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Published by Atria an Imprint of Simon & Schuster on August 6, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Review Copy Provided By: Atria
AMZ US B&N Apple Books
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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.
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“You’ll make friends for life here. People you can call up twenty years from now, for anything, and they’ll be there for you. I promise you, you won’t forget these days, ever.”
I loved this tender, second-chance romance!
With ‘Say You Still Love Me’ KA Tucker brought back all of the memories I had of going to camp when I was young. Although I had a slightly different experience, I still crushed hard on a few boys.
Sixteen-year-old Piper Calloway grew up in a wealthy home and has had everything given to her that she could ever want. Except for this summer. Rather than going to Europe with her friends, her mother insists Piper work as a camp counselor at the same camp she worked at when she was young. She wants Piper to experience camp without luxuries, and experience the ‘normal’ side of life and ‘normal’ people. She’s trying to teach her a life lesson; to be appreciative for all that her family has while staying grounded. What her mother and father didn’t count on was that Piper would fall in love with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Kyle Miller is the popular ‘bad boy’. He’s the one all the girls want but are afraid to go after. Except for Piper. When she sees Kyle, suddenly, the idea of a ‘normal’ camp doesn’t seem too bad. They hit it off immediately. Kyle and Piper enjoy all the experiences camp has to offer during the day while falling in love with each other at night. Their camp experience doesn’t end on a good note, however. The two leave in wake of a tragedy and with promises to not only stay in touch but to see each other as often as they can.
That was then.
Now, Piper is 29-years-old and in line to take over her father’s business. She’s highly successful and wealthy in her own right. She’s a woman with power and one who the men who have worked for her father for years, aren’t too keen on. They don’t want a young, inexperienced, entitled female to become their boss, it reeks of nepotism, right? Surely a young female can’t handle running a company! To say navigating the “good ole old boys club” is difficult, is an understatement. When Piper is positive things can’t get any more maddening, she discovers the boy she once loved is now a man working security at her building.
She hasn’t seen or heard from Kyle since the two left camp. Even though she’s not sure she wants the answers, questions begin swirling in her head, “Why is he here?”, “Where has he been?”, “Why didn’t Kyle answer or return any of her calls?”.
I loved the intensity of their relationship, both past, and present. Tucker captured the feelings of teenage love, perfectly!