Book Review | Wild At Heart | By K A Tucker

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Romance

Wild At Heart
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Published: 18th February, 2020
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. (  Goodreads)

 

 

My thoughts

Narrative and Plot

I read Simple Wild and was really in love with the whole premise and Alaskan setting. So, when Wild At Heart came out, naturally I was already excited by the idea. And it didn’t disappoint. With a new premise in Trappers Crossing the book starts fresh and carries forward from where it left in the first book.

Even though the narrative and premise for the second can entirely stand on its own, I would recommend you start with The Simple Wild in order to completely appreciate the plot and the love story of Calla and Jonah.

 

 

Characters and Conflicts

One of the highlights in Simple Wild and Wild At Heart is the portrayal of the lead male character. Jonah stands close to the real men you find in your everyday life rather than the perfect bookish boyfriend. Believe me, I enjoy a perfect book boyfriend but they only exist in stories. Jonah on the other hand is a good man but with many flaws.And so is Calla. They belong to different worlds and the book addresses this as a major conflict rather than trivializing it in the name of love or some magical solution. Modern day romances have all these  challenges that are not commonly addressed in romance novels. The book never shies from pulling all the punches. How it is easy to lose yourself when you so desperately want to become part of your partner and their lives.

Oftentimes in real life, couples fall apart due to these reasons that might seem trivial to outsiders. But Calla and Jonah make efforts to be there for each other and find happiness as their own wild selves. That is what the book is about.

Conclusion

There is something about the characters, location and the topics portrayed in the book that makes you give it all your attention. If you are a romance reader, Wild At Heart is definitely a page turner. A book that you can read in one go and come back again for more.

 

 

 


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