Ancient Enemy by Katie Reus

August 24, 2020

He would sacrifice his own life for vengeance, but he would not sacrifice her life.

Ancient Enemy by Katie Reus

Ancient Enemy by Katie Reus

Standalone - Ancients Rising #2
Release - August 25, 2020
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Theme(s) - vengeance
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3.5
Format/Source - eARC provided by the publisher

She should be his mortal enemy.

Ancient dragon shifter Rhys awoke from his slumber hungry for revenge against the witch who killed his sister. When his hunt takes him to the rebuilding city of New Orleans, he finds a woman he can’t keep his eyes off—but she’s a witch. While Rhys wants to despise all of Dallas’s kind, even he can’t deny that she's beautiful, kind and…adorable. And her pet baby dragon only increases his fascination with the sexy woman. Protective instincts he never knew he had take over him as they hunt powerful monsters. He’s forced to confront everything he thought he knew about witches as his life is turned upside down.

But he wants her anyway.

Dallas Kinley is used to being hated because of what she is. Witches have always been the pariahs of the supernatural community. Until now, when the world needs rebuilding. Even though she wants to keep her distance from Rhys, vampires and humans are dying in New Orleans, so she vows to help him hunt down those responsible. But finding the enemy comes at a heavy price, because Dallas is hiding a terrible secret. As they race against the clock to find the murderers, she can only hope his need for revenge won’t rip them apart. Especially when he finds out what she’s been hiding from him.

Author note: Book can be read as a stand-alone complete with HEA.

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I'm in love with a dragon... or two

A year ago, Rhys awoke from his hibernation with the same goal in mind - find justice for his sister's murder. She was deceived by a friend, a witch who took her life to extend her own. He has a real hatred for witches and is willing to give his life for vengeance. Dallas is a powerful witch who has never really belonged. She's used to being rejected for what she is, but Rhys quickly realizes that this witch may just be the exception to the rule.

There was so much to love about this book! I enjoyed that although it was about Rhys's hunt for justice, it incorporated so many other things such as rebuilding after The Fall, mating and courtships, the bonds of family and friends, and finding love when it seemed impossible.

I was a bit overwhelmed with Dallas's constant and repetitive thoughts when it came to being rejected and to Rhys's eventual departure. I didn't count, but she mentioned the inevitability of Rhys leaving her oodles of times. Aside from that, or maybe even despite that, I was quite entertained by this story. I adored these characters and I'm eager to discover more about the ones I briefly met. I need to know more about King (the Alpha of New Orleans) and the woman he's fascinated with, Aurora (a phoenix shifter). I'll definitely be reading the previous book of this series to completely immerse myself in this world. It was that good!


Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.


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