Bowerbirds

Bowerbirds

Ada Maria Soto / Aug 22, 2019

Bowerbirds Two very different men have a chance at happiness but only if they can let go of their painful pasts and allow love to take precedence After spending his teens and twenties raising his son James Mar

  • Title: Bowerbirds
  • Author: Ada Maria Soto
  • ISBN: 9781634761871
  • Page: 337
  • Format: ebook
  • Two very different men have a chance at happiness, but only if they can let go of their painful pasts and allow love to take precedence.After spending his teens and twenties raising his son, James Maron is now dating Gabriel Juarez, the wealthy and sophisticated CFO of the TechPrim technology empire But after a life of proudly holding his head above the poverty line withTwo very different men have a chance at happiness, but only if they can let go of their painful pasts and allow love to take precedence.After spending his teens and twenties raising his son, James Maron is now dating Gabriel Juarez, the wealthy and sophisticated CFO of the TechPrim technology empire But after a life of proudly holding his head above the poverty line with the ethos of work, priorities, responsibility, and thrift, he is not looking for a Sugar Daddy, he does not need to be rescued, and Gabe s wealth is as terrifying as feeling love for the first time Gabe has never been good at balancing his high pressure job with his relationships Money usually clears most of the bumps, and when a boyfriend walks away, Gabe figures it s for a good reason But James isn t like other boyfriends He doesn t want Gabe s money for one, and if Gabe wants to keep his relationship together, he will have to finally face the ghosts of his own past and reconsider his priorities.

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      • Ada Maria Soto

        Ada Maria Soto is a born and raised Californian, Mexican American WASP, currently living as an expat in the South Pacific Writing is her day job for the two days a week her toddler is in daycare The other five days a week her toddler is her day job.A psychologist once told her she has a fantasy prone personality, but since she s trying to be a writer that s not a bad thing She has dysgraphia and phonological dyslexia which means there is liable to be some exciting spelling around here.Coming out of fandom she enjoys any direct feedback from her readers.She is a sports fan dedicated to the Oakland A s, San Jose Sharks, Auckland Blues, USA Eagles, New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand Black Caps, and the Chennai Super Kings.


    237 Comments

    1. You know what my problem is? I'm never satisfied. If the characters fall in love too quickly I'm doubtful, but if they fall in love too slowly I'm bored. And Gabe and James fall in love so slowly here.Bowerbirds picks up where Empty Nests left off, with James and Gabe navigating their new relationship. Things quickly become strained between the two men because Gabe wants to do more for James (once Gabe gets a better idea of James's budget and the way he's always counted every last penny, putting [...]


    2. I read this immediately after finished book #1 and I enjoyed it better. I thought it offered a conflict, which I think was missing from book #1. We finally had the issue of economy/wealth gap between James and Gabriel. James, who have been independent all his life, even when he was a fifteen-year old father, started to question about the 'wealth' factor in the relationship. He wanted to still be independent, he didn't know how to deal with Gabriel buying him stuffs. While it never escalated to s [...]


    3. This book is really the second half of the story that began in Empty Nests. The relationship that James and Gabe began tentatively is heating up, but along with that come difficulties. James is the guy who managed to raise a son without much help from anyone. He's fiercely proud of that, and the years of self-control and tight budgets and rigid control, and unconditional love, that made it possible. And when Gabe wants to be more involved in his life, letting go of that rigid control, or accepti [...]


    4. This sequel to ‘Empty Nests’ is as completely wonderful as the first book in this series, but in a slightly different way. James and Gabe were familiar to me from the first story, and I though they were pretty awesome, complex characters. As different as their circles were, the coincidence that threw them together and the subsequent exploration was as fascinating and complicated as it was sweet and touching. But let me tell you, this sequel takes that to a whole new level of amazing. Now tha [...]


    5. Compared to the first book, this one had a dollop of unnecessary angst, and I can't figure out why Gabe had to do all the chasing, since James was the one being an (angsty/insecure) idiotAlso why was the drama with Gabe's family never explained?I liked the first one better definitely.Ended (again) on a HFN, which was Weird? Annoying? Since there were unanswered questions to Gabe's past, his family, as well as James' and Gabe's relationship. An epilogue would have rounded this off nicely.


    6. I want more people to read Ada Maria Soto's books. Unfortunately I'm not the dictator of the universe and will have to rely on my uneven book reviewing efforts to convince people to do so. Too bad for AMS. In the past couple days I've ripped through her backlist thanks to finally writing a review for His Quiet Agent which reminded how much I loved that book and that I had a couple of her books on iPad. I've also lurked on her blog, read all her free reads, and discovered that she started out wri [...]


    7. So… we met James and Gabe in Empty Nests. Gabe is a billionaire IT mogul and James is a single father who works with computers and is barely scraping by. The two are at once completely different yet totally the same and manage to find themselves dating in book one.In book two things are nowhere near “settled”. James is having panic attacks because his son, Dylan, is turning 18 and graduating. This is a huge thing for a guy who worried every day that Dylan could be taken from him.Gabe is st [...]


    8. This is much shorter than the first book, and given the anti-climactic nature of the ending to number one, I wonder why the two books weren't split more evenly. But anyway, I jumped right into the continuing tale of Gabe and James to see how they would finally reconcile their feelings and work out, given the inequity of the relationship.We know money shouldn't matter, but it is clearly a REAL BIG issue for James. The story is really about how James comes to terms with loving a very rich man. It [...]


    9. Originally posted on mikkysworldofbooksJames and Gabriel’s story continues in Bowerbirds. We find them at a stage where the novelty has started to wear off and things are starting to get serious. It is also the stage where doubts start to arise.I was so anxious to read this book since the first volume ended with what might be considered a little bit of a cliffhanger. I was dying to find out what happens next and I have to admit that I liked Empty Nests better.It wasn’t badly written or somet [...]


    10. I struggled a lot with this book! Why oh my was Gabe constantly the bad guy when James refused to bend on anything or even express any emotion!Dylan was the only good thing about this book :(Disappointing follow to the first book, cannot recommend.


    11. Still on my bus tour - will write something when I'm back home and able to write on my laptop. So far only - this series is soo good!



    12. 3 meh stars. After book one amazed me, I couldn't wait to read book two. Sadly I'm wishing I would have stopped at book one. I barely put up with the technology stuff in book one, this book was way more stuff. Typical filler items, but I think it took away from the romance. I was highly frustrated with James in this installment. I do not think it was angst, I just think he didn't want to be in a relationship. Maybe he didn't have a clue what it takes to be in one, but I think he was hesitant to [...]


    13. I understood Jame's apprehensions and I adored Gabe's patient and unconditional love on this second book. It was slow-paced, not major events or angst; no huge declarations but still I enjoyed it completely.


    14. I enjoyed it, but I think this series could have used tighter editing and been published as one book instead of two.



    15. ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review. Sequel to Empty Nests, this book takes up where the first left off with James Maron back to feeling that he’s in over his head by dating wealthy tech company owner Gabriel Juarez. James is also suffering from last minute pangs of anxiety and worry over his son Dylan’s impending high school graduation and departure for college. After all, Dylan has been at his side since James became [...]


    16. A great continuation from Empty Nests. Both guys needed to learn to let go of their fledglings (son and tech company) and how to mesh their lives together. I loved that this showed two guys with mature attitudes and no drama queens. I highly recommend both books.


    17. This is the second book in the Nested Hearts Series, sequel to Empty Nests, and I’d strongly advise against reading Bowerbirds as a standalone—because it’s rather less of a sequel but the missing half of the first book. In fact, even though this book feels decidedly less open-ended than the first, I’m not sure if the overall story is supposed to be finished.Bowerbirds, for those who’d have to look it up (as I had to)—bowerbirds are an avian species where the male builds elaborate str [...]


    18. Sequel to Empty Nests Nested Hearts: Book Two Two very different men have a chance at happiness, but only if they can let go of their painful pasts and allow love to take precedence. After spending his teens and twenties raising his son, James Maron is now dating Gabriel Juarez, the wealthy and sophisticated CFO of the TechPrim technology empire. But after a life of proudly holding his head above the poverty line with the ethos of work, priorities, responsibility, and thrift, he is not looking f [...]


    19. I hated it when this book ended. That's how much I love this one. I kept on reading when suddenly it was 83% and I screamed silently inside because I didn't read the book that long and it shouldn't almost end. After reading a lot about crap family and how they screw people up, it's refreshing to read about excellent father-son relationship and obvious love between them. I love the characters, including the secondary ones. It's not exactly a modern Cinderella story because James did not need some [...]


    20. So that was awesome. I could have read a couple more chapters, or, perhaps an epilogue. Which is strange, because generally I dislike epilogues. Still, I'm just saying I could have read about these two for longer.


    21. I'll review later.I did contact the author and ask about Book#3 in the series but it's not going to happen. The series ends here. Not that this finished on a cliffhanger or anything like that but it felt like there were more questions than answers.



    22. You know what would have been awesome? An epilogue. Seeing as how it's missing, I shall make up my own. *closes eyes and imagines Gabe and James at the World Series*


    23. 3,75*I hope to read more of Gabe & James ' story, because life doesn't end when you say "I love you too", right?It's a start, instead.#apaseh


    24. I still don't understand how this relationship even worked out. One guy has to do everything while the other one just goes with the flow. There's Gabe, who comes up with one date after another while trying his best to be the most perfect boyfriend ever and then we got James, who simply does almost nothing and waits for Gabe to do all the work.Okay, I understand that James doesn't want to bother Gabe, since he has a pretty big job and all but he doesn't even ask Gabe about why he has a bad day. [...]




    25. I thoroughly enjoyed Empty Nests and was really looking forward to this sequel so we could see the happy ever after both Jamie and Gabe deserve! The things that endeared me about these characters in Empty Nests had me rolling my eyes and mentally telling them both to pull up their big boy manties and use your words boys. Dylan can across as the only down to earth, reasonable adult in the mix and I love that kid, I know he is in love with Catherine but we need a GFY with him in college (:My perso [...]


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