Erryn reviews ‘Gay on a Train’ by K.C. Wells. This book was released by the author on July 6, 2020, and is 313 pgs long. The audiobook version of this story was narrated by Seb Yarrick. It was released on September 4, 2020, and is 7 hrs and 1 mins long. A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Why I read this book: I adore K.C. Wells.
I’m straight. So, when a gay guy on the train asked me out on a date, why the hell did I say yes? And why am I excited about seeing him again?
Okay, let’s start again….
I thought I was straight for all of my 26 years. I dated women. I slept with women. And yeah, occasionally I’d wondered what it would be like to experiment with a guy. We’ve all done it, right? A couple of times, at least? Only, I never did more than wonder.
But after one conversation with him…
I still don’t know why I said yes. It wasn’t as if he was flirting with me – well, not much. All we did was talk. And then, he asked me out.
Okay, so it would be a new experience. I can roll with that. But what if he wants to sleep with me? How about that?
I’m nervous. I’m confused. And as for the whole “I’m straight” thing?
Yeah. I’m rethinking that. Big time.
And I can’t wait for Saturday till I see him again.
This was my first book narrated by Seb Yarrick and I can happily say it won’t be my last. His performance was seamless and the narration flowed from him. Overall, I was impressed.
So on to the actual story.
I love K.C. Wells. From her dark BDSM books to her lighter and fluffier books, she always delivers just what I need at the right time. Gay on a Train has a simple premise – two men meet, one asks the other out, he says ‘yes’ and they’re off on a date. Straightforward. Uncomplicated. Yet so much deeper.
The entire story is told from Lee’s point of view. Lee is straight. Hasn’t had great success with long-term relationships with women, but he’s done okay. He broke up with his last girlfriend because he couldn’t see himself with her forever. He works as a technical assistant at a call center with a horrible boss and customers who are dumb as…well, yeah, I’ve been one of those idiots calling asking for help only to discover I didn’t have the cable plugged in. Lee deals with these calls all day long and his life is dreary. He lives with his mates because London is so expensive, but he yearns for privacy. Doesn’t really want to hear when his roommate – who doesn’t believe in closing the door – is wanking off.
Then one day he meets Daniel. Daniel whose cellphone battery is about to die. Conveniently Lee has one of those quick chargers. So they sit on the train together and thus begins a friendship. Things change when Daniel asks Lee out. Lee is shocked because he’s straight, right? I mean, sure he’s watched het porn and been more interested in the guy, but that doesn’t make him gay, right? Yet something about Daniel pulls him in and he accepts the date. Because they’re not going to do anything, right?
Gay For You stories can be difficult because it’s not always believable some strongly heterosexual guy suddenly becomes willing to be with a man. In this story, though, it worked. Daniel called to Lee in an unexpected way and their connection was real. Was solid. And eventually they move from petting and mutual masturbation to lovemaking. I have to say, I had to look up bumper cars on the internet. Huh. Oh well, any book where I learn something new is a good book, as far as I’m concerned.
I really enjoyed this story. It was fun, it was flirty, it was the perfect book during an angsty period in my life. So well done Ms. Wells and Mr. Yarrick. I hope you will work together again soon.
10/10 Pots of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
K.C. Wells started writing in 2012, although the idea of writing a novel had been in her head since she was a child. But after reading that first gay romance in 2009, she was hooked.
She now writes full time, and the line of men in her head, clamouring to tell their story, is getting longer and longer. If the frequent visits by plot bunnies are anything to go by, that’s not about to change anytime soon.