A Boy and His Dragon

A Boy and His Dragon by R. Cooper.

Another one of my favorites. The first time I read this I gave it a 3.  The second time around I gave it a 4.5. I’ll explain the difference after the blurb.


Arthur MacArthur needs a job, and not just for the money. Before he dropped out of school to support his younger sister, he loved being a research assistant at the university. But working for a dragon, one of the rarest and least understood magical beings, has unforeseen complications. While Arthur may be the only applicant who isn’t afraid of Philbert Jones in his dragon form, the instant attraction he feels for his new employer is beyond disconcerting.

Bertie is a brilliant historian, but he can’t find his own notes without help—his house is a hoard of books and antiques, hence the need for an assistant. Setting the mess to rights is a dream come true for Arthur, who once aspired to be an archivist. But making sense of Bertie’s interest in him is another matter. After all, dragons collect treasure, and Arthur is anything but extraordinary.


This is the second instillation in the beings in love series. It is about a boy named Arthur MacArthur a grad student or was but he had to take some time off to take care of his sister who is having a hard time at the moment. He is working two jobs to make ends meet, One of his former professors recommends him for a job of an assistant. Philbert Jones or “Bertie”  is who Arthur goes to meet.

Bertie is a author on paranormal beings and is writing a book about the long lost red dragon. Something that Arthur is very passionate about. Bertie is very flirtatious and nurturing. Even though his feelings aren’t necessarily reciprocated he tries to take care of Arthur.

When I first read this book my notes said that it took about 70% of the book to really get into it and that I was skipping through the pages. That was true. I did do that the first time around I really was not into the characters and I really didn’t care to much about there relationship or how it progressed it just seemed really slow. The second time around I read it with a different perspective. I had finished the last of the series, which is still ongoing. I realized that’s just how this author gets you into the relationship and the characters. So if you find yourself skipping through this one, Try it again with a fresh pair of eyes later on it might just surprise you.

Have you ever had to read a book more than once to like it? Leave me a comment below. Until Next Time.

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