The Simple Wild
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City girl Calla Fletcher attempts to reconnect with her estranged father, and unwittingly finds herself torn between her desire to return to the bustle of Toronto and a budding relationship with a rugged Alaskan pilot in this masterful new romance from acclaimed author K.A. Tucker.
Calla Fletcher was 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 her father reaches out to inform her that his days are numbered, Calla 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 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.
My favourite read of the year!
I am so happy that I went into the book completely blind. I think this is my new favourite book by KA Tucker. She was able to balance romance, humour and sadness perfectly. It felt like it was a true story. I learned so much about the lifestyle of Alaskan people as well. As much as it was about Alaska, I loved seeing my home town Toronto in it as well. I enjoyed all of the characters especially Calla. I loved seeing her growth as the book progressed. There was definitely some humour in this book. Just ask my next door neighbours as I startled them with my laughing! I highly recommend this book for everyone and I can’t wait for everybody to get their hands on this book.
My favourite KA Tucker book to date
I just finished this book no less than 5 minutes ago. I love each and every book Kathleen writes, but I’m honestly saying that The Simple Wild is quite simply my most favourite of hers now. And that’s saying a lot since my favourite book has been Five Ways to Fall.
As with all her books, I’ve always had strong feelings about the storyline and her characters. With The Simple Wild, I think she has hit every emotion that a human can feel. Kudos with making me tear up too Kathleen - it takes a special book to get the tears to flow down my face.
This story is so much more than just Calla and Wren or even Calla and Jonah. Each character in this book plays a special part. Even the location was its own character. Reading about all the locations that Jonah and the other pilots would fly to were breathtaking. A trip to Alaska is definitely now on my bucket list.
So Emotional! Sarcastic and Funny!
This book completely gutted me!
I love the characters so much. I related to Calla a lot too.. what she went through, I’ve been in a similar situation with someone who was like a second father to me.. might have made the experience so much stronger while reading.. I’m daddy’s girl through and through even with our distant relationship.
Each and every time I think I’ve found my. favourite but KA Tucker always seems to change it with each release! This one is no exception. I love her writing and can’t wait to see what she comes up with for her next release!