Say You Still Love Me
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.
Rating: ★ ★ ★
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 have mixed feelings about Say You Still Love Me. I liked it, but I didn’t love it. As always, I loved K.A. Tucker’s writing. I appreciated the emotion of it. There were just some things that didn’t work for me personally.
Let’s start with what worked for me. Like I said above, I loved the writing and the emotion of the story. I easily got caught up in the “Now” part of the story. I was curious about where Piper and Kyle’s relationship would go with all their history. I loved the last part of the book after all the revelations. I loved the ending and how everything wrapped up.
Where this book lost me was all of the flashbacks. I am not the biggest fan of flashbacks used in books. Sometimes they work for me, most of the time they don’t. I usually like the present better than the past and I just want to know what’s going to happen, not be thrust back into what did happen. This book had a ton of flashbacks — pretty much every other chapter. Just when I was getting into the present day story, I was pulled back to the past. I didn’t really like either character in the past, so I didn’t enjoy those flashbacks much. I was curious to know what happened to them, but I would have liked it to have just been a prologue or something. So basically, I loved half of this book and didn’t really care for the other half.