Reviewed by Ami
Title: The Dragon CEO’s Assistant
Author: Jenn Burke
Series: Golden Kingdom
Heroes: Aidan Bishop/Nassim
Genre: MM Fantasy
Length: 211 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 29, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: 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 admit that I wasn’t very impressed with the first book of this series – I thought it spent more time on politics rather than romance. Well, this second installment (though you can read it out of order, or you can also read it as a stand-alone) is SO much better! Guess it only needed a dragon and amnesia trope to win my heart *laugh*
Aidan Bishop staggers out of the woods, naked, and with no memory about who he is. His only lifeline is when Nassim, who claims that he is Aidan’s boss, takes Aidan to his house and is there for Aidan as he struggles to get information about his past life. Having Aidan as a sole narrator really works because I, as reader, was in the same position as Aidan. I knew nothing! So, I discovered the truth piece by piece alongside Aidan. It makes the revelation about Aidan’s identity a great big of a deal.
I really like Aidan as well! Sure, he doesn’t remember a thing, but I love the way he stands up for himself. When Nassim – who clearly has the advantage of knowing Aidan and keeping a secret – basically retreats and hurts Aidan in the process by avoiding him, Aidan simply tells Nassim that. Aidan doesn’t care that Nassim is a dragon – and I love Aidan for that.
I do want to smack Nassim in the head once or twice though. But he makes up in the end with his pleading speech towards Aidan. I read that scene over and over *grin*. So yes, Nassim, you’re forgiven.
The Mythos related to Aidan’s case is really cool – it motivates me to look up a Wikipedia entry for it, which is always a proof that the author managed to intrigue me to seek new knowledge. Kudos for that, Ms. Burke.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*