Bowerbirds (Nested Hearts Book 2) by Ada Marie Soto

Dreamspinner Presents:

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 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.


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 stressed because he’s got a huge “world-changing” deal going down and it’s taking every moment of his life – BUT… he wants to keep James and keep him happy.

In this book there is only a little smexy times, but lots and lots of feels.

Both James and Gabe are finding that they want, more than anything, to be together – but love isn’t always enough, it takes a lot of work to make things stick.

I loved this book even more than book one. For one, I really felt connected to the characters. There was a lot of time spent in both their heads and hearts and I really feel that their love – though not going to be easy – is more than just a “Cinderfella” story.

I also really liked Dylan and his involvement in the story. What an amazing kid! It will be fun to see where the next story takes him, too.

The tamales, the telenovelas, and most especially the scene with James’ budget really touched me and I am so excited to see where these guys end up. I think I want Gabe to make James’ life easy almost as much as Gabe does!

I highly recommend this to fans of the first book, and if you missed the first you should get it so that you can read this one!

5 of 5 hearts



Look here for my review of Empty Nests :