A drifter since his teens, Jimmy Dorsett has no home and no hope. What he does have is a duffel bag, a lot of stories, and a junker car. Then one cold desert night he picks up a hitchhiker and ends up with something more: a letter from a dying man to the son he hasn’t seen in years.
On a quest to deliver the letter, Jimmy travels to Rattlesnake, a small town nestled in the foothills of the California Sierras. The centerpiece of the town is the Rattlesnake Inn, where the bartender is handsome former cowboy Shane Little. Sparks fly, and when Jimmy’s car gives up the ghost, Shane gets him a job as handyman at the inn.
Both within the community of Rattlesnake and in Shane’s arms, Jimmy finds an unaccustomed peace. But it can’t be a lasting thing. The open road continues to call, and surely Shane—a strong, proud man with a painful past and a difficult present—deserves better than a lying vagabond who can’t stay put for long.
So I believe Rattlesnake is my second Kim Fielding book that I have ever read and believe me this will not be the last one. As a matter of fact I think that I will be getting a couple on amazon prime or buying a few tonight. So let me start off by saying that this book has been on my kindle since it came out which has been awhile. The reason that I didn’t read it to be honest was the name and the picture on the cover. Both just kind of threw me off. Rattlesnake? I thought it was gonna be about rattlesnakes and holes in the desert and dirty dusty men making out ugh pass. Nope that was not what it was about at all. It was so freaking good I was kind of upset when it ended and want there to be another book about Jimmy and Shane. They feel like old friends now and I want to drop by and see how their lives are progressing weird huh? Read the book it wont be so weird after.
Jimmy Dorset is a drifter wondering aimlessly around the U.S. He has no home family or money. Jimmy meets another drifter who is hitching a ride to go and hand deliver a letter to his son that he abandoned when he was younger. Some things happen and Jimmy ends up in Rattlesnake to deliver the letter himself. When he gets there he meets the son his name is Shane little. Shane just happens to be good looking.
His hair was brown flirting with red, and a point chin, crooked nose and a few interesting scars saved his face from being too pretty. His eyes, though…those were gorgeous. Almost the same deep blue as his shirt, and lined at the corners.
He also has a limp and scares everywhere from an accident a couple of years before that. Jimmy wants to get to know Shane so he doesn’t give him the letter right away. He has plans to leave as soon as he gives him the letter but then the next day happens and the next and so on. Jimmy has abandonment issues that he has yet to realize and he just wants too leave and never set up roots. Shane has survivors guilt and just plain guilt. They both need each other to heal. However to do that they need Jimmy to stay around. But can he?
“I told you before-you’re not running to anything. You’re running away. Always running away. Why cant you fucking stand your ground just for once?”
I loved this book because I love to travel. I haven’t done much of it. Yet. But I know the feeling of going stir crazy in one place for too long. But I have family so there is a reason for me to get up and go. I felt for Jimmy how awful it must be to be all alone in the world. Or at least to feel all alone in the world.
“And when we die, nobody misses us. Nobody claims our ashes”.
When Jimmy’s truths were reveled it was truly heartbreaking. It is definitely a bit of a tear jerker for sure. But absolutely worth it. I would without a doubt give it a 5. What is your favorite friends to lovers romance? Write in the comments below. Until Next Time.