A Charm of Finches

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“ I swear. Give me one more chance and I will make the most of it. ”


From the writer 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 riend. He meets an art therapist named Steffen Finch and what starts as casual deepens into a passionate relationship—everything Jav has ever wanted, and verything 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 omeone, but Javier Landes is the ast 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 judgement, 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 boundar between professional and personal begin to blur.


Over the ourse of a ear, 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 retelling of survival and secrets guaranteed to make you think and feel and remember.
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Published November 1st 2017 by Suanne Laqueur
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I 've been trying for a shor time to come up with a better opener, or a some sort of all-encompassing statement about this nove in particular, but the simple truth is ... no one writes like this.

The whol novel is like this, sucking you in with incredible prose in these little moments, so that it 's mpossible not to dive headlong into their world.

ther eviewers have said this, and I agree, that you do n't just read a ook from Suanne, you experience it.

Like Give Me Your Answer True which is still my avorite, Finches is about healing.

Without being overtly graphic, Suanne paints Geno 's ordeal with broad, yet harsh colors and shadows, whispers and stray hands, not dar and white words that the eaders would flinch from.

He is Geno 's art therapist, and it is THAT story that I felt encompasses the crux of Suanne 's work.

Daisy goes through it in Give Me Your Answer True and Geno goes through it with Stef here.

In Finches, we are torn apart by what happened to Geno and put back together with him as Stef fights to help him rediscover his broken identity.

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Trust me, you wo n't regret for reading it.

Give me one more chance and I will make the most of it. " “ Your trust is heavy in my hands. ” “ emember you asked me once if I ever made love with a guy, and I said no? ” Jav nodded.

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A Charm of Finches is the econd in the Venery series, and the econd nove I 've read from the poe to date.

If you do not bawl while reading this, you need to speak with someone about getting your tear ducts repaired.Okay, the facts: a multi-day gang rape of a young adolescen gir, death of someone 's family, survival after Auschwitz, divorce, suicide ttempts, new ove, discovery of homosexuality, addressing fears head on, psychology/ art therapy for the truly physically and mentally abused ...

And now, an amazing author can deliver it, and while what Laqueur has dropped in our laps, though some of the best writing I 've read in years, is probably minor compared to what victims truly experienced.

a pat to understand people we might not know in person.It 's not all emotionally-wrecking behavior.

Laqueur captures those early new relationship feelings when we do n't trust ourselves that someone can love us.

I she 's comparing fellow members of a rape-survival group to the Easter Island statues protecting us from anyone getting in or out, to the flight of a finch or a lark, you will connect with this author.The only reason someone should n't read the ook, or does n't like it, is if he or she ca n't handle the topics.

ther than that, this is a finely crafted, must-read book for true literary fiction fans who can immerse themselves in the world of people you will grow to love like family.

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Happiness is going to serve up a buffet of emotions you neatly avoided for decades. ” “ I know, ” Jav said.

Gushing I call review.This is how it is done!! Have you ever loved a book so much that you got no words to say, other than Loved it!

This is the best mm relationship story I have ever read.

I got to experience an effortless, easy going relationship.

Jav and Stef, two people who communicate, tell each other their fears, support each other and come back home to each other, make love like they have been doing it for years and sometimes fuck like bunnies.

I can ’ t express how much I loved this drama llama free uncomplicated relationship.The writing is magnificent, out of this world.

I got transported to another universe with words, this made it difficult to create an Oscar worthy movie in my head.

Back to Jav and Stef, Have I mention how much I loved their relationship?

I freaking loved their friendshi.

“ Say pony in Spanish, ” he said. “ Pony in Spanish. ” Jav closed his eyes just as Stef ’ s mouth touched his.Stef held his leftovers.

😍😍 Jav story starts in Larks.

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I thought I could n't love anyone more than Jav but Stef definitely comes a close second ... .As a Therapist working with some very distressing cases, his work is demanding and draining.He seems to be missing something from his life but I do n't think he even knows what it is.Stef is bisexual, Jav may be but I really think it 's not necessarily about a label and more about who they fall in love with.In a way this is two stories in one book.Stories and characters lives that intertwine.Alongside Jav and Stef 's story you have Geno ... ..Geno is a twin.Inseparable from his brother from birth and deeply connected, Until they were n't, Until a terrible betrayal would change Geno 's life forever.My heart broke for Geno and if ever I was routing for happiness for a character it was for him.The 'relationship' between Jav, Stef, and Geno was complex at times but you never lose sight of the strong connection that forms between them as the book progresses.A big shout out ( again) for the research the Author must have done here, both Historically and Emotionally as there are very emotive issues in this story.I 've read these two books virtually back to back and I 'm so mpressed with her writing and story telling.Highly Recommended ... I received an Arc of A Charm of Finches from Suanne Laqueur in exchange for an honest review.

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Romero was Los. Geronimo was Mos. Los and Mos lived in the starry world of Nos, Spanish for we.

In one night Geno 's world comes to a screeching halt- forty-four hours of horror make him hand over his life to an imaginary alter-ego.My heart burned for this beautiful, sweet boy who 'd had nothing but kindness in him and felt so deeply, his loneliness devastated me.

One of those is Steffen Finch, an art therapist working the cases nobody else wants to touch because they know he is the best and if omebody can crack a case like this one it would be Stef.

Stef is a delightfu protagonis, uniting wisdom, compassion and strength.

Although he should keep a professional distance Stef 's admiration for Geno turns into a brotherly love and soon the lines start to blur.

I adored Stef and his love for his job.

And even in the most heartbreaking therapy session Stef finds a way to Geno.

“ Your heart is bigger than hate, ” Stef said.

When Geno 's ordeal becomes to much for Stef, Jav anchors him and gives him peace.Jav just ended his career as an escort and has a little bit of a midlife crisis.

I have no words for my love for Jav and Stef.

I have nothing but scorn and love for all the characters but Geno in particular.

The pat he clawed his way back into life was inspiring.The most harrowing and disturbing parts will destroy you but those blows are cushioned by a cast with the willingness to give unconditional love to a oy who has had his world turned up-side-down.

Despite the devastation and atrocity this is a tory full of grac, heartache and beauty.

“ Gee, Stef, ” Geno said loudly.

I also loved her figurative analogy of a hen house for Geno 's home before and after this horrific event.Suanne Laqueur has found her niche in this so competitive profession.

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