Title: Red Dirt Heart (Red Dirt #1)
Author: N.R. Walker and Joel Leslie (Narrator)
Publisher: Love Lane Books Ltd
Release Date: July 4th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5
Welcome to Sutton Station: one of the world’s largest working farms in the middle of Australia – where if the animals and heat don’t kill you first, your heart just might.
Charlie Sutton runs Sutton Station the only way he knows how: the way his father did before him. Determined to keep his head down and his heart in check, Charlie swears the red dirt that surrounds him – isolates him – runs through his veins.
American agronomy student Travis Craig arrives at Sutton Station to see how farmers make a living from one of the harshest environments on earth. But it’s not the barren, brutal, and totally beautiful landscapes that capture him so completely.
It’s the man with the red dirt heart.
You know what I love most about this story? Even though it’s short, it manages to make me laugh, sigh, cry a little, fan myself, and feel all the fluffy feels.
Charlie has been resigning himself to being alone for a long time; his father’s harsh words being a constant companion since taking over the station after his dad’s death years ago. But Travis breaks through all his walls and barriers and steals Charlie’s heart…one nose nudge at a time.
And damn if it doesn’t make me melt every time.
Joel Leslie does a fantastic job bringing these characters to life. He sounds authentically Aussie and Texan, brings depth and nuance to the story, and displays every emotion beautifully.
Kudos sir, I can’t wait to hear Book 2!