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.
Another amazing book in the Red Dirt Heart series. Travis and Charlie continue to grow together and start to realize that it’s not easy living AND working together. I liked that this book was in Charlie’s point of view the whole time. I can connect with his circular thinking, and non stop in his head worrying. It gets him in trouble more times than he’d like. But Travis is very understanding. I loved that Travis brought home a baby joey to take care of. Showed a part of his character that was there before, but not as obvious. When Travis had his melt down during the muster, my heart was breaking with him. How Charlie came out to the rest of the farming community was all kinds of spectacular. I loved the ending. I was on pins and needles right along with everyone else at Sutton Station waiting to hear what would happen to Travis. Just like the first Red Dirt Heart book, the book is complete. You can stop reading after this book and be happy with how Travis and Charlie are. But there’s two more books! So you don’t have to!
I am many things; a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer.
I have pretty, pretty boys who live in my head, who don’t let me sleep at night unless I give them life with words.
I like it when they do dirty, dirty things…but I like it even more when they fall in love.
I used to think having people in my head talking to me was weird, until one day I happened across other writers who told me it was normal.
I’ve been writing ever since…
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