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Teach Me to Touch You (Teach Me #1)

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(Gay Romance, MM) Austin’s father deserts his young family, leaving Austin and his sister to struggle with poverty and neglect at home and bullying at school. When Austin’s first girlfriend kisses him in high school, he suffers a PTSD flashback to childhood abuse and scares his girlfriend away.
A Marine at eighteen, Austin returns home after four years with his PTSD aggra
Kindle Edition, 100 pages
Published December 23rd 2018
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Ouch, I didn’t realize it would end up with a cliffie !! This series is about s slow-burn romance between Daniel, a very intelligent, positive, patient and caring healer and Austin who suffered so much during his childhood and his young life during the war.

I read this first part of this story with a lot of interest as I’m a strong believer of the power of “touch”. And I was not disappointed in the way it was presented, as well as the struggles of an abused child and an army veteran suffering PTS
Dec 29, 2018 rated it liked it
3.25 Stars

OK. So. I’m gonna try and keep this short. To me, this book had a ton of potential to be great, but in the end, just pulled off being good. The premise, blurb and storyline were all interesting and actually held my attention throughout. But, man, the writing was just a little odd to me. The way it was structured and moved from one chapter to the next just really threw me off a bit. I’ve never read anything by this author before, so I am willing to take another chance, but I really hope
Truuss Loveislovereview
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, 2018
2.5-3 stars This book felt not like a romanticized story, more a journal...

I really had trouble to write a review... I rewrote it more than once.
I don’t want to burn this story down because I liked it more than I didn’t.
But I had also mixed feelings.

In short... Austin had a hell of a childhood. After heading home being a Marine his PTSD aggravated. He can’t be touched and has nightmares... here is where Daniel steps in. Daniel is a psychiatric technician and specialized with PTSD.
Daniel was good
Joyfully Jay
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: camille
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

On the whole, I enjoyed reading this book. It’s a get-together type story, but given Austin’s history as a sexual assault survivor and uncertainty about his own sexual orientation, the romance element between him and Daniel is very slow and very PG. Personally, I enjoyed the painstakingly slow process the two MCs follow as they learn to love one another. While I am no judge as to whether the story exemplifies enthusiastic, informed consent on how Daniel and Austi
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Please make note of the author's note at the bottom of the blurb. It deals heavily with sexual child abuse and PTSD from it and then PTSD from the military. It deals with flashbacks, panic attacks, fear from being touched and more. So please be careful if any of this is a trigger to you.
This was ...she's. It was a heavy book. A lot to deal with but it was exceptional. So well written. And it's so real. What happened to Austin, unfortunately happens daily. Whether it be sexual abuse or PTSD from
Kathryn Manzella
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Teach Me to Touch You by Joshua Landon is the first book in the Teach Me Series. The two main characters, Austin and Daniel, begin their story in this book and we get their background.. but in the next book their story continues. So we have a happy for now type ending for Teach Me to Touch You.

Austin is haunted by not only his time in the military but by sexual abuse in his childhood/preteen years. He has had a rough start in life but is trying to rehabilitate himself to civilian life. Daniel i
It took an effort for me to finish reading as I don’t click with the writing. “Teach Me to Touch You” is told alternately from Austin’s and Daniel’s POVs in first and third person. This alone had me grappling, which I find surprising as I’m usually okay with either way of telling - but clearly having them both in one story distracted me.

I thought the general idea itself as interesting. This is a story of traumatized man, sexually bullied at a young age, jumped into another perilous situation to
Karolina Cebula
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: in-english, lgbt
Review in English and Polish || Recenzja po angielsku i polsku

*3.5 - 4 stars*

After his father had left the family, Austin's mother tried to take care of him and his younger sister as best as she could, but life didn't make it easy for her. The siblings were often looked after by a teenage neighbor, who with time became interested in minor Austin and, as a consequence, sexually abused him. And although this nightmare eventually ended, bad touch hurts for life. The mentally tormented boy finally g
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: blog
Teach Me to Touch You is the first book I've read by Joshua Landon and I'm not quite sure how to express my feelings about it.

I enjoyed the story and I think the concept was a good one. [A former Marine (who is straight) with PTSD that seemed to be caused mostly by sexual abuse by his female babysitter and a psychiatric technician ( new term to me so I looked it up) (who is gay) specializes in helping patients with PTSD and they end up in a relationship.] I think Joshua Landon may be a new autho
Dec 27, 2018 rated it liked it

3.25 stars

“Teach Me to Touch You” by Joshua Landon details the connection that forms between former Marine Austin Hartley and the Mental Health Technician, Daniel Rayford, who has been tasked with helping him heal. The two men discover they have much to teach each other, but their relationship is definitely a work in progress.

This gay romance novella is the first story in the ‘Teach Me’ series and is unique in that the chapters not only alternate between the main characters, but also alternate b
Claudia Lezár
3,5 *


To my ratings (thanks to amazon I had to change it again and 'upgrade' it a little bit)

5* - very very good and rare (it would be a Blow- Away-book like 'Liberty' from Seth King,
'Save the kids' series from EM Leya or 'Jesse's Smile' from Angelique Jurd), it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often reread and is a WOW-book with interesting plot and surprises
(like most of Andrew Grey books) it's like an A

3,5* - a really good book, which will be rere
I’ll start by staying I like the story it kept me wanting to find out more but I just wasn’t a massive fan of the writing style. That’s just personal preference I found it maybe a bit date as in some of the wording or deceptions. Like I said that’s just personal preference and won’t take from the actual story.

Austin hasn’t had the greatest of up bringing‘ his father leaving when he was very young shaped the way his life would turn out and escaping to the marine corps seems the only way to get h
Amy Dufera
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Joshua Landon's Teach Me to Touch You is expertly written, using a voice that changes as the character grows older. This writing style adds tremendously to the story.

Austin has experienced a lot of pain in his life, and currently suffers from panic attacks from his childhood abuse, and PTSD. His story is tragic and extremely emotional.

In therapy, he finds more than he could have ever hoped. He finds not just support, but also love, in his therapist. Austin and Daniel's romance is sweet and ten
Sarita Chapdelaine
Dec 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
This is an interesting read for me and I have mixed feelings about it. I love the storyline and the characters but the writing lacks flow and feels almost impersonal at times. Even though the author does an excellent job of portraying Austin's past and his struggles with PTSD I wish there was more emotion in his writing. Daniel is amazing and he is the perfect person to help Austin. Their relationship evolves beautifully over time and I love that Daniel is so careful with Austin. I would like to ...more
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
By the description, I knew this was going to be an intense read, but I was blown away by the strength in Austin and the devotion of Daniel. After everything Austin has been through, in his young life and his stint with the Marines, it's a wonder that his mind hasn't broken. But he meets Daniel and for the first time in his life, he has someone he can count on to not hurt him, both emotionally and physically. As they go through the journey of healing, you feel the bond between the two men and the ...more
Elaine Gray
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Teach Me To Touch You was the first book by this Joshua Landon. I enjoyed this book it was very emotional with a great storyline. It was beautifully written with what has been going on in the world today. We see a former soldier who was molested as a child and with PTSD and we have a gay psychologist who's trying to help him get over his aversion to being touch. Like I said it's a great story and I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
Salami OlaJumoke
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've read a lot of novels and for like a year now I've been reading gay novels but hands down this is still the best I've read so far
I hope to see more of beautiful pieces like this sir
Great job there.
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
this was a good story.. some of the writing was a bit rough for me but overall i enjoyed it. i like the characters and their plot. and their emotions made me feel as if i was going through it with them. good story
Cee Brown
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