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Review – Empty Nests by Ada Maria Soto

Review: Empty Nests by Ada Maria Soto

Publisher: Dreamspinner
Publish Date: June 12, 2015
Reviewed by: Heller
How I got this book: E-Arc from Publisher

Nested Hearts #1

25574200Neither James nor Gabe has ever had a real relationship. They might make a connection if they can get past their differences—and their fears.At age fourteen, James Maron decided to prove he wasn’t gay despite vast evidence to the contrary. Now at thirty-two, he’s getting ready to send his son to college and wondering what he’s supposed to do next. Outside his son, his life consists of an IT job he hates and watching telenovelas with the women in his apartment building.

Gabriel Juarez is the CFO of a technology giant. He has looks, charm, fantastic wealth, a workaholic personality, and a string of boyfriends who only stick around because he’s too busy to tell them to leave.

A bad laptop/projector interface causes James and Gabe’s paths to cross. Friends, family, and coworkers jump to match Gabe with a nice guy, and James with anyone. But are they too different? Everyone will have to tread very carefully to keep things from ending before they start.

There’s nothing better than finding an author new to you who writes in such an engaging manner that you can’t put the book down. I’m so glad that I picked this book up!

It’s odd to say but it was so readable but it was, the dialogue just flowed so naturally and the story was sweet and sexy but also funny and just fun to get through. I couldn’t stop smiling all through this one. I adored the slow burn between Gabriel and James, they start out as friends and that progresses to a few non-dates because it might actually work if they only look at the word out the corner of their eyes.

I know I mentioned the dialogue but I have to again. It’s so snappy. I love all the conversations that happen between the MC’s and the secondary characters who are just as richly layered as Gabe and James.

I loved James. I loved how he loved his son and how much he was willing to sacrifice so that Dylan could get ahead in life. He’s just a good man who deserves good things. I think that Gabe thinks that as well. Gabe was great as well, I think he deserves James as much as James deserves him and that’s the best kind of story to read.

Going into this I didn’t realize it was the first book in a series. I was excited to learn that there’s more to the story because there’s a lot more I want to know about these men and their friends and family. Can’t wait for book 2!

If you’re looking for something that’s slow but with a nicely sharp sexy edge that’s smart and fun I’d really recommend this one.

I’m giving Empty Nests an A-

By Heller

In the United Nations of Book Pushers I represent the Canadian contingent. I've known Has, Lou, E and Minn for a few years now and I've discovered many a new author from them for which I will be forever grateful. New to me often translates to "Where has this book been all my life?" and leads to endless re-reads.

The majority of my childhood was spent with my nose in a book (not that it's any different now) and I always carried at least one with me wherever I went no matter whatever trouble I was up to. My e-reader is something I could never give up now, despite my initial resistance to it. I love my books but carrying around a library in a small electronic device is a thrill that never gets old.

I read anything and everything that strikes my fancy: Regency, Retro-Romance, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Urban Fantasy, Post-Apoc...the list is pretty much endless. I tend to cycle through interests so it really just depends on my mood at the time. I would say that right now M/M books have me firmly in their grasp and they've been the majority of my reads for the past couple of years. I think there's nothing better than headjacking into a story and characters created by an author, I'm always up for a ride to a place I've never been before.

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