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.
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Atria Books
Genre: Adult Romance
My The Simple Wild Review . . .
Gah! I loved this book. It will definitely be on my re-read book list. It's one of those books that swallows you whole and captures your heart. And after its done you want to do it all over again, even the heartbreak, because it felt so real. The emotions were captured so well with these characters.
It's been about a week since I read this book and it keeps coming into my mind and my heart, which is telltale sign that it's a book that captures you whole.
Calla Fletcher is living her life they only way she knows how, which at times is a bit superficial. Suddenly Calla finds herself jobless and floundering. When a call from her long lost father comes, she's torn to go and visit. But she knows this is important because she has many unanswered feelings with the rejection from her father.
As soon as she arrives in Alaska, things aren't going here way. Especially when the brut of a man Jonah makes her life more difficult.
"I've got a lot of regrets, kiddo. But falling for your mother has never been one of them"
As time goes by Calla starts to learn about her past and gets to know her dad and all the people whom mean something to him.
The land and people of Alaska were portrayed so well that it felt like you where there meeting everyone yourself.
Calla and Jonah were a bit oil and water to start with but eventually changed their consistencies to need each other and find a slice of happiness in a situation that has an end date.
"You're not alone. You've got me. And I've got you, and we'll get through this together."I loved every character in this book. Especially Wren, Agnes, Mabel, Simon and Susan. Each of these characters create so much emotional impact that help navigate Calla's journey of family, loss, love and hope.
This was such a beautiful book. It's a beautiful emotional roller coaster but totally worth the ride. I highly recommend this book.
5 Beautiful Thumbs up!