Jay Azure was one very obnoxious and cocky avian shifter! I know, considering this story humorous trope, I should've treated it like such - but I'm having a hard time moving on from that thought. And I couldn't find it in my heart to like Simon either! Crap.
I like the idea of avian shifter - that was quite refreshing - and I'm all for funny humorous story. But man, this one... It just didn't work for me. Not to mention ample of cheesy lines, like: he's my mate, he's the one for me, the only one, I’d do anything for you, I love you... yada yada yada.
I'm all agreement with Simon's 19 year old shop staff expression here:“Whoa, buddy. Love?” Calvin asked, his eyes wide in apparent shock. “You just met him, what, yesterday?”
Looks like my patience just ran out this time.