Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Into the Light
Author: Carter Quinn
Series: Avery #2
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 166 Pages
Publisher: Carter Quinn Bookz
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Available at: Amazon
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Blurb: Avery spent years in the blackness, fighting memories of abuse and feelings of self-loathing. His only sanctuary used to be his brother Sam, but after two years of intensive therapy and a long-term relationship with Noah, his world is a much brighter place.
Things have changed in the year and a half since Avery and Noah confessed their love for each other. Noah’s mother and brother have moved East. Sam and Kira are married. And Avery and Noah are moving in together at long last. Family dynamics strain in uncomfortable new ways, especially when Avery’s past reappears.
What will this mean for Avery’s recovery? Will he surrender to the Blackness or is he strong enough to continue his journey Into the Light?
Review: It was so nice to see sweet Avery again and how well he is doing. He had such a rough start, but with the help of Noah, Sam and the rest of their little “family,” he seems to be doing remarkably well.
After spending some time living on his own successfully, he and Noah have the opportunity to move into Noah’s family home and make it their own. Avery is still a little fragile at times, but Noah is on top of things as much as he can be. He makes sure Aves knows how much he is loved, how well he is handling things, and how proud Noah is of him at every turn. The support Aves now has is truly amazing and heartwarming. It is tested a bit, however, with the appearance of Aves’ younger brothers whom he had left behind many years ago.
The problems don’t come from those brothers though, they come from Aves’ other brother, Sam, who is having difficulty with his fear of losing Aves, being a husband and soon to be father. Unfortunately, it is Aves who is most affected. Thankfully, he doesn’t take too long to make things right, but it was a rough stretch for a while there.
This is a really sweet story, which I admit, I don’t usually go for. However, this is Avery we are talking about, and dammit, he deserves as much sweet as he can get. I am so happy to see he is overcoming his past and making a happy future. I really like all the characters in this series and would really like to see more about some of the others. This was a great follow up to Out of the Blackness and definitely earns Carter a spot on my auto to read list.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*