Title: Out of the Darkness
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?
Author: Carter Quinn
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Into the Light
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Into the Light
Source: Purchased for Self
Published: July 9, 2013
Genres: Male Male Romance
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On occasion I get a hankering for something dark and depressive. Out of the Darkness met that need on every level. Avery exists in the fractured shell of himself. He is nearly twenty-three years old. He suffers from severe abandonment issues, constant fears of rejection, and a nearly debilitating fear of new relationships of any nature. Sadly due to too much negative reinforcement over the course of his life Avery really is his own worst enemy. Avery sees himself as exactly what every hateful hurtful person to come and go from his life has made him believe.
“We do this at your speed.” This is Noah’s mantra to Avery every stumbling step to a happily ever after. Noah sees something in Avery that very few people ever have. Noah is a force to be reckoned with. When Avery pushes him away Noah just plans a new angle to get into his life with. Noah understands how to handle much of Avery’s trauma.There could not have been a more perfect man for Avery to experience falling in love with.
There are tons of hearts and flowers on Noah’s part. He is the patient and understanding would be boyfriend in a way that only a fictitious person can be. It still made for a fantastic read. Avery’s road to recovery is a slow and painful process. Had it moved at a quicker pace it would have felt off and entirely fake. The slow flow from strangers to friends, friends to friends who kiss, to where the end up makes for a very sweet romance.