Author: Carter Quinn
Publisher: Self Published
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
A childhood of abuse has left Avery so physically and emotionally scarred he believes he shouldn’t be alive. His only sanctuary has been his relationship with his older foster brother Sam. Avery finally lets Sam convince him to start therapy to help overcome his crippling anxiety, but even that can’t prepare him for the upheaval caused by meeting Noah Yates.
Noah is everything Avery fears. He’s large and physically powerful—and undeniably capable of destroying Avery’s hard-earned progress. Although Noah seems to have a tender streak when it comes to him, Avery is terrified of being victimized again. But no matter how many times he tries to push him away, Noah never goes far.
Noah wants to save Avery, but can he be the catalyst Avery needs to begin the journey out of the blackness?
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Mr. Quinn what ever are you doing to me? The emotional rollercoaster that is Out of Blackness by Carter Quinn is certainly my favorite read of the year, so far. Yeah, that isn’t saying much since it is only the middle of January… but as of the writing of this review, I have already read 26 or so titles in 2015.
I can’t say it was a “joy” to read because that would be creepy. It was, however, a wonderfully told story of one man’s journey from nothing to everything. In this case, it isn’t a material thing. It is heartfelt first person look at a victim of abuse. It looks at the feelings of worthlessness and the fear of everything and nothing. It is the story of finding the support it takes to get to the a good place, when you don’t believe you are worthy of that elusive state.
It is about one man’s chosen family and support system. It is also about love. Love a family and love of that special person. It is about taking risks while being cautious. It is about being kind to yourself even when kindness is a concept you find difficult.
There are some questions that I never fully had answered about Avery’s past. However, I found them minor enough to appreciate compelling nature of Avery’s present.
If you are a fan of tear-jerking emotional rollercoasters, I can’t recommend Out of the Blackness highly enough.
This review is based on a copy owned by the reviewer, independent of any review copies offered.
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