Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Sara York
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
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.
Red Dirt Heart 2 picks up 6 months after the first book and after the honeymoon period has ended and life is starting to seep into Charlie and Travis’s lives. I love seeing Charlie and Travis now that the initial falling in love is passed. I love seeing them struggle to build a life together. It is nice to see characters who are not perfect and who have the same issues as regular folks. Charlie is basically worrying about losing Travis so much that he is forcing that very outcome to take place. It is only when the government steps in and expects Travis to leave, that Charlie opens his eyes and goes after what he wants. The emotions are everywhere in this story. There is sadness, happiness, love, stress, worrying, etc. Just like the first, be prepared for some major feels.
Ma is my favorite person ever! She is the voice of reason and basically said everything I was thinking throughout the book. I love Charlie and feel for his insecurities and what not, but more than feeling bad for him, I wanted to smack him upside the head and tell him to grow up and get over himself! But, once he gets his head out of his ass, he is actually a very romantic character in his own way. These men are just so good together. Ms. Walker has written very likable characters who are easy to connect with. I can’t wait for more!
Finally, I love the baby animals Travis brings home. Poor Charlie. He just keeps getting out voted. It is cute. Maybe this is foreshadowing of a plot element in the next story of the series?
If you have not read this series yet, pick it up! You will enjoy yourself. The books are very well written, well executed, and well developed.
I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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