Two words stripped Austin Pritchard of the privileged life he was 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 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.
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This is a tale about learning to see the true you and that sometimes you need a bit of help. David and Austin's story reminds us that overcoming obstacles can happen if you just get out of your own way. Thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend...
This writing appears to be mediocre, but it is hard to tell because the narration is so very, very poor. There is the usual mispronunciation of words, which I have come to expect, but that is not nearly so irritating as it usually is because this narration is completely devoid of tone, characterization, and expression. It could have been read by computer.
There is no indication that the narrator is actually reading the words in any sequence as the emphasis is often on the wrong word in sentences, and the the pauses between sentences so short, including between the words of two different characters in dialogue, that they are delivered as a long monologue. The listener has to try and retrospectively piece back together what the author might have intended.
There is no attempt to differentiate between the voices/accents of the two main characters, despite being of different generations and from different parts of the USA, and neither of them are given any expression. It's very fortunate the author begins each chapter by telling us the POV, otherwise you would never know.
I can't finish the book, so I don't know how good the story ends up being. This will be the first book I have returned to Audible.
The story isnt bad. Its just not really good either. I dont Think this author is for me since i do not Seem to get a feel for his characters. It is just listening to a good story about People that i do not care about. But maybe it is just me - i like the books where the MCs are People u miss when u finish and this one i just missing that "extra" something. Didnt like the narrator either.
The storyline kept you intrigued throughout
Not really any it had such a unique quality about it I can't compare
This one was a first and I have since downloaded others because he did such a great job
Nothing it was perfect
Very well written and easy to follow that characters grabbed you in and didn't let go. To say I lost sleep listening is an understatement I loved it and will recommend it to everyone. The narrator has done a wonderful job. It was well versed and easy flow not choppy like others I have listened to
I'm not normally a romance reader, so I was a little skeptical at first. But I had a friend recommend Sloan Johnson's books. Then I noticed Teach Me was available for audiobook.
I was a huge fan of how Sloan portrayed Austin's world being on the streets.
And why David saw something in Austin. She had reasons for their actions and I couldn't get enough. Now I noticed that Dance with Destiny is available, I have not read it or any other of Sloan's work before this one but I will now. And any future books Christopher Rain produces.
I loved reading Teach Me and when I found out that it was available for audible I had to buy it! The narrator Christopher Rain portrayed Austin and David's characters exactly how I I hoped they would be.
I also bought Dance with Destiny, with my free subscription free audiobook, which is another Christopher Rain narration and written by Sloan Johnson. Loved it and will continue to buy their audiobooks.
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