Yes – another Keira Andrews book review! No, she’s not paying me. Just a weird coincidence in my reading habits.
The Station is an historical gay romance beginning in England in 1833, and taking the characters on an epic journey to Australia. It tells the story of Colin Lancaster, a high-born young man whose future involves studying at Cambridge University and marriage to a woman his parents deem suitable. The trouble is, Colin doesn’t want to marry a woman. He’s been lusting after the family’s stable master, Patrick Callahan for years, and his life in the closet does nothing but make him miserable. Everything changes when Patrick is caught with another man and, given that homosexuality is illegal and punishable by death in England at that point, Colin ends up speaking in his defence to try and save him. Unfortunately, his plan backfires and both men end up on a prison ship, transporting them to the Australian Outback. Stuck in a miserable and dangerous situation, the two men must stick together, especially when they get an exciting opportunity once they reach Australia.
This is possibly one of my favourite Keira Andrews books. She excels at writing unique stories in unique settings – and time periods, in this case, so no two of her books feels the same. The characters in this novel were just brilliant, so different, and yet so perfect for each other. I was rooting for them all along, particularly during the hairiest bits of the story – this one has moments which will keep you on the edge of your seat, as well as melting your heart. Another book that’s easy to recommend to gay historical romance fans. Check it out.