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The Simple Wild

(Wild #1)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  14,384 ratings  ·  2,540 reviews
City girl Calla Fletcher attempts to reconnect with her estranged father, and unwittingly finds herself torn between her desire to return to the bustle of Toronto and a budding relationship with a rugged Alaskan pilot in this masterful new romance from acclaimed author K.A. Tucker.

Calla Fletcher was two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published August 7th 2018 by Atria Books
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Kasia Proce The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is an AMAZING book that takes place in Alaska!! One of my favourites <3
Dance It is a standalone; in any case the first, should there be a series. But apart from one character that could inspire Tucker to develop it further, I…moreIt is a standalone; in any case the first, should there be a series. But apart from one character that could inspire Tucker to develop it further, I don't see a sequel to 'The Simple Wild'.(less)
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Colleen Hoover
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 your husband two years after you read her book and sh ...more

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 Earth for that long, but that quote is the one of the truest things I’ve ever read in litera
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-five-stars
5 stars!!!

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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 since. She's 26 now, living in Toronto and life is good. Unt
Chelsea Humphrey
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: from-publisher
"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 packaged with a breathtaking cover, all things tha
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Chelsea by: Melanie
Shelves: favorites
WOW I’M EMO THIS WAS SO GREAT I JUST 😭😭😭 I’m rating this 5/5 from a purely emotional standpoint, but it’s probs more of a 4 or 4.5 bc I was really annoyed of the love interest pulling some “🥴 girls look better without make-up 🤪” bullshit but the rest of this was perfection and I’m crying in the club
Aug 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 of the pilots, or in her
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its taken me awhile to figure out how to write this review because, as you can tell from the rating, i really enjoyed this! its been awhile since ive read a NA book that i liked this much. and its probably because the story reminded me a lot of colleen hoover and renee carlinos work - both are authors whom i absolute adore! but this story has a couple of big issues and im still kind of confused as to why they dont bother me.

the first problem is calla. as ive mentioned before in other
Samantha Young
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My top read of 2018 so far!

This is my first K.A. Tucker book and it most certainly won't be my last. I was transported to the wilds of Alaska by Tucker's stunning writing. A poignant, authentic story about family and love. It touched me because it was so achingly real and I honestly can't remember the last book that made me cry this hard. It also made me laugh out loud a lot! The banter and chemistry between Calla and Jonah was just so on point. I was swept up in this story. It was quietly epic
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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 work

K. 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 INTERESTING AND INCREDIBLE AND FU
**** 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’s always felt an emptiness regar
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faves, 2018, net-galley
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 toes.... this book did all that and so much more... truly
Larry H
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'll admit, I have a straight-up obsession with Alaska. Of course, I'm far from the roughing-it type, so my appreciation of the "Last Frontier" comes from the pictures I've seen from those on Alaskan cruises, books like The Great Alone or The Smell of Other People's Houses , and movies.

I must say, that when a character in K.A. Tucker's book The Simple Wild said she loved Alaska because of what she saw in the movie "Into the Wild," I actually laughed out loud, because I felt seen.

Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****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 brillclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
5 ‘Sky cowboys’ stars

What hold does Alaksa have on them? What makes this place worth giving everything else up?

A nice heartwarming story about love and forgiveness. This was my first K.A Tucker’s book, and I loved it.

Calla Fletcher was born in Alaska but she left with her mother when she was nearly two years old. She hasn’t been back since then. Now, at the age of 26, she got a call that her dad who sclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
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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.

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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 day as she's being laid off from her job as a risk a
Jennifer Kyle
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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 and see what her mother left behind and perhaps get some answers.

Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Update: I did shed some tears. Not as many as I would've liked though.
I was about 40% in when I felt myself starting to like the book more and more. The characters absolutely irritated me at first. But that was the point. Calla wasn't used to the lifestyle in Alaska and being a city girl, that just wasn't working out for her.
Jonah is your classic, lovable dick.

For both Calla and Jonah, there is more than what meets the eye, and I really loved seeing their character develo
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Loved The Simple Wild! 26 year old city girl Calla, receives a call one night that her estranged father, Wren, is ill in Alaska. Calla barely remembers her brief years in Alaska as she was young when she and her mother left years ago. Her relationship with her dad is distant at best, but given the currently uneventful state of her life in Toronto, she decides to take the trip. Once there, she meets Agnes, a woman who’s relationship with Wren is complicated, as well as Jonah, a young pilot working a ...more
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5 stars

This 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 bri
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 over.

This book follows a twenty-six year old girl named Calla who was born
Debbie Oliphant
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so glad I purchased this book. This is my first from this author and it won't be the last. The valuation of a good story is the feeling you experience when it is done. The author takes her time developing the characters which allows the story to evolve with the appropriate conclusion.

Calla receives a phone call from a friend of her father, who she has not heard from in 12 years, that he has lung cancer. She is numb to the news at first because so much time has past, but she make
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 wedge heels and brought a suitcase of basically just makeup to
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

This 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 h/>This
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ by: Melanie

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 mum's garden a few hours later, asking me, no, begging me to talk to him. I
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, netgalley, loves
View this review and many more at: Ashes Books & Bobs.

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 reads for the year and did not disappoint.<
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
This book is definitely one of those I'll remember for a while. Beautiful setting of the Alaskan wilderness and memorable characters... I could practically FEEL the fresh air while reading this book.
Sara➽ Ink Is My Sword
Finished this book in a pizza party surrounded by friends laughing and chatting while my eyes were teary and my heart was broken in million pieces.

Weather report: Here get a bunch of snow. 🌨 ❄
Me: *sips coffee* Yeah that's enough of a sign of Alaskian vibes, we are reading The Simple Wild.
Calla Fletcher was born in Alaska but her mother moved them back to Toronto when she was two-years old, leaving her bush pilot father, Wren Fletcher, and the rugged life behind. Calla is now 26-years old and has not seen him since and hasn’t talked to him in years. When she receives a phone call from one of his close friends asking her to come see him, she decides to make the trip after learning he’s been diagnosed with lung cancer. Calla is met at the airport by Jonah, one of Wren’s pilots, and ...more
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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I’m pretty sure the last time someone was as shocked as I am about a newfound love for Alaska was when Pharrell met Maggie Rogers . . . .

(Is that reference too obscure? Probably. Here’s a little Boob Tube Clickity Click so you can see what I’m talking ‘bout (it’s real long so skip the first couple minutes).)

2019 is the year Kelly has the Pharrell face because this is the THIRD book I’ve read based in Alaska. If you’re keeping tabs, they have all been winners and all from different genres
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
4.5 Stars

That was way more emotional than I thought it was going to be. In fact, I underestimated the power behind The Simple Wild. Maybe I did that because I’ve never read K.A. Tucker before, or maybe it was because the cover seemed so serene and peaceful. I don’t know. But after finishing, I can say I’m absolutely wrecked by this story. It stung. A lot. It was bittersweet and beautiful and wholly impactful. It moved me, made me think, broke my heart, and had me falling in love in at so many different stages. Ibehind The
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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 The Simple Wild.

Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, First for Women, and Publisher's

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