Series: Peckers, # 2
Author: Jacques N. Hoff
Genre: Humor/ Werewolves/Shapeshifters/ Paranormal
Length: Novella (120 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (October 22nd, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: World-renowned avian vet Sebastian Grant is so sure bird shifters aren’t real that even when an unruly cockatoo named Louis ends up naked in his arms, it’s difficult for him to admit he’s not imagining it. Louis might be everything Sebastian has been looking for in a partner—funny, confident, sexy, and genuine—but there’s one major problem: Louis is a captive in a gilded cage.
With the help of Simon, his blue jay partner, Jay, and the expanding team of Undercover Peckers, Sebastian finds out he’s willing to do anything to make sure Louis is able to fly free and cock strut to his heart’s content.
Review: This book had me with the first paragraph! It is book two of a series and stands alone pretty well but I think you would have a better understanding by reading them in order. Plus the first book was just as good and funny!
Luis is a bird shifter. He has no idea why he is different from other birds or has to shift once a month into a man. Luis also likes being a bird, and loves his owner a lot. He has been getting the itch to dance more and shift more lately and knows it’s time to shift and go to the nearby club. He doesn’t drink but he loves to dance. This visit doesn’t go well. He runs into a man who gives him water and insists he go with him. Luis feels funny and wakes up in Jay and Simon’s car. He finds out that he isn’t alone as a shifter, that Jay also is one and they have formed a group for humanoid/bird shifters called Under Cover Peckers. He also finds that Simon and Jay are mates even though Simon is human.
I absolutely loved this book. I have found that whenever I see one of these type covers from Dreamspinner press I can expect a very fun, intriguing story with lots of laughs. I am going to admit when I got the first book the title especially the series name didn’t really thrill me much. After reading the blurb, I decided to give it a go and was hooked. I suggest if you’re in a down mood and need cheering up go to Dreamspinner and look for these illustrated covers or this series and I promise you will laugh yourself into a better mood!
What I loved the most about this story aside from the humour is that these men are birds, not big vicious animals. I also love the connections between them and their humans. I LOOOVED Luis and his dancing.
If you like a humorous romance, hot and sexy men, unique shifters, bird puns, hot but not overly done man-sex and a fabulous story, this is for you. I can’t wait for the next Pecker!