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4.04  ·  Rating details ·  828 ratings  ·  179 reviews
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
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Kindle Edition, 2nd Edition, 188 pages
Published January 18th 2018 by KA Books (first published October 5th 2010)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
The Station was published in 2010, but because it's a historical set in the 1840s, it doesn't feel dated.

Colin is an upper-class English lad bound for Cambridge. He's never been much about his studies, preferring to spend time in the stables with the handsome stable master. Patrick has a way with horses; he's nine years Colin's senior and treats Colin like a peer not a master.

At 16, Colin sees Patrick with another man in the barn. This has a profound impact on Colin's sexual awakening. He's
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Jan
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, historical, ku
**** 4 Stars ****

I loved the place where this story took me.



Nope, not there dirty minds ;-)

It is amazing to think that 185 years ago you would have to travel for days, riding, to get from one place to another a few miles away or even several months if one continent to another.

To think what it meant to live in a farm, miles away from the nearest town without cars! To buy food, clothes, essentials, you would have to prepare yourself for a few days trip, with enough food and water to survive in the
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Shin Mon Thway
I absolutely adored this historical romance rereleased by Keira Andrews. It was unbelievably good, romantic and realistic. A stellar job writing this novel Miss Keira. If you have followed my reviews for a long time, I always say that contemporary and historical romances are the most difficult to write because you need to get the facts right. There’s no such limitations in fantasy or sci-fi novels. I’m quite impressed with the research done by Miss Keira for this novel. And we usually have ...more
Christelle
4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars

Historical romance, set up in England and Australia in 1847, between Colin, a young lord and Patrick, the stable master. In one night after a very unfortunate turn of event, they both see their life being shattered as they are sentenced for “buggery” and sent to an Australian penitential colony.
It might look angsty with a hopeless outcome, but it’s not. It's a romance sparkled with adventure and discovery.

I felt in love with the main characters.
First, the central
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Lost in a Book
**WARNING: There are some NSFW pics below**

4.25 Stars

Historical? Australia? Cowboys?

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The Station begins when Colin is just a boy of 13 and a new stable master, Patrick (22) is hired on at his parents estate. Colin quickly becomes enamored and visits Patrick any chance he can get away. Years go by and when he's 16, Colin spots Patrick getting it on with another man. It turns him on while at the same time spooking him. Colin has to come to terms with his sexual identity and isn’t able to face
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
*3.5 stars*

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
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.Lili.
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've said it before, and I'll repeat it, Keira Andrews can write anything. Her ability to jump from Contemporary to Paranormal, to Suspense, to Historical is impressive. The Station, a Historical Romance set in Australia is no exception. This book gripped from the first page and never let me go.

Some highlights:

-Colin. I loved his outlook on life and his heart. He's someone I'd want to be friends with in real life.

-Patrick, stubborn hard headed, Patrick. He will frustrate you, but I can't say I
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Trio
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance, arc-r2r
I’ve been on quite a historical kick lately so Keira Andrews’ re-release of The Station could not have come at a better time. Andrews does an amazing job illustrating this era and really brings the past to life.

The Station is the tale of Colin Lancaster, thirteen years old at the story’s start, growing up in an upper-class English family in the 1840’s. Colin feels trapped and grows increasingly miserable as he tries to fulfill his family’s expectations. He spends his free time daydreaming about
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Jewel
"I don't want to change the man I am. I want to discover him."


I'm upping my rating from 4 stars to 5, because less than a week after finishing The Station the first time, I just had to read it again. And anytime that compulsion hits me so quickly, the book must be something special.

The Station is told from Colin's point of view. Colin is the son of a wealthy landowner in mid-1800's England. He was a restless child, always trying to keep up with his very adventurous cousin William, so he had a
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*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
I love that KA writes so any different varieties of stories. Historical, pirates, contemporary....anything really. Definitely a go-to author for me.

I really enjoyed the setting of this one, despite historical not being a favorite genre.

Steam a-plenty.

Likable main characters.

Solid plot and writing.
Nick Pageant
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this. It was feather light and total escapism with a great, dramatic finale. Me likey.
Eugenia
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Drama in the Outback!

What started out as an interesting historical tale that moved from England to Australia, ended as a melodrama.

The characters never truly developed—primary and secondary. And the end was hard to swallow. Pun intended.

This is an older work and I’ve read much better by her. So, I’ll give her a pass on this one!
Ele
Sep 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars*

I really loved this. I don't know why it took me so long to read it. Read Dani's review for more.

Thanks for the speedy BR.
Alona
Well, it accidentally turned out to be a "Keira Andrews week" for me, and IT WAS GREAT!!
It started with Beyound the Sea, then I enjoyed the sweet short- Eight Nights, and now, finishing The Station I can easily say that Keira is freaking amazing!!
Well, yes, I knew that before, but now she sealed it!

This was such a beautiful story that kept me reading almost every minute I could find, I just couldn't put it down.
I loved the characters, the story, the new things I learned (Australia is still a
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Keira Andrews
It's re-release day for my Outback historical adventure! We've got a stablemaster and the young lord of the manor thrown together into a new life when they are transported to Australia on a prison ship. It's an enemies-to-lovers-ish cowboy adventure in a wild land. :D

Buy or borrow in Kindle Unlimited:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2DMnJxj
Amazon global: http://rxe.me/Z2T6XM
DarienMoya

The Story: 4 Pants Off

The Narration: 3 Pants Off

The Irish accent was very lacking, did not enjoy.
Martin
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This book is amazing!!! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it.
The sex scenes are quite *modern* (I guess some porn actors would blush at what these guys are doing in the Australian wilderness ;-)

Colin and Patrick are a perfect romance couple, though. Patrick, 9 years Colin's senior, is a rather ruined character whose unknown motivations (the story is told from Colin's POV) make this an incredibly interesting read. Most romance novels have this kind of standard mold where
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Ariana
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical, age-gap, lgbtq
*4,5 stars*

I absolutely loved it! Keira Andrews can really lend her hand to any genre and theme!

Grumpy, love-reluctant Patrick and sweet, enthusiastic Colin make quite the pair. Not to even mention their different social status!
Although their age difference is not that vast (9 years) I put this on my 'age-gap' shelf because Colin often feels so much younger than Patrick. But of course Patrick has also seen a lot more of the world while Colin's grown up in a very protected environment. It was a
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Ula'ndi Hart
Sep 19, 2019 added it
Recommended to Ula'ndi by: Simone
Shelves: historical
Overall book rating: 4
Audio Book: N/A
Book Cover: 3




You were right Simone. This is a good one.

Really enjoyed this. It felt as if I myself was on the journey these two guys took us on.

There were just so many things I really loved and I'm so happy that I made the time to read this.

Thanks Simone! xoxo
Chris
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars for this beautiful book. The life of a convict in the harsh Australian outback. It must have been nothing short of grueling with the travel from England and then the journey through the outback. This really was very well written and certainly captivating. Colin and Patrick made for a perfect pair, young love and a strong protector. Emily and Robbie were great secondary characters and I loved the fact that they became a team. If you’re interested in a bit of Australiana, this is spot on ...more
Lisazj1
Thanks so much the the fabulous Smutty Elf for the awesome gift!

*Edit*

4.5 stars, just about perfect! Keira Andrews never disappoints. Terrific, interesting story, with amazing character growth *from Colin, Patrick took a while* and an unusual, harshly beautiful setting. I really loved it!

Thanks again for the great book Smutty Elf. <3
Anne-Marie
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbtq-favourites
I got this e-book a few years ago and have read it many times since then, so it's about time I left a review. It's safe to say that it is my favourite Keira Andrews story (thus far).

I absolutely love the main characters. Colin is adorable and Patrick, well, he's a wee beastie.

The story has a great opening line and opening scene. Colin's attraction to Patrick starts very early in his life and the awe-struck boyish promise Colin makes to himself ends up drastically changing their fates and
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Cadiva
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a re-release of one of Keira's earlier historical novels and, like the rest, it's heavily endowed with quality research and a real sense of place.

The place in this instance is Australia, in the mid 19th century when the British were still sending their criminals out to the 'penal colony' and where many settlers were able to make new lives for themselves.

This very much reminded me of the film starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman where she blazes a trail as a woman station owner in the
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Daphne
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-read, 2016-books
I do love a nice cowboy romance and this one had the additional benefits of being historical, Australian and written by Keira Andrews. Colin was a sweetheart of a man. Patrick was a tougher nut to crack based on his early history and bloody-mindedness. Emily and Robbie added some warm fuzzies. It's so nice to read a historical book where the not-gay supporting characters aren't complete bastards about it. Even William and Rebecca were somewhat okay to Colin, albeit in a very small sample.

There
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Ashley
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so good and I'm glad I finally read it. I'm not big on historicals because I want my guys to get their HEA so I'm glad that Colin and Patrick got theirs. Loved the characters and adventure! I was never bored.
Sheri
Would you look at that…me + (another) historical romance = bliss. I must say, that’s an equation I didn’t see coming. I was feeling a bit brave after Kidnapped by the Pirate, but held no confidence that this would be the same. It wasn’t but it was. Completely different but built on the same core foundation that makes Andrews stories so magnificent. This is a re-release and many thanks for bringing it to the spotlight again. There are times I wish to sit down and read every word my favorite ...more
Ami
3.35 stars

Harlequin Historical Gay Romance -- that is my first thought when I finish :).

First of all, historical romance is not my favorite genre, because I always have difficulties to get emotionally connected to love story that happens a century ago. I like to read something contemporary, the "now" sense is pretty important to me. I also don't know how accurate the historical part in this story is. So my opinion doesn't touch the accuracy of the history -- I will not know anything about it
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JenMcJ
Oct 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
HUH. I KNEW I had read this book before. So... I guess I just re-read this one. Still the same feelings for this one. Glad it was KU. If I had paid for this and it wasn't listed as a reprint I would have been not happy. (It's listed as a second edition now but I'm fairly certain it wasn't when I KU'd it on the 18th. I'm fairly good at double checking that because it's a HUGE pet peeve of mine.

From 2010:
It was kind of fun to relive the 80's historical romance fad with an OutBack Adventure even
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Bev

One of Keira's older stories which was quite enjoyable, although historicals are not normally my thing. I liked the two MC's Colin and Patrick, although Patrick could've done with a few kicks up the arse at times. There were a few niggles with the editing/formatting/typos, and I cannot believe that a ship sailing from England to Australia would've gone via the West Indies I'm afraid, it would've added an extra few thousand miles to an already horrendous journey and they did have a precious cargo
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Paul
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not my normal reading choice now I know this sound all kinds of crazy but it’s a historical romance. The thing is though, once they reach Australia as convicts, they’re so isolated it feels like you’re reading a contemporary novel. I really enjoyed it though. It just manages to push through that boundary, like right on the edge and to me was more of a love story. These are rare and hard to find.
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