Masked Booby (Peckers #3) by Jacques N. Hoff ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

MaskedBoobyLGTitle: Masked Booby (Peckers #3)

Author: Jacques N. Hoff

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Erin Eavy

Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/10/2015

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

Peckers: Book Three

Mickey, Keyser, Clyde….

He goes by many names, calls many different countries home, and has a wardrobe that rivals most professional theater companies, but some days it’s impossible to remember who he really is. It’s the price he pays for the adrenaline. The Masked Booby. A man torn between his instinct to survive and his bird nature of taking a dive.

Irwin Stephens is in love—in love with life, his home, and the animals he watches over every day at work. He doesn’t have a man to call his own, but everything else is so perfect he can’t complain. Except maybe about the scratchy khaki uniform all zoos seem to require with fiendish glee.

When Mickey meets Buff Zookeeper, it should be a one-night love nest, but something besides peckers is up in the land down under.

My View:

This series continues to amaze me with its uniqueness and humor. There were so many instances of me laughing out loud that I am glad I was reading this in the safety of my own apartment. I especially loved the nod to Steve Irwin and the Jesus jokes.

This story was more than just humor and ridiculous bird jokes though. It had a plot with a bit of action and suspense (the tiger!) and a bit of character growth as far as Mickey was concerned. I really liked how the authors played on his past in a way to make him mysterious but then revealed it all to us at the end in a way that made his human side more prevalent and connectable. He started out as an ass but I liked him in the end. I do wish more page time was devoted to their relationship. It was kind presented as an afterthought to the plot.

I do however feel like this story was unfinished. I am thinking this is because the remainder of the plot will carry on in the fourth book, but why would you have an entire book dedicated to freeing the puffin but then just stop the story before that goal is achieved? I did feel that the end of the story happened at a natural place as far as the relationship was concerned, but the plot was just left hanging.
And that means I need book 4 right now! I want to see Atticus freed and get his own mate. I like this series, it is fluffy and funny and a good read when you are looking for something easy and quick.

Links

Masked Booby (Peckers #3) on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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