Hello, book lovers! 💕
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these types of posts, though it’s going up a little later than normal. But they’re a lot of fun to do considering I can talk about books I have on my TBR. And in doing that, I’m able to determine if the book is one that I want to keep on my TBR.
Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme that was started by Lauren’s Page Turners. The meme is pretty easy to follow, to participate simply choose a random book from your TBR and explain why you want to read it! I originally saw this post on A Little Haze Book Blog, who is amazing and you should definitely check their blog out.
In choosing a book from my Goodreads TBR, I’m going to use a random number generator to pick the book I’m going to talk about.
The book that I chose to talk about is A Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker. Which is an interesting choice because it’s one that I’ve had on my TBR for almost a year. I got the ebook at the beginning of COVID and quarantine because it was only $1.99 on Amazon, so I figured I’d give it a chance. I thought that I’d be able to read it pretty quickly. I also bought it . But that didn’t happen obviously because it’s still on my TBR. Also, if I’m being honest, I got distracted by Animal Crossing at the time I bought this book.
From what I know, it’s a romance. But that’s all I really know about it. The only other book I read by this author is Be The Girl which I read last year, and I think I enjoyed it (it’s been a while, and I’ve read many books since that one).
But anyway, the following is the summary from Goodreads:
Calla Fletcher wasn’t even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born.
She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional—dear God—outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand on the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild.
Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship—or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried—and failed at—years ago. It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all.
Rereading the summary, I’m again interested in reading this book. And I think the only reason I’ve put it off for so long is because there are so many other books that I want to read. I’ll probably give this one a chance at some point. Maybe after my month of spooky reads I’ll pick it up. I feel like I’ll be in the mood for a more contemporary read in the next couple weeks. It’s been a while since I read one actually.
And even if I don’t get to it in the next couple months, I could always keep it on my TBR until the summer when I know for a fact that I’ll be in the mood to read contemporary romance.
But there you have it. Have you read this book? Have you read any of this author’s previous books? What’d you think about them? I’d love to discuss this in the comments below!
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