Happy Monday book friends!
Thrilled to share with you my review for this book that is SIMPLE PERFECTION! Out tomorrow August 7 and I strongly encourage you to pick this one up!😍😍😍
5 Simply Perfect Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
K A Tucker is one of my absolute favorite authors, and this is now my absolute favorite book by her! Sorry “Ten Tiny Breaths “you still are fabulous… but this book has edged you out of that top spot! When you pick up a k a Tucker book you know you are going to go on an emotional journey, filled with fabulously complex characters, and a plot filled with twists and secrets that will keep you on your toes…. this book did all that and so much more… truly a beautiful story all about love set in the cold beauty of Alaska…
Calla is 26 and has not seen her dad since she was two years old when her mother and she left rugged Alaska for Toronto…Calla has been hurt by her father’s absence in her life, but fortunate for her she has the world’s greatest stepfather Simon… can I just take a minute to praise Simon’s character… this man was everything a parent should be, I was beyond impressed with him… and can I just say he truly deserved much more than Susan (Calla’s mom) gave him…. after receiving a phone call from a stranger in Alaska urging her to come see her father before it is too late and some wonderful advice from Saint Simon; Calla packs her many bags and heads to Alaska….
Met at the airport by Jonah a.k.a. “the yeti “ Calla’s alaskan journey begins…. for Jonah and Calla it is dislike at first sight… my favorite trope is enemies to lovers and I loved watching the relationship between these two develop… The banter between them was absolutely priceless and some of the things they did to one another were downright wrong… but so hilarious…..
I absolutely loved how Calla embraced small town Alaska… it took her a little while longer to fully embrace her father Wren…. and that is completely understandable after all where has he been for all these years? Not a phone call since she was 12, and he missed her eighth-grade graduation…. but Calla doesn’t know the entire story and as things are revealed to her and she gets to know her father better her heart starts to open up to him….
There is so much love in this book and it is beautiful and it is heartbreaking… The love these people have for the state of Alaska… the Love this community has for one another… The love of family, and not necessarily a biological family but a found family… and romantic love, both wonderful and new, and heartbreaking and lasting….
“The Simple Wild” is simple perfection… I absolutely recommend this book to everybody… it will make you smile, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry tears of joy and heartbreak… and it will make you want to go to Alaska!
*** many thanks to Atria for my copy of this beautiful book ***
About the Book
Calla Fletcher wasn’t even 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 twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she 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 rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand n 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. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected 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.
Have a wonderful week! Berit☀️✨