4 Stars, Dreamspinner Press, Jacques N. Hoff, Reviewed by Jackie, Romantic Comedy

Jacques N. Hoff’s “Jay Walking” Flips The Bird At Serious Shifter Drama

Title: Jay Walking

Author: Jacques N. Hoff

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 100 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

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.


Review: I have read a lot of shifter books, but only a few with avian shifters. Jay Walking was one of the most unique shifter books I have read in a while. There was some great steam in this book, but the overwhelming theme is its tongue-in-cheek humor.

When Jay Azure, a blue jay shifter, is demoted to watching the streets for jaywalkers, he is shocked to find a man he can’t seem to forget about. While writing the jaywalking ticket Simon Spoonwell had earned, Jay realizes that Simon could very well be his mate, but, unfortunately, things don’t go well on their first meeting—Simon can’t stand Jay—and from there, the story goes on with all of Jay’s humorous attempts to get Simon’s attention. With a few misunderstandings to overcome and some confessions to make, the two begin a relationship and much hilarity ensues.

I would wholeheartedly recommend Jay Walking if you are looking for a fun, good-time read. I loved both of these characters individually and together, and think the author did a great job of mixing the silliness with the seriousness, as well as setting us up for more books in this universe. It’s a wonderful, light start to what could be a very entertaining series about bird shifters, and I will definitely be checking out any follow-up books from Jacques N. Hoff.

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