The One Who Taught Me Everything (True to Myself Memoir #1)

TheonewhotaughtmeeverythingTitle: The One Who Taught Me Everything (True to Myself Memoir #1)
Authors: John Harris
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 19, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 197
Reviewed by: Steph
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.88 stars out of 5

In The One Who Taught Me Everything, John is a Midwest young man unsure of where his life is taking him. He has a girlfriend he doesn’t love, and he works for his father even though he’d rather be writing. The story is told through John’s own words, taking the form of a diary he begins to keep as his spirit darkens.

That same spirit seems to soar however after he meets Richard, a caring, smart, and good looking gay man who makes John realize he may just be gay himself. He gives in to his true desires, and his relationship with Richard is the backbone of the new man John hopes to be. He goes to college with plans to become a writer, and he and Richard seemed destined for a long and wonderful love.

But things don’t always turn out the way we may hope. Richard doesn’t want to keep their relationship a secret, and John isn’t willing to come out to anyone. And when tragedy strikes, John realizes that a man always has things that are expected of him, even if they’re at odds with the things he wants for himself. Can a great love survive heartbreak and loss? Or will The One Who Taught Me Everything also be the one who got away?

Disclaimer this book is intended to evoke high emotions in those who read it. Very steamy M/M eBook for a mature audience ONLY

Warning: For those of you that do not like to read books that pertain to cheating, skip this book. In addition, for those of you that do not like books that do not end with a HEA or HFN, again skip this book.

Just beautiful! I cannot tell you how wonderfully amazing and upsetting (in an emotional way) this story is. The reader gets a candid look at John’s life through a series of Journal entries that span over a bit over nine months. I must say it is splendidly executed, and honestly, the best I’ve seen written in Journal style.

I truly do not know what took me so long to read this, especially since I had this in my library since February. If I could time travel back, my future self would probably smack my past self, and set her straight. I really cannot express how wonderful this book of self-discovery actually is. My heart hurts for John. Everything he wants, everything he is and everything he will never be.

So, if you haven’t guessed, my greedy little hands cannot wait for book two. My heart goes out to John; hoping and wishing something in his life will go right and he is able to be himself without any fear.

Buy Link Amazon Global Author Link GoodReads More Author Reviews


I love reading books about boys who love other boys <3. Sometimes there is a HEA or HFN, but sometimes it just is. Yes, I love all outcomes even it is not what I hoped for. We all need a good cry from time to time. As you can probably can tell, I love cliffhangers as well. Yeah, I am one of those people :) I read a variety of genres, whether it is dark/taboo, historical, shifters, GFY, SciFi, mysteries/thrillers; I love it all.