Red Dirt Heart 3 by N.R. Walker


 Life for Charlie Sutton has never been better, or busier. With Travis now a permanent fixture of Sutton Station, a permanent fixture at Charlie’s side, Charlie’s convinced he couldn’t do anything on his ever-growing to-do list without him.He can run a multimillion dollar cattle business, finish his degree, try and further the local beef industry, deal with staff issues, Ma’s failing health, and an attention-demanding wombat. He can even deal with an unexpected visitor and some shattering news.

He can deal with it all, as long as he has Travis.

But what happens when he doesn’t?

Red Dirt Heart 3 is the story of Charlie Sutton finally realising he can be the man Travis Craig deserves, even if he doesn’t have Travis. It’s a story of love, family, holding on, letting go and coming home.

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Wow this book was heart wrenching!  I wish there was another way for Charlie to accept and understand how much Travis loves, needs, and appreciates him but with his personality there probably wasn’t.  I loved how deeply we were able to connect with Charlie in this book, I felt every peak and valley of his emotional roller coaster as the book progressed.
Ms. Walker has done an amazing job developing the world and supporting characters in this novel.  So much so that based on behavior in the second novel I was able to predict one of the major crises affecting Charlie in this book.  It was very interesting to watch Charlie juggle all of his responsibilities and emotional baggage.  I think all of us go through a time in our lives when personally, our life feels like it is falling apart but professionally, we are succeeding or vice versa.
I was very satisfied with the ending and while things seem hunky dory at Sutton Station now, I would be perfectly happy reading three more books with these wonderful characters.