Up until Travis arrived on his doorstep, Charlie had lived a very solitary life. He had surrounded himself with isolation; a couple million acres of red dirt, scorching sun and loneliness.
Six months on, winter has settled over the desert, and Charlie has the life he never dreamed possible. But living and working together, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, for six months straight starts to take its toll.
Charlie is a stubborn, stubborn man, who tends to have more conversations in his head than what comes out his mouth, whereas Travis has no problem saying what’s on his mind. And even as they both struggle to communicate, struggle to make sense of need versus want, Charlie can see that he’s pushing Travis away – yet seems helpless to stop it.
When it all boils down to whether Travis should stay or go, maybe the decision won’t be theirs to make.
Balance isn’t always easy. Nic has mastered the fragile balance of cute and sexy. Charlie is still working on his balance though. Good thing he has Trav to help him. Or more to the point, good thing he has Trav period. They are working the farm together and seeing hearts while they do it. There’s nothing super mind-blowing, just normal everyday stuff. But I was overjoyed watching them do their stuff and can’t tell you how excited I am that I’m only halfway through this series. There’s something powerful about joining an established couple while they develop deeper and stronger connections. Charlie and Travis are well and truly in love. And this second step gave us more intimacy, more family, more passion, and more laughs.
Selfishly I’m going to make this short and to the point because time’s a-wasting and a certain speck of red dirt has gotten under my skin. Yes, book 3 is calling my name! Charlie is fumbling his way through building a relationship, this is all new territory for him. Travis is finding his footing, dancing the tricky balance of falling in love with the boss. Their obvious and undeniable feelings have overflown, flooding the station. There’s not a pair of boots there untouched by the changes happening at Sutton Station. The safety and the free-to-speak-your-mind blanket of the kitchen has spread to the entire farm. There’s no more hiding either. Charlie was finally released from the ghosts holding him back and now that’s he’s out, nothing and nobody is gonna push him back in.
This is a beautiful story of acceptance and revelations.
I loved the guys. I loved the family. And I absolutely adored Matilda.
And that’s a wrap, I really gotta see what this little Nugget is all about!
Time is much like sand, and slips through your fingers, no matter how hard you try and hold it. Love can skim the surface or soak straight through to your bones. Accepting your truth is a mighty and powerful thing. AND…babies melt all hearts.
If boot holding under the table and Eskimo kisses between two amazing cowboys sound like your cup of tea, slide on back to the beginning, for this is one ride you don’t want to miss.
TITLE: Red Dirt Heart 2 (Red Dirt #2)
AUTHOR: N.R. Walker
LENGTH: 352 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 17, 2014
BUY LINKS: Amazon