She's a sheltered princess...
Stella is from a fierce and ancient dragon line, but when her kingdom was invaded and half her family slaughtered, everything changed. She’s been taught to fight, to protect herself, but now that one of her sisters is back after being thought dead, she realizes it’s time to make some changes. After years of being smothered, she needs freedom, to spread her dragon wings and experience life. So when she's tasked with a job in New Orleans, she jumps at the chance to strike out on her own and prove herself.
He's the assassin hired to kidnap her…
Dragon shifter Rhodes is a killer. An assassin. And he’s been ordered to kidnap the dragon princess Stella as vengeance against her clan. He’s always finished his contracts—until he meets her. Now he’ll do anything to keep her safe. To claim her forever as his mate. But first they’ll have to overcome the danger stalking her—and then he’ll have to figure out how to get her to forgive him for betraying her.
Ancient Vengeance by Katie Reus
Ancients Rising series book 6. Dragon shifter paranormal romance. Best read as part of the series.
Stella is anxious to travel to the human realm to escape her tightly sheltered yet privileged life as the second princess. On her first mission, Stella is shot with poison and almost kidnapped by fae. Fortunately Rhodes has been following the princess and saves her. But as an assassin himself, is she still in danger? His dragon says no, and has claimed her as his own.
Engaging and seemingly fated mates, Stella and Rhodes seem to be made for each other. She’s used to having power but is temporarily disabled. He’s a self proclaimed “powerful and beautiful” dragon and is totally in love, but knows he’s not worthy. These two are a bit bumbling in mission but fully consenting adults that can’t and don’t want to keep hands or lips to themselves.
Returning couples from most of the previous books make appearances and help in some way to investigate, or house, or protect. Short appearance by Hunter who is adorable as usual.
Entertaining, a bit campy in a good way, steamy and delightful.
Dragons, magical beings, action and entertaining.
Wonderful dragon fantasy with magical beings and action. The book is about Stella, a princess, and Rhodes, an assassin. He was contracted by the Fae to kidnap Stella as the Fae said she was a monster. As soon as Rhodes saw her he knew he’d been lied to and never harmed an innocent. The characters are well developed, entertaining and enjoyable. I received a complimentary copy of the book and chose to write a review. I look forward to reading future books by Ms Reus.
Ancient Retribution is the fifth book in the Ancients Rising series by Katie Reus. I absolutely love this series and it keeps getting better!
Stella is a dragon shifter princess, Rhodes is a dragon shifter assassin who has been hired to kill her. Instead, he saves her and discovers she is his mate and he will do anything to keep her save. But will she ever forgive the lie he told?
I absolutely loved the chemistry between Stella and Rhodes. Watching them come together was amazing because they compliment each other so well!
I loved how fast paced this book was, filled with twists and turns and enough suspense to make me not put this one down! And I know there's more excitement to come!!!
If you love romance, fantasy, and adventure, then this book is for you! I highly recommend it! I can't wait for the next book to get here! I need more!!!
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.