Title: Red Dirt Christmas (Red Dirt #3.5)
Author: N.R. Walker
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 11th 2015
Genre(s): BlueHeart Press
Page Count: 54 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Life at Sutton Station had never been better. Business was strong, Trudy and Bacon’s little baby, Gracie, was a few weeks old now and as cute as a button, Ma’s health was good, and my relationship with Laura and Sam was in a pretty good place. And Travis? Well, life with him was still all kinds of perfect.
But, to Travis’s dismay, Christmas at the Station was just another day. Another day of getting up before the sun, feeding animals, fixin’ what needed fixin’, and checking water troughs all while tryin’ to keep out of the blistering heat.
And this year weren’t much different. Only that it was Travis’s first Sutton Station Christmas. The fact we didn’t go all out with decorations and celebrations baffled him, and if I was bein’ truthful, it disappointed him too.
Which was why I had to make it a special kind of Christmas…
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
This book uses Australian English spelling and grammar. There will be words like brumbies (wild horses) Macca’s (McDonald’s) and a serious lack of g’s on most ing words. There are also run-on hyphenated sentences. It’s just how Charlie speaks.
Anyone familiar with the Red Dirt Heart series, will know it spans the seasons. In RDH1 when Travis arrives, it’s summer, RDH2 is autumn/winter, RDH3 is spring and RDH4, being Trav’s pov, is back to summer and spans another year. Christmas in Australia is in summer, so according to the actual timeline of the series, Travis’ first Christmas falls between RDH3 and RDH4, though it is not mentioned.
So, like a small snippet of something that didn’t technically happen, this Christmas story is of Travis’ first Christmas at Sutton Station, therefore falls between books 3 and 4. They’re not married, there’s no Milly.
A small reminder of where the storyline was up to… Travis has asked Charlie to marry him, but they’ve not told anyone yet. Trudy and Bacon have just had their first baby, Gracie, and Nugget still steals every scene he’s in.
You did it again. I don’t even have the words to convey how wonderful this Christmas novella was. Talk about warm fuzzies y’all.
This story was:
Charlie and Travis are one of my all-time favorite M/M couples, and to be reunited with them and the rest of the gang warmed my heart. I felt like I got to visit old friends for the holidays. It was like chicken soup for the soul. I really can’t go much deeper than that because I don’t want to give away any juicy details away. Plus, you want to experience the story first hand. You’ll be immediately thrust back into their world. I worried about going back in time- but I needn’t have worried. Trust me when I say: I know fans of the series will fall in love all over again with these guys. This holiday story was just perfection. Go 1 click on this one, guys!!! 5 ♥♥♥♥♥