Author: N.R. Walker
Pages/Word Count: 308 Pages
At a Glance: If you haven’t read any of the books in this series, I would recommend you set aside a weekend and devour them all.
Blurb: Moving from a Texas ranch to an Australian Outback station was a life changing decision for Travis Craig. Though it wasn’t really a decision at all. Something in his bones told him to go, though he had no clue as to why.
Until he met Sutton Station’s owner, Charlie.
Loving Charlie shouldn’t have been easy. The man was stubborn, and riddled with crippling self-doubt. No, it shouldn’t have been easy at all. Yet somehow, falling in love with Charlie was the easiest thing in the world.
Loving him was easy. Living with him, teaching him how to love in return and, more importantly, how to love himself, was not.
But Travis knew all along it’d be worth it. He knew the man with the red dirt heart was destined to be his. Just like he knew the red dirt that surrounded him was where he was supposed to be.
In the final instalment of the Red Dirt Series, we see Charlie through Travis’ eyes. We see how much he’s grown and how much he loves. We go back to Texas with them, and we see Charlie get everything he truly thought he never deserved.
Red Dirt Heart 4 is Travis’ story.
And this is the story of not just one red dirt heart, but two.
Review: Oh man, my heart is hurting so badly right now. I feel like I have just come to the end of a long journey and honestly, I know I have. From the moment I was introduced to Charlie and Travis, I knew this was going to be an epic love story, and N.R. Walker proved me correct over and over again.
In this, the final book of the series, we venture out of the outback to visit Travis’s family in Texas. We get to see another side of Charlie, the insecure side that he doesn’t show often, and the complete and total devotion he has to Travis. We get to see where Travis is from and meet the people who shaped his life before he showed up in the Australian Outback.
Travis and Charlie also found themselves admitting to dreams they hadn’t admitted to anyone, even each other, before. We get an update on all of our favorite characters around the station and even get to meet a few new ones. We get a new glimpse into the heart of Charlie, and I for one was in awe of the depths of this man’s feelings and his charitable nature.
I feel that the author did a fabulous job with the epilogue of this book also. I mean, let’s be honest—she could have written at least two more books to cover the ground she did in the longer epilogue, but I find that I loved the idea of giving us an almost novella length epilogue. It gave us a wonderful accounting of what happens to our favorite characters over the years and a heartwarming glimpse into their future without having to create unnecessary and exhausting conflict. We got to just see them happy and settled into their lives. In my opinion, that is the definition of a happily ever after.
I can’t think of anything that would have been a better ending to a wonderful series. I am actually content to leave the boys where we did in this book and that doesn’t always happen at the end of a series. If you haven’t read any of the books in this series, I would recommend you set aside a weekend and devour them all.
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