Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/M
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Jon Brighten had a brand new college degree, a student loan dogging him, and a spot to sleep on his sister's couch. He knew needed to find a job and move out, especially when he heard that his sister and her husband were expecting a baby. It was time to find his own place, but first he needed a job.
Applying for the personal assistant position to the reclusive Nikolas Vaile, CEO of Vaile Industries, one of the largest pharmaceutical and research companies in the world, seemed a little too high seeking, but what did Jon have to lose?
Note: This book was previously at 17,000 words published with another publisher. This version has been extensively revised and expanded to over 30,000 words.
I really enjoyed Stormy Glenn’s The Vampire’s Assistant and a large part of the reason was Jon. He was your everyday man struggling to make it. He was a young new college graduate with tons of debt and living on his sister’s couch. I loved that in spite of the misery of his current life, he still saw the good. He showed common courtesy to others and guess what? It paid off in ways that were unexpected. I love that he stood up for himself even as he found himself in a world far removed from his life. I loved that he tried to do the right thing even if it wasn’t the easiest. And once I got past Nikolas’s attitude I even liked him. He was so used to being alone and people asking how high they should jump that he failed to take into consideration that not everyone would. Jon gave him a run for his money even as he continued to get half-assed explanations to this scary new world he had inadvertently entered. I loved that Nikolas had to learn that in spite of what Jon meant for him that he was an individual and deserved to be seen as more than his mate. Jon didn’t allow Nikolas to half step and demanded he be an equal partner in their budding relationship. Ms. Glenn did a wonderful job of showing the growing pains as these two strong characters learned to bend and compromise. It was well written and full of emotional depth and growth. I am a huge fan of Ms. Glenn and this story just shows why.
Five Shooting stars