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)
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.*