Charlie is a stubborn, stubborn man, who tends to have more conversations in his head than what comes out his mouth, whereas Travis has no problem saying what’s on his mind. And even as they both struggle to
communicate, struggle to make sense of need versus want, Charlie can see that he’s pushing Travis away – yet seems helpless to stop it.
When it all boils down to whether Travis should stay or go, maybe the decision won’t be theirs to make.
This is the second book in Ms. Walker’s Red Dirt Heart series and they must be read in order. I love these characters! It was so wonderful to see Charlie mature and begin to accept himself in this book. It took Charlie almost the entire first book to admit his love for Travis and even then he kept wanted to keep his sexuality a secret from his peers.
relationship. In the process he has to accept his sexuality and finally start to shed the guilt he has felt for so many years for being a disappointment to his father. I loved how Charlie and Travis’ love grows through the many trials in this novel as they learn to trust and help each other.