REVIEW: KATIE REUS – ANCIENT PROTECTOR

REVIEW: KATIE REUS – ANCIENT PROTECTORAncient Protector by Katie Reus
Series: Ancients Rising #1
on June 30, 2020
Genres: PNR, Shifters
Tropes: Dragon Shifters
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley, Author
Cliffhanger: No

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three-stars

Even as he fights for their future…

With the world still rebuilding after massive dragon attacks, famous singer Star isn’t willing to rely on a stranger to protect her family—though dragon shifter Lachlan is difficult to resist. Something about him is strangely familiar, but she doesn’t understand why. He’s already helped Star rescue her sister from a recent abduction, but trust doesn’t come easy when his kind has nearly hunted her race to extinction. When her sister’s kidnapper launches another violent attack, Star has no choice but to accept Lachlan’s aid. But no matter that he’s stepped up to protect her, she’ll never allow the ancient Scottish dragon into her heart.

They’re bound by the past.

Lachlan lost the woman he was meant to mate millennia ago. Unable to live in a world without her, his pain drove him to hibernation. He never thought he would move on—until Star. He’s well aware the feisty shifter is his new destiny, so if tailing her to New Orleans is what he has to do to be near her, then so be it. When Star is attacked, Lachlan resolves to protect her at all costs. And he won’t have to do it alone. It will take Lachlan, his clansmen, and Star’s misfit band of friends to rain fiery vengeance down upon their enemy if she and

Quickie review:

ANCIENT PROTECTOR is the first in a new series by Katie Reus. If you love dragon shifters like me you’ll understand why I jumped at reading this. It did not quite meet my, admittedly ridiculous expectations but I did enjoy reading about Star and Lachlan.

Here are some points I noticed and wanted to point out:

  • Both main characters are supposed to be alphas of their pack. I didn’t feel that either of them actually had what it took to be alpha of a pack in terms of leadership but they were still quite likable.
  • Another thing that bothered me a little: while Lachlan was an ancient who’d woken only a year ago from thousands of years in hibernation, his language was modern. Yes, this is PNR but I still expect a little bit of realism.
  • I loved the mystery around Star’s animal although I guessed it quite early on.
  • The romance was as expected quite insta. I knew it was a shifter romance with a mating concept when I went in so I can’t really complain about it.

This new series ties into Katie Reus’s DARKNESS series which I haven’t read. Although you can definitely read this book as a standalone without feeling lost you may benefit from having read this author’s other series. I may have loved ANCIENT PROTECTOR a little more if I had been familiar with the world. With all that being said, this was a quick, action-filled read that had me entertained while I was immersed in this world of shifters, vampires, witches and magic. If you are looking for a new PNR series to try, give this a whirl!

three-stars

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