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REVIEW: “Red Dirt Heart 4” by NR Walker



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.


You’ll please have to excuse me because this review will be cheesy as fuck…

So…THIS BOOK? It felt like a love letter from NR Walker to her fans…well, the fans of this series, at least. It was a treat. It was special. It was this explosion of love all over every page. Splattered in every nook and cranny, embedded in every pore…there is love.

I have been following the series from the start. Red Dirt Heart was one of my favorite books of 2014 and Charlie and Travis took hold of me and would not let go. I’ve had a bit of a love/hate relationship with the series as a whole. As much as I loved book 1, book 2 was good but not as good, and book 3 just did not work for me. But, I never lost faith. Not in NR Walker and not in Charlie and Travis’ story.

Red Dirt Heart 4, as fans of the series know (and really, only fans of the series are reading this review by this point, right? :) ), is told from Travis’ POV…finally. And good lord…this man…he loves himself some Charlie Sutton. If I ever doubted this (I never doubted this), seeing Charlie through Travis’ eyes made my heart stretch to the point of actually pain…of the BEST kind! When someone sees a person so clearly, when their love is patient and supportive, when their feelings are completely intertwined with the other, when they are a miracle to the other…yeah…that’s one of those “my heart can’t take it” kinda loves. And that’s what we’ve got in this book.

If, for any reason, you’re thinking you don’t want to see this series through to the end, I’d really ask you to reconsider. Book 4 was emotional…SO MUCH FREAKING LOVE…I cried over and over again, the best kind of tears. We get to meet Travis’ family along with Charlie. We get an epilogue that is so over the top sappy, but I’m completely ok with it. We get Charlie pretty much saving the world, or close to it…and we love him for it because Travis loves him for it. We get…(**spoiler alert**)…a wedding. And we get more of Nugget the wombat…’nuff said.

Bliss…total bliss.

I’m going to miss the guys so much.



24353674Title: Red Dirt Heart #4
Author: NR Walker
Publisher: self-pub
Pages: 266
Release Date: January 9, 2011
Purchase Links: Amazon

5 comments on “REVIEW: “Red Dirt Heart 4” by NR Walker

  1. Marlobo
    January 12, 2015

    Your review baited me, Susan

    The emotional aspect is a goal for me when I read fiction. I seek and bask in a non slushy emotional intensity .

    So I have raised the priority for the rest of the series -I only have read the first book-, to read it during this month..


    • susan
      January 12, 2015

      Book 1 was my favorite. I struggled with Book 3 and almost didn’t go on. But this one was just a sappy treat and I loved it. :)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. llesarlorraine
    January 12, 2015

    I read past the smiley. I don’t know the series and assume that the books are all interconnected so you have to start at book 1 to love book 4?


    • susan
      January 12, 2015

      Yes, the books are all the same couple throughout their journey. If you like cowboy stories, you might love this. Give book 1 a go…there’s no cliffhanger so it wouldn’t hurt if you decided to stop after 1 should you not fall in love. :)

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jenni
    January 13, 2015

    This series has been on my radar for, like, EVER. I really need to give it a try!


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