The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker Review

The Simple Wild | K.A. Tucker | Atria Books | Pub Date: August 7, 2018

"Life will keep moving and changing, whether we want it to or not, Calla"

Bookstagram had been buzzing about The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker for quite some time and of course, I had to buy it. I had put it off because I was reading a million other things but then one of my closer bookstagram friends read it and as soon as she finished she said she wanted to reread it right then. That was when I decided I had to pick it up immediately. I am so mad at myself for waiting.

This book was everything I didn't know I needed. It's a romance and a life lesson book all in one. 

What I loved was that it shows how life can be perfect one minute and then shaken up the next. It'll throw you things you don't think you can handle but there isn't another choice but to handle it.

Jonah and Calla are as opposite as night and day. An Alaskan bush pilot with an unkempt appearance and a woman who is beautiful and uses $1,000 worth of beauty products and wears expensive clothes all the time. They begin completely disliking each other but then it grows and I mean, who doesn't love a little 'enemies to lovers' romance?

The romance scenes, while few, are so well written that you actually feel like you're there having the experience. The sad scenes will leave you heart broken and crying and you'll feel the devastation as if it's your own.

Maybe you really can find love in unexpected places. Maybe positive things can come out of something really terrible. Maybe people really can change. I think that was the appeal for me, that even in terrible times good things can happen. 

When you read The Simple Wild, keep ice and tissues handy.

Wild at Heart (Wild #2) by K.A. Tucker releases March 3, 2020. 

Synopsis (Credit: Goodreads)

Calla Fletcher wasn't even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born.

She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional—dear God—outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand on the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild.

Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship—or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried—and failed at—years ago. It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all. 

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