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.
Teacher/students books are my favorite. So are m/m books . Putting them together… Is like my dream book!!
But… This book was not so much of a teacher/student book. I mean… You get a little bit of it. But… Not a lot.
When I read a teacher/student book. I want the whole forbiddeness of it all. The sneaking around to be together. The worry that they might be caught. The recklessness of it all.
I really didn’t get that in this book. It was more about Austin. And the circumstances that brought him to the situation he was in. I would say this book is more about runaways than a teacher/student book.
Now… I’m not saying I didn’t like this book. Because I did. It just didn’t feel like a teacher student book to me.
I felt for Austin in this book. He had to deal with alot in such a short time. He came out to his parents and his father flipped out. Taking everything way from him. He had no car, no money or a place to go at the the end of the semester. Basically leaving him homeless.
On Austin very first day out on the streets he was lucky enough to run into Casey and Bree. Two other homeless people. They knew right away Austin was new to the streets. Casey and Bree took Austin under their wing and showed him the robes of the streets.
Casey and Bree have been a couple for a while. They share what little if they have with Austin.
Casey takes days jobs here and there to get money. Since he’s offered to help Austin… He takes Austin on these day jobs.
They both land a job working construction on a house. This is how Austin meets David. He’s a 36year old professor just moving back to the area.
David right away was taken with Austin. He really wanted to know his story. And when he found out Austin story. All he wanted to do was help him out. They had a bit of instant love going on. It was full on with them right from the start. David was really patients with Austin. And Austin had a lot to learn about himself and and just being in his first real relationship.
I wish this story was a little bit more. The writing was good. It flowed nicely. But I needed more of the whole teacher/student storyline.
There were something’s I didn’t care for in this book.
One was how Austin was always taking naps. I could understand here and there… But he was just dozing off when ever her would relax. It just made him seem younger to me. And I didn’t care for that.
And two was…
Casey and Bree story felt like it need more closure. What happened to them? Did they break up? Nothing is really said what happens to them before the epilogue. Just that Bree is tired of Casey and that they are fighting.
I would have liked to known more about them.
Other than that… This book was really good. I really enjoyed it. I will definitely read more books by this author.
* ARC provided by author for an honest review*
When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after.
Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book?
Now, Sloan is a tattooed, purple haired mom of two kids, one of which was a thank you present to her husband for letting her get a Staffordshire Terrier with more anxiety issues than Sloan has, which is saying something. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself in a good book and forget that she has somewhere to be.