Atria Books 384 pages

I feel a slight amount of disappointment in this book.  While it is a sweet story of first love and second chances, I didn’t feel the same immediate pull to the story as I did with The Simple Wild.  I loved that book so much, and unfortunately, and possibly unfairly, I went into Say You Still Love Me with a great deal of expectation. 

I didn’t connect with the main character, Piper.  This took me out of the story a bit.  I do think this is a great late-summer romantic read.  It goes back in time to when the main characters, Piper and Kyle, first meet as camp counselors at a summer camp. And then it alternates between the present and the past. Can Piper and Kyle rekindle their summer romance?  Is that first love still as powerful 13 years later? This is also a lovely reflection of the book cover. I absolutely love book covers and this one is quite inviting.

Say You Still Love Me is a cute story of first love and second chances.  It’s the kind of story that is a bittersweet escape from the world and I believe that is a necessary thing in our society today.  I always enjoy how K. A. Tucker writes and features empowering female characters.  All in all, this is a fine edition to the contemporary romance genre.

Say You Still Love Me is available on August 6th! If you have loved K.A. Tucker’s books, if you love contemporary romance, or if you just want a sweet escape, pick this one up! Thank you to Atria Books and NetGalley for my copy. I also read this one for the @NetGalley #Reviewathon.

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