Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Jay Walking
Author: Jacques N. Hoff
Series: Peckers #1
Heroes: Simon Spoonwell/Jay Azure
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 100 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 25, 2014
Available at: Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance eBooks and Kobo
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Blurb: 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.
As a blue jay shifter and cop, Jay may have found his mate in bird store owner, Simon Spoonwell. Unfortunately, Simon’s first impression of Jay is far from flattering especially when Jay gives him a huge fine for jaywalking. Jay might not understand why Simon is so angry but he’s not going to let being kicked out of Simon’s house stop him from getting his mate. So, what’s Jay supposed to do when the one person who completes him is the very person who wants nothing to do with him?
Oh man! This book was so great! I absolutely LOVED it! It starts off a little slow with introducing Jay and Simon, as well as, Simon finding out that Jay is a bird shifter. Once all that passes, the story really picks up and becomes lively with a ton of hilarious moments, bad (but funny!) puns and some hot sexiness. I loved that Simon, while geeky, was all standoffish while Jay was all cocky arrogance. Simon definitely gives Jay a run for his money and a reason to shake his tail feathers. The story is just so funny at times and adorable at others. There are a lot of amusing moments in general but the bad puns were the highlight of the story for me.
While I really enjoyed this one, my only problem with it was that there was insta-love based on only two days and a handful of interactions. Usually I’m not a stickler for insta-love but this one seemed too quick even for me. It was just hard for me to justify the insta-love when Jay and Simon barely had a civil conversation before the ‘L’ word was thrown out.
Still, beyond that I really liked the story. It’s short, entertaining and definitely funny. I absolutely adored the bird puns! The characters were cute and feisty and I loved seeing Jay trying to impress Simon. If you’re looking for something quick, that’s sure to make you laugh, definitely give this one a try!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*