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Wild at Heart

(Wild #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  27,584 ratings  ·  2,966 reviews
From the internationally best-selling author of The Simple Wild comes the continuation of a woman’s journey to Alaska and a life she never imagined for herself.

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 ca
ebook, 472 pages
Published February 18th 2020 by K. A. Tucker
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Sue Czarnomski Me neither! The Simple Wild is one of my favorites! So happy to see Calla and Jonah's story continue.…moreMe neither! The Simple Wild is one of my favorites! So happy to see Calla and Jonah's story continue.(less)

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K.A. Tucker
Sep 13, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, favorites
It's time for my BEST BOOKS OF 2020 LIST and if you are looking for books to read after this series, I made a list of books to check out.


I felt like a re-read. Missed Jonah and Alaska too much!

UPDATE April 2020: Loved my re-read. It's still a 5 star book for me!
UPDATE September 2020, this book never gets old - still as good as when I read it the first time.
UPDATE March 2021: Reread #4 I'm clearly obsessed with this book

A true
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-five-stars
5 stars

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I fell in love with a sky cowboy from Alaska.
The Simple Wild was one of my favorite romances of 2018 and when I heard there was a sequel coming out, I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to get more Calla and Jonah and I hoped I would love it as much as the first. Well, I did. It was different than the first book in a lot of ways, but I loved revisiting the characters we know and love as well as meeting some new ones.

Calla and Jonah move to their own piece of paradise in a sm
Sep 13, 2019 rated it liked it
❝𝑰 𝒄𝒂𝒏'𝒕 𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒏 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒚𝒐𝒖, 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒂 .❞


The Simple Wild was one of my favorite reads of 2018 and dare I say, it even dethroned my previous favorite K. A. Tucker and took its spot. I was literally shoving The Simple Wild into everyone's face and yelling at them to read it because I loved it that much. So when Tucker announced that Jonah and Calla would be getting a sequel, I was hyped as fuck! Unfortunately, Wild at Heart did not live up to my expectations li
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-adult
This book is very different from the Simple Wild as in its about a relationship. The simple Wild was amazing because it had such angsty buildup and that hate to love romance we all love.
Wild at Heart is all about Calla & Jonahs relationship. How they have to compromise for each other, learn how to navigate a relationship.
I loved how they handled themselves and how mature they were about their love and their life.
So yes less steamy and adult times but so much character and relationship growth a
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
#1 The Simple Wild — 4 Stars
#2 Wild at Heart — 2.5 Stars
#2.5 Forever Wild — 3 Stars

For a reader who thrives on reading a romance heavy and plot driven story, this book is too domesticated for my liking. Gone was all that enemies to lovers dynamic and angst we had in the previous book. In its place is Calla’s constant whining and self doubting. I didn’t mean to discredit her feelings bcs—while I might not have moved across countries in pursuit of something I love—I know personally how hard an
EmBibliophile [hiatus]
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars
4 ‘The Yeti’ stars

Why am I still here and haven’t yet taken that trip to Alaska?

Oh wait, I know! I’m still a broke college girl!

So the main question here, was this book necessary? Not really. Was it great with an amazing plot? Not really. Did I like it anyway? Yes. Why? I Don’t Know. I just did.

I’ll try to explain it. You know when you’ve been obsessed with a TV show and then they announce that it’s the final season, so you watch it, but you realize that it’s not really as good as the first seas
Larry H
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Ah, there's nothing quite like the feeling when the sequel of a book you loved is just as good as its predecessor!

Calla and Josh, the couple at the core of K.A. Tucker’s excellent The Simple Wild (one of my favorite books from last year), are back. After returning home to her sheltered life in Toronto, full of the creature comforts she missed while in Alaska, Calla realizes she’s miserable without Josh. The burly bush pilot feels the same way about her, and comes to Canada to tell her he’d d
5 "Simply Wonderful" stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Such an "entirely" perfect sequel to one of my "all-time" favorite books. It embodied everything that was so special and fascinating about "The Simple Wild" and it was just as wildly entertaining and equally wonderful to read as well.
I simply loved everything about this storyline. A fainting goat, wolf-dogs, bears, wild and wacky characters - especially Muriel and the "Curmudgeon". A fun, emotional, well written and also less bittersweet read than TSW but with all
Samantha Young
Feb 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I feel bereft now that I’ve finished WILD AT HEART. Seriously, I could get lost for many more hours in Calla and Jonah’s Alaskan world. THE SIMPLE WILD is one of my favorite books and K.A. Tucker achieves the monumental task of offering readers a sequel to rival its predecessor. Calla hasn’t lost her quick wit—in fact she’s sharper and wittier than ever— and Jonah is as funny and swoon-worthy as always. Together their chemistry is palpable!

While part of the beauty of TSW was watching Calla chang
Mar 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2020, adult-reads
4 The sequel you never knew you needed stars!

It was just wonderful to delve into Jonah & Calla’s world as a bona fide couple. To witness their love, their struggles and their growth both as people and in their relationship. It was like catching up with old friends and then living with them as they came into their own in their relationship - we had front row seats to it all. Pass me the popcorn because I was 100% in for this.

Tucker is so good at weaving in amazing side characters! From crotchet
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Wild at Heart was one of my most anticipated books and when I got it I started immidiately!I devour it, even though I tried to read it slow it was so good that I couldn't get enough of Calla and Jonah!Such a beautiful , heartwarming and sweet story!


I was swooning and melting from the beginning and I have a smile on my face!Everything felt so realistic and I could feel like I was a part of their story.I could imagine the places !

Wild at Heart has a little bit of everything romance,feeling
Phuong ✯
#1 The Simple Wild3.75 stars
#2 Wild at Heart2.5 stars
#3 Forever Wild – 3.75 stars

Honestly, I don't know if K.A. Tucker knew what she was doing or too many readers have been asking for a Calla & Jonah sequel because the ending of The Simple Wild was too open, and Miss Tucker succumb to all the pressure, but Wild at Heart was a mess.

I'd like to apologize to The Simple Wild for calling it Women's fiction instead of romance, my mistake. Wild at Heart IS Women's fiction.

Jonah likes to ride
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books

If you've not read this series but its been on your radar take it from me and #1click it, it has everything us readers seek within our books we choose to read.

I can’t tell you how much I loved this book, I rang in the new year reading ‘The simple wild’ so still riding that high it only feels fitting that this became my first favourite book this year!
This series is AMAZING! And I can not wait until the next book, a series I never want to end. I wish more than anything that I could sit back
This sequel was another brilliantly written story by KA Tucker! I absolutely loved going on Calla’s journey of finding herself and how she fits into the “Alaska Wild!” She had so much to get used to, whether it be learning how to garden, fighting off her fear of goats..( or grumpy neighbor for that matter!
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
I absolutely LOVED The Simple Wild and all of the angst between Calla and Jonah. Enemies to lovers romances are my favorite and that combined with Calla reconnecting with her father made me an emotional mess. I could not wait to see how their story would continue in this book!

While we got angst and enemies in book one, this book was just....domestic? And I didn't care. We get half of this book about Calla shopping for furniture for her house. Seriously? There was not a lot of the angsty romance
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE++++++ STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I rush toward him, but hesitate when I get there—part of me wants to throw myself at him, the other part is terrified that he’ll hold me at arm’s length, that’ it’s too late, that the slope we fell down yesterday was too steep, the climb up too slippery.

”Wild” is by far my favorite K.A. Tucker series! ”WILD AT HEART” reunites us with Calla and Jonah. They are about to embark on their new life together as a couple in the rural town of “
Feb 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was the sequel that I never knew I needed...Barbie and The Yeti continue their love story, taking on new adventures and self discovery.

I really liked The Simple Wild, and I was 100% sure that I did not want or need to read a sequel...until I started seeing reviews, and I couldn't stop my little grabby hands from clicking on the shiny buy it now button! AND...I actually think that I like this even more than its predecessor?!!
I loved the setting! Rural Alaska *insert dreamy sigh* Does anyone
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
I have been SO freaking excited for the sequel to The Simple Wild, one of my favorite books of 2018, ever since K.A. Tucker announced she would be writing more of Calla and Jonah. TSW ended on a bit of an HFN, so it made sense that there would be more of their story to tell. I adored their romance and was a little nervous going into Wild at Heart – obviously, there is the question that goes with any sequel: will I love it as much as the first? While this sequel wasn’t quite the 5-star read that ...more
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, new-adult
I understand that it is hard to come after The Simple Wild but this book was really shows us what happens after happily after ending and how a new couple adjusts to living only thing I am missing is more of epilogue which this book needed to provide and didn't I guess that is the reason why we are getting book three Forever Wild. I am not complaining!
Glad that I got my Alaska fix!!

Mar 11, 2022 rated it liked it
I had such high hopes for this one, because I loved that first book! 😍 It sadly left me lacking all the feels. 🥺 It’s still a decent book and story. The bickering and whining and extra characters just didn’t add anything exciting for me. It’s just felt a bit flat. 😬
2.5 Stars

Overall Opinion: Bummed. I felt as though this was more about Calla's relationship with side characters than with Jonah! Once Jonah got the girl, he stopped putting the work in to make it work -- and then blamed her for it! I am also bummed that, while it was hinted at, we never really found out if Calla found her thing that makes her happy! I didn't feel very good about their ending, as it very well could've gone back to the way it was when they were having a conflict! I didn't feel as
May 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
there is nothing i love more than reading about couples just doing couple shit.

it's the soulmates who are meant to be for me. it's the fighting but making up for me. it's the building a home together for me. it's the angst and yearning between the couple when they are long-distance for me. jonah and calla are just everything.

i didn't want to read this for the LONGEST time, because i didn't want this book to mess up the perfection of book one but i'm so glad i finally finished it because this st

Some would say there is no enough Jonah in this book.

Not me.

Great writing, incredible setting, deep characterisation, gradual growth of different kinds of relationships, intense moments, hilarious events, colorful descriptions and vivid scenes, great humor - all the things that matter and belong in a contemporary romance book by my standards are here. Even gardening and redecorating felt like a roller-coaster with twists and turns.

Ms. Tucker, keep them coming!
“But tonight, this is for you and me. It’s our moment.” He rests his chin on my head. “The first night of the rest of our lives.” I relax into him. “Does everyone know you’re such a romantic?” “Shut up.”

Okay I have read this book many many times but have never reviewed it before so here we go.

Calla Fletcher returned home from Alaska following the death of her father expecting to never return and never see the ‘Alaskan sky cowboy’ she’d fallen for, Jonah ever again. Until Jonah shows up sayin
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I hope you've all read THE SIMPLE WILD! This 2nd book is a sequel - you really should've read the first one before starting this one! It's not 100% necessary, but it would just be insane to miss out on the amazing first book!!☺

WiLD AT HEART starts four days after the first book ended.

We all remember how Jonah came to Toronto to ask Calla to come back to Alaska with him.
And she asked him for some time to think.
But of course we don't need much time - we're doing this!!
We're moving to Alaska to b
Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
5+ Yeti Stars

I was a little nervous to read Wild at Heart because my expectations were so high but I am happy to report they were more than met! I fell in love even more with my sexy angry Yeti, if that was even possible. Although he was more my sexy, romantic Yeti in this book.
"I can't remember what it feels like not being in love with you, Calla...I need you in my life like I need to fly. Like I need this Alaskan air. More than I need this air."

Wild at Heart is an extension of Jonah and Ca
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first book and was happy with how it ended so I was a little wary of reading a sequel but I decided to take the plunge and go for it.

Calla annoyed me for some of the book... OK, I get it was a complete upheaval for her, a new way of life ... leaving family and friends but I sort of felt she was just "playing house" for a good part of the book, making Jonah feel guilty for doing his job.

"I am trying."

"No, Calla. I think you came here wanting to try ..."

I had never heard of Mount
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was so good to be back to Alaska with Jonah & Calla. :)

I enjoyed this book but unfortunately 1st book was so much better for me. But still I'm glad to see their happily ever after. <3

**ARC provided via NetGalley. Also thank you so much to Social Butterfly PR for everything. ❤

maura delaney
May 29, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, ebooks
Update: lowering my rating to 2 stars. it just feels more accurate to how i feel.

2.5 stars. I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.

I want to start off by saying that I truly think that this book could work for a lot of people, especially if you loved the first book. I tend not to like romance series that follows the same couple in multiple books, and this was, unfortunately, no exception. I still loved Jonah and Calla, but I felt like not enough happened in this story.

I tend to struggle with th
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