"I swear. Give me one more chance and I will make the most of it."
Ex-hustler Javier Landes is asking for his third chance at love. The third time proves to be the charm when he meets a Manhattan art therapist named Steffen Finch. What starts as casual and curious 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 desire to connect with someone, but Javier Landes is the last person Stef expected.
Geronimo "Geno" Caan is Stef's most challenging case. Shattered physically and mentally after a brutal sexual assault, Geno learns to let art express what can't be spoken aloud. But as Geno's attachment to Stef intensifies and spills onto 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 that will stay with you forever.
"Laqueur challenges herself and her readers with each book. Nothing she's written has been easy, and this book may be the hardest and most rewarding. With a voice that is completely unique, gorgeous writing, and characters so three-dimensional you'd swear you could touch them, A Charm of Finches is no doubt Laqueur's best work."
--The Angry Reader
"You don't just read one of Laqueur's books, you experience them. A Charm of Finches champions both male survivors of rape and the LGBT community in a triumphant love story that is both heartbreaking and heartwarming."