Title: Jay Walking (Peckers #1)
Author: Jacques N. Hoff
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 25th 2014
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 100 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Welcome to the avian shifter world of Undercover Peckers. Where love is instant the moment you find your mate. Where there’s only one true pecker for every man. Where the sex is so hot it will singe your tail feathers. Where bird-watching is both a recreation and a preoccupation—that usually leads to feathers flying.
Simon Spoonwell—intrepid bird store owner and history geek—knows avian shifters exist. With so much myth and lore, there must be a touch of reality. But he doesn’t expect his proof to come in the form of hottie cop and blue jay shifter Jay Azure. It’s an innocuous ticket for jaywalking that brings them together, but an inescapable attraction, a love of awful puns, and a shared need to protect the vulnerable will make them true mates.
Jacques N. Hoff is the brainchild of S.J.D. Peterson and S.A. McAuley
I love True Mates stories!
I’ll admit this didn’t hit for me until almost three quarters in. Jay was a little too aggressive, a little too cocky. Thankfully there is a dual POV so you get to see both Jay and Simon’s perspectives and once Jay and Simon really get together and the puns really started flying…I was all in.
“I’ll protect you, Simon. Always,” he whispered against Simon’s skin.
Simon nodded and pressed his clothed body against Jay. “Because you don’t have a choice since I’m your mate?”
“Of course I have a choice, Simon. Instinct draws me to you, and I may not have ever felt these feelings before, but it feels right. I may be just a big dumb cop, but even I know enough not to question Mother Nature.”
I would have liked some more world-building and explanation of just how a 200 pound man could shape shift into a little Blue Jay bird, but understood with Jay being adopted that he didn’t really have those answers.
All in all it was a low angst, humorous, fun read in the end, and I’ll check out the rest of the series.