REVIEW: Jump the Bull by Jenn Burke

The Official Description:
Ben Beaufort, badass bison

Everyone who looks at Ben and sees his six-foot-plus, muscular build assumes he’s in construction. Or the military. Or something that requires brawn over brains. In truth, he’s a mild-mannered human resources professional—or at least he was, until he got laid off. Now he’s looking for a second career as a Furry United Coalition agent, to discover how truly badass he can be.

Oliver Zuraw, whoop-ass whooping crane

Oliver’s enjoying a second career too, from exotic dancer to the FUC Academy’s yoga instructor. Big, badass men like Ben are totally his type—but he’s sworn them off, because they’re never good news. Except Ben is defying all of Oliver’s preconceived notions and making him wonder if maybe this bison is just the right type of badass for him.

A simple undercover mission that turns out to be not so simple

When an undercover mission needs a bison shifter, Ben jumps at the chance to put his training to use. A twist of events forces Oliver and Ben to pretend to be married…which leads to an invitation to work for the bad guy on his bad guy ranch doing bad guy things. There’s no way they can pass up the opportunity to infiltrate the criminal operation.

Even if they’re a recruit and a civilian instructor who barely know what they’re doing.

And even if there’s only one bed waiting for them.

Jumping the Bull by Jenn Burke is an EveL Worlds novella set in Eve Langlais’ Furry United Coalition (F.U.C.) World and available on all platforms (note: Amazon won’t post the pre-order page, but will have the book on release day!)

Just the facts: M/M

A fun, fast read about the world of FUC – Furry United Coalition! Oh yes, a team of ass kicking shifter agents.  – Kinzie Things

My thoughts bit: This book was a lot of fun. Even though it’s set in a previously existing universe, I hadn’t read any of the other books and found that I had no trouble understanding this one! In fact, I quite enjoyed it.

This novella might be short but it’s pretty entertaining! Jenn Burke has ramped up the camp in this story… and I giggled out loud a few times! I mean really, who would have ever thought that a whooping crane shifter and a bison shifter would team up to solve a crime! The concept itself was intriguing enough that I knew I would want to read it. I’m a fan of Burke’s “Not Dead Yet” series because of it’s quirky characters and humor and this book was similar.

Oliver the whooping crane and Ben the bison team up when they meet at the FUC academy. They are put undercover and their lack of experience leads them into a difficult situation. They get out of it by pretending to be a married couple. There’s an attraction there for sure when they meet but Oliver was resistant! He’s been burned too many times.

Ben quickly proves himself to have many of the qualities of the steadfast bison! He’s fiercely protective, strong and stubborn. All in all that works out well in terms of him being in the academy to become an agent. They work well as a team, but things take a nasty turn halfway through!

This is fast-paced, quick and fun! If you’re looking for something to read that will pick up your spirits during this time of isolation and uncertainty then this is a good one!

Things You May Want To Know: Please be aware, I’m by no means an expert on what may or may not have the potential to disturb people. I simply list things that I think a reader might want to be aware of. In this book: (SPOILERS) Mentions of gunshot wounds, mentions of snakebite, description of people being held against their will, descriptions of exotic dancers and sexual implications of their work.

Links: Goodreads // The Author 

I received an ARC of Jumping the Bull by Jenn Burke  in exchange for an unbiased review.


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