REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: The Station
AUTHOR: Keira Andrews
PUBLISHER: KA Books
LENGTH: 188 Pages
RELEASE DATE: January 18th, 2018
Two men exiled to an untamed land must capture love.
Ever since Cambridge-bound Colin Lancaster spied on stable master Patrick Callahan mastering another man, he’s longed for Patrick to do the same to him. When Patrick is caught with his pants down and threatened with death for his crime, Colin speaks up in his defense and confesses his own sinful nature. They’re soon banished to the faraway prison colony of Australia.
Patrick never asked for Colin’s help, and now he’s stuck with the pampered fool. While it’s true that being transported to Australia is a far cry from the luxury Colin is accustomed to, he’s determined to make the best of it and prove himself. Patrick learned long ago that love is a fairy tale, but he’s inexorably drawn to sweet, optimistic Colin despite himself.
From the miserable depths of a prison ship to the vast, untamed Australian outback, Colin and Patrick must rely on each other. Danger lurks everywhere, and when they unexpectedly get the chance to escape to a new life as cowboys, they’ll need each other more than ever.
This historical gay romance from Keira Andrews features an age difference, an eager virgin, hurt/comfort, and of course a happy ending.
Colin and Patrick come from different sides of the same coin. Colin was born into wealth while Patrick has had to work for every little thing he has.
It’s been a while since I read a historical novel. I used to gobble them up like cookies, but got a little tired of them after a while.
I’m so glad I picked this one up though. The author has made the world that Colin and Patrick live in easy to imagine, from the English countryside, to crossing the ocean and on to the Australian outback. At this time in history the world was mostly a harsh and unforgiving place but our two main characters find a little solace and comfort in each other.
Colin’s initial bravery makes him easy to cheer for. Patrick’s cross nature makes him hard to connect to at first but once you figure out his motivation, you can’t help but come to love him.
Most of the people they come across on their adventures are so stuck in the roles that society has thrust them into, that they are hard to stomach although some did earn my sympathy.
When they finally find their way to Emily and Robbie, first out of necessity, we finally have some side characters that do more than just advance the plot. They too become people we care about and not only because of their connection to Colin and Patrick, but for their own sake as well.
The relationship between Colin and Patrick simmers along at a slow burn, but it just makes it all the hotter when they finally find their way together.
I loved everything about this book, from the plot line, to the setting and the amazing characters the author made come alive in my imagination. I hope you find yourself as swept away as I was because it’s a fabulous journey to take!