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- Print Length: 385 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (6 August 2019)
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07M9LMP49
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Lovely, sexy, and well-written, with a great cast of finely-drawn characters. This is a modern-day Cinderella story that will make you hope again. I enjoyed every page.-- "Amy Harmon, New York Times bestselling author, on Until It Fades"
Touching and complex...Tucker unerringly hits all the high notes of romance.-- "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Unitl It Fades" --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
K. A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a USA Today bestselling author of Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water. Today, she remains a voracious reader, and currently resides outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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Second chance romance isn’t my favourite trope that’s probably part of the reason I haven’t 5 starred this book, but also I found myself at 80% skimming a little. I want to say that I wanted to get to IT as in the vital bit of info, but truthfully it was a little suspense-y and I don’t do suspense well.
Great story, great characters, great book!
I was smiling with a big goofy grin for a lot of this book, I must have looked ridiculous. Seriously and truly a feel good romance of the best kind. I see a Netflix original in all of these pages.
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This one is no different. It’s a perfect second chance/young love story with a twist
Can’t wait to see what she releases next
That said, I just felt like the ending was really abrupt. The characters are still finding out/dealing with MAJOR issues, betrayals, and disagreements in the last 5% of the book, and even though Piper and Kyle ultimately "end up" together (thankfully!), it feels like many of these big issues are still unresolved in the end. Namely, will Piper's Dad ever approve of (or at least not hate) Kyle? Will Piper's demanding job be an issue in their relationship long term, especially when it comes to starting a family? Will Piper's fortune be a problem eventually? Will Piper ever be able to fully forgive her father? All of these questions are left unanswered in the end. Another thing that stood out to me is there was never really a definitive moment where both Piper and Kyle openly declared their love and/or committed to each other in any way. And although there's a short epilogue, it only takes place a few months later, so it doesn't really address or resolve any of these above issues... In my opinion, it would have been much more beneficial to have an epilogue that took place 5 or so years later, so we could see if they had managed to work through these issues.
Anyway, overall I did enjoy this story quite a bit. KA Tucker is a wonderful writer. But the ending just seemed completely unresolved, and left me feeling either sad or unsatisfied for pretty much every character.
The characters were relatable, and I wanted them to work things out, especially as the flashes from the past became more present and I understood the reason why they hadn't been together for such a long time.
The mood of the novel was nostalgic in some ways, because meeting at a camp as counselors brought these characters together, and some of them stayed friends for a long time afterwards. Of course, counselors aren't always responsible, and so, something happened. Something that made the group disperse, in more ways than one.
Well written, with a beautiful, but sometimes hard story, Tucker brought summers of the past to my memories, while also showing that we don't always know the full story.
Told in both past and present, we get the current Piper and her strong-willed persona as the next in line to take over the vast Calloway empire. A woman who could have any man and almost had one who would have made her life miserable, all the while never forgetting the boy who stole her heart at 17. The way Tucker seamlessly combines both the simple world where Piper met Kyle 13 years prior and the one where they find themselves eye to eye today is brilliant. I will admit that I had a knot in my stomach for a good part of this story wondering right along with Piper just why they lost contact so long ago and what exactly happened to Kyle and his good friend Eric. Just when things were heating up during their summer at Camp Wawa, we'd go back to the present with Piper trying her hardest to decipher just how and why Kyle was back in her life. All while she was dealing with a less than stellar Calloway employee and keeping her father satisfied that he made the right decision promoting her to 2nd in command. And yet through all the back and forth, I simply couldn't get enough!
But the 17 year old in Piper, the one who never forgot her first love, shines through time and again and with the help of both Christa and Ashley, she manages to satisfy that young girl again and finds the strength to keep Kyle in her life permanently. But not without a ton of resistance and a world of hurt that never left Piper's side all these years later. And despite all that hurt, I could still feel the magic between her and Kyle. The life-long kind of affection that neither ever forgot. There is amazing chemistry between them and Tucker made sure it shone through no matter what.
I loved that Piper was very much like her father, as her mother pointed out, and that her parents's issues and love affair were similar to what Piper was going through. It was a very sweet kind of touch that the Author threaded through this book. In addition, the surprise that was the grown-up Eric added a very bittersweet element that was heartfelt and truly lovely. His sense of humor remained intact from that wild camp counselor young man that everyone adored all those years ago and his reintroduction into the group that included Christa, Piper, Kyle and his 'Freckles' (Ashley) brought me to tears just as it did for all of them.
Say You Still Love Me is the kind of second chance romance I absolutely LOVE and K.A. Tucker knocked it out of the park once again. These characters are all kinds of wonderful and my only complaint is that I wish I could read about them forever. They are endearing, flawed and full of life. Both the past and present showed that Piper and Kyle belong together no matter their stations in life and that they are worth the fight to find a way to make their love permanent. Young love is true love for these two and I couldn't be happier I got to experience their crazy journey even with all the pain they suffered while apart.
For a story that will truly warm your heart and soul, grab Say You Still Love Me. It is a huge 5+ star read for me, absolutely loving every single word.
Say Your Still Mine is a second chance contemporary romance with a seasoning of mature YA romance and New Adult romance. The story follows a duel timeline of the past and present blended perfectly to keep the reader intrigued with the present but intensely connected to the past.
Piper Calloway was sent to Camp Wawa to be a camp counselor when she was sixteen. Rather than going to a camp for privileged children, she is going to the camp her mother went to as a child. Her parents want her to experience how the normal world spins. Although her parents have worldly wisdom, they are far from the perfect family. Her father is a workaholic, her older brother is estranged from the family and living across the world teaching English. Her parents are struggling with marital problems and the best solution for all them is to take a summer break.
Going to Camp Wawa changes Piper’s life. She learned valuable life lessons and found the true meaning of friendship. She met her soulmate, Kyle Miller, a boy from the other side of the tracks. She fell deeply in love and experienced passion for the first time. It all ended once summer was over. She has always wondered why Kyle dropped off the face of the earth and never tried to contact her. She kept in contact with her two of her closest friends from camp but lost touch with others. What happened that summer changed all of their lives in one way or another.
Thirteen years later her career is on the fast track. She’s destined to take over her father’s company but first she must prove herself to her father and other co-workers. While her career is challenging it is also stalled because of one person. Dealing with the frustrations in the office is one thing but when she spots Kyle Miller in her building working as a security guard it takes a new direction. At first he denies he ever knew her until he couldn’t.
Life has changed a lot in thirteen years but Piper and Kyle’s love for another is stronger than ever. They just have to find a new mutual ground. They also have to go back to the past and unbury the secrets they left behind at camp in order to move forward.
K.A. Tucker not only gave the readers a heart warming romance that outlasted youthful desires. She added a sense of mystery and intrigue that kept the readers guessing why everything fell apart. When the final revelations appear, it’s heart wrenching. Lastly she ends with her usual optimistic high note that goes beyond romance. She leaves the reader with a sense of fulfillment and hope.
One of my favorite things about Say You Still Love Me was the format in which it was told. Jumping back and forth between present day and the past can be messy, but it was far from that in this one. I loved how the details of Piper and Kyle first falling in love at Camp Wawa were woven in with their second chance. I can't think of how this book would possibly work any other way. Basically I lived for the bits I would get from both time periods in each chapter. It made me feel as though I really was right there beside them, part of the story.
It could probably go without saying, but I absolutely loved the romance in Say You Still Love Me. From the first love at Camp Wawa and the albeit more complicated second chance in present day, I was 1000% in. I couldn't get enough of Piper or Kyle (together or separate!) or the secondary characters, for that matter. While present day Piper and Kyle (understandably) had their issues to work through, Camp Wawa Piper and Kyle just warmed my heart. Is there anything as pure as first love?
Say You Still Love Me was an absolutely joy to read. I adored the characters. Piper was especially wonderful. Present day Kyle got a pretty healthy dose of side eye initially, but it wasn't long before he had me swooning all over the place. I never went to summer camp, but somehow while reading this, I felt like I had. The setting and characters were so rich, it was easy to imagine myself right there. I laughed and cried and reminisced on my own first love and some fun summers spent with friends and big time crushes. What a sweet and special read. Hands down one of my favorites of the summer.
Piper and Kyle meet as summer camp counselors at Camp Wawa. They have an impassioned teenage summer romance that's driven by hormones and filled with promises to stay together after the summer is over. Unfortunately, their summer fling doesn't survive the return to real life. Piper is devastated, heartbroken, and left wondering what went wrong when Kyle doesn't contact her after the summer is over. 13 years later, Piper sees Kyle in the lobby of her office building. The emotions from their summer together come rushing back and she can't help wanting to reconnect with Kyle. As she continues to encounter him around the office, Piper realizes that her feelings for Kyle are still alive and growing stronger. She's determined to figure out what brought him back into her life and if there's any hope for a relationship after all the time and events that have passed.
Say You Still Love Me is told in a dual time line switching back and forth between summer 2006 and present day. I love the way this worked for this story. Reading how Piper and Kyle met and fell in love at summer camp brought back so many memories of my own summer camp adventures. K.A. Tucker wrote the feelings, thrills, and nerves of young love so beautifully that it truly felt like I was going through it again. Not only that, but Piper and Kyle get a second chance at their romance 13 year later so the reader gets to fall in love with and through this couple twice in the same novel.
If you ever went to summer camp or wish you went to summer camp, this story will take you (back) there. If you ever experienced first love, you'll relive it through the Piper and Kyle. If you love a swoony love story that will make your heart leap and drop like it's on a roller coaster, you'll love this book. When I finished Say You Still Love Me, I flipped it over and immediately started reading it again -- it's THAT good. It's an extraordinary story that will take you on an enchanting summer adventure full of heart and second chances. I loved this book!
Say You Still Love Me follows Piper Calloway, a rich girl whose mother makes her go to camp Wawa one summer so that she can basically feel like I normal kid. At camp, she meets Kyle. Kyle. Kyle. Kyle. They hit it off immediately. They get close quite quickly. They also manage to get themselves into plenty of trouble which leads them from getting fired from being counselors at the camp.
They lose contact after they leave camp. Piper eventually moves on and thirteen years later is almost running her father’s business. She’s trying to survive a “man’s world”. She tries to make sure they know she’s not going to take their crap. She’s also working hard to gain their respect. She has to deal with an ex fiance` daily, as he works with her.
She gets a big surprise when she sees a familiar face working for the building’s security one day. Her teenage love. Her first heartbreak. Kyle. Kyle. Kyle.
This book switches back and forth from their time at camp and now. You get to see their love bloom at a young age and you get to see them rekindle their relationship.
I really freaking loved this book. I was clutching my heart. I am in love with this book and it’s characters. Although, I will have to say that Eric deserved so much more.
I am definitely picking up more books by K.A. Tucker ASAP! She has definitely become one of my favorite romance authors.
Piper had her doubts about this summer job her mother had arranged for her. She would rather be strolling down the French Riviera with her 2 best friends but her mother wants her to have an "experience" of a lifetime before heading off to color and then taking over her father's company.
Kyle has big plans as he gets ready for his second summer as a counselor at camp Wawa. He saw the new girl and decides to get to know her before anybody else can claim her.
Who knew that 13 years later she would be sharing a home with christa and Ashley and getting to know the first boy she ever loved again.
But things aren't always as they seem and secrets always have a way of showing just when you least expect it.
Parents have a way of doing things they think are in your best interest but can sometimes be worse in the long run.
Can Piper, Kyle, Ashley, Christa and Eric regain their friendship that they had that summer of will the secrets that have been kept be to much to overcome?
Kyle and Piper’s love story is like two separate tales of falling in love - then and now. The young summer love was refreshing- the stolen passionate moments at camp and the innocent naivety of first love. Wild, crazy cliff jumping, late night skinny dipping and unexpectedly sexy sunscreen applications had me laughing and falling in love right along with them. That young love though started a connection that was undeniable after years apart full broken promises and broken hearts. The underlying mystery of what happened at the end of camp had me intrigued and anticipating what broke each of their hearts so much that they didn’t speak for 13 years. The Now love story was all about forgiveness and reconciliation of past mistakes and being able to embrace our differences and faults to get to a love that would last forever. I absolutely would recommend this book if love second chance romances and tales of young summer love. 5 Stars for me!