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.
Man oh man. Kim Fielding is an amazing writer. She has a keen eye for human behavior, and she manages to find ways – with her stories – to really dig deep through the layers and expose the person underneath in ways that are unique and sometimes startling.
—The Blogger Girls
What a wonderful read! Kim Fielding is quickly becoming an auto buy for me. Her stories are well written and often have a nice blend of angst and salvation. Rattlesnake is no exception. The writing is crisp and evocative and does a great job of drawing you into the story from page one. It moves easily and the pacing works well with the overall story. And like all really great books, not only does the author draw you in, she keeps you there.
Damn I wanted to live in Rattlesnake. I wanted to eat there, drink there, dance there, hell even die there because even their dead still get the sense of family from the town.
I laughed and cried in equal measure when I read this. Not because Rattlesnake was necessarily a sad story but because it was a story of hope, of second chances, of finding your way home.
It’s a brilliant brilliant book that led me to an amazing author and I know it will touch you as much as it has touched me.
This was a gorgeous, slow-build romance about two damaged men finding each other against all odds.
—Just Love Reviews
This is a charming book. Although I missed its initial release earlier in the year I looked forward to it mostly because I love Kim Fielding’s writing. This story has a lot of heart and a sweet romance between drifter, Jimmy Dorsett and small town, average guy Shane Little.
—MMGood Book Reviews
I read this book long into the night. By chapter 3, I needed a tissue. By the end, I was a sobbing mess. Prepare for serious feels.
If you are a Kim Fielding fan or a fan of well-crafted, slow burn stories, you must pick this one up. I can’t stop thinking about the characters and you won’t be able to either.
This is the kind of romance where my heart beats fast and heavy. My heart breaks for both Jimmy and Shane as they dance around each other’s feelings. Boy oh boy did I ugly cry but I enjoyed every tear that fell, I kid you not.
Kim Fielding is an extraordinary storyteller. This is the story of two incredibly endearing but damaged men…. This is the story of their journey, told beautifully, it carries you with them, with their insecurities, their tenderness and their fears. It is a must read!
This is, in my opinion, one of Kim Fielding’s best books. It is very slow paced but the pace really suits the story.