Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: February 18, 2020
Haven’t read The Simple Wild? Check out my review here!
From the internationally best-selling author of The Simple Wild comes the continuation of a woman’s journey to Alaska and a life she never imagined for herself.
Calla Fletcher returns to Toronto a different person, struggling to find direction and still very much in love with the rugged bush pilot she left behind. When Jonah arrives on her doorstep with a proposition she can’t dismiss, she takes the leap and rushes back to Alaska to begin their exciting future together.
But Calla soon learns that even the best intentions can lead to broken promises, and that compromise comes with a hefty price—a log cabin in interior rural Alaska that feels as isolating as the western tundra.
With Jonah gone more than he’s home, one neighbor who insists on transforming her into a true Alaskan, and another who seems more likely to shoot her than come to her aid, Calla grapples with forging her own path. In a world with roaming wildlife that has her constantly watching over her shoulder and harsh conditions that stretch far beyond the cold, dark, winter months, just stepping outside her front door can be daunting.
This is not the future Calla had in mind, leaving her to fear that perhaps she is doomed to follow in her mother’s fleeing footsteps after all.
Just like The Simple Wild, Wild at Heart is more than a simple romance. It’s a story about discovery, growth, and patience.
Wild at Heart picks up a few months after the events of The Simple Wild. Calla and Jonah are getting ready to start their lives together in Alaska. Both are sacrificing key parts of themselves for each other.
After reading these novels, I can clearly picture the Alaskan wild in my mind’s eye. Tucker’s descriptions are beautiful and her ambiance is palpable. She paints Alaska with the brush it deserves: beautiful, picturesque, and idyllic landscapes paired with the harsh realities of living in the bush.
I didn’t think I’d like the new characters as much as I did, especially Roy. There’s a wholesomeness that they bring to the story that wouldn’t work otherwise.
The only complaint I have is that there isn’t enough Jonah. Wild at Heart is about Calla’s growth, so it’s not surprising that Tucker focused on Calla and her journey.
Overall, Wild at Heart is a beautiful sequel that holds up to its incredible predecessor. I will never get enough of Calla and Jonah.
***I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.