“I swear. Give me one more chance and I will make the most of it.”
Ex-escort Javier Landes is asking for his third chance at love. And the third time is the charm. 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. The long-awaited second book of the Venery series, A Charm of Finches is an epic tale of survival and secrets guaranteed to make you think and feel and remember.
I have nothing eloquent or witty or thoughtful to say. There are so many words swirling around in my head, none of them making sense, even days after finishing A Charm of Finches. This book has completely overwhelmed me. It is rich. It is heavy. It is brilliant.
Suanne Laqueur is a master storyteller. Her intelligence bleeds from the pages. Her characters a gift. Real fucking characters, full of life and nearly tangible. If I were to sketch them they would be gloriously blue and tall and imposing however not in a merciless way. Their own intelligence, compassion, and love is so enormous that even trying to consume and absorb them feels like a defeat.
WHAT AM I EVEN SAYING? I don’t even know. I feel defeated, wanting to say farewell to the idea of reading anything else. Geronimo.
Buy this book. Read this book. Love this book.
It is flawless.