Just Like That

Cole McCade
Just Like That
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Carina Press
Release Date
June 2020
Book 1 of Albin Academy
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories featuring beloved romance tropes, where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

Summer Hemlock never meant to come back to Omen, Massachusetts.

But with his mother in need of help, Summer has no choice but to return to his hometown, take up a teaching residency at the Albin Academy boarding school—and work directly under the man who made his teenage years miserable.

Professor Fox Iseya.

Forbidding, aloof, commanding: psychology instructor Iseya is a cipher who's always fascinated and intimidated shy, anxious Summer. But that fascination turns into something more when the older man challenges Summer to be brave. What starts as a daily game to reward Summer with a kiss for every obstacle overcome turns passionate, and a professional relationship turns quickly personal.

Yet Iseya's walls of grief may be too high for someone like Summer to climb…until Summer's infectious warmth shows Fox everything he's been missing in life.

Now both men must be brave enough to trust each other, to take that leap.

To find the love they've always needed…

Just like that.

In Just Like That, critically acclaimed author Cole McCade introduces us to Albin Academy: a private boys' school where some of the world's richest families send their problem children to learn discipline and maturity, out of the public eye.

This book is approximately 65,000 words

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Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Dec 05, 2020   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
35 people found the following review helpful
JUST LIKE THAT is the first book in the Albin Academy series and we start with Summer, a former student of said academy, and Fox, a teacher there. Summer is thrown in at the deep end when he returns to the school and finds nothing much has changed, including Fox Iseya! Although Summer has his own foibles, he is completely aware of them and challenges himself to work past them. Fox is swept away by Summer and doesn't really know where he stands or what to do with this young man life has thrown in his direction.

This is a gentle romance and the reader gets to watch it change and grow as Fox and Summer fall for each other. Yes, there are sexy times but nothing I would say was out of character for either of them. The surroundings are described perfectly and there are a wealth of secondary characters to highlight the story and the roles they play.

This was a fantastic start to the series and I really can't wait to see where it goes next. Absolutely recommended by me.
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