Two prisoners from different worlds find freedom and lose their hearts.
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.
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“This book gripped from the first page and never let me go…. Even if historical isn’t typically your cuppa give this a try, I promise you won’t regret it. 5+ stars!”
~ Gay Book Reviews
“Absolute perfection! Lovers of m/m historical romances should run for this book.”
~ The Librarian’s Corner
“An enthralling novel of hot sex, love and adventure. Descriptive depiction of Australia will enchant the reader, and if you are a fan of historical male/male romance, you do not want to miss Colin and Patrick’s story.”
~ BlackRaven’s Reviews
“5 stars… This is a breathtaking story before a very satisfying happy ending.”
~ Booked Up
“The author went about the task of showing the coming-out of a nineteenth century youth with a loving, skillfull hand and in a truely entertaining way. Positively recommended.”
~ On Letters and Life