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.
Dawn’s Review 4.5
It really is possible to love two men at once because the two boys in Teachme, totally embedded themselves into my heart. I fell head over heels for both of them.
David and Austin are beyond sweet and soooo positively passionate. I found their level of intimacy just wondrous…. Nothing about them felt wrong or inappropriate. It felt natural. I loved their turbulent journey and it was a joy getting to know them.
David is a self assured older man… He’s so gentle and compassionate.His devotion to Austin was unwavering right from the beginning. Austin is much younger and extremely insecure. All he knows is disappointment and sadness. He needs to learn how to be a gay man, who is comfortable in his own skin. He is fragile and with good reason. Can he learn to trust?? Maybe with David’s guidance and support he can learn to love and be the man he’s supposed to be. As different as these two appear they have many similarities. They are selfless with such forgiving huge hearts. Both know what it like to go without. Through each other they continued to learn and grow, teaching each other along the way.
This book gives you just a glimpse of what it feels like to be dismissed and ridiculed for simply being who you are. Love doesn’t know genders. It lives within our hearts. People with narrow minds and closed hearts make our world a scary and sad place. Who is anyone to judge the lifestyle of others? Live and let live.
Teachme is a perfect name for this book because it did teachme a few things. For instance, I don’t feel the need to classify this story as a different genre, other then new adult or romance, it’s just another beautiful love story. It has opened my heart just a little bit more and made me see things clearer….. I wish more people were like David and Austin the world would be a better place.
Bravo Sloan Johnson.
Meet the Author
Sloan is a Midwestern mom who began writing nearly seven years ago as a way to make money while staying home with her daughter. Now, with two kids in tow and having written more articles on how to assemble various pieces of furniture than she can count, she is reaching to make her dreams come true.