Red Dirt Heart 4 (Audio Review)

Title: Red Dirt Heart 4 (Red Dirt #4)
Author: N.R. Walker and Joel Leslie (Narrator)
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: March 2nd 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance
Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


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 installment 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.

Belens Audio Book Review

Red Dirt Heart 4 picks up about a year after RDH3, and is a bit of a departure as Walker changes things up to have Travis provide the POV this time. I love Charlie, with his inner monologues and dichotomy of strength and vulnerability, but getting Travis’s point of view was terrific.

There’s so much here: humor, love, romance, a wedding (or two), some heartbreak, a very big surprise, and a very happy ending.

And all of it is masterfully narrated by Joel Leslie. This audiobook is what happens when you marry a beautiful story with an accomplished narrator. It’s wonderful, and terrible, and joyous, and heartbreaking all at the same time. I cried, I laughed, I sobbed, and I sighed. I love this series and Joel Leslie’s performance of it. The Red Dirt Heart series is definitely in my auto-rotation!

Red Dirt Heart Series

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Red Dirt Heart 4 provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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