I am thoroughly enjoying K. A. Tucker’s Simple Wild series and was delighted to read Forever Wild, a holiday novella that takes place after book two. Christmas, relatives, snow nestled in the Calla and Jonah’s homestead.
by K.A. Tucker
Series: The Simple Wild, #2.5, #2.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From the international bestselling author of The Simple Wild comes Forever Wild, a novella that continues the story of Calla’s journey to the Alaskan wild and a life she never imagined for herself.
The holiday season is upon Calla and Jonah, and with the mistletoe and gingerbread comes plenty of family drama. Jonah is bracing himself for two weeks with a stepfather he loathes, and while Calla is looking forward to her mother and Simon’s arrival, she dreads the continued pressure to set a date for their wedding … in Toronto. Add in one bullheaded neighbor’s unintentional meddling and another cantankerous neighbor’s own family strife, and Christmas in Trapper’s Crossing will be anything but simple.
We are back in Trapper’s Crossing Alaska, and the holidays are upon us. Both Calla and Jonah’s parents, step-parents will arrive, as well as dear friends. I love this series from the picturesque setting to their cantankerous neighbor who has stolen all of our hearts.
Calla hasn’t set a date yet for their wedding and the moms have all sorts of ideas. Both want it to take place in their home territories. Jonah keeps bumping heads with his mom’s husband and neighbors offer all kinds of advice for the nuptials. I loved being a part of the festivities and seeing events unfold as decisions are made.
Tucker’s characters are realistic, fully developed and will steal your heart. I love the townsfolk they have befriended in Trapper’s Crossing, and the author makes us feel a part of the community.
We get a scare that reminded us all of what is truly important. Tucker delivered all the feels and gave us a wonderful conclusion to Calla and Jonah’s story. Of course, we will see more of them in the next book, Running Wild which will share Marie’s story.
While, i do not recommend this story be read before the first two novels, I hope fans of the series pick it up. It was a delightful Christmas story with plenty of surprises and scenes with characters you’ve come to love. I laughed, swooned, and wished I was there.
Fans of small-town romance, Alaskan settings and series romance will love the Simple Wild series.
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KA Tucker is an author I’ve been meaning to read since I started blogging years ago and every review makes me wonder why I haven’t. This sounds good and I really need to try this series!
Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra
I just finished this one a couple of weeks ago and loved every page of it. I really do hope that we’ll get to see a bit more of Calla and Jonah in Maria’s book.
This sounds lovely. So many books. How do you do it
This sounds like a good book for this time of year.
I have no idea why I haven’t started this series yet. This novella looks like a great add on for the series.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I’ve seen good reviews for this series and I hope to read it at some point. Fantastic review!
Tanya @ Girl Plus Books
Seeing your review is so timely because I’m actually reading this one right now. 🙂 I love being back in Trapper’s Crossing with Call and Jonah. 🙂
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters
I desperately need to catch up on this series! I only listened to the audio of the first book.
Ah this sounds adorable. So glad it lived up to your expectations.
I love this series and I’ll even go so far as to say that the first one is one of my very favorite romances of all time. This one was really good as well, I read it awhile back. I can’t wait for the new one! Glad you loved it too!
Lover of Romance
Lovely review you have of this one here. I am so happy that this one worked out so well and was a lovely conclusion for which you were expecting. I definitely need to get to this series here.
it’s an author that I still need to try