An ancient dragon warrior determined to protect what’s his…
Former general Mikael lost his clan, his family, everything, thousands of years ago. Now he’s awakened in a new world that’s trying to rebuild. He and his brothers are ordered to live with Avery, a human female, and her younger brothers. Avery is nothing he should want. She’s too soft, too sweet…too happy. But he can’t stop his growing obsession with her.
The human female who threatens his jaded heart…
House flipper Avery is no stranger to heartbreak, and knows that the ones you love most can stab you in the back the quickest. When she’s asked to shelter a bunch of dragon shifters, her instinct is to say no. Until she meets the ragtag group of males who are struggling to adjust to the new world. Against her better judgment, she agrees to take them in. Even if the gruff Mikael has heartbreak written all over him, she can’t help but fall for the sexy dragon a little more every day. But when a threat from his past emerges, promising to tear their world apart, things suddenly change between them. As they race against the clock to save her family, Mikael must risk everything and claim her before it’s too late.
Author note: Book can be read as a stand-alone complete with HEA.
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Couldn’t put it down not even through yawning. Worth the sleepless nights and early morning.
4.5stars-moving and edgy
4.5 stars--ANCIENT ENFORCER is the third instalment in Katie Reus’s contemporary, adult ANCIENTS RISING paranormal/fantasy romance series. This is ancient dragon shifter and former general/enforcer Mikael, and human / house flipper Avery Cortez’ story line. ANCIENT ENFORCER can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
SOME BACKGROUND: Months earlier, several dragons rose from their sleep, and in the aftermath destroyed much of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, in an apocalyptic showdown known as The Fall, but in doing so revealed the existence of the supernatural world to humankind. Ancients Rising focuses on the recovery of the city, and the group of supernaturals and dragons who have come to call New Orleans their home.
Told from several third person perspectives including Mikael and Avery, ANCIENT ENFORCER follows the building romance and relationship between ancient dragon shifter and former general Mikael, and human / house flipper Avery Cortez. Mikael and his younger brothers had been asleep for hundreds of years but with their rising after The Fall, Avery Cortez is assigned by the Alpha of New Orleans, wolf shifter King, as housemother to Mikael, and his brothers Casimir and Ivyn, As the foreperson on the rebuilding of a part of the town, Avery is up close and personal with a number of the supernatural inhabitants and finds herself pulled towards the aura of her latest house mate but New Orleans continues to struggle in its’ recovery, and with it, a fight for power re-emerges as it sets its’ sights on our leading hero. What ensues is the slow building romance and relationship between Avery and Mikael, and the potential fall-out as Mikael finds himself caught between head and heart; and Avery places herself in the direct line of fire to rescue the man with whom she is falling in love.
Mikael knows that Avery is his mate but bides his time in his approach to the woman who has captured his heart. Our heroine is oblivious to Mikael’s attempts at a slow seduction, and in this, she is the last to realize that Mikael is the man offering her a happily ever after. With another ancient forming his own army of newly born vampires, Mikael and Avery soon realize they are connected together at an even deeper alliance.
The relationship between Avery and Mikael is one of immediate attraction but Avery wants nothing to do with a long-term relationship. Mikael’s dragon knows that Avery is their mate but convincing Avery is a slow process in that life is about to spiral out of control.The $ex scenes are passionate and seductive without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text.
Once again, there is a large ensemble cast of colorful and supernatural secondary and supporting characters including New Orlean’s alpha wolf King, and the phoenix Aurora; lion shifter Axel, tiger twins Harlow and Brielle, Lola,; half demon Cynara; vampires Justus, Ingrid and Claudine;Rhys, Dallas; dragon healer Greer; Mikael’s brothers Cas and Ivyn; Avery’s human brothers Anthony and Riel, and their father Shep, his wife Lindsay, powerful vampire Magnus; and dragonlings Hunter and Willow. King and Aurora’s story line is next.
ANCIENT ENFORCER is a story of family, friendships, betrayal and revenge; a story of power and control; tragedy and triumph. The premise is moving and edgy; the romance is encouraging yet intense; the characters are numerous, energetic and spirited. ANCIENT ENFORCER is a wonderful and startling addition to Reus’ ANCIENTS RISING paranormal series.