AHHH!! It’s finally Friday!
I started a blog on Monday of this week and never published it. I wanted to update everyone on what I have been doing and why I haven’t been blogging as much.
First, not blogging as much makes me very upset. I have come to learn in my late 20’s and early 30’s that I love to read romance novel and write about it. Maybe even one day write my own romance novel. So not blogging as often as I want to definitely has me upset.
However… we are moving into our new house in 10 days. I have no idea where the time has gone but I am so excited. We already picked out our furniture and all the paint! So my weekends and evening have consisted of packing and shopping. Packing all of my things up and shopping for the house items that we need.
If you follow my blog then you know I already have a full-time job and a part-time job. So I work about 50-52 hours per week. My best friend Amanda (A.K.A. “S”) owns an amazing day care. Well she is about to have a beautiful baby boy any day now so I have been waking up early to open the day care for her. I will be doing this for the next two months until she comes back from maternity leave. (If she allows me then I would love post a picture of her baby on here.)
So you are probably thinking… is this lady nuts?!? I mean.. I might be a little but I can totally work 60 hours a week… plus wedding planning (saying “I DO” in less than 4 months) and closing on a house. Stay with me on this crazy adventure that is happening in the next four months.
But enough about me.. let’s get this Friday started!
I have so many picks that I want recommend to you. But this book was recommended to me by an author so I want to recommend it to you.
Flirtation Friday- The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker
I wasn’t sure what to expect when India (Author of Stolen Words.. GO READ NOW) recommended this to me but I am so glad she did. I can’t wait to get up in the mornings to read it and I can’t wait to get home after a long day to read it in bed.
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.
So far this book is different than the usual books that I read. There is sadness, adventure, anger, and of course love. I am only about 150 pages in and there are so many feelings that I am having about this book. I love that it is in Alaska. I love that you get to learn about what it is like to live there. And I want to keep going on and on about this book. However, I want to write a full review for it when I am done. I can only imagine how this book is going to go because it has kept me surprised and eager this whole time. Plus… I know I am going to cry. I can feel it already.
As I posted this on Instagram when I received this book, another friend of mine also recommended Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker. So I am thinking of having to buy this one as well.
Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.
Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.
But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.
I wanted to include this in my blog and wanted to see if anyone would like to read this book with me? I have a great feeling that K.A. Tucker is going to become top 10 authors that I enjoy reading.
I hope you have a great weekend. I will post my review of The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker on Sunday!