Sunday, February 18, 2018

ARC Review: The Station by Keira Andrews

The StationFrom the blurb:

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.

Heather's rating:

I love, love, LOVE Keira Andrews and everything that she does, and The Station was no different. However, the book was originally published in 2010, and I think the author has grown a lot since then.

The bones of a great story are all there. I loved the basic premise, and I love first times and first loves (Keira always gets me!). There was a lot to enjoy, especially the plot which was exciting and one I haven't read before.

Though I really enjoyed the story, it had its flaws. The transitions were all a little rocky. I missed having multiple POVs, and I felt like I didn't know Patrick much at all. The feelings were just bordering on being there for me, but there was something holding me back from fully feeling these two as a couple. Also, at time, things became overly dramatic and stretched my imagination a little too far.

I think the author did a nice job with this one but I think her more recent work is even better. However, I'd still recommend The Station to all historical romance lovers and especially fans on this author. Truthfully, Keira Andrews never does me wrong.

*Copy provided in exchange for an honest review*

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