Book Review: Wild At Heart


Wild At Heart

By: KA Tucker

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.


Genre: Romance

Rating: ✨✨✨✨💫

Bookish tip: Read The Simple Wild first! You cannot read this as a standalone.

Wild At Heart by KA Tucker is the highly anticipated sequel to The Simple Wild. It is also one of the best sequels that I have read in the romance genre.

The story begins right where The Simple Wild leaves off, providing no unsatisfying time gap. Wild At Heart continues Calla’s personal growth as she navigates the Alaskan Wild and her new life with Jonah.

Calla’s personal growth story, which actually begins in the first book, is a big reason as to why I love Wild At Heart. Any one in Calla’s shoes would be a little lost after uprooting your life on top of just losing your father for someone you love. Witnessing her struggles, her determination and her resiliency is inspiring and heart warming. It adds a lot of depth – depth that puts it above your normal cliche romance novel (there is nothing wrong with cliche).

The moments between Calla and Jonah are little bits of perfection. Their actions, feelings and their love feel so real. Jonah may be one loud, tough manly man but he has some amazing swoon-worthy moments. I love his ability to just tell it like it is, including his feelings for Calla.

The only reason (and I mean the ONLY reason) I did not rate this all five stars, is that I wish there is more Jonah. He is gone for a good amount of the book. I know that Jonah’s absence is what really drives Calla’s path of self discovery but it is just a teeny tiny tad disappointing.

Wild At Heart is simply fantastic. I feel as if there could be a third book. Maybe there will be…maybe there won’t. I really don’t know. But what I do know is that I have developed an inability to let these two go…

Recommendation: You have to read both The Simple Wild and Wild At Heart. They are two books I didn’t know I need in my life and am so thankful I got them.

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5 comments on “Book Review: Wild At Heart”

  1. Wonderful review!!! I actually just finished it the second time this morning, it was as good as I remembered. It’s a bit crazy to think that I read this book twice in already this year. 😀


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