Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on February 18, 2020
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.
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!