Welcome to my blog tour for Just Like That

 

My thoughts :
Would I recommend it? Yes ( but only to those who like or even love these types of romance)
Would I read more of the series? Yes
Would I read more of this author? Yes

Trigger Warnings:this might not be for you because of this, and I always try to post this type of wrong when it comes to these types of books since I know their not everyone's cup of tea.
same sex relationship
different age ( one is 25 and the other is 46)
PTSD flashbacks
MC with chronic anxiety, panic attacks, anxiety responses
comment on weight, told “too thin
bullying, harassment
Now on to what I thought
First off I want to thank the publisher for inviting me to read and review this, especially since this is a new to me author and this is one type of romance I love to read which is male/male.Another thing I liked about this is besides it been a romance and a male with male at ,is how the author talks about have the different types of anxiety as well as attacks, and how the characters Summer and Fox talks about them , and even though Summer has trouble with them he still want to help the students even if its only by talking to them one on one , another thing I liked about this story was how much Summer comes into himself and how Fox comes to understand that its ok for him to love someone and be loved back, and while its a slow building romance , it works well for this story because it makes the characters seem more real, and the author brings the story to life as well by mentioning what I listed above. With that said I would also like to thank NetGalley for letting me read and review it as well.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Just Like That
Author: Cole McCade
Series: Albin Academy, #1
Length: 320 pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Imprint: Carina Press (Carina Adores)
On-Sale: June 30, 2020
Format: Trade Paperback *ebook and audio formats also available!
Price: $14.99 U.S.
ISBN: 9781335146458
Book Description: 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.

Carina Press Blog Tour Program: Just Like That by Cole McCade

 

Title and Author Details

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

A new Carina Adores title is available each month:
 The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron (available now!)
 The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover (available now!)
 Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters (available July 28, 2020
 Better Than People by Roan Parrish (available August 25, 2020)
 Full Moon in Leo by Brooklyn Ray (available September 29, 2020)
 If You Can’t Stand the Heat by KD Fisher (available October 27, 2020)
 Just Like Us by Cole McCade (available November 24, 2020)

 


Buy Links
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1335146458
Barnes &Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-like-that-cole-mccade/1135613577
Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/just-like-that/id1491922418
Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Cole_McCade_Just_Like_That?id=tsbEDwAAQBAJ

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/just-like-that-12

 



Cole McCade is a New Orleans-born Southern boy without the Southern accent, currently
residing somewhere in Seattle. He spends his days as a suit-and-tie corporate consultant and
business writer, and his nights writing contemporary romance and erotica that flirts with the
edge of taboo—when he’s not being tackled by two hyperactive cats.
He also writes genre-bending science fiction and fantasy tinged with a touch of horror and
flavored by the influences of his multiethnic, multicultural, multilingual background as Xen. He
wavers between calling himself bisexual, calling himself queer, and trying to figure out where
“demi” fits into the whole mess—but no matter what word he uses he’s a staunch advocate of
LGBTQIA and POC representation and visibility in genre fiction. And while he spends more time
than is healthy hiding in his writing cave instead of hanging around social media, you can
generally find him in these usual haunts:
 Website &; Blog:: http://blackmagicblues.com/
 Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisblackmagic
 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xen.cole
 Tumblr: https://thisblackmagic.tumblr.com/
 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thisblackmagic/
 BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cole-mccade
 Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/ColeMcCadeBooks

 

 

Excerpt

“Extinguisher first, then sand,” the voice ordered. “Dr. Liu, if you insist on getting in the way,
at least make yourself useful and remove anything else flammable from the vicinity of the blaze.
Quickly, now. Keep your mouths covered.”
Summer’s entire body tingled, prickled, as if his skin had drawn too tight. That voice—that
voice brought back too many memories. Afternoons in his psychology elective class, staring
down at his textbook and doodling in his notebook and refusing to look up, to look at anyone,
while that voice washed over him for an hour. Summer knew that voice almost better than the
face attached to it, every inflection and cadence, the way it could command silence with a quiet
word more effectively than any shout.
And how sometimes it seemed more expressive than the cold, withdrawn expression of the
man he remembered, standing tall and stern in front of a class of boys who were all just a little
bit afraid of him.
Summer had never been afraid, not really.
But he hadn’t had the courage to whisper to himself what he’d really felt, when he’d been a
hopeless boy who’d done everything he could to be invisible.
Heart beating harder, he followed the sound of that voice to the open doorway of a smoke-
filled room, the entire chemistry lab a haze of gray and black and crackling orange; from what he
could tell a table was…on fire? Or at least the substance inside a blackened beaker was on fire,
belching out a seemingly never-ending, impossible billow of smoke and flame.
Several smaller fires burned throughout the room; it looked as though sparks had jumped to
catch on notebooks, papers, books. Several indistinct shapes alternately sprayed the conflagration
with fire extinguishers and doused it with little hand buckets of sand from the emergency kit in
the corner of the room, everyone working clumsily one-handed while they held wet paper towels
over their noses and mouths with the other.
And standing tall over them all—several teachers and older students, it looked like—was the
one man Summer had returned to Omen to see.
Professor Iseya.
He stood head and shoulders above the rest, his broad-shouldered, leanly angular frame as
proud as a battle standard, elegant in a trim white button-down tucked into dark gray slacks,
suspenders striping in neat black lines down his chest. Behind slim glasses, his pale, sharply
angled gray eyes flicked swiftly over the room, set in a narrow, graceful face that had only
weathered with age into an ivory mask of quiet, aloof beauty.
The sleek slick of his ink-black hair was pulled back from his face as always—but as always,
he could never quite keep the soft strands inside their tie, and several wisped free to frame his
face, lay against his long, smooth neck, pour down his shoulders and back. He held a damp paper
towel over his mouth, neatly folded into a square, and spoke through it to direct the frazzled-
looking group with consummate calm, taking complete control of the situation.
And complete control of Summer, as Iseya’s gaze abruptly snapped to him, locking on him
from across the room. “Why have you not evacuated?” Iseya demanded coldly, his words

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Excerpt

precise, inflected with a softly cultured accent. “Please vacate the premises until we’ve contained
the blaze.”
Summer dropped his eyes immediately—habit, staring down at his feet. “Oh, um—I came to
help,” he mumbled through the collar of his shirt.
A pause, then, “You’re not a student. Who are you?”
That shouldn’t sting.
But then it had been seven years, he’d only been in two of Iseya’s classes…and he’d changed,
since he’d left Omen.
At least, he hoped he had.
That was why he’d run away, after all. To shake off the boy he’d been; to find himself in a big
city like Baltimore, and maybe, just maybe…
Learn not to be so afraid.
But he almost couldn’t bring himself to speak, while the silence demanded an answer. “I’m
not a student anymore,” he corrected, almost under his breath. “It’s…it’s me. Summer. Summer
Hemlock. Your new TA.” He made himself look up, even if he didn’t raise his head, peeking at
Iseya through the wreathing of smoke that made the man look like some strange and ghostly
figure, this ethereal spirit swirled in mist and darkness. “Hi, Professor Iseya. Hi.”