camp I definitely found myself much more interested in what was happening in the present. I was hoping that the ratio of past to present would switch to much more in the present. What I did like: Piper met some friends at camp. And the friendships lasted. I loved seeing the evolution of the friendship of the three women: Christa, Ashley and Piper. I also really liked Piper's assistant Mark and I enjoyed the dynamic with her ex fiancee David.I also really enjoyed present day Kyle. I was fascinated by his job choice and I really enjoyed learning more about him as the story progressed. And I liked the romance. This was a couple that I could definitely root for.What I liked less: It felt weird to me to have a romance where in the present the two people have so little interaction until later in the story. I wanted more in the present. I don't feel like there was enough time to develop their romance in the present.Also considering some of the things that happened in the past it bothered me that she was only 16. I would have preferred it if she had been a bit older.The last part of the book was definitely the strongest. And there were a few great reveals that I enjoyed very much.Overall, in a way this book is a bit hard to rate. The end was so strong. I usually go by how I feel when I finish a book. And I enjoyed the last part of the book so much. It definitely left me with a very good feeling about the book. However, I really thought that there was too much of the THEN storyline. And it honestly did not get really good for me until the end. I just feel like there should have been a lot more of the storyline set in the present as that is the story that spoke to me.Complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. Thanks to Atria and netgalley for allowing me to read this book.
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  • Karlie (cozyreadsandtea)
    January 1, 1970
    I kindly received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 4.25 stars This was my second KA Tucker book and to say I enjoyed it is an understatement! My favorite part was seeing them at summer camp. It was so much fun and the main couples relationship was so passionate and realistic.I loved the back and forth from present to past. KA Tucker truly makes you feel that you are there with these characters with her imaginative writing. Piper was such a relatable character. She grew so much as the b I kindly received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 4.25 stars This was my second KA Tucker book and to say I enjoyed it is an understatement! My favorite part was seeing them at summer camp. It was so much fun and the main couples relationship was so passionate and realistic.I loved the back and forth from present to past. KA Tucker truly makes you feel that you are there with these characters with her imaginative writing. Piper was such a relatable character. She grew so much as the book went on, and I love how she knew who she was and what she wanted, even at the young age of 16."I look to the field in time to see Kyle peer over his shoulder at me, the sly smile touching his lips as infuriating as it is sexy."Okay y’all need to get ready for Kyle, because hot damn I’m obsessed. When we meet Kyle and it talks about his black hair and everyone running up to him I knew I was done for! He was so intriguing and has so much depth to him. The way he treated Piper and how he respected her so much was so beautiful to read about.I did enjoy the steamy scenes but I can’t help but wish they were more detailed lol. I also wish we got more of them being together as a couple when they are older, because it felt like they didn’t know who each other were anymore. It had been 13 years and they hadn't spent much time talking and catching up. I guess the story was just to show how they met when they were little and then reconnecting and having a happy for now ending. Basically what I’m trying to say is I need a book two haha. The epilogue had me wanting to know more than I got.This book came into my life at the perfect time. It got me out of an annoying reading slump all while making me smile and love reading again!If your looking for a sweet romance this book is the way to go. It was filled with so many wonderful side characters, and shows many sides of different relationships. Detailed Ratings Hero: 4Heroine: 4.5Plot: 4.5Angst: 3.5Steam level: 3.5
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  • TeriLyn
    January 1, 1970
    **Say You Still Love Me generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**4 "It can't be the boy who broke my heart." StarsI really liked this story. It's whimsical and nostalgic hitting all the right chords and playing out well for a second-chance romance. Toggling from present to past with each chapter strictly from the heroine's point of view we travel in the midst of two love stories from youth and adulthood. The subdued and simmering chemistry is palpable **Say You Still Love Me generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**4 "It can't be the boy who broke my heart." StarsI really liked this story. It's whimsical and nostalgic hitting all the right chords and playing out well for a second-chance romance. Toggling from present to past with each chapter strictly from the heroine's point of view we travel in the midst of two love stories from youth and adulthood. The subdued and simmering chemistry is palpable really solidifying the intense connection making the romance that much more explosive. There were a couple of character quirks about the hero that I had had enough of that really kept me from rating this 5 stars even though I did fully enjoy the story. The heroine was definitely the stronger character. But together there's no denying the loveliness of their journey to, away, and back to each other. With interesting backgrounds and brighter futures the two are very different but something special in each other. K.A. Tucker's writing in the first person point of view was lovely as well. I didn't caught up in an abundance overly exaggerated details in this perspective and her story flow kept me engaged the entire time. I was especially loving how she slowly unraveled the past through the present without leaving us hanging after every chapter as an artificial plot device. It worked really well and suited the story of these two characters quite perfectly. Say You Still Love Me proves itself as an excellent story for the hopeless romantics. I enjoyed it from beginning to end. It's a complete stand alone and easy read.
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  • mahana
    January 1, 1970
    review now on my blog! ARC kindly provided by Atria Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Piper Calloway is a powerhead businesswoman, taking over her father’s company for him when he retires. Work is complicated by her coworker and ex-fiancee, David, who has a close relationship with her father and constantly tries to steal her assistant.One day she encounters the newly hired security guard and is flooded with memories. We’re taken back to a summer fl review now on my blog! ARC kindly provided by Atria Books in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Piper Calloway is a powerhead businesswoman, taking over her father’s company for him when he retires. Work is complicated by her coworker and ex-fiancee, David, who has a close relationship with her father and constantly tries to steal her assistant.One day she encounters the newly hired security guard and is flooded with memories. We’re taken back to a summer fling at Camp Wawa in 2006 that lead to her first love. Piper desperately tries to fit in with her peers at the camp, but her differences are glaringly obvious. Then, she meets Kyle, the guy from the wrong side of the tracks. With half of his family in jail and a tough reputation in his small town, he’s not Piper’s family’s best choice for her, but they instantly fall in love.Except, Kyle in the present doesn’t seem to remember who she is. Over the thirteen years, they both haven’t significantly changed. However, Piper wants answers as to why Kyle broke her heart all those years ago.Told in alternating chapters between the present and past, we follow Kyle and Piper’s awkward reconciliation, in contrast with their sweet, brief romance at camp.Say You Still Love Me is a second chance romance that’ll have you swooning over Kyle and Piper’s summer fling, and screaming at their adult selves’ inability to make it work. It’s an adorable read interspersed with a lot of authentic issues (apart from the rich people problems). I’d recommend if you’re a fan of K.A. Tucker’s previous books.
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  • konstantina
    January 1, 1970
    K.A. Tucker made me want to go back in time, be sixteen again and attend a summer camp even tho I hate camps.....powerful
  • Jessica (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
    January 1, 1970
    KA Tucker swept me away in Say You Still Love Me, an unforgettable romance that beautifully depicts both the bittersweet stirrings of first love and the achingly emotional pull of a second chance. This book was so different from what this author has delivered previously, a story as much about the struggles of a woman in charge of a hugely successful company as it is about the love story between a privileged heiress and the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. I seriously enjoyed every bit of t KA Tucker swept me away in Say You Still Love Me, an unforgettable romance that beautifully depicts both the bittersweet stirrings of first love and the achingly emotional pull of a second chance. This book was so different from what this author has delivered previously, a story as much about the struggles of a woman in charge of a hugely successful company as it is about the love story between a privileged heiress and the boy from the wrong side of the tracks. I seriously enjoyed every bit of this book. I loved the dynamic born in the past, the history of a wealthy teenager reluctantly sent to camp for the summer who has no idea she's about to fall for the boy her parents will never approve of. The trajectory of their lives is altered that summer, setting into motion events that the reader comes to understand slowly over the course of the entire book, secrets that reveal themselves at just the right moments as a second chance love story unfolds many years later. What sticks out the most to me on these pages is the palpable chemistry between Piper and Kyle. The lust, the adoration, the fierce attraction,  the devastating longing... every moment of this book is laced in such an undeniable pull between these characters and it leaps right off the page and ensnares the reader. I FELT it all and it was INTOXICATING. You can't read this book and not completely melt over their romance. There's a lot going on in this book and I loved all of it. It's so rare we get to read about a woman in a position of power, as Piper is, and I loved that she owned every bit of it but, at the same time, remained relatable. Aside from the love story on these pages, this is very much a story of what successful women face in a world dominated by men, and it's fantastic the way Tucker lays out her story. This was a solid read in every way. It's rich with heartache and longing, steamy and sexy and light in the way only young love is, but tangled with complications and drama as second chance love stories are. It's sweet and full of surprises and the chemistry is just FIERCE. The writing, the romance, the vast ensemble of characters... all of it, I just loved and I can't say that enough! 
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  • Hms
    January 1, 1970
    How did I not know about this!?!?!!?!I'M SOOOOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!
  • Meital
    January 1, 1970
    Okay I can’t wait for this one!!! Breath in breathe out!! Also the cover is beautiful
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    January 1, 1970
    Woohoo <3 <3    
  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars. I recently read and really enjoyed The Simple Wild, so I have been anxious to check out more from K.A. Tucker. While I liked The Simple Wild just a little bit more, I still enjoyed Say You Still Love Me. Full review to come.
  • Lynn
    January 1, 1970
    26 Chapters, epilogue. Piper’s perspective. I have read and enjoyed K.A. Tucker older books, so when I saw a copy of this book on NetGalley, I didn’t hesitate to request an ARC. I struggled with this book from the beginning to the end. I wouldn’t have made it to the end if it weren’t for skimming. Nothing about this book was entertaining, or exciting. The first chapter Piper is at a meeting. At the end of the chapter, it became interesting when she saw Kyle. Then the second chapter moved to the 26 Chapters, epilogue. Piper’s perspective. I have read and enjoyed K.A. Tucker older books, so when I saw a copy of this book on NetGalley, I didn’t hesitate to request an ARC. I struggled with this book from the beginning to the end. I wouldn’t have made it to the end if it weren’t for skimming. Nothing about this book was entertaining, or exciting. The first chapter Piper is at a meeting. At the end of the chapter, it became interesting when she saw Kyle. Then the second chapter moved to the past and was filled with boring filler. I had a feeling it would be since the first chapter was too. The excessive amount of details made it boring. The story jumps from past to present every other chapter, allowing the reader to obtain a picture of what Kyle and Piper had thirteen years ago. Both past and present are drawn out. Okay, back to the details. When I begin a book, the first couple of chapters are always the most important. I need those chapters to pull me in and keep me wanting to read. I need to see something forming, something building, and with this book, I didn’t. I do like some details to play with my imagination. However, I don’t need to know anything and everything. The details felt kind of like gossip at moments and were too much. In the beginning, nothing had gripped me as it had too many details. Reading details about each and every character mentioned in the book is boring. If somebody stands across the street, you best believe Piper will give you the whole nine yards along with the description of the street and the surrounding area. Usually, back characters flow into the story, but these characters felt forced. It was just too many details. It seemed like the details were there to fill the pages. Piper and Kyle met at camp, so they were young. That could be a reason as to why I hadn’t enjoyed the past. It was too YA for my liking. Then again, so is the now. The now felt unbelievable because it’s such a huge year gap since Piper and Kyle have seen it one another. I think thirteen years later pushed it too far, particularly because they haven’t had contact. "How could I? He literally dropped off the face of the earth.”Even now, thirteen years later, I can hear a twinge of frustration in my voice over how things ended between us. My stomach does a nervous flip. It’s been thirteen years. Does Kyle Miller remember me? Does he still think about me as I do him? And if so, are those thoughts laced with fondness? Or regret? See, unbelievable. If Piper is still holding a grudge thirteen years later, and still thinks of her childhood crush, then honey, you need a life. I seriously think it’s just too young for my enjoyment. Even with the characters being older in the now, they still seemed too young. Piper, meetings, and girl talks with her friends weren’t entertaining me. “Christa snorts. “That’s because he had a huge crush on you.” “What will you say to Kyle if you see him again?” Christa finally asks. I shrug. “I don’t know. Hi?” I swallow against the sudden swell of nerves. I wanted to enjoy this book. I did, mainly because I’ve been in a slump. It’s just jam-packed with too much boring filler with a lot of useless information, and conversations, that had nothing to do with the story. It went overboard with details, and they bored me — both past and present. So far, aside from the Carlos-Marie-Jenny triangle, there’s also the Kate-and Colin bet—a pool going on how long it will take for two senior counselors to hook up again after last summer’s off-and-on-again fling. regarding the lanky blond guy and his friend at the picnic table to the right of us, who were campers here for years and, Ashley swears, they have been secretly dating each other for the past two summers. I’ve also learned that Claire, the girl in the oversized fleece sweatshirt with muscular legs, I struggled so hard to finish this book and was bored out of my mind. Piper works. Piper gossips with friends. Tripp doesn’t like Piper. Kyle’s changed. Yadda, yadda. Are you sure these are adults that we’re dealing with in the now? It certainly doesn’t seem like it. The past for me is stopping the story from moving forward. The now makes it impossible to connect to the characters because they’re not doing anything special to connect to. The storyline is flat, unseasoned, with no spice. I don’t understand how Piper has these feelings when she and Kyle have only spoken about three times at halfway through. But then that familiar thrill stirs in my stomach, the one that Kyle has always stirred inside me like no one else—not even David in our early days. And I can’t dismiss that. I skimmed several times hoping this story would move somewhere, yet it hadn’t. Their relationship wasn’t progressing. Well over halfway through and the main character's conversation is about gel pens, and ask each other questions, catching up on lost time. I believe it was chapter 16, sorry can’t say for sure because these characters didn’t steal my heart or intrigue me enough to care. Anyway, when Kyle questions how Piper’s friends are doing over halfway through, it’s boring. With the shit load of details, I as a reader already knew how every character in the book was doing, looked like, their life now and past, family, their family’s life, etc., so I didn’t want to keep reading it. Too YA. Didn’t move anywhere. Lacks romance. Didn’t see a plot or see anything moving forward. Poor character development. No angst, or drama. Nothing to keep a romance reader wanting to read. Nothing comes about until the last two chapters. I’m not going to lie, had I of purchased this ebook for $7.99 I would have refunded it after reading the first six chapters. I was younger when I enjoyed this author’s other books, perhaps that’s the reason I couldn’t enjoy this book. It was just so young. (Yawn) I’ve read contemporary romance, though lately, I haven’t enjoyed them as much. Most of the contemporary romance novels I have read had steam added toward the end. However, this book didn’t. I couldn’t feel the love between the characters. Truthfully, I wanted to quit reading when I reached chapter 6. Usually, when I read a book, I ignore everything around me. With this book, I was losing focus and found myself avoiding it, then coming back to it. The secrets come out at the end, and it’s rushed. The epilogue isn’t sweet and still no growth. It’s more work talk, and how Piper doesn’t put her job before her relationship. If you’re looking for hotness, I don’t recommend this book.
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  • Talon
    January 1, 1970
    This book took me by sheer surprise. Complete and utter surprise (but in the best kind of way!). I love feeling nostalgia while I am reading, no matter the genre of the book and I love the “NA genre” feelings that come out when you read some of those great books (like the ones in 2012-2014) so reading Say You Still Love Me was such a nice breath of fresh air.I really enjoyed the past and present timeline within the story. In my honest opinion– it really made this book and the feelings that we th This book took me by sheer surprise. Complete and utter surprise (but in the best kind of way!). I love feeling nostalgia while I am reading, no matter the genre of the book and I love the “NA genre” feelings that come out when you read some of those great books (like the ones in 2012-2014) so reading Say You Still Love Me was such a nice breath of fresh air.I really enjoyed the past and present timeline within the story. In my honest opinion– it really made this book and the feelings that we throughout more real. Seeing the relationship between Piper and Kyle evolve both past and present, really set the tone to this story and made the roller-coaster of emotions that much more intense.Not to mention I loved Piper and her assertiveness and forwardness when it came to Kyle! Loved it! From the very beginning I just adored the way she stood her ground when it came to him and at times even throwing in some fun and wit with it! When a heroine takes control and lets others know how she is feeling, I am always more drawn to them.Between the summer vibes, being a kid with no care in the world, fun-dip, and so much more I was on cloud nine in the nostalgia department! Loved it. Appreciated it. Craved it!I thought Say You Still Love Me was a GREAT “2012 K.A. Tucker” vibe. I have been waiting for this book from her since the Ten Tiny Breath series. If you are a fan of feeling nostalgic, mixed with some NA genre, and some second chance romance… be sure to check this one out come release day!
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  • Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
    January 1, 1970
    *I received a free copy of Say You Still Love Me from Atria. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased*I'm a huge fan of second chance romances, and 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'.The characters were relatable, and I wanted them to work things out.full review to come
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  • Lindsay (nerdybooknurse)
    January 1, 1970
    Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker follows the thirteen year story of Piper and Kyle. Piper grew up incredibly wealthy as her father builds and develops most of the areas architecture. She's a 29 year-old VP and preparing herself to take over the company when she runs into a new security guard in the building lobby and swears it's her old camp love Kyle. THE Kyle, who broke her heart thirteen years ago and never spoke to her again. And when approaches him in the lobby her appears not to recogn Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker follows the thirteen year story of Piper and Kyle. Piper grew up incredibly wealthy as her father builds and develops most of the areas architecture. She's a 29 year-old VP and preparing herself to take over the company when she runs into a new security guard in the building lobby and swears it's her old camp love Kyle. THE Kyle, who broke her heart thirteen years ago and never spoke to her again. And when approaches him in the lobby her appears not to recognize her at all.The timeline jumps back and forth from Camp WaWa in 2006 to the present. Piper's mother who comes from her own humble beginnings insist that Piper spend the summer working as a counselor at Camp Wawa to gain some perspective. While 16 year-old Piper isn't thrilled about it, her attitude quickly changes when she meets Kyle, another counselor at camp that summer. Kyle appears to be the "bad boy" with some skeletons in his closet but he reciprocates her interest. You follow along on their journey and experience all of their first together during their one magical summer.Back in present day, Piper finds her heart right back where it was 13 years ago and unable to forget Kyle. No matter what she tries she can't seem to get over it, nor does she want to. Could their feelings from that one summer a decade ago be rekindled or was it just a summer fling?I LOVED this one. I read it in one shot and stayed up till 2:45 AM to finish it. K.A. Tucker has such an incredible way of not only telling a love story but creating a world where you care about everyone in the periphery as well. This book brought me right back to being 12 years old at Camp Rotary, my first sleep-away camp. All the butterflies, nervousness and excitement. It was so nostalgic weaving back in time to see Piper and Kyle's past unfold. Their love story is a slow burn, both in past and present but the build up was half of the charm. You'll find yourself flashing back to all of your own firsts as you follow through theirs. For lover's of romance who like getting sentimental - this one's for you! Make sure you grab your copy when it releases Aug 6, 2019! // ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️
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    January 1, 1970
  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    I'm so ready for this! To be honest, the synopsis doesn't sound that appealing to me, but I loved The Simple Wild so much I'm totally ready to read more by K.A. Tucker!
  • Dísir
    January 1, 1970
    The rich girl—entitled and privileged and knows it while walking the fine line between being smug and modest about her status—with a guy on the wrong side of the tracks come together during a fateful summer camp? It sounds partway like ‘Grease’ with a bit of a twist and the added growing pains that still impact adulthood over a decade later. Or at least, there’s lots of nostalgic and wistful recollection of the days tainted rose-gold as people always fondly say ‘those were the days’ in reference The rich girl—entitled and privileged and knows it while walking the fine line between being smug and modest about her status—with a guy on the wrong side of the tracks come together during a fateful summer camp? It sounds partway like ‘Grease’ with a bit of a twist and the added growing pains that still impact adulthood over a decade later. Or at least, there’s lots of nostalgic and wistful recollection of the days tainted rose-gold as people always fondly say ‘those were the days’ in reference to the years gone by. The summer lovin’ that K.A. Tucker writes about between Kyle Miller and Piper Calloway sit fully in the New Adult category—there’s a huge element of teenagers simply trying being teenagers, testing and breaking every boundary just because they can—as past and present are simultaneously told in alternating chapters. And as with Tucker’s writing, the way to a happy-ever-after is paved with thorns and the ending always bittersweet, never one that’s allowed to be all sunshine and roses. Painting Kyle/Piper’s teenage love as absolutely unforgettable even though their time together lasted just a few weeks allows Tucker to use this particular point in time as the base event to which everything in the present was tied to. However, reconnecting 13 years later with no contact between the 2 protagonists whatsoever was still a bit of a stretch for me, because the weight of the past didn’t feel momentous enough for me to buy into the fact that the teenagers who had grown into adults with diverging paths, changing priorities and life goals, still wanted what they had so long ago and for so short a time. ‘Say You Still Love Me’ is undoubtedly more layered and complex than the typical NA/YA novel that revolves around hormonal shenanigans. But it did feel a tad too long, filled with too many details that helped with the building dread of Kyle/Piper’s separation but didn’t seem fully relevant to the forward momentum and the big-reveal at the end. With a rushed HFN ending after the pages of build-up, I think I finished the story still mixed…needing a more concrete ending after the angst but not quite getting it.*ARC by the publisher via Netgalley
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  • The Blonde Bookworm
    January 1, 1970
    This book brought back so many nostalgic camp memories for me and I loved every second of it. The way the story jumps back and forth between past and present added extra suspense to the novel and the characters were delectable. I absolutely loved everything about Say You Love Me and now I kind of want to read it again! Attractive and successful girl falls in love with boy from the wrong side of the tracks... yep-- count me in! I don't think I've read a single book from K.A. Tucker yet that I hav This book brought back so many nostalgic camp memories for me and I loved every second of it. The way the story jumps back and forth between past and present added extra suspense to the novel and the characters were delectable. I absolutely loved everything about Say You Love Me and now I kind of want to read it again! Attractive and successful girl falls in love with boy from the wrong side of the tracks... yep-- count me in! I don't think I've read a single book from K.A. Tucker yet that I haven't loved and Say You Love Me was no exception to that rule. I loved this novel from start to finish and couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend it if you love some feel good romance! I can't wait for you guys to pick this one up! Thank you so much to Atria and NetGalley for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. Rating 5/5
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  • Kellisa
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to @netgalley + @atriabooks for an eARC in exchange for an honest review! . Oh my, this story was SO GOOD. Piper Calloway is the VP at her fathers multibillion-dollar real estate firm. She’s grown up living a privileged life, and currently lives with her best friends in a posh downtown penthouse. She thought her biggest problems were dealing with office sexism and tolerating her ex-fiancé, and fellow VP, every day, until she runs into her first love, Kyle Miller, the new security guard Thank you to @netgalley + @atriabooks for an eARC in exchange for an honest review! . Oh my, this story was SO GOOD. Piper Calloway is the VP at her fathers multibillion-dollar real estate firm. She’s grown up living a privileged life, and currently lives with her best friends in a posh downtown penthouse. She thought her biggest problems were dealing with office sexism and tolerating her ex-fiancé, and fellow VP, every day, until she runs into her first love, Kyle Miller, the new security guard of her fathers building. The story is told from alternating timelines, and I adored how Tucker wove the story together. Piper and Kyle met as teenagers the summer that they were both camp counselors. I never went to summer camp, but I was here for all the camp chapters! Piper and Kyle had completely different childhoods and life experiences, their class differences play a lot into how their relationship progresses during the flashback chapters. This story is filled with angst and sexual tension, both past and present. But there’s not a lot of sex in this one. Mostly tension and insane chemistry (there’s a bit more steam during the flashback chapters). The contrast between watching Piper and Kyle fall in love as teenagers and then Piper trying to figure out what went wrong 13 years later, completely hooked me. There’s a mystery element, Piper doesn’t know everything that happened during their camp romance. Needing to know what happened is what made the book unputdownable for me!I loved that Piper is a strong business woman, but I did question how realistic it would be for her to become completely distracted at work once Kyle returns. I mean, it’s been 13 years since they’ve seen each other, yet he flips her world upside down upon returning. Regardless, this earns 5 stars from me. If you love second chance slow-burns, put Say You Still Love Me on your TBR now and get ready for August 6th!
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  • Angie
    January 1, 1970
    I received a complimentary copy of this book through Netgalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I have read all of Ka Tucker’s books, and was excited to get an advanced copy of this. Being that it is a second chance romance, that also drew me in. I struggled with the main character Piper. While I appreciated her career driven personality, there was just something about her. I did feel the chemistry between her and Kyle.
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  • Mary Seaman
    January 1, 1970
    ARC provided by Edelweiss and Netgalley for an honest review:K.A. Tucker always tugs at my heartstrings. Everything of hers I have read, I always adore. Piper and Kyle are a love story we probably all wish we had. First love reuniting. It was a great story. The mystery, romance, humor was just all wonderful. I definitely recommend for an adult romance.
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  • Jaime
    January 1, 1970
    This is the second book by K.A. Tucker that I've read and I think I can officially call myself a fan. This book was not only fun and heartwarming, but it is also nostalgic. It brought me back to first loves and hot sunny days. I loved every minute of it. Piper was a fantastic character. She is a strong woman who is adamant that she will make it in a man's world. I loved how she handled all the men in her life all the way from Kyle up to her Dad. Sometimes it took her a minute to get her bearings This is the second book by K.A. Tucker that I've read and I think I can officially call myself a fan. This book was not only fun and heartwarming, but it is also nostalgic. It brought me back to first loves and hot sunny days. I loved every minute of it. Piper was a fantastic character. She is a strong woman who is adamant that she will make it in a man's world. I loved how she handled all the men in her life all the way from Kyle up to her Dad. Sometimes it took her a minute to get her bearings, but once she did, it was on. She didn't let anyone walk all over her and she tried her best to think first and act later. She wasn't always successful, but she tried. What I loved about how she was written in this book is that we get to see her somewhat selfish 16 year old and then her growth into a strong, powerful 29 year old woman. Even with her maturity, she still holds true to herself and you can see flashes of her adventurous 16 year old self in her. Kyle was an interesting character. I actually liked his younger self a little more than his older self. I felt like his 17 year old self had a bit more confidence in himself and his relationship with Piper. I think part of the problem was that we honestly don't get much of Kyle in the "now" sections. It takes a bit for him and Piper to reconnect so by the time they're getting deep into it, the book is practically over. I loved all of the side characters. I thought the friendships they all had were so genuine and fun. The end definitely broke my heart a bit and I was pretty ticked at Kyle, but I liked the way it was resolved even if it did happen pretty quickly. One of the things I didn't love about this book was the constant flip flop from then to now. While it was great to see how Piper and Kyle fell in love, I think it was at the expense of adult Piper and Kyle's relationship development and adult character development. Not to mention, it was every other chapter and continuously getting pulled out of one story and into another was giving me whiplash. That being said, both of the stories were really good and the flashbacks added to the "now" chapters.Overall, I can confidently say that I recommend this book. It was full of love, laughter, and heartbreak. It's another win for Ms. Tucker!ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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  • Misty
    January 1, 1970
    I adore books that bring out the nostalgia of my childhood/teenage years. First loves, summers with friends, no cares in the world but fun. Because of this I almost think the chapters in the past were my favorite part of this book. They were needed to build the story and let us understand the relationship and eventual fall out between Kyle and Piper. Now with all that said, I do think they may have taken a bit away from the now. It felt rushed a bit and I think I missed out on learning more abou I adore books that bring out the nostalgia of my childhood/teenage years. First loves, summers with friends, no cares in the world but fun. Because of this I almost think the chapters in the past were my favorite part of this book. They were needed to build the story and let us understand the relationship and eventual fall out between Kyle and Piper. Now with all that said, I do think they may have taken a bit away from the now. It felt rushed a bit and I think I missed out on learning more about who Kyle is now. This kind of led to mixed feelings about his adult relationship with Piper. I think if we had gotten to spend more time with them in the now I would have loved this story more. Piper is a great character. Even in her teenage years she showed gut into getting what she wanted with no reserve. This really helped in her adult life and working in a firm full of men, one of which is her formidable dad. Of course there were times I wondered if she would cower down but once she got her bearings her true colors never failed to show. She demanded respect but she always went about it in ways that she earned it. This was probably my favorite thing about her. But let me tell you, once she left the office she showed a different side of her with her friends that I came to love too. Like all of us, she had a vulnerable side and when that wall came down it brought out emotions that you would never expect from the corporate Piper. The secondary characters in this were some of my favorites ever. From camp to learning they all stay connected somehow into their adult lives was inspiring. Even the girl we all kind of rolled our eyes out in the beginning. There is one part to their story that brought out some sadness but also hope in how they all rallied together once things were brought to light. This is a good, solid story and is perfect for a beach read this summer. This is actually my first book by this author so now the question bears, what do I read next of hers?
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  • Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
    January 1, 1970
    Say You Still Love Me is one of those books that I did not see coming. It was an all consuming type of read, yet such a different nostalgic feeling to it. From first loves, to second chances. From past to present, I went through a whirl wind of emotions, and loved every single minute of it. I absolutely adored how the past was such an integral part of this story. That is probably my favorite thing about Say You Still Love Me. I felt like I was reliving my childhood whilst reading. From meeting n Say You Still Love Me is one of those books that I did not see coming. It was an all consuming type of read, yet such a different nostalgic feeling to it. From first loves, to second chances. From past to present, I went through a whirl wind of emotions, and loved every single minute of it. I absolutely adored how the past was such an integral part of this story. That is probably my favorite thing about Say You Still Love Me. I felt like I was reliving my childhood whilst reading. From meeting new friends, doing stupid stuff, and falling in love for the first time. I loved the way this author wove the tale of Piper and Kyle. It felt wholesome, and as mentioned above, all consuming. The only thing I felt was missing was, more character development from the HERO. I feel like we didn't really get to see his progression in the present, because so much was happening in the land of business. Other than that, it was a wonderful read.Piper, I feel like, didn't change much throughout the book, which was a good thing. She was bold, and beautiful. Has a backbone in a male dominated world. She takes challenges, and makes them her own. She is not afraid of life, and what it has to offer. She honestly has more b**** than most men.Kyle. Oh gosh, I absolutely adored him when he was younger. Coming from essentially nothing, he acted as if life hadn't aged him. He had this soft heart, with a hardened exterior. He wasn't afraid to step out of his comfort zone to try new things. He was daring and brave. I just wanted to squeeze him.Thirteen years have passed since the summer that changed both Piper and Kyle. Can the rekindle from their past, or is there too much unknown?*I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK *REVIEWED FOR REVIEWS FROM THE HEART~ Ashley
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  • Maureen Mayer
    January 1, 1970
    I’ve been a fan of K.A. Tucker since she released her first book, and she continues to wow me with her writing. In this book we are introduced to Piper and Kyle, who meet one summer while working as camp counselors. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, the spark between them ignites instantly. Their summer together is one of passion, adventure, and a hint of mischief, but when tragedy strikes they are torn apart leaving Piper with a broken heart and few answers.Fast forward th I’ve been a fan of K.A. Tucker since she released her first book, and she continues to wow me with her writing. In this book we are introduced to Piper and Kyle, who meet one summer while working as camp counselors. Though they come from completely different backgrounds, the spark between them ignites instantly. Their summer together is one of passion, adventure, and a hint of mischief, but when tragedy strikes they are torn apart leaving Piper with a broken heart and few answers.Fast forward thirteen years and while Piper is being prepped to take over her father’s business, she bumps into Kyle working security for the very building she works in. Piper is not immune to the emotional whiplash this causes her and soon all the feelings from years ago come flooding back to the surface. Kyle, however, is harboring his own secrets, and they go so much deeper than I could have ever imagined. While I was angry that he just showed up out of the blue with no warning and no explanation, he had his reasons for staying away. But are they enough to allow Piper to forgive and forget, or will it finally destroy whatever feelings Piper has been holding onto all these years? I’ll leave that for you to find out. ;)While this isn’t my favorite book by K.A. Tucker, I did really enjoy reading it. She has a way of writing stories that are both entertaining and relatable, and this book is a perfect example of that. I look forward to reading more from her.*I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*
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  • Heidi
    January 1, 1970
    When Piper Calloway was 16 her mom made her trade in a summer of luxury spent on the family's yacht for a job as a counselor at a rundown summer camp. When Kyle Miller was 17 he was a counselor at that same camp as a way to escape his criminal family and earn much needed money for the rest of the year. Nothing about their lives outside of that lakeside campsite would make them seem right for each other but everything else about them is. It was love at first sight until something huge tore them a When Piper Calloway was 16 her mom made her trade in a summer of luxury spent on the family's yacht for a job as a counselor at a rundown summer camp. When Kyle Miller was 17 he was a counselor at that same camp as a way to escape his criminal family and earn much needed money for the rest of the year. Nothing about their lives outside of that lakeside campsite would make them seem right for each other but everything else about them is. It was love at first sight until something huge tore them apart.In Say You Still Love Me, it has been ten years since that heartbreak when Piper sees Kyle working security at the office she's poised to inherit. Is it possible that they still love each other after all these years? Say you Still Love Me tells switches between the past and present as it tells the story of how Piper Calloway and Kyle Miller met, fell in love and then fell apart. I enjoyed every second of it.
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