Review: Ancient Protector by Katie Reus

Ancient Protector
(Ancients Rising #1)
by Katie Reus
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: June 30, 2020
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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 her sister are to ever be truly free. Only then can he claim her and discover the shocking truth that lies buried in their past.



Ancient Protector is a paranormal romance between an ancient dragon and a uprising singer. The book starts off with Star getting ready to put on a performance in order for her team to rescue her sister. Her sister had been held captive for over a year, and finally Star is able to rescue her and get her to safety. However, things don’t go as planned when Star gains the interest of a dragon who is convinced she’s his mate.

I loved the idea of this story. This is kind of a rockstar romance mixed with paranormal elements, and one of the characters is a dragon! I don’t know about you, but I love dragon stories. So I was really looking forward to this story. However, I just never fully connected with the characters. I felt like we were just scratching the surface on who they were. Lachlan is dead set on having Star be his mate. Star is hiding who/what she really is from everyone she knows. They are clearly both attracted to each other, but still I just never fully got to the center of these two or what motivated them. In all honesty, I was more drawn to Star’s sister’s brewing romance with the Alpha werewolf shifter.

This story checked a lot of boxes for me on paper, but I just never felt that connection. Not sure why I wasn’t feeling this one because I am a big fan of the author’s. I’ll still give the next book a read because I feel like maybe I just didn’t connect with these particular characters.




One Thought on “Review: Ancient Protector by Katie Reus

  1. Sorry to hear it fell a little flat for you. I loved it. I do plan on reading the next book to.

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