“I swear. Give me one more chance and I will make the most of it.”
From the author of The Fish Tales comes the long-awaited second book in the Venery series. A Charm of Finches follows Javier Landes as he retires from escorting and invites love to be his friend. He meets an art therapist named Steffen Finch and what starts as casual deepens into a passionate relationship—everything Jav has ever wanted, and everything he fears losing.
Stef’s business card reads Curator & Sailor. His creativity and insightful nature have made him into a talented therapist, the one to call for tough cases. His professional success can’t conceal a deep need to connect with someone, but Javier Landes is the last person Stef expected.
Geronimo "Geno" Caan is Stef's most challenging case. To cope with his ordeal, he's allowed an alter-ego called Mos to make decisions, and now lives a double life within a web of lies. Under Stef’s navigation, Geno uses art to express what Mos forbids to be spoken aloud. But as Geno’s attachment to Stef gradually extends to Jav, the boundaries between professional and personal begin to blur.
Over the course of a year, Jav, Stef and Geno form an unexpected and unconventional triangle, revealing how men make love in times of war and how love is a great wisdom made up of small understandings. A Charm of Finches is an epic tale of survival and secrets guaranteed to make you think and feel and remember.
5 “More” Stars
There are not enough stars for this book.
Honestly, I don’t think any review I write will do it justice.
After having devoured the first book in this series, I was beyond excited for Javier continued story. And Ms. Laqueur didn’t disappoint. She actually blew me away in the best way possible. She gave more. Her stellar writing was filled with depth and hope and desire and heartbreak. It was passionate and lovely and tear-inducing. Stef was everything I hoped he’d be — more even. And Geno. My poor broken boy. His story was heavy but it was also hopeful. Suanne has a way about her that makes her stories so much more than romance. This is not your typical MM. It’s something special.