Book Reviews

The Vampire's Assistant (Vampire Chronicles 1) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Vampires / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 24-January-2018

Book Blurb

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?

His blood?

 

 

Publisher's 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.

 

Book Review

In a supernatural variation on “rags to riches”, this is a story about hope, finding your true love where and when you least expect it, and the overpowering charm of a centuries-old vampire who suddenly finds himself at the mercy of a human man unwilling to take his “importance” too seriously. Told with a great deal of humor, ‘The Vampire’s Assistant’ is a sweet romance with a touch of suspense and a lot of heart.
 
Jon is a poor human college graduate in desperate need of a job. He has a student loan threatening to cripple him if he cannot find a job, he sleeps on his sister’s sofa, and he wants a place of his own so badly he’d do almost anything to get it. All he wants is a position as the personal assistant of the insanely rich and powerful Nikolas Vaile, but it doesn’t look as though he’s going to get it. A few misunderstandings later, Jon finds himself bonded to the domineering Nikolas without knowing what that means. It’s a good thing Jon can stand on his own two feet and doesn’t follow orders easily (or willingly), or he’d never be a worthy partner for the powerful vampire.

Nikolas has waited hundreds of years for his mate, but when he runs into Jon, he doesn’t know how to behave or what to do to make the stubborn human understand what they mean to each other and why Jon can’t just walk away. Nikolas finds out he is just as vulnerable as Jon, if in different ways, and it takes him a while to adjust. He's a little slow on the uptake considering Jon's very human concerns and questions, but he tries. That made all the difference for me in how much I was able to like him – despite his overpowering need to dominate Jon.

If you like vampires who have to learn to adjust to modern life, if you enjoy a bit of posturing and banter between men with vastly different backgrounds who have just met, yet have to deal with being together for the rest of their lives, and if you’re looking for a fun, hot, and sweet read that is as romantic as it is fantastical, then you will probably enjoy this novella. I definitely enjoyed reading it again, and this time I can go straight to the sequel!

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 30870 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 19-March-2015
Price $4.50 ebook
Buy Link http://www.bookstrand.com/the-vampires-assistant