Wild (Book 1)

The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
My rating: ā­ļøā­ļøā­ļøā­ļø/5

The Simple Wild by K. A. Tucker is a heartwarming romance story of the enemies-to-lovers trope, with great banter throughout.

Available on Kindle Unlimited.

My Overview

Calla Fletcher has been estranged from her father for years. At twenty-six, she’s content living a pampered life in Toronto with her mother and stepfather. When she receives a call from her father’s friend to inform her of his failing health, she makes an unexpected decision. Suddenly, she’s on a flight to Alaska, on her way to visit the rural town she left when she was two years old. As unexpected as her trip to reconnect with her father (Wren) is, so is her meeting of Jonah. He’s a grumpy pilot who works for Wren, and makes every effort to make Calla feel unwelcome.

On the surface, this is a city girl vs. country boy, enemies-to-lovers romance story. I was conflicted by that part, because I felt both tropes were overdone. I especially didn’t like the way Jonah treated Calla for most of the story, but I enjoyed their banter. The depth of the story comes from Wren and Calla’s rebuilding their father/daughter relationship, and the situations the small-town community faced. There’s even a the one that got away aspect to the storyline, as the relationship between Calla’s parents is explained.

Overall, this is a heartwarming story with a great Alaskan setting. It’s a story about love, family, forgiveness, and friendship. I’d been wanting to read this book for a long time, so I’m glad I finally got to listen to the audiobook while on my own trip to Alaska.

My Recommendation

The audiobook narration by Rebekkah Ross was great. I recommend this story if you enjoy slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance in small-town settings. This is Book 1 of the series, and I’m looking forward to reading the next book.

This book reminded me of That Fine Line by Cindy Steel. If you enjoyed that story, you’ll likely like this one.

Have you enjoyed any of the books in this series?