Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Second chance love
Pages: 373
Format: e-ARC
Source: NetGalley, publisher

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.

*Note:  This book was provided to The Book Hookup by the publisher via Net Galley but that did not in any way influence this review!

What if the boy who captured your heart and then broke it suddenly showed up in your life?  How would you react, what would you do…especially if, deep down, you never quite got over him?  Well, Piper faces that exact situation in this sweet second chance romance when Kyle suddenly shows up where she works.  As these two get reacquainted, the sparks fly but there’s still some hurt that needs to be dealt with and, thanks to some unexpected twists in the story, we’re able to understand why these two broke up all those years ago.

Ms. Tucker has once again given us a story that we can sink our teeth into.  Alternating between the present and the past, we’re able not just to hear about Piper and Kyle’s story but actually experience it.  We watch these two flirt and fall in love…once…twice…and it’s such fun.  They have great chemistry and their banter is really fun.  Of course, there are many emotions that we need to dig through before we’re able to see our way to the happily ever after but I enjoyed every moment of the push and pull.  I was rooting for these two from the very beginning.  And, although I would have liked to spend more time in the present than we did, I understood the need for those peeks into the past.  It all added to the tapestry of the story.

As with all of Ms. Tucker’s books, she’s taken care to give us some wonderful secondary characters who add to the depth of the story and a storyline with just enough romance and steam to make it interesting (insert eyebrow wiggle here).  I always enjoy this author’s stories and I can’t wait to see what she’s got in line for us next.

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