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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 the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at 26, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when her father reaches out to inform her that his days are numbered, Calla knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born.

She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional - dear God - outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this new subarctic environment, Jonah - the quiet, brooding, and proud Alaskan pilot who keeps her father’s charter plane company operational - can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand on the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild.

Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. As time passes, she unexpectedly finds herself forming a bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship - or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried - and failed at - years ago.

It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all.

©2018 K.A. Tucker (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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  • Cyndi
  • Beautiful Michigan
  • 08-10-18

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This book.... yeah I'm just a ball of emotions right now! First, I have a love for Alaskan settings in books so even though KA Tucker is a MUST read author for me, I would have grabbed this up because of the setting alone.
This book was about so many things for me. The strained or nonexistent relationship between a father and a daughter, fixing things before it's too late, true love (maybe even soul-mates) and not making the same mistakes your parents did. All of these things are true, beautiful and heart-breaking in this story. I loved the way this book made me feel from sorrow, to anger, to love and to loss. Besides all the feels, this book had amazing banter between two of the main characters which had me smiling a lot while listening! The ending made my heart soar and there is nothing better to me than when characters figure things out and do what needs to be done no matter the consequences or fear that may arise! Loved this book <3

The narration was perfect! Love all her work and she was a great choice for this book!

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I delighted in every moment

Sometimes it can be hard to express exactly how much we enjoyed a book. I could compare my experience listening to The Simple Wild to food (that bacon maple donut I had this morning) or I could compare it to a feeling (toes in the grass, fresh mountain air, warm campfires on damp nights) or I could compare it to another book, even (Northern Lights by Nora Roberts without the murder?). But none of it would really QUITE capture what I’m trying to say: that I loved all that this book was—all that I felt while listening to it (thank you Rebekkah Ross)—and I hope other people will feel the same way.

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Add this to you reread often list

This book is so moving. Women’s fic meets contemporary romance and Tucker hits it out of the park. The banter is great, the emotions are real, the love is swoon worthy

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The good, the bad, and THE YETI.

What a well rounded, complete story. I was not expecting all of the emotions that were brought on by KA Tucker but I’m glad they came either way. Every character brought something to this story and I felt like I could picture rural Alaska vividly. The details provided didn’t have me second guessing the settings or way of life at all. Calla & Jonah were so perfect in such a honest and real way that you couldn’t help but root for them. And Wren and Simon those guys broke my heart, all in all this is a must read/listen. (Trust me I’ve done both already!)

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K. A. tucker never fails to deliver!

I wasn't completely sold when reading the blurb however I've read a lot of the authors other work and all are such a great quality of writing I knew I wouldn't be wasting my credit if I bought it. I wasn't disappointed. Loved it.

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Loved it!

K.A Tucker remains one of my favorite authors. Once I start one of her books I can’t stop. I love the way she makes you want her characters to fall in love. I’ve yet to read one of her books I didn’t love. She has a way of making her characters feel real. I shed a few tears with this one. If your looking for a good read, I would recommend any of her books to you. She’s amazing ❤️❤️

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Loved it

could not put down!!! It keeps you on the edge of your seat wanting more.

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So this was kind of a miss for me. I am frankly really surprised by all the glowing reviews. I felt like the character development was really lacking and the storyline just did not hold my interest. I’m not sure if it was the story or the narrator, but it felt completely void of emotion...which is strange, given the topic could be quite emotional. I barely got through it and found that I was forcing myself to finish, just to say I finished it.

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It made me laugh and cry!

This was a great book. It had me laughing at times and crying at other times. It was a nice story with good characters and I enjoyed the ending, even though it wasn't exactly how I thought it would be.

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  • Jenn
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  • 12-05-18

My favorite KA Tucker book!

I LOVED this book. I thought the characters were well developed and there was plenty of comedy to balance the serious bits of the book. I loved the development of the characters and their relationships with one another. It also made me really want to visit Alaska!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-08-18

Enjoyable escapism

Addictive despite being a bit predictable. A comfy listen, I had fun.
A little repetitive at times as the protagonist constantly repeats the same thoughts and feelings. Great setting.