I've been a fan of Tucker's writing for a while and when this book was announced, I knew I needed to pick it up! Summer camp romance, the one who got away, Tucker's ability to write amazing relationships? I was ready to go! And turns out this one ended up being a new favourite!

Hello everyone!

I am back with another book review, Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker. Thanks so much to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me an eARC of this book for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own.

This book follows Piper Calloway, a high-profile businesswoman poised to take over her father's real estate firm. Her job is hard enough without running into Kyle Miller, the cute new security guard at the building - and the first love of her life. Told in alternating perspectives from present-day and thirteen years ago at the summer camp where they fell in love, Piper re-experiences the wave of emotions she felt from that summer. Convinced their reunion is not a coincidence, Piper vows to get to the bottom of why Kyle is back in her life - and why he broke her heart all those years ago.

Firstly, the writing of this book was supremely done. Not only is Tucker a talented writer in terms of weaving an interesting, well-thought-out story, but she is also able to flawlessly transition between timelines without missing a beat. I never once felt like I was wishing for the other timeline when I was in the middle of the other and I was genuinely interested in both.

In typical Tucker fashion, the romance was swoon-worthy and had me blushing at even the most mundane of kisses. The dynamic between Kyle and Piper at camp was adorable and sweet and believable, despite having only known each other for such a short period of time. It didn't feel insta-lovey at all, in fact, I was feeling like things were going slower than I wanted them to, but in the best possible way!

I would say this one wasn't quite as much of a gut-punch as Tucker's other books, especially her earlier ones that have some darker themes. This one was a bit lighter while still being interesting and well written, both stylistically and in terms of plot. It didn't need the raw emotions of some of her other books to keep things going, although things aren't all sunshine and rainbows all the time - just not nearly as dark.

Overall, if you are looking for a book that will make you feel nostalgic about first loves and a summer camp you may have never even gone to, definitely pick this one up!