Monday, February 2, 2015

TEACH ME by Sloan Johnson

Book Name: Teach Me

Author's Name: Sloan Johnson

Genre: M/M- Contemporary

Main Characters: Austin and David

Release Date: November 25, 2014 

Book Provided by: ARC by author

Reviewed by: Wendy

My Rating: 3.5 Stars

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BLURB: Two words stripped Austin Pritchard of the privileged life he’s used to. The moment he uttered the words, “I’m gay,” he realized there is no such thing as unconditional love. Now, he’s gone from traveling the world with his family to living on the streets trying to figure out how he’s going to stay in school.
A chance opportunity changes everything. Austin impresses the foreman and lands a job, but even more, he catches the eye of David Becker, who is determined to teach him that true love doesn’t come with strings.
The only thing David had as a child was love. His family struggled to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. That has driven him to stay focused on his goals; become a tenured professor at a university and save enough money to build a home of his own. It’s not until he sees an insecure college student working on his new house that he realizes that he hasn’t planned on someone to share his life with. He’s about to learn that everything he’s already accomplished is nothing compared to the task of making Austin see that he is worthy of love.

REVIEW: I'm going to do this review a little differently from my others. I'm going to talk about what I did like and what I didn't like.
What I liked: David and the absolute patience he had with Austin. Wanting to support and take care of Austin always was at the top of his mind and heart. The story pulled you straight into David's feelings and the struggles he had with Austin. Knowing his life course, then having it go right at the fork in the road, which he had no idea was there, was a great thing to read about and understand why he handled things the way he did. Taking his time with Austin in bedroom, not rushing into a quick romp in the bed. 
What I didn't like: Austin and his running from everything and everyone. Him not willing to take any help from David because of his pride. There is a point in life where we all need help but he never wanted to take it. His method of dealing with things was running off and crying. 
Getting past Austin running off all the time, I did enjoy this book because I feel the meaning behind it is a strong one. Parents disowning their children because of their sexual orientation is just wrong (in MY opinion). Loving each other, relying on each other and supporting each other is what this book is really about. 

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