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Teach Me

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  938 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Can one man help rebuild what two words destroyed?

Freshman year of college opened Austin's eyes to a world he'd only dreamed about. He was finally free to live his life without secrets. More confident in himself, he foolishly thought his family would accept him if he came out. Now, he's gone from traveling the world with his family to living on the streets while trying to
ebook, 245 pages
Published November 25th 2014 (first published November 22nd 2014)
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Sharon Teach Me is not a M/F novel reconstructed to be M/M. In my opinion Sloan Johnson created a story of two decidedly male characters and their journey to…moreTeach Me is not a M/F novel reconstructed to be M/M. In my opinion Sloan Johnson created a story of two decidedly male characters and their journey to happiness. You won't find a insta love or even a straight to the sack romance, the characters are believable and though there is angst at no point do they turn into soap operas. (less)

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TWO HEARTS--Teach Me is definitely not the worst book I've read in 2014, which a plus in this book's favor. It is not memorable. The best things about this book? The blurb and cover. It's eye catching. An older professor/ younger student who is also homeless due to coming out to his family? It sounded promising. The execution...did not excite nor entice.

The writing style is not for me, this story tanked to two hearts already at 10%. I love alternating first POV, I think you get the best emotion
Oct 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
I quite enjoyed this book. I won't rehash the blurb cause, well, it's already there.

Let's get right to it.

Things I loved:
*Dual POV
*Relationship development
*Character growth- on both men
*The secondary characters
*The problems they faced were realistic and the characters reactions were spot on, I felt. The age difference and maturity levels in both men really showed.
*The epilogue. I always enjoy seeing where the MC's are at down the road.

Things that I didn't love so much:
*Although the problems
Nov 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-amor, 2014
3.5 Stars!..

It all begins when Austin Pritchard uttered I'm Gay, to his father.

After 20 years of Austin life, He's aware now that there is no such thing as unconditional love. his own family kicked him to the curb. how he will ever believe in love again?!. After finishing his college semester. Austin knew that he will no longer rely on anyone anymore. He leaves every thing that his parents provided him and now he's facing with living on the streets. scared,and no place to call home anymore.
I received this book directly from its author with a request for review. This being my first book by this particular author, I was a little apprehensive, especially since this is also Sloan Johnson's first M/M romance.

Well, whaddaya know - this was really good.

Austin Pritchard, 20, college student, has recently come out to his affluent parents and immediately lost nearly everything. Faced with living on the streets after finishing the semester, he's unprepared and scared. I immediately felt for
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
That about sums it up.

Let me start by saying that me not liking this book had nothing to do with the writing. I think the author is very talented and my main problem with this book were the characters and the angst. Oh, and did I mention the ANGST?


Austin is 20, gay and homeless. He had been kicked out of the house by his parents when he came out. When he lands a construction job he is thrilled to finally be able to save some money to continue his school. It is there that
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Sort of a super meh for me. I enjoyed reading it, but the deeper emotions were sort of glossed over and/or rushed, and I never felt like I really got to know Austin or David. To cap it off, the obstacles and "villain" seemed contrived and a little over-the-top.
Nov 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-and-gifted
This is my first book by Sloan Johnson, and when I heard M/M and teacher/student I was SOLD!!!!

I enjoyed a great deal of the themes in this book on: acceptance, tolerance, unconditional love, and the plight of those less fortunate (to an extent)...

Our main characters are David a slightly older college professor self-made who has come up from having nothing. His best friend Chad is overseeing the construction of his dream home. Austin is a college student who has recently come out as being gay
Funzee Shu
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was ok

*** 2 just-so-so-stars ***

“If I have to, I will remind you every day of every reason I have fallen in love with you. One of these days, you are going to realize I have no plans to leave you. I am far too busy to waste my time with passing flings. I look forward to teaching you what it truly means to love and be loved unconditionally.”

I'll make my review as short as I could....

I cannot say that its not good, but its not that good either. It's just not as good as I expected...
Kinda slow and
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
kinda bored with this.. I don't really like Austin .. I am pretty sure 20 year olds are not that childish .. I didn't really feel their relationship build it just happened and the language they use is too perfect .. no one says I am .. in a conversation you would normally say I'm (using a simple example) to me this makes the characters seem stiff .. and it's not very hot .. there has only been one very brief sex scene at 64% of the way through and it was over embarrassingly quickly for the ...more
*** 3 I need you to Teach Me how to Love Stars***

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So, I really wanted to love this book… It is the second book I have read this year and I had high hopes for it. I have been reading a lot of M/M lately and after reading the blurb, I was hooked…
Then it went NOWHERE….

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Okay so, Austin is a 20 year old college student who has been cut off by his over bearing and controlling parents because he has come out of the closet and told them that he is gay.
David is a 35 year old professor who has finally
Pauline Allan
Dec 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
Oh my gosh. I hate to give this review. I very rarely, if ever, give less than three stars. I feel like I have to explain why I'm giving so few stars. The premise for this book was HOT. I love an older man with a young guy, but this older hero was creepy. He started putting the moves on the younger hero from the very beginning of the book. He was too attracted too fast. There was no build up to the relationship. I like that the young hero was homeless and had integrity. The older hero felt like ...more
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
Maybe I just don't like the writing style. It felt like too much was going on or nothing was going on at all. I was lost. And the random jump from POV to POV. Pretty typical showing from an M/F writer trying her hand at M/M. No thanks.
Caroline Brand
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it

This is my first time reading anything by Sloan Johnson and will certainly not be my last. This book looks at a sad but common event where a young man has his whole life taken from him by a parent who can’t accept him for who he really is.

Austin is a young man who has lived a life filled with the very best money can buy and as far as material goods go has wanted for nothing. It has been a shallow existence without love and nurturing with the only thing important
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommended to La*La by: Mary
Nuh uh..

Apart from some sweet moments, the story was pretty meh.. Stilted dialogues (jeez, these two talked a lot!!), lots of preaching, lots of inconsequential stuff.

And temper tantrums!!! lots and lots of them! Austin was like a bratty 5-year old, and I genuinely felt sorry for David at times.

Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Title: Teach Me
Author: Sloan Johnson
Cover Artist: N/A
Publisher: Self-Published
Reviewer: Jay
Genre: Contemporary
Type: Romance
Pairing: Gay
Length: Novel
Heat Rating: 2 Flames
Book Rating: 4 Stars

Austin Pritchard’s life is filled with the best money can buy, but his life is led by the expectations of his father. He doesn’t have a say with his life and when he takes a stand and tells his parents he is gay his world is upended. Disowned by his family, scared, homeless, and feeling rejected by those who
Adrienne -kocham czytać-
Eh, it wasn't terrible or anything...just too melodramatic over every little thing. Half the time I was talking at my iPad, asking them why the hell they were doing this or that. And I know that one MC is only 20, but still, they made issues out of non-issues, didn't explore any new territory (I've read all of these issues/tropes in many other books), and spoke in too similar voices for them to be two distinct characters--especially since one of those characters is 20, and would not have the ...more
Oct 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I'm actually fine with this book. It's something that wouldn't be my favourite but it's fine.

Austin and David were really sweet. I just had a problem at times because there's too much argument and things blow up easily. I understood that Austin is young (20) but he's too immature/childish at times. I know he was raised in a super rich family but I thought he had learned so much being on the streets and also had experienced having nothing? Anyway, David is his fixer and maybe vice versa
The BookChick
I do not typically read M/M romance; however, I enjoy Sloan Johnson's writing so I thought I would give it a shot. I have to say that this story is not at all what I was expecting. I thought it was BDSM in nature, because of the title. But, I was pleasantly surprised to discover a contemporary story that was about two people finding love. It was sweet and was very evocative, especially with some of the family dynamic issues. I was happy to see the couple, David and Austin, find love with one ...more
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Yikes! I've read a lot of tales with an age difference between Main characters and to be honest it has NEVER bothered me in the least. So when I say for the first time a character creeped me out I mean it. I kept reading because I know Sloan Johnson didn't mean that to be the case. It was the odd way David talked, the way he was attracted to Austin so quickly and the way he touched Austin so early in the story. I always hear about stories moving too fast and not taking time to let the story ...more
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it
So me people said this was a short story, for me it seems so longggggggg that I was never going to finished.
It was nice but...
Dara Nelson
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
There are so many things that I’m feeling as I finish this book – awe at Austin’s strength, sadness at the cruelness that exists in this world, amazement at the, well, it sounds so cliché, but at the power of love and hope. Hope. That is the big one for me. I hope that there really are amazing people like Austin and David in this world. I hope that there is help out there for those who need it. I hope that I can help in some small way. And more than anything, I hope that everyone reads this book ...more
Dec 29, 2014 rated it liked it
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
I was so excited to read this book and then when I started to read it my excitement dwindled. This story had good potential but I think it fell flat. Austin basically gets disowned by his parents when he comes out; he has no place to go when school is out so he lives on the streets. Meeting a few friends and sticking with them to stay safe leads Austin to job opportunity. David has worked hard to meet every goal
Oct 23, 2014 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the dual POV's but this is written in the first person which is not a style I particularly enjoy.
I actually liked that the story started in a sad place. It was different and nicely done.
I found Austin incredibly immature. We kept being told how young he is and his age was used as an excuse for his behaviour, but he's 20. 20 not 16, 20. It's really not that young...
It was completely unbelievable that they never discussed David's actual job and the thought that he may end up teaching
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: aa-recommend
Really more of 3.5 stars but I'll round up because I did enjoy the book. This is the first by the author for me and for some reason I was thinking this was her debut novel but it's not. I didn't mind the age difference (although it was brought up a LOT) like some others did and I thought the progression of their relationship had a good flow. They definitely didn't set the sheets on fire right away. Actually, I don't know if they really ever set the sheets on fire. Very vanilla, not much detail ...more
Dec 04, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I could not finish this one. Just discovered the book I just finished was from the same author and had I known that I wouldn't have purchased it. I did manage to finish that one but barely. I won't be reading any more.

Creepy older guy, dialogue drove me nuts. Why do some authors not use contractions? It drives me nuts and makes the sentence seem so unnatural. Totally pulls you out of the story. I've seen too much of this lately...but then could have been the same author.
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
DNF - OMG, they never shut up! This story is all talk and very little show. And the conversations are the same rehash over and over. Age difference, horrible father, need for independence, repeat. And repeat. The length could have been cut in half and I still would have gotten the idea. Saved from a one-star because the author clearly has some talent with writing style and plotting, but really needs to trim the redundancies.
Jack Tait
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Not normally much of a reader but decided to give this one a go. Was hooked after the first page and found myself finishing the book in no time. Loved the characters and learning their story. Thank you for a great read Sloan, looking forward to reading more of your work :)
About a 3.5. Not bad on audio, but might have been better if I'd read it.
Dec 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brooklyn by: Mary
I really enjoyed the story, but the narration unfortunately wasn't the best. I should have stuck with my kindle copy instead of going with the audio.
Lustful Literature
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it

This author is a first time read for me. I’m happy to say that I’m so glad this book came my way. The synopsis really caught my eye. The idea of a young man being cast away by his family because of his sexual orientation then having to learn to figure out how to get by day by day on his own on the streets with nowhere to go really intrigued me.

Austin is a 20 year old man going to university. His whole life comes crashing down when he comes out to his parents. He
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