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Into the Light

(Avery #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  319 ratings  ·  52 reviews
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
ebook, 182 pages
Published May 26th 2015 by Carter Quinn Books
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Jun 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm
This book wasn’t quite as good as the first one, but that’s okay, I knew that. Because the thing that makes the first book one of my favorites was mostly resolved at the end. Still, it was very nice to read about Avery and Noah again. And woohooo, we get smexy times.


We get to see how Avery has grown since meeting Noah. He is so much stronger thanks to Sam, Noah and his therapist. I loved seeing how he stood up for himself.

In this book Avery meets his 2 younger brothers. They have been looking
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, mm, bgirls

A review by The Blogger Girls.

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
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-mm
'Out of the Darkness' and 'Into the Light' such appropriate cliché titles for these books. In book one we met Avery we watched him step out of the dark place where he would go to hide from the world and himself. Avery had the life that no child, no person every deserves to have and watching him as fought back to find himself and reclaim his life and ultimately fall in love was sweet and heartbreaking all at once. I loved that first book for so many personal reasons that have everything to do ...more
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Into the Light was a worthy followup to Out of the Blackness. I loved it. The story picks up about a year and a half after Out of the Blackness ends and we get to see, first hand, just how far Avery has come. His demons may not ever be fully gone, but he has come so far and he has the tools and the support to put them in their place. It was beautiful to see.

Into the Light is all about family and one of my favorite themes - family is often not the people you are born to, but rather those who
Crissy Smith
I pre-ordered this book so when I woke up yesterday the book was on my kindle. I stared at it in excitement and dread. A sequel to one of my favorite books... it will either be horrible or fantastic. I took a deep breath and started to read.

Let's go back a second- If you haven't read Out of the Blackness... why not?!? No seriously, stop! Read it first!!! Out of the Blackness is on my all time favorite list. I've read it several times and it is one of the best MM books written. The emotional
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Noah to Avery: “I thought you loved my sap.”

I have to answer yes to this. Into the Light is a sappy, happy, hearts and flowers romance. It’s not that cheesy sappy though. When one looks at Avery’s past it just happens to be the only kind of happily ever after that could work for him. At the beginning of this book readers get to know an Avery that has had well over a year of therapy, and love and devotion from Noah. He’s in a good place and things can only get better for him. This is a happy
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Out of the Blackness, Into the Light

Oh, feelings, feelings, feelings.
Gosh, I love Avery and Noah. It was a pleasure to read more about their journey together and I really, really enjoyed it.

And Sam. Oh, he let me cry so much. Avery's journey was asking much of him and he was so scared. Scared to lose Avery, to lose Kira and I think his past was playing up. The way he reacted was not pretty, tut I can't blame him. That guh was for so long the only one Avery trusted and now Avery was getting
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the world
This story picks up where "Out of the Darkness" left off. Avery and Noah are living together. With Noah's loving patience, Avery is realizing his abilities, and what it's like to love and be loved. With Sam and Kira expecting, Avery's family is expanding. All seems well, till Avery is reunited with his blood brothers. A budding relationship between the siblings, has Sam on the outs. His attitude is causing misery for everyone around him, especially Avery. Avery is befuddled by Sam's behavior, ...more
4.5 stars

I loved Avery and Noah, their story is just so beautiful. They are so perfect together. This second book was a good sequel to Out of the Blackness. But it felt unfinished. It's all about Avery and his two
real brothers and Sam who feels rejected. I can understand that perfectly but we read about it for a good half of the book and in two sentences, it's over, forgotten and forgiven... Too easy for my taste. That's why I didn't give 5 stars.

And the cover could seem insignificant at first,

4.5 stars from me and

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a big thank you from me Carter for closing this series off as perfectly as it could have been closed off. There was a happy ending for everyone, there was lots of love (<3 Noah and Aves), lots of tears (from me too) and a lovely feel good feeling after I'd finished it.
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: age-gap
*3.75 stars*
It was nice seeing Avery and Noah and their whole big extended "family" again. I liked that this was the kind of sequel that doesn't mess with the HEA, it just solidifies it.

That being said, I didn't like this as much as the first book and I think the problem may have been that Avery just seemed to read so young to me in the way he talks and acts, but also how Noah and Sam act with him. I know this was part of the conflict in the story (how Noah and Sam are too protective) but it
I am still loving Avery and Noah, and I was totally absorbed in this story. I wish there was another book in this series.
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to *Nan* by: Dawn
4.5 stars
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I can only read one feel good book this year would be "Into the Light" by Carter Quinn. First of all, let me say that this is a continuation of the first book “Out of the Blackness” This is the second part of Avery story after some good changes in his life. Now he has a steady boyfriend who is Noah, who love him with all his soul, and he gain a sister-in –law as well. Life seems to be perfect with Avery, however life is seldom is. People are not perfect. Avery still have to deal with other ...more
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in Avery's series.In this book we find Avery & Noah moving in together.Avery is in a better mental state and still having therapy sessions but is a happier young man with more confidence and boundless energy that it's wonderful to see.Avery gets good news from Sam & Kiara in that Noah & he are going to be uncles.Avery is excited about this news.Another bit of news for Avery is that his younger step-brothers ( the ones that didn't subject him to physical ...more
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
This is the conclusion of the Avery saga. The name says it all. The first one is about fighting the darkness going toward the light. This one is about actually trying to be happy just like all the rest of us humans. Quinn didn't create any over the top drama. No, we just watch these characters try to find their balance. Sam and Noah are here in force but it's Avery that has the chance to be the man he was suppose to be. The sex was sexy and well written. Nope its not a heavy as the first and ...more
I Dream of Dragons and Unicorns
Around a 4.5 ... need to think on this a bit more. FANTASTIC book nevertheless. Updates on LM :-D.
Jennifer Shanahan
These two books are absolute amazing. I loved them SO SO much! The story is sad but
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a hard time buying Sam's behavior, but Avery and Noah are just too cute for words.
Nov 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really just an epilogue to book 1, although longer, that showed how Avery and his relationships haveimprovedin the 1.5 to 2 years since the end of book 1.

Just ignore the storyline break, Karamanages to have a pregnancy of 15 months (with a baby gender change). However, it would havebeen difficult to have imagined the changes in Avery if the time periodwas shorter.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is a decent wrap up to the first book. There are a few surprises and a couple of scenes that will make you sniffle. This author still needs a good editor and proofreader.
Sarah L
Jun 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm, dark, abuse
Oh god I love Noah and Avery. This was a really good follow up to their first story. This was must shorter :( I would have loved for it to go on and on. I've already read their first story twice, so I was excited to read the follow up.
Feb 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spell-2018
It was great to see that Avery has progressed so far into the light. *i know bad pun, sue me I’m tired.
Maberan Potato
I'm so very disappointed. I LOVED the first book. I'm a sucker for hurt/comfort stories, alright? And that one was ADORABLE. All the characters were enjoyable, the dialogues fucking GREAT and the whole process of Avery healing was paced pretty much perfectly.

HONESTLY, if you loved the first book, don't read this. This is a waste of time, money and potential. Go see Nor Iron Bars a Cage or something.

But this? THIS? HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME, CARTER?? I loved you! For once I'd found a writer of
There are many times when we finish a book but aren't ready to say goodbye to the couple. We want to know what happens next but are sometimes left guessing. Into the Light isn't that book, in fact, it is the continuation of Avery and Noah's life, it's the "what happens next?" that we so often want but don't get. It is about family, love, strength, and forgiveness. About a man who is overcoming some difficult issues as new ones arise. It's about how Avery has grown from who he was in Out of the ...more
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I was so disappointed with Avery. SPOILERS


The Good:

It's amazing to see how much Avery has grown with Noah and the rest of his hand picked family from "Out of the Blackness (Avery Book 1)." And I loved that he was able to accept his 'Happily Ever After' with strength and love.

This story did not have that tragical beauty of a soul lost but found through love, patience, and compassion that Out of the Blackness had. It's still a lovely tale but it felt rushed and the magic from book
Joyfully Jay
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wendy
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.75 stars

This is the second book in the Avery series by Carter Quinn. This is not a standalone novel; readers will have to begin with the first book, Out of the Blackness, in order to appreciate this book. The continuation of Avery’s journey, this book begins one year after the first story ended as Noah and Avery are moving in together. In the past year, Avery has undergone intensive therapy. He’s lived on his own for several months after Sam and Kira got married.

Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-contemporary
I really liked this follow-up to Out of the Blackness. I felt like I was revisiting old friends and it was so nice to see them enjoying their lives.

This book also resolved something I mentioned in my review of the last book - that Sam and Noah were too perfect. In this book, we see them making mistakes and being insecure. They were much more realistic and relatable in this story, though still exceptional.

The supporting characters were all fun to read about, particularly Robbie.

If the author
May 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

Into The Light is the sweet and joyous conclusion to Avery and Noah's story. It isn't all puppies and light, because life isn't like that. Avery still carries the scars from his past and couple of those are still a little pink. I loved seeing how much Avery has grown into himself. His and Noah's relationship is beautiful and their love completely rock steady. It was wonderful seeing the characters that make up their family again, as well as meet a couple of new ones. Once again, they
Jul 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
When I read the first book about Avery, it stuck with me for days. I loved it. I adored Noah. And I still do! Its great to see how far Avery has healed and come forward since the first book. Yes, he does have a small set back but Noah is there for him, just as he has been since they met. They are an amazing duo..sweet, sexy, and love the snark between them! Sam was the one who surprised me in this one but it made for an interesting story point. I loved visiting with the Ks..especially Kaleb! ...more
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Carter Quinn was born and raised in a very small Western Kansas town where cattle vastly outnumber humans. In the 90s he read enough depressing gay fiction to give up on it. He discovered M/M in 2010 and started writing again. Now he's told Corporate America to kiss his books. Carter recently left the Denver area, meaning he is entirely too far from his beloved Colorado Avalanche.

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