Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
A Golden Kingdom Novel
The heart remembers.
When Aidan Bishop staggers out of the woods, naked and suffering from amnesia, he needs to relearn who he is and where he fits in the world.
His boss, nearly five-hundred-year-old dragon Nassim, head of a successful tech company, hurries to claim his wayward assistant and guide him back into the life he disappeared from. As they get to know each other again, Aidan wonders if their relationship went deeper than employer and employee. But Nassim isn’t telling, and Aidan has a secret of his own… even if he doesn’t know it yet.
I am always up for a dragon book. Can’t help myself. So The Dragon CEO’s Assistant by Jenn Burke felt like it was in my wheelhouse. Fantasy, a mit of a mystery, romance, and yes, a dragon! Yippee!
Turns out I enjoyed Jenn Burke’s tale of dragon romance and mystery, although I hadn’t realized it was part of a series, one I wasn’t familiar with. Not that it made a difference here as this story works very well as a standalone.
We are dumped immediately into the mystery as Aiden appears naked and without memory coming out of the woods within distance of a building. One that happens to be one where he used to work. From there we meet several co-workers, and of course,, his boss, the gorgeous and impressive dragon,Nassim. The story is told from Aiden’s perspective so we get his total puzzlement, his lack of foundation for everything around him, and his awareness of Nassim on many levels.
The story progresses as Aiden tries to figure out who he is and where he figures out his place in the world, getting hints that all isn’t well from things happening around him.
Burke gives us different fantasy beings, elements of mystery and suspense while not forgetting the romance and love. I wish I could say that the aspect of romance and love felt substantial here but that didn’t feel like it to me. That was the only element that I thought needed strengthening. The mystery, the suspense? All good but the relationship? The love and background between Aiden and Nassim? That was missing and the story felt the lack
The Dragon CEO’s Assistant by Jenn Burke was a sweet fantasy romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. I enjoyed it as I do most of this author’s writings. If you like dragon’s, lovers reunited, and second chance stories, I am sure this is one you will enjoy too.
Cover art: really works for the character and story. Nice!
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X3T8JYJ
ebook, 211 pages
Expected publication: October 29th 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
Original Title The Dragon CEO’s Assistant
Edition Language English
Series Golden Kingdom