Review: Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker

Posted March 7, 2020 by Lorna in Reviews / 24 Comments

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Review:  Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker
Wild at Heart

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Series: The Simple Wild #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on February 18, 2020
Pages: 446
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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The Delight

My favorite book a couple of years ago was The Simple Wild. It’s still a book I won’t ever forget and when the author decided to write a sequel, I couldn’t have been more happy. The author’s fans(me included)were and are ecstatic to read about the same characters from The Simple Wild. The story about a spoiled young woman that traveled from her home in Toronto to Alaska to reconnect with her terminally ill father and the rugged bush pilot she meets there was brilliantly told. Enemies to lovers turned into a passionate, but possibly doomed romance. Due to this being a true sequel, the action starts up just a few days after the end of book one. Because of this, the review will feature spoilers. Just a heads up.


Review

Calla finally decides to move to Alaska to be with her love. No one could be less suited to living in rural Alaska, but that doesn’t take into account the love she has for her pilot, Jonah. If nothing else, she is determined. Jonah’s whole life is tied up in his inherited planes(from Calla’s father)and the new pilot service he is trying to build. The couple buy a house near a small village in the middle of nowhere. Jonah works long hours and is rarely home. Calla knew it was going to be this way so she works hard to keep her disappointment in check. To be honest, she had a lot more patience than I would have had. She throws herself into Alaskan life, meeting new quirky people, redecorating the house and dealing with wild animals as they breach the couple’s land. The couple’s journey through this wild land and everything they experience was a wonderful story and my favorite of this year so far.

Calla was a fashion blogger with a love of clothes and makeup when she met bearded Jonah. She brings designer clothes and boots to visit Alaska and would rather take a selfie than just about anything else. Alaska was a big wake up call for her in book one. Now, she has a better handle on all things Alaska, but has so much more to learn. Jonah was her father’s second in command at his pilot service. There were times I really didn’t like him in book one, but that all changed. I ended up adoring this couple and all their banter and eventual love. I still feel the same way now and even more so after this amazing story. I also really enjoyed all the quirky characters, some from book one, but mostly they were brand new ones. All of these characters were lovingly fleshed out by the author. No cookie cutter or one dimensional characters here.

It’s usually hard for me to love a sequel as much or more than the original book. In this case, Tucker has taken beloved characters, put them in a completely new circumstance and ended up making me enjoy this as much as the first one. I honestly can’t think of a thing I didn’t enjoy. There’s steamy scenes, but nothing hardcore, a little bit of suspense, lots of banter, fun times, new characters, old characters, and I don’t think I could have loved it more. I will be the first in line asking for another book. I guarantee that once you read these you will want to visit Alaska. And you will definitely love Calla and Jonah.

Amazing read suitable for adult contemporary romance or woman’s fiction readers. The Simple Wild should be read first or you will be completely lost. 5 huge stars!


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I’m a lifetime book addict and currently own nine Kindles, with only six still working. I do tend to wear them out! They pretty much are my favorite technology-well that and my cell phone. Okay, yes and my laptop. I spent most of my life in Kentucky, but moved to Maryland in my attempt to get closer to the the ocean a few years ago. Being retired helps. I have a B.S. degree in law enforcement with a minor in sociology, but never really worked in my major. Instead, I spent my entire adult life working in the medical field in some capacity. After retiring(early), I found my passion in reviewing books for a couple of blogs and I love it. My author favorites include, Dannika Dark, Amber Lynn Natusch, J.T. Geissinger, Colleen Hoover, Samantha Towle, K.A. Tucker, Karina Halle, Sarina Bowen, J.R. Ward, Mariana Zapata, Dianne Duvall, and I could go on and on. I read many different genre’s, but still like a romantic element in most, if not all of them.

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Maureen @ Maureen's Books

Sounds like I’m missing out! I haven’t read the first book.. but your review definitely makes me want to grab a copy. (I might get it now since I still have some amazon GC money!) I’m glad you liked the sequel just as much as the first book.

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago

Keep in mind The Simple Wild needs to be read first. It’s just such a good book! Best thing right now it’s only $1.99. Not sure how much longer though.

sherry fundin
8 months ago

glad the author came through with another fabulous read. i do love the alaskan setting, so maybe i’ll be checking tucker out
sherry @ fundinmental

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago
Reply to  sherry fundin

The Simple Wild is only $1.99 right now for a limited time. I think it’s normally $7.99. Well worth it.

Sam@wlabb
8 months ago

I pre-ordered this book, so of course, I still haven’t read it, but I am so happy seeing all these fantastic reviews. I LOVED The Simple Wild and I am overjoyed that the sequel seems to have lived up to its greatness.

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago
Reply to  Sam@wlabb

Well if you loved The Simple Wild then you get why I was so excited to read this. I hope you love it like I do!

Anne - Books of My Heart

I have yet to read this author but I have plans to read something.

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago

I hope you do. She’s a favorite author off mine. Right now Simple Wild is $1.99 when it’s usually 7.99 I don’t think it will be that price for much longer. One of my favorite all time romances.

Lindsi
8 months ago

I’ve been really curious about this author, but haven’t read any of her books. I’ve only heard good things though, so I feel like they’d be something I liked! You said you couldn’t think of a negative… so that’s definitely a positive for me. 😉

Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago
Reply to  Lindsi

She’s a favorite of mine from way way back when she was indie before she got traditionally published. She went back to indie with this book and I think one other. Now would be a good time to get The Simple Wild as it’s only $1.99 and will go back up to $7.99 soon. She also writes some romantic suspense and YA paranormal.

Greg
8 months ago

I remember seeing good things about The Simple Wild when it came out. I love how it explores what life would be like in Alaska for someone coming from somewhere else, plus the relationship stuff sounds nicely done as well. Glad this good!

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago
Reply to  Greg

Yes, and there’s exciting stuff at times as would happen flying all those tiny planes. Both were really good!

Mary Kirkland
8 months ago

I love finding a book that I loved just as much as the first one. This sounds like a good read.

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I do too but it doesn’t always happen. These were just so good!

Carole Rae
8 months ago

Awww this sounds so good. I am extra intrigued because it is rare when book 2 is better.

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago
Reply to  Carole Rae

If you haven’t read The Simple Wild I can’t recommend it enough. It must be read before this one. Book 2 isn’t better but I love it just as much as book 1.

Lover of Romance
8 months ago

oh Lorna….I am so happy to see that you loved this one so much. Sequels can be difficult at times and rarely do they ever match up to the first book. Glad it did in this one.

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago

It really did live up to the first book. And thanks!

Sophia Rose
8 months ago

I’m so glad to see you loved it, Lorna. I thought the other one stood alone well so I hesitated, but looks like I need both of them. 🙂

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I really recommend it if you loved The Simple Wild Sophia. I read it really fast and I am sure I’ll want to reread at some point.

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer

Squee, this is in my tbr pile.

Lorna
Lorna
8 months ago

It didn’t make it to my tbr pile, I wanted to read it so bad! I loved it so much. I wrote the review and lost it in my computer for a couple of weeks. That was a first for me!

Naomi Hop
7 months ago

I think you had ne at bearded Jonah!! This sounds like so much fun!

Lorna
Lorna
7 months ago
Reply to  Naomi Hop

Naomi if you haven’t read The Simple Wild you are missing out. So very good. You have to read it first before this one. And yes it’s worth every penny.