cover image Say You Still Love Me

Say You Still Love Me

K.A. Tucker. Atria, $17 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-1-5011-3344-2

This nostalgic cross-class romance will hook readers from start to finish. When wealthy 16-year-old Piper Calloway arrives at Camp Wawa in upstate New York, she immediately falls for counselor Kyle, who’s tattooed, mischievous, and gorgeous. Thirteen years later, Piper is preparing to assume leadership of her father’s massive real estate development company. She’s elated to discover that Kyle is her building’s new security guard—and devastated that he doesn’t even remember her name. Tucker (The Simple Wild) builds a gripping emotional arc in both time periods, capturing all the heartwarming pleasure of first love while hinting at a tragic event that eventually separates the young lovers. Reunited, Piper and Kyle try to figure out whether their early bond can be renewed and overcome their different social strata, facing roadblocks from work, family, and friends. Tucker skillfully builds both romantic tension and suspense, and delivers an immensely satisfying conclusion in this stellar page-turner. Agent: Stacy Donaghy, Donaghy Literary. (Aug.)