The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker

The Simple Wild

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 ...

Details The Simple Wild

TitleThe Simple Wild
Release DateAug 7th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction

Reviews The Simple Wild

  • Colleen Hoover
    Do you ever read a book and absolutely love it and then reach out to the author and she's a total dick to you and then your hatred for the author seeps into how you feel about the book and then you realize you can never, ever read that book or recommend it again because the author pretended to be your friend, slept with your husband, stole your favorite shirt and had the audacity to wear the same wedding dress to her wedding where she married you...
  • Melanie
    ARC provided by Atria Books in exchange for an honest review.Is it bad etiquette to start a review with a quote by another author? Because while reading this book, I couldn’t stop thinking about Tarryn Fisher’s quote in one of my favorite books of all-time, Mud Vein, “What’s the difference?” I asked him. “Between the love of your life, and your soulmate?” “One is a choice, and one is not.” And I know I haven’t been on this Ear...
  • Christy
    5 stars!!! The Simple Wild is KA Tucker at her best. I've read a lot of this authors work, most of her books, actually. And this book one is tied as my favorite of hers (Ten Tiny Breaths is hard to top). It had romance, adventure, and was a story about finding yourself. A perfect combination. I loved everything about it! Calla Fletcher was born in the Alaskan wild, but was moved to Canada with her mother when she was only 2. She hasn't been back...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    "For the hundredth time, I wonder if I'm being the selfish one. If I should grit my teeth and bare the misery, the isolation of Alaska. After all, I made the bed I'm running from now."My initial reaction to opening The Simple Wild when it arrived in the mail was pure excitement, yet this book turned out to be so much more than my expectations were initially prepared for. Of course its Kathleen's latest book and it's set mostly in Alaska and it's ...
  • KAS
    A Substantive, Scrumptious Slow Burn!!This was my first read by Ms. Tucker, and glory days can the woman write!Calla’s father is dying and wants to see her, although he has been mostly absent in her life. Her mother left him when she was only two years old. He lives thousands of miles away in the western wilds of Alaska and owns a small airline company.As a warning before she leaves to visit her father, her mother tells her not to fall for one ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    5 Simply Perfect Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟K A Tucker is one of my absolute favorite authors, and this is now my absolute favorite book by her! Sorry “Ten Tiny Breaths “you still are fabulous... but this book has edged you out of that top spot! When you pick up a k a Tucker book you know you are going to go on an emotional journey, filled with fabulously complex characters, and a plot filled with twists and secrets that will keep you on your ...
  • Jen
    **** 4.5 Stars!!!! ****I loved this book! It would have been a five stars for me but the beginning was a bit slow... Once it got started though it was a book that was full of emotion and heart! I’m not a reader that cries very often, but this story challenged my tear ducts more than a few times!I’ve always had a soft spot for stories that take place in Alaska, and this one was no exception! Calla has grown up in the city of Toronto but she’...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****FIVE STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Publisher}He’s not like any other guy I’ve dated or crushed on. And while he’s capable of making my blood boil like no one else, I feel a magnetic pull toward him that I can’t explain.THE SIMPLE WILD is a story filled with so much heart and emotion. It’s one of those books that will leave a lasting impression on you long after you’ve finished it. K.A Tucker’s writing is brilliant. You ...
  • Dri ✰
    ★ 4 stars! ★ “I might take risks, but they’re always worth it.” ▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬⋆▬ A princípio não consegui gostar da Calla, a achei fútil, superficial demais. Não é o tipo de personagem que me agrada. Porém, ao longo da história ela teve um crescimento e amadurecimento considerável e com isso passei a vê-la com outros olhos.Jonah, ao contrário, despertou me...
  • may ❀
    im gonna move to alaska and find me a viking sky cowboy and live my best life even tho im terrified of heights on a good day and my sanity is highly dependent on my wifi speed but, we'll make it workK. A. Tucker how effing dare you make me feel like a book is part of my soul to just end it and not continue it forever????!!!!anyways, you should pick up this book bc its so fricken atmospheric and well developed in writing and characters and INTERES...
  • Jennifer Kyle
    4.5 - 5 Stars "What makes this place worth giving everything else up?” K.A. Tucker delivers a story of forgiveness and love with the vividly written Alaskan wild as its back drop. It’s about a daughter whose parents love story is a very sad one. Calla hasn’t had any relationship with her father since their split twenty some odd years ago. When she’s called by an employee of his to visit with her ill father she decides to head to Alaska a...
  • KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
    THE SIMPLE WILD: Is a full length, stand alone romance novel by K.A. Tucker.Calla Fletcher was born in the Alaskan wild, but her mother couldn't settle down in such a remote life style and they moved to Canada when Calla was a two year old toddler. Calla's not set foot on Alaskan soil since. Now we see her as a twenty six year old living in Toronto with her mother and step father, life is good, until things spiralled out of control all within a...
  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGWe are living in a time in which everything in our life is rushed. We focus on things we deem essential to our lives, smart phones, computers, the newest cars, the most beautiful houses. You know what THE SIMPLE WILD did to me? It gave me perspective. After reading this powerful story I feel the urge to decelerate. To strip MYSELF down to the essential and just be.Twenty-four years ago Calla's mom left Alaska and the lov...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Top Favorite 5 starsThis is one of these books that you'll stay with you forever.It was such a beautiful, captivating and unique story.I felt so connected to Calla it was like I was her!The Simple Wild isn't a simple romance it's so much more.Prepare yourself and go blind into this one, you will have so many feelings.It's one of these stories that will touch you and it will bring you many emotions.The romance was perfect, it was so entertained wa...
  • Holly
    4.5 starsThis is quite possibly my favorite romance book I have read this year (Ghosted comes in a very close second place). I felt compelled to slap Jonah in the face for Calla's sake when she first meets him, but by the end of the book I was all-in for their relationship. This is very much enemies-to-lovers done right! Beyond the romance story line there is so much depth with Calla's relationships with her parents, her stepfather, and her fathe...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    3.5 stars, and I'm still not sure I should round it up, but \_(ツ)_/. The last time I saw my dad, we argued. I shouldn't remember, because it wasn't the first time, but I do remember, because that's the last time I saw him. I remember sitting in the car besides him while he was being a jerk to my mother, and I remember thinking - not for the first time - and screaming - for the first time - THAT'S ENOUGH. I remember him, sitting on a chair in my...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    4.5 starsI knew, according to other reviews, that this book was something special. Since I never read anything by this author before, I didn't know how this book would affect me. Suffice to say it affected me a great deal.And ultimately it was a great deal more than a romance.It had everything from loss to love, regret and heartache, to forgiveness. The Simple Wild was an emotional and tender story that perfectly blended all of these emotions int...
  • Gabby
    Holy fuck I loved this. So I went into this book with pretty low expectations. He Will be My Ruin is one of my all time favorite books, but then the next two or three books I read from K.A. Tucker really disappointed me and ended up on my worst of the year lists. But this book, oh my gosh this book. There's so much to love about it - I didn't want to it end. It was nearly 400 pages and I flew through it in two days and now I'm so sad that it's ov...
  • Maram
    The Simple Wild was Simply Pleasant. I couldn't get enough of the story and JONAH and CALLA and WREN and AGNES and MABLE and SIMON and *deep breath* ... and how R E A L everything felt, AH! 😍😍😍😍😍😍---I started reading The Simple Wild at around 5 am and by 7ish in the morning I didn’t realize how its writing sucked me in until I saw daylight peak through my curtains, so I forced myself to sleep. I really hope to love this book t...
  • Ashley (5171MilesBooks)
    View this review and many more at: 5171 Miles Book Blog.I think the Texas heat has made my obsession with Alaska come to a head this summer. I have been religiously watching Alaska State Troopers and have been eager to read or watch anything Alaskan-related lately. Thanks to Atria Publishing, my obsession was able to continue when I received the ARC of The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker through Netgalley. This book has been one of my most anticipated...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    If I were to base my rating on the first half of the book, I think I would have given this 2-stars. I was irritated (!!!) with the female MC and was ready to DNF, but the last 25% really turned my rating around. I like a story where we start off disliking a main character and then slowing morph into loving them. Now, I'm not sure that was K.A. Tucker's plan, but I certainly started off hating Calla. Calla was a bratty, entitled girl who wore wedg...
  • bookmarkbelles
    I cant believe a book that I was two seconds away from "DNF" turned into an epic 5 star read for me. There's a first time for everything, apparently 🤷🏻♀ Sometimes it pays to take a break from a book and then go back in and start from the beginning. I started The Simple Wild by @katucker_ weeks ago and couldnt get passed 40% and even reaching that point was a struggle. And then today as I was about to call it, something made me want to try...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    Ever since reading about Alaska in The Great Alone I am obsessed with it and I loved that this took place there.✈ ⛰I loved the setting of this book and the steaminess of it. A great romantic read for sure!.My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ever since reading about Alaska in The Great Alone I am obsessed with it and I loved that this took place there.✈️ ⛰I loved the setting of this book and the steaminess of it. A great romantic read for sure!.M...
  • Bex |
    I literally just finished and now I want to start again from the beginning! I think this is my new favorite KA Tucker book and certainly one of the best I've read this year!! I loved every minute of the story and characters—plus, the imagery is so realistic, I could imagine being in Alaska with Calla (not to mention the delicious Viking!).If this book isn't on your radar, it's a MUST READ!
  • Sandra Cortez
    OMG I read this months ago and I was forbidden from discussing which was the absolute worst because it was SO GOOD!! KA Tucker delivered the perfect balance of romance, laughter and all the sads. I’m not going to lie I cried a few times. The emotion felt raw and real. It’s been a while since I’ve read a KA Tucker contemporary and she nailed everything I look for in a contemporary romance. I could not recommend this enough. It was really suc...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    Originally posted at Booklovers For LifeThe Simple Wild is now one of my new favorite reads of 2018! I almost cried at the end of this book, while I was taking public transportation. That’s how intensely emotional this book is, since I rarely ever cry while reading. I fell in love with Calla, her family, Jonah, flying, and Alaska in this phenomenal read. This is definitely my favorite K.A. Tucker read to date and I highly recommend this beautif...
  • Jennifer
    4.5/5 starsI went into this book completely blind except for knowing that Alaska played a part in the story. Wow, the last 100 pages blew my mind. This book was so much more emotional than I was expecting. I am happy to say that this book made me feel so much! The Simple Wild is a contemporary romance. Although I would say that there is so much more to the story than just the romance. The narrator is 26 year old Calla Fletcher. The book takes pla...
  • Vilma Iris
    A city girl reluctantly travels to the Alaskan wild seeking peace with her absentee father, only to fall in love with a rugged pilot who challenges everything she ever thought she wanted.Twenty-six-year-old Calla Fletcher has lived in bustling Toronto since she was two, when she and her mother left rural Alaska—and her father—behind. She’s built a life of comfort full of fancy morning lattes while working at a bank and trying to make it big...
  • Brandie
    This author can be hit or miss for me. The last book I read I really disliked, so I was very hesitant to pick this one up. I’m so glad I did. Maybe I was just in the right mood for it, but it was the perfect slow burning, enemies to lovers book. I loved the witty banter. I loved the pace, even though the book only takes place over a few weeks, it doesn’t feel rushed. Not only did I love Calla and Jonah, but I loved all of the supporting chara...