Carson's Story

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Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Carson’s never relied on anyone, but thanks to a car accident and his occupation, he starts to struggle with more than bouts of anxiety when another man wants a piece of his action. More
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About Blak Rayne

Blak Rayne is an adult romance author and a member of the Tri-City Wordsmiths & GVWA, she attends conferences and writing groups whenever time permits, and she's taken a number of writing courses. In her spare time she builds websites and proof-reads for other authors. She also formats eBooks, and she's learning to create book covers. In the near future, she hopes to take an editing course.

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Reviews of Carson's Story by Blak Rayne

Enjoji reviewed on July 30, 2015

The interaction between Carson who is a police officer and his entrepreneurial husband Stephen was an intense and emotional read. Carson was in a bad accident and is on sick leave at home trying to recover. He battles with PTSD while trying to keep his marriage going. Stephen is a bit neurotic and has a hard time copying with Carson's mood swings. I haven't read the first two books in this series (which I realized after the fact), but it doesn't matter because Carson's Story holds it own. I'd like to learn more about Stephen so I'm going to get the other two.
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
Pablo Michaels reviewed on July 19, 2015

Police Officer Carson MacKenzie is a complicated man out on workman’s comp, suffering physical and emotional problems from an automobile accident. He has always been a man of strength but seldom expresses his feelings, keeping them bottled up inside. He suffers from migraines, shortness of breath and tightness in his chest when dealing with stress since the accident until he explodes in anger, rage and tears. I kept hoping he would try to reveal his feelings and problems to his husband Stephen. Their relationship becomes more and more strained while he tries to steer clear of involvement with his sister’s and parents marital problems. And when he keeps being plagued by the stalker, Dudley, he comes close to a nervous breakdown. The interpersonal relationships are real.to life and kept me turning the pages. I found myself compassionate and identifying with every aspect of Carson and the situations he faced. After 20 years of police work, he must decide on a new profession. He has difficulty relinquishing the role of the man of strength and dominance with Stephen until he realizes his husband may leave him which would devastate Carson. You will find yourself cheering on Carson and Stephen as their relationship evolves with more depth and greater love.The sexual scenes are written with sensitivity and originality. Any dog lover will find yourself loving the dogs Carson fosters then adopts. I give Carson’s Story five stars. I loved this book and fell in love with the hero as he overcomes all the life changing challenges he confronts.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Muffy Wilson reviewed on July 14, 2015

A Story of Hope and Promise, Love, Change and Acceptance.....While this book is the third in this series, it is a tremendous stand-alone read. Well crafted, articulate descriptions and nearly palpable tension are the mainstream threads that weave this multi-faceted and emotionally layered story together. Carson, a twenty year veteran on the RCMP force is involved in a vehicular crash while on duty that leaves him physically and mentally traumatized. After recovering from his physical injuries, he struggles with the PTSD flashbacks that paralyze his mental recovery. Questioning everything in his life, his history, his motivations, his love and marriage to his long time love and husband, Carson’s life is thrown into turmoil. His painful struggles have a near disastrous effect on his marriage to the man with him he has pledged his devotion.
This would be enough of a storyline for most authors but not so for Blak Rayne. She adds a further layer of pressure in the form of a drug dealing low-life who has long been trying to get Carson into his bed, one way or another. Carson, cleared to return to work, is completely stressed over returning to work. This pressure magnetizes Carson’s struggle and throws his marriage into a downward spiral, adding yet more stress to every aspect of Carson’s life and his ability to cope.
This is a wonderful story of human nature and the evolution of our lives and commitments. While it is the story of a married gay man struggling through the shards of a devastating automobile accident and traumatic recovery, it reflects the humanity of everyone’s life struggles. We all try to deal effectively with the surprises and challenges life deals us.
In the end, it is the strength and resilience of the people that we love—often in spite of ourselves—that help us survive our personal, emotional and physical life-fights. The importance of being honest and vulnerable, truly vulnerable, factors significantly in Carson’s recovery and long-term happiness. No matter the genesis of his struggle, or ours, it is often the simplest decision, the softest thing that unwittingly changes the course of our life. That comes to Carson when he needs it most.
This is a story of hope and promise, love and change. A story embracing struggle to evolution. It is the survival not of the fittest, but of the loved that this story tells. And I loved it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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