Monday, August 13, 2018

Blog Tour Review: The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker


I have always loved Tucker's stories but this one resonated with me so strongly, that even weeks later, I catch myself thinking about the characters and story still. Truly one of, if not, my favorite stories by her yet. 

I'm so excited to be a part of this tour and to tell you, if you are a fan, run, and grab this one. You won't be disappointed. 






Title: The Simple Wild
Author: K.A. Tucker
Published By: Atria (August 7, 2018)
Genre: Contemporary


Book Description:
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.






About the Author:



K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. 

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 17 books, including the Causal Enchantment, Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, and her upcoming contemporary fiction, The Simple Wild. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. 

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.









Beautifully laid out and told, The Simple Wild will resonate deep within you on so many emotional levels it will simply take your breath away. Rich is family relations and what really makes and breaks a family, The Simple Wild will have you captivated after the first heartbreaking chapter. 

Heartfelt every bit as much as it was sometimes heartbreaking, Tucker once again created a charming tale that was hard to put down and let go of.

I thought about this long after I put it down and way into the next few days. The story haunted me on so many levels as I related to the characters and fell in love with just about everyone. 

One of my top reads not only of this year, but of a lifetime. 





*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

52 comments:

  1. Yup, this was really good. I connected a lot with the situation with her and her dad.

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    1. I really did too, like scary connected. ;)

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  2. Ooh I definitely need to read from this author already! So glad this one had awesome family relationships and charm.♥

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    1. This is super high on my list of favorites from her so definitely read this one. ;)

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  3. YES! This was absolutely brilliant and I loved how much so many readers resonated to the story. Lovely review!

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    1. Yes! So true. I have yet to see a bad review for it.

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  4. I've heard so many amazing things about this book! Great review!

    Simply Angela

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    1. It really does love up to the hype. :D

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  5. I've never read any books by K.A. Tucker although I've been meaning to. This sounds like a good one and Calla sounds like a main character worth rooting for :D

    czai the Blacksheep Reader

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    1. Definitely and I do hope you give this one a try, so worth it!!

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  6. I gotta get my hands on this one Kindlemom. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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    1. Oh definitely Debbie, I think you will love it.

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  7. I am going to have to get this one. It is good when a story resonates,within you.

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  8. I really need to try one of her books

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    1. I highly recommend starting with this one.

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  9. I haven't read anything by this author but this one sounds great. I'm definitely adding it to my TBR. Great review!!

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    1. So excited to hear you say that, I think you will love this.

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  10. I love books that connect with me emotionally, this sounds great!! I'm going to add it to my TBR

    Tori @ In Tori Lex

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    1. I really do as well, they really do have such an impact.

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  11. I adore this author. I am so glad it was a top read for you Ali.

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  12. Everyone is loving this book. I have the audiobook on hold at my library, just waiting to get my grubby paws on it! Sounds like a winner!

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    1. I'm almost 100% sure you will love this too Heidi. Christy and Kim both loved it as well.

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  13. I will pick up a book by this author! Oh this sounds brilliant. I'm going to have to see if my library has this title.

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    1. Yes please do, it really is a lovely story.

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  14. Tucker is such an awesome author. I love her stuff.

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  15. I love books that you just can't stop thinking about after reading. Thanks for sharing your lovely review!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  16. I love it when a book stays with you! I do love K.A. Tucker's writing for the most part. I'm going to add this to the TBR after reading your wonderful review! :)

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that Rachel and I really do think you will end up liking this as well. Can't wait to see what you think. :D

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  17. Wow, what a fabulous recommendation. I love books that stick with me for a long time. There really aren't that many.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. That is very true so when you do happen upon them, they really do stick out and you remember them for a long time.

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  18. I love when a book can affect me days after I've read it.

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    1. I really do too, they are the best.

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  19. Wow, this sounds fabulous. And it's like the third positive review I've seen in the last few days, so clearly it's doing something right! I'll have to add this one.

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    1. Yay! So happy you are Greg, hope you love it too!

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  20. I've heard really great things about this author, but haven't tried her yet. Looks like this is one to try. Thanks for sharing.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  21. I've never read any books by K.A. Tucker but have heard great things about her writing! So glad this was a winner read!

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    1. You would love this Kim, you really would. ;)

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  22. I absolutely agree with everything you wrote. I've already read it twice. I would recommend this to everyone.

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    1. Yay! So glad you loved this too Lorna, it really was so fabulous!

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  23. I've seen this author's name quite a lot but haven't picked up her books. I love when you personally connect to a book. Since you love it so much, I'm going to see if my library has a copy.

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    1. Yay! So excited for you to try this one!

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  24. It's wonderful when one just sticks with you.

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  25. I could not agree more. Love Tucker and this was one of her best yet!

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  26. Love that it hit you so hard emotionally. I'm already a fan and can't wait to snag this one.

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    1. Yay! You are going to love it too I think, so good and I've yet to see a bad review for it.

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