When Charlie Sutton’s neighbour Greg is notified by the Queensland government that they intend to run a pipeline through his property, Charlie vows to help him fight it. Then Travis remembers seeing butterflies at the creek near their joining fence line – the same butterflies they couldn’t find in any Australian butterfly book. Hopeful this might be their only chance to stop the development, they seek the help of a specialist.
Lawson Brighton-Gale receives an email request to identify a butterfly in the Outback, only to discover it’s not an Australian butterfly at all. But that’s not all he discovers. The name on the request is familiar to Jack. An old friend from his university days, who also happened to be his old friend with benefits, Charlie Sutton.
Years ago, two out-of-towners met at the University of Sydney. Both studying environmental sciences, both hundreds of miles from home, and both finding their worlds open to new experiences, they fell into bed together. Meeting again after all this time, in front of Lawson and Travis, won’t be awkward at all, right?
Lawson and Jack’s trip to Sutton Station certainly doesn’t go to plan, and what they take back to Tasmania isn’t just butterflies, but a cocoon of possibilities.
A Red Dirt Heart and Imago crossover ~ The story of when red dirt and butterflies collide.
I love book mashups. They’re my ultimate favorite in sequels. I kind of hoped this was coming after reading Imagines and the little scene in that story. This story was wonderful. I adored seeing Jack and Lawson team up with Travis and Charlie. Together they work in a way that seems quite natural. Travis’ bout of jealousy was done in a way that was respectful to both his relationship and Jack and Lawson’s relationship. But I really liked how Charlie responded. Jack and Lawson continue to be a wonderful team. It was interesting getting to see how they handled themselves when things inevitably don’t go as planned. I adored how both couples grew in the story. Jack and Lawson came away with amazing plans for their future though. I adored how that fit into the epilogue. This story is such a sweet addition to both series. It makes me want more from both of them despite Jack and Lawson and Charlie and Travis not having any obstacles left. I will always want more from Ms. Walker’s characters. They are engaging and you can’t help but love them and want the best for them.
Four and a half
N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance.
She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.
She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She’s been writing ever since…