Title: Red Dirt Christmas
Author: NR Walker
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: December 11, 2015
Page Count: unknown
Reviewed by: Jewel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.6 stars out of 5
Travis had been here at Sutton Station for just over a year. We were technically engaged, not that we’d told anyone. He was happy just knowin’ I’d said yes, and I had some head-clearin’ stuff to work through. Knowing I was good enough for Trav was one thing, but knowing if I was good enough to be a husband and father was somethin’ else entirely.
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…
When Gigi asked me if I’d like to read and review NR Walker’s Christmas RDH story, I was sure that Christmas came early! And I wasn’t wrong. The Red Dirt Heart series is one of my all-time favorites and any time I get the chance to visit Charlie and Travis, I’m going to take it.
Red Dirt Christmas takes place at what would have been Travis’ first Christmas with Charlie and so is set between books 3 and 4. That’s a pretty awesome thing, to me, because I am happy that Milly doesn’t exist, yet, so she isn’t there. Nothing against babies, but she took over the epilogue for book 4, and I didn’t really want her to take over this story, too. I’ll find an attention stealing wombat cute, but a baby? Not really. They’re cute, for sure, when they aren’t interrupting sex and sleep all the time. So, Red Dirt Christmas was a perfect Christmas short story for me.
It’s a bit weird for this northern hemisphere person to think about Christmas being in the summer, but that’s exactly the season, Down Under. No snow, just unbearably hot temperatures and blazing sun. And that’s not the only thing that’s different. All new traditions take place – Billy will tell you all about them ;-).
Seeing Travis and Charlie again was like coming home after a long stay away. They were happy and adorable and sexy and there was even some steam! There was also a broken nose, some heat stroke and a bitey, possessive wombat. But hell, even all that was kind of cute.
I can’t say too much more without giving away important bits, butis sure to keep your inner Scrooge away. Fans of the series will not be disappointed, at all. I mean, how could they be? It’s Charlie and Travis!