Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

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Expected Publication: August 6, 2019

384 Pages

Goodreads Summary: 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.

Review: I’ve heard great things about K.A. Tucker’s books so I was really excited to get a chance to review an early copy of her newest book. The premise of this romance sounded so cute. I love the whole high school romance being reignited years later. Piper was a really strong female character in a business world typically dominated by men which of course meant that she had to deal with a few assholes who didn’t take her seriously. I wanted to punch Tripp square in the jaw for the way he acted around her. I loved Pipers friends from camp, Ashley and Christa. It’s so great that they were able to stay such good friends over the years. And Kyle was the perfect first true love. The book is written in alternating chapters between the past when Piper was 16 working as a camp counselor and the present when she is 29 and in the process of taking over her dad’s multibillion-dollar real estate development firm. I’m usually not that into that kind of story layout with the back and forth but I think it really worked well with this book. If you’re looking for a swoony romance, I suggest checking this book out when it releases on August 6th. I will definitely be reading more of K.A. Tucker’s books in the future.

4 Stars

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

Top Ten Tuesday Valentine’s Edition

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week there is a new topic and this week’s topic is: Valentine’s freebie so I decided to go with my top ten OTPs (one true pairings) of all time.  I am a total sucker for a good romance between characters so I had a little bit of a hard time limiting my favorite OTPs to just 10.

Outlander (Outlander, #1)If you’ve read my blog before, this probably isn’t a surprise to you!  But my #1 OTP of all time is Jamie Fraser and Claire Beauchamp.  I can’t get enough of the two of them together and not even time itself can keep them apart.

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Next up is Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara.  These two characters are so perfect for each other if only they could get over their pride and admit that they love each other desperately.

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I love everything about Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet‘s romance.  They both start off thinking certain things about each other but gradually learn that these things are not all as they seem.  The slow build of their romance is great!

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Lincoln and Beth from Attachments by Rainbow Rowell have one of the cutest relationships that I read about last year.

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Cress and Carswell Thorne are by far my favorite twosome from The Lunar Chronicles series.  Cress is just such a cutie and her relationship with Captain Thorne completely gripped me.

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These two aren’t technically together but I think that they should be so I’m going to include them in my list this week.  Noa and Judah start off rocky but as Noa gets to know Judah she sees a completely softer side to him that she can relate to and we see the blossoming of a potential romance there.  I am dying to know what happens next in this series and hopes that my two favorites will get together!

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Another couple that I WISH were together would be Alina and The Darkling.  I know he’s evil and all of that but the entire time I was reading this series I was totally shipping the two of them together.

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I recently reread this series and once again found myself wishing that Evie would forget about Reed and just be with Brennus.  Brennus is my absolute favorite character in this series.  Evie and Brennus together could have been so great so I will still consider them an OTP.

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Shazi and Khalid were one of my favorite couples of 2015.  The slow burn of their love just gripped me and I need more of their romance.  I can’t wait for book 2 in May!

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And last but not least, Katniss and Peeta.  The Hunger Games series brought me back into YA reading and as Katniss and Peeta’s relationship grew over the course of the 3 books, I just fell in love with them together.


 

Who are some of your favorite OTPs?  Do we share any?

 

 

Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike About Romances in Books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  Each week is a new topic/theme.  This week’s theme is Top Ten Things I Like/Dislike About Romances in Books.

LIKES:

  1. Slow build – characters who may not like each other at first but slowly as they get to know each other begin to have feelings.  Example: Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet
  2. Best friends turned lovers – as long as it’s a real kind of love and not some stupid friends with benefits situation.  Example: Emma and Mr. Knightley
  3. Imperfections – nobody is perfect, especially when it comes to relationships.  Example: Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler
  4. Sweet gestures – small things that show love and caring, nothing overboard.
  5. Swoon-worthy male characters – I would say this is pretty self-explanatory.  Examples: Mr. Darcy, Noah Calhoun, Jamie Fraser

DISLIKES:

  1. Insta-love – too unrealistic and cheesy… no thank you.
  2. Cheating – this is just unacceptable.  I don’t like it in real life so I certainly don’t want to read about it.
  3. Grand gestures – too cliche and boring.  *YAWN*
  4. Unrequited love – too depressing, nothing romantic about it.
  5. Dangerous/abusive relationships – same reasoning for dislike #2…