Title: The simple wild
Author: K. A. Tucker
Publication Date: August 7th 2018
Shelves: Standalone; Contemporary; Romance; Slow burn
Format: Kindle (400 pages)
Wow, let me simple start by saying I don’t know others, but I don t usually cry reading books. I cry during movies, but never books. (I know, I m broken) BUT… this book almost spilled some tears.. I mean, it got to the point of falling so deep in love with all the characters that seriously, how can’t one cry, even broken as I am!!!
☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ 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.
“Helped me?” he repeats.
“Yes. Maybe now you have a shot at getting laid. As long as you don’t speak.”
The wicked smile he flashes makes my throat go dry. “Do you think I have problems in that department, Calla?”
― K.A. Tucker, The Simple Wild
The story follows Calla Fletcher and her journey to reunite with her dying father, who chose the land of the wild Alaska, and not follow her loving wife and 2 year old daughter leaving to start a life in Toronto. In the beginning it’s hard to not judge a little and put yourself in Calla’ shoes, but soon you get, man do you get it, how some things are beyond our own little world. It encourages us to give second chances to people who have done wrong in our life, that maybe it is best to listen to both part of the story to acknowledge the truth.
“What hold does Alaska have on them? What makes this place worth giving everything else up?”
The characters are very well written, complete and so so beautiful at heart. Don’t get me started on Jonah!!!! It gives me goosebumps every single time I think about them together. This is so sure one of the best slow burns that I have read in 2018, since Mariana Zapata introduced herself into my book life with her slow burns.
All in all I think I like everything in this book. This rarely happens when I don’t have at least something to wish for more to be detailed in the book. This made K.A. Tucker a go-to for me and I will read all her books next.
Wow, what a way to start reading a new author!
Conclusion? Now for sure I want to visit Alaska, even if the cold is a major no-no to me, but whatever… want me some “sky cowboy”
“I might take risks, but they’re always worth it.”
― K.A. Tucker, The Simple Wild
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