who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this new subarctic environment, Jonah—the quiet, brooding, and proud Alaskan pilot who keeps 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. As time passes, she unexpectedly finds herself forming a 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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Release Date: August 7, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars
Damn. My eyes are read and swollen from this ending! K. A. Tucker has written another winner for the romance genre, and I know that many readers are going to fall head over heels in love with this book. From the likable and interesting characters to the picturesque setting, this book had everything I never knew I wanted. Normally, readers about settings such as Alaska aren't my thing. I am more a small town girl who like hot cowboys and a southern drawl. But this book and the way the author brand the wilds of Alaska to life was memorizing. I felt like I was there. I felt the sense of community and the love these people had for a simple life. She perfected this setting and made a readers like me who is set in her ways fall in love. What a wonderful book. I highly recommend this read to anyone who loves a romance that takes its time.
Regardless of the love I felt for the The Simple Wild, there was really one thing that bothered me about the book- it's length. I feel like it was a bit long and slow in some parts. While I suppose it does make sense because readers will feel the slow build up of relationships within the novel, I found myself wanting to skip over sections just to get to the good parts. I mean this in the least offensive way. It's my personal preference in reading material. I would rather read a shorter book than one over 400 pages any day because it leaves me with more time to read others on my ever growing TBR. Again, this is my personal preference and has nothing to do with the story itself. It's actually quite exquisite despite the length.
With that, this is a story of a woman who finds herself in Alaskan Wild. Visiting her father who she hasn't seen in 24 years is difficult at best so she really needs to dig down deep in her soul to forgive the past. Unfortunately, she doesn't have a lot of time because she has learned her father is sick. But as she grows to accept their tattered past and finds solace in an unlikely ally, she begins to find peace. Will Calla fall hard like her mother did, into a relationship that would never make it beyond where she is now? Or will fate step in? Readers will have to read this beautiful book to find out!
K.A. Tucker fans and those who are looking for a novel to get lost in will rejoice for K.A. Tuckers newest novel. I fell easily in love with this story and I know many readers are going to feel the asme as I do.
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