This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
About The Book
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.
“I can’t remember what it feels like not being in love with you, Calla.
This is the second book in the Wild series and its a story that sets off shortly after the end of book one. I will be honest, I had no shame in jumping right into this one.. I had such a blast with Jonah and Calla. And I just had to see how they would build a life in Alaska. I was so intrigued to see where K.A Tucker would lead this story and I also wanted so much for our pair to reach their HEA. There was so much depth that we received from their characters, so I didn’t know how “Wild At Heart” could live up to the hype of the story. But I can honestly say that this story definitely lived up to my expectations and more. This review won’t be super long but I did want to showcase my love for this book and the beautiful continuation of Calla and Jonah.
I can’t remember what it’s like to wake up and not have you be the first thing I think about. Every morning, I roll over in bed to check for a message from you. Every night, I go to bed annoyed because you’re not beside me. Because you’re so far away. I need you in my life like I need to fly. Like I need this Alaskan air. More than I need this air.
Calla Fletcher decided that a life with Jonah is worth fighting for and that her soul aches for the wilds of Alaska, So she immediately grabs up on the chance to build a plane business with him and forge a new chapter together, But Calla soon begins to realize that just jumping on the train to move to Alaska and embracing her life with Jonah won’t be as easy as she expects. The chapters ahead of Jonah will be ones of sacrifice, compromise, healing and growth. It won’t be an easy journey and Jonah and Calla will have to learn to adapt to new changing circumstances and learnt he power of relying on each other’s strengths and the love they hold for each other….
Find your place here. Something that’s going to give you—Calla Fletcher—purpose. Something that feels like you.” She nods slowly, as if agreeing with her own answer. “Find that, and then give it your all.”
What I Loved
I will admit that I didn’t know what to expect from Wild At Heart, I just knew that it would be a wild ride. And it definitely emulated all the beauty of book one but offered such deeply faceted layers that I just couldn’t contain my excitement with this read. I adored being able to see the way that both Jonah and Calla grow as individuals. Forging a new life together isn’t easy and I desperately wanted them to find their way. Its not easy because they are having to find a new home, establish a life there and build a business together. You see the new friendships that they forge in their new home, some hidden surprises and hidden strengths they will find in their relationship. This couple just tore at my emotions both the poignant and the joys, it brings a witty balance of laughter and a bit of sexy spice. Its a beautiful mix of delights, Alaskan wild charm and so much heart it will endear you to this couple forever.
Now … He still steals my breath and my every thought, but he’s all mine.
What I Struggled With
I found Wild AT Heart to be a wild and charming romance that will make you soar into new delights, it will encourage you to cheer Jonah and Calla on, and guaranteed to bring a smile on your face from beginning to end!
He’ll always be wild at heart, and there is no way to tame or change him. Not that I would ever want to. I smile. And I hold on tight.
Title: Wild At Heart
Author: K.A. Tucker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 472 Pages
Storytelling Quality: 5
Story Itself: 5
Character Development: 5
Writing Style: 5
World Building 5
Feels + The Romantic Heart 5
Cover Art 5
Overall Rating of the Book
Simmering—soft warm touches and light intimacy
Warm- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.
Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.
Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.
The Simple Wild-Pub 2018 #1 in the Series
The Wild Heart-Pub 2020 #2 in the Series
Forever Wild-Pub 2020 #2.5 in the Series
Running Wild-Pub 2021 #3 in the Series
About The Author
K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.
She is the internationally bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, Be the Girl, and Say You Still Love Me. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Oprah Mag, and First for Women. She has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance 2013 for TEN TINY BREATHS and Best Romance 2018 for THE SIMPLE WILD. KEEP HER SAFE made Suspense Magazine’s Best of 2018 list for Romantic Suspense.
K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto.