“Red Dirt Heart 3” by N.R. Walker


Life for Charlie Sutton has never been better, or busier. With Travis now a permanent fixture of Sutton Station, a permanent fixture at Charlie’s side, Charlie’s convinced he couldn’t do anything on his ever-growing to-do list without him.

He can run a multimillion dollar cattle business, finish his degree, try and further the local beef industry, deal with staff issues, Ma’s failing health, and an attention-demanding wombat. He can even deal with an unexpected visitor and some shattering news.

He can deal with it all, as long as he has Travis.

But what happens when he doesn’t?

Red Dirt Heart 3 is the story of Charlie Sutton finally realising he can be the man Travis Craig deserves, even if he doesn’t have Travis. It’s a story of love, family, holding on, letting go and coming home.


I love a good book binge. You wanna know what’s even better than a good book binge? When each book gets better and better as the binge continues! I’ve stuffed myself silly with these sweet ‘n saucy Aussies and I’m not even sorry. Trav might’ve been born a Texan but his blood is infused with red dirt now. It’s always a bit challenging to review “established couple series” books without spoiling much, but I’ll give it my best shot. Charlie and Trav may still be in the young love phase but they have settled into their relationship like pros on a bull. Charlie is busy, like never-enough-hours-in-the-day busy but it’s all good stuff. The station is doing well, his crew is doing fine and his Trav is better than fine.

Life is good. Until things start to slip sideways. Ma’s not feeling well and while Charlie may be the boss, she’s the captain of their ship. And a ship with a sick captain can lose its way in a hurry. Trav has to return to the states. It’s not for pleasure and Charlie longs to be at his side but unfortunately, it’s just not possible. That’s hard for Charlie to swallow because what if Trav forgets? What if he forgets the spectacular shows by the sun and the earthy aftertaste in the air or more precisely, what if he just plain forgets about Charlie? With Ma down and out and Trav away, Charlie feels some cracks forming. He’s gotta hold it together. Good thing he’s as stubborn as an ox. Giving up or giving in simply isn’t an option. Maybe his dad would be proud of him after all? *soft smile*

Their road continues but is far from over. I loved how not only their relationship has progressed but both Charlie and Trav have too. Ma, George, Trudy, Bacon, and the rest of the family continue to shine and it’s hard to tell who’s part of the first string and who’s part of the second anymore. All of the characters have made their mark and deserve a round of applause. A few new faces pop up and I have no doubt they’ll feel like family in the next one. However, the real show-stealer is most definitely a naughty little wombat. Nugget is just the cutest, especially wrapped around Charlie’s finger. I’m off to the final book with a spring in my step and an ignorant-yet-blissful smile on my face. I am enjoying them all so much, it’s going to be so hard to let them go.


Spring in the Outback is a busy time…but some things stop time altogether. Family bonds are made of many things…blood is only one of them. Faith and trust are put to the test…but love doesn’t disappear just because you can’t see it.


Red Dirt Heart fans like me! Or if you happen to be on the hunt for a down-to-earth loving bunch, please start at the beginning and I’ll race you to book 4!


TITLE: Red Dirt Heart 3 (Red Dirt #3)
AUTHOR: N.R. Walker
PUBLISHER: self-pub
LENGTH: 287 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 17, 2014
BUY LINKS: Amazon 

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