Sunday, 26 April 2020

Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker (The Simple Wild #2) #bookreview #romance

Wild at Heart

(The Simple Wild #2)


Calla Fletcher returns to Toronto a different person, struggling to find direction and still very much in love with the rugged bush pilot she left behind. When Jonah arrives on her doorstep with a proposition she can’t dismiss, she takes the leap and rushes back to Alaska to begin their exciting future together.

But Calla soon learns that even the best intentions can lead to broken promises, and that compromise comes with a hefty price—a log cabin in interior rural Alaska that feels as isolating as the western tundra.

With Jonah gone more than he’s home, one neighbor who insists on transforming her into a true Alaskan, and another who seems more likely to shoot her than come to her aid, Calla grapples with forging her own path. In a world with roaming wildlife that has her constantly watching over her shoulder and harsh conditions that stretch far beyond the cold, dark, winter months, just stepping outside her front door can be daunting.

This is not the future Calla had in mind, leaving her to fear that perhaps she is doomed to follow in her mother’s fleeing footsteps after all.

Source: Kindle
Genre: Adult Romance
Part 2 of 2

My Wild at Heart Review ...

I wasn't sure how this story was going to go after The Simple Wild. Don't get me wrong The Simple Wild is one of my favorite books, but I wasn't sure if this book was going to drag out Jonah and Calla or were we going to get a different story after the loss of Wren.

"I can't remember what it feels like not being in love with you, Calla."

What we got was pure beauty. We got to see the evolution of both Jonah and Calla, as they are trying to find their way together and compromising without losing themselves in the process. Jonah is normally a direct communicator but the fear of losing Calla causes him to not be as great with communication, while Calla thinks she's giving it her all but is she really?

"You were made for me. I am madly in love with you, Calla Fletcher."

I love that their break down in communication is NOT the whole story, its just part of the story and it's what helps them find their way back to each other. Loved getting to see the other characters as well. Especially that we get to see Aggie and Mabel again.

"Find your place here. Something that's going to give you - Calla Fletcher - purpose. Something that feels like you." She nods slowly, as if agreeing with her own answer. "Find that, and then give it your all."

For Calla this world is so new to her, and she doesn't have the familiarity where they live nor have her parents or friends visiting. She tries to find herself but loses herself in the process, but with the help of new characters and her learning to communicate with Jonah it helps her find her way.

"No, Calla, I think you came here wanting to try, but you're so hung up on not being your mother that you can't seem to figure out a way to be yourself."

Often in stories they can drag out too long, but I was so sad when this story ended. I hope we get more from these two as there is still so much that can be explored with all the characters involved. I want to see how the interaction with Jonah's family and her go. As well as with his family and her family. Will they have kids? How does that change things for them? Will Roy get to reunite with his family? Will Muriel find the truth about Roy how will she react?

This story had a beautiful simplicity, as well as a woven complexity around it which gave it such a balance. I absolutely love Jonah and Calla together, and I'm so happy we got to see them again and see if they can find a balance with this new world for them. A world without Wren in the picture, as well as her trying to navigate a different path than her mom chose.

5 Fabulous thumbs up!

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