Book Review: Running Wild by K.A. Tucker

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Published: January 25, 2022 by K. A. Tucker
Category: Contemporary Romance, Series
Book 3.5 of The Simple Wild & Wild at Heart series + Forever Wild a novella


I’ve been a bit MIA but I just had to come back and blog about my favorite small town series! If you don’t already know, I had a soft spot for an Alaskan Yeti named Jonah (my main book boyfriend, ha!). So did Marie, his best friend. But she had to watch him fall in love with someone else over the span of 2.5 books. Well now our loyal friend Marie is getting her own well-deserved story. AND, I fear the Yeti may have lost his top spot as my book boyfriend to Tyler Brady (whom I pictured as Sam Hunt).

To rewind, if you haven’t read The Simple Wild series…you MUST! Besides the building love story of the main characters – you cannot help but fall in love with the quaint town and its supporting characters. Which is why I screamed in excitement when I was able to get access to an advanced copy of veterinarian Marie’s story, Running Wild. OH MAN WAS IT GOOD! It was so nice to be back in Alaska…even in the middle of winter here in the Northeast I didn’t mind the fictional cold.

Goodreads: 4.39 rating
From the internationally bestselling author of The Simple Wild comes the story of a woman at a crossroads in her life, struggling between the safe route and the one that will only lead to more heartbreak.
Veterinarian Marie Lehr knows unrequited love all too well after pining for her best friend, only to watch him marry another woman. It’s a mistake she will never make again, especially not when she can practically hear the clock ticking on her childbearing years.
The trouble is, she can’t seem to find anyone who appeals to her even a fraction as much as that burly bush pilot did. Competitive musher Tyler Brady certainly doesn’t, especially not after the heated altercation with the handsome but arrogant, spiteful man.
Or so she thinks.
While volunteering at the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Marie discovers that first impressions may have been false, and her attraction to Tyler is very real. But his heart belongs to someone else, leaving him with nothing to offer but friendship. Marie’s been down this road before and knows how that ends. Yet, no matter how hard she works to keep from falling for Tyler, it seems she’s doomed to follow her own trail once again.

#QOTD Have you read The Simple Wild series? If yes, how excited are you for Running Wild? If no, have I convinced you to do so?! 

thank you Valentine PR for providing me an early review copy!

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. K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto. Keep up with her at and/or sign-up for her newsletter at

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Download today on Amazon, Apple, Google Play, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Indie Bound & Indigo!
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Haven’t started the series yet? Grab it here!

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p.s. I took Running Wild on a weekend adventure (check out my post below)…it was definitely fitting 😉

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