Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Teach Me
Author: K.C. Wells
Series: Lightning Tales #1
Heroes: Nick Tremantle/Alex Nordmann
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: Island Tales Press
Release Date: April 20, 2015
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Nick Tremantle has had a rough ten months. His professional life took a nosedive, and then his mom’s health took a turn for the worse. In a short space of time, everything changed. So when he spies the young man hitchhiking, Nick pulls over – he needs all the Karma he can lay his hands on. But when the identity of the young man is revealed, it sets in motion a chain of events that unfold quickly, changing Nick’s life completely.
Alex Nordmann’s life has definitely not gone the way he’d planned. Gone are his dreams of an education and living his life ‘his’ way. He’d thought the worst was over, until the morning he decided to come out to his parents. It just goes to show, people will surprise you every time. For instance, who could have foreseen that the man who gives him a ride – and an unexpected lifeline – would have been Alex’s first crush all those years ago?
Alex has no idea what’s coming at him….
Review: A short story about a young teacher who meets up with one of his students, years later, only to find out that they’d both had an attraction to the other in the past. Fortunately, they didn’t act on it at the time, so it was much sweeter to read about their budding relationship without any of the taboo attached.
Nick is a teacher; Alex was his student, but is now a throwaway kid who was kicked out by parents that didn’t accept him being gay. A sad situation for a bright kid who expected to be going away to college, not living on the streets. Fortunately, Nick comes along just as the despair was hitting epic levels for Alex. What luck that the teacher who takes him in just so happens to be the man of many of his nightly fantasies.
This story is really short so there is not much in the way of world or character building, but you still grasp the type of men these two guys are and you can relate to their dilemma. I was glad that they didn’t just jump in the sack, but instead, Nick found a way to make Alex realize his worth and potential. The love was there but it wasn’t a sexual attachment at first, so when it finally does happen it had more meaning.
Nick and Alex were a couple that formed a strong foundation and I had zero doubts these two would easily be together forever. Recommended for those looking for a sweet romance, with just a touch of angst.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*