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If I've said it once then I've said it one thousand times: K.A. Tucker knows how to write a romance that is equal parts steamy chemistry and female empowerment. It's not fair to try and compare different romance novels to an end of stating which types of stories are more worthy than others, and you'll never find me shaming readers for whatever form of storytelling they choose to enjoy, but within the sliver of sub-genre that this author chooses to write, she is in the top of her class. Upon closing out the final pages of one of her novels, I always feel like I've bettered myself by experiencing life from a POV that is different than my own. The amount of empathy Kathleen can evoke in this reader is quite extraordinary, and I'd like to invite you to check out her latest novel, Say You Still Love Me, if you enjoy NA romance and are searching for one that's well done.
It's a tale as old as time; girl who comes from a well off family falls for a boy who her parents do not approve of. Summer love as camp counselors ends in heartache for girl, yet 13 years later life presents a second chance for these lovebirds. I'm sure you read this, promptly rolled your eyes, and thought "I've read this story a hundred times!", and you'd be right. SYSLM is based on an age old cliche, and whether or not it was due to the comfort and familiarity of the trope, or the author's talent at adding her unique flair, it was the perfect formula for a 5 star romance. Timing is everything, and I'm a sucker for second chance love stories, but the depth of the characters' connection is felt throughout, and I adored how Tucker convinced me to adore Piper as an individual first, and then built on my respect of her character before adding in the romance element.
If you enjoy the nostalgia of summer camp, tender young love, and a renewed hope that there is some good left in the world, do yourself a favor and add Say You Still Love Me to your late summer TBR. I don't know how I'll wait patiently for the author's next novel, but I do know one thing: it will be worth every painful moment of delayed gratification.
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.
Expand text… Plus, she’s stuck seeing her narcissistic ex-fiance – 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.