Title: Say You Still Love Me
Author: KA Tucker
Publication Date: 6 Aug 2019
Synopsis from Goodreads
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 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 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.
It is no secret I adore Kathleen’s writing and Say You Still Love Me made me fall deeper. Yes, I absolutely do still love you 😍
While I have a tendency to struggle with alternating timelines, the dual threads of past and present were necessary for Say You Still Love Me to fully appreciate the character growth and the depth of emotion the characters felt.
While Kyle and Piper may have been for very different backgrounds and social status, it is their core values as individuals that click during their first meeting. Though their relationship could easily be dismissed due to their age, their connection was palpable and every emotion heightened.
Say You Still Love Me offers insight into the way in which our experiences shape our identity. Alongside the environment, we are subjected to in our formative years. The ultimate transition from childhood often comes with the realization that our parents are in fact human, and as such fallible. How we deal with this knowledge contributes to the person we become as well as the type of relationship we have with our parents.
Although Piper and Kyle’s reconnection and ensuing romance along with a number of issues concerning male-dominated careers are a large part of the plot; it is the summer they spent at summer camp that is the pivotal contributing factor to all of the events within Say You Still Love Me. Altering the course of their lives from the friendships they made to the way in which they view relationships. I adored seeing all the characters mature from that summer in their teenage years into adulthood and the bonds they created because of the time they spent together.
True love always finds a way 💖💕❤