Title: Wild at Heart
Series: Wild #2
Author: K.A. Tucker
Release Date: Feb 18, 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Blurb: 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.
When I finished reading The Simple Wild, I was so in love with the story that I immediately read the synopsis for Wild at Heart. And well, to be honest, it scared me stiff! I was so worried that this book was going to be filled with angst and high drama and that Calla and Jonah would end up wrecking everything I loved about them. I’m so happy to report that that wasn’t the case. I can’t say that they didn’t make any stupid decisions because they do, but there’s also growth and just the natural progression of a mature relationship taking place. There were 2, maybe 3, moments that had some angst but fortunately they were short lived, and I was always happy with the way they resolved things.
And honestly there were some definite swoony moments, but it was Calla learning all about Alaskan living and watching her slowly embrace it that made this story for me. Calla’s also forming new relationships that play a big role in the story and make it that much better. Don’t let me make it seem like her relationship with Jonah isn’t always at the forefront, though. The only change I would have made there is to take out one of their little sex scenes in the beginning, or two. But I imagine Tucker was just trying to show what was normal in that stage of their relationship.
The one thing that was weird for me in this book was the ending. It felt like it was just out of no where. I could see that a big issue had just been resolved not too long prior, but it still didn’t feel like a conclusion. It felt like I was in the middle of a chapter and just BAM! There are several things going on with the side characters that are all unresolved and definitely a lot left to explore in Jonah and Calla’s relationship, so I’m for sure hoping we’ll see more with this series! 4.5 Stars!