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I loved this book...but
on 20 August 2014
I loved this book, which picks up about 6 months after Travis arrived in Australia and for the most, his and Charlie's relationship is pretty solid, but I did have a few issues with some of it - mainly Charlie's 'what if people find out?' attitude, which luckily, did change by the end of the tale, publicly and in a WTF?! fashion.
I was a little frustrated at how secretive Charlie felt he had to be, even with the people closest to him, but at least he was willing to try new things, and I loved how patient and loving Travis was with him. Their relationship definitely grew in this tale, and it was nice to see that though they were out of the honeymoon period, they still missed each other when work forced them apart, and when the issue of immigration reared its ugly head.
Though I did like how Charlie outed himself for the love of Travis - in kick-butt fashion, LOL!, as he refused to deny what he was, or his love for Travis - I did feel that the immigration issue sorted itself out too quickly and easily, and that there seemed to be a little too much of an about-face. Then again, I only know about UK and Mauritian immigration stuff, so perhaps the Aussie system is more lenient - it just made me feel as if everything was building up to some major drama, that just dissipated.
There was a nice little touch of domesticity with Matilda, and as the tale ended, it seemed as if this would be repeated with Nugget; maybe he/she will be in RDH3? I loved how Charlie's 'I'm a rancher first and foremost' attitude changed with the arrival of Matilda and the concessions Charlie learned to make; it made his and Travis's relationship seem more equal, rather than boss and lover, separately.
However, I remain a fan of the series and am impatiently awaiting RDH3, which is out in a few weeks.