The Simple Wild

Every girl has her smut phase.

Whether she will admit it or not.

In the redundant not-so-sexy days of motherhood is where I found my smut phase. After long hours of working, cleaning, cooking, taking care of kids, and not taking care of myself I’d sink into a cozy spot on my bed and unfold a book against the gleeful silence of the baby monitor.

Romance, passion, hot bodies, sex. Yay.

This is not to say I was without these things in my own life, but there are definitely periods where you can’t put that on your map. Smut is easy reading, it instantly takes you away, it doesn’t waste time on formalities, it just goes there to the pleasuring stuff. A lot like Hallmark movies.

Anyways. That phase came and went and I much more now enjoy my well written poetic novels.

This week I read The Simple Wild by K.A Tucker. A story about Calla. – young millennial who travels to remote Alaska to reunite with her estranged father, meeting handsome and hardheaded Jonah along the way.

It’s near for me because Alaska is anything Hawai’i isn’t.

I would not call this smut. Even though there is romance, passion, hot bodies and sex, making this smut-ish. But there is also heartache, loss, complicated relationships, childhood shit and vivid scenery. Still, I felt it had the same quick capture that smut has. It really sweeps you away like the tiny Alaskan airplanes centered in this storyline. And you get connected to the characters.

I’d give this book 4.5 out of 5 stars. Just because I felt there could be slightly more character growth in the daddy department. It’s a great weekday read when you need that tiny escape at the end of a hard work day.

I also heard there is going to be a sequel which I will definitely read it!

Ps: here is my reading spot. Ain’t I lucky?

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