The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker 5☆
“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..”
I’d never read K.A. Tucker before. The Simple Wild is everything I love in a contemporary romance. It’s a wonderful story of travel, hate to love, and mended relationships. I found the story of Miss Calla to be believable. I laughed and I cried, more than I thought I would. Twenty-six year old Calla lives in Toronto, and doesn’t have a whole lot going on in her life. She gets a call that won’t soon forget, her dad is ill…and she should come to Alaska. Calla struggles with being in the Alaskan bush, and with Jonah….at first. I found these characters to be well developed and relatable. If you enjoy hate to love romances, estranged relationships, and story that will stir emotions… This book is for you! Available an Audible, Scribd, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.