Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Hunter (Victorian Rebels #2) by Kerrigan Byrne - Review

Title: The Hunter (Victorian Rebels #2)

Author: Kerrigan Byrne
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 432 pages
Publisher: St Martin’s Paperbacks
Release Date: February 2, 2016
Source: Library
Rating: 4
Heat Rating: 3
Reviewed by: Artemis

They're rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards—dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the proper Victorian-era ladies who love them, a hint of danger only makes their hearts beat faster...

A scandalous proposal.

As one of London't most elite hunters, Christopher Argent never misses his mark and always gets his man. But when his latest target turns out to be a woman—the popular, and stunningly beautiful, actress Millie LeCour—it turns his whole world upside-down. Overwhelmed by the heat that simmers between them, Christopher can't complete his mission. On the contrary, he'll do anything to save Millie's life—even if it means risking his own...

A dangerous passion...

When she learns what Christopher was hired to do, Millie is torn between the fear in her heart and the fire in her soul. Putting herself in this dangerous man's arms may be her only path to safety—but giving in to her desire may be the deadliest mistake she's ever made. With both of their lives in jeopardy, Millie and Christopher must learn to trust the real feelings they're hiding—to find the true love they're looking for...
The blurb for THE HUNTER does not do this book justice.  Not even close.  The passion and ferocity of Millie and Argent sizzles on the pages.

This can be read as a stand-alone. However, having the background of the first novel, THE HIGHWAYMAN, will add to your enjoyment of the story (and you will be glad you did!). I really enjoyed the developing relationship between Argent and Dorian Blackwell: Two badasses brought low with the love of resolute women.

When someone you care about turns, runs, and walks away from you after you've fucked made love - not once, twice, but three times… That's a sure sign to cut your losses and move on. But I get it. Millie wants to "free" Argent. She knows there's a part of the loving, caring, and kind boy behind the hard, frozen, "unfeeling" exterior of the assassin. Millie is the true Hero of this story.

And speaking of – boy.  Millie's son, Jakub, plays a pivotal role in the story. He’s a brave little man trying to fill big shoes.  Needless to say, he stole my heart too.

I suppose when your adversary is a dissecting necrophiliac, then having an anti-hero, Assassin Hero isn't so bad after all.

You better run for your life if you can, little girl
Hide your head in the sand little girl
Catch you with another man
That's the end'a little girl

Lennon and McCartney, Songwriters
Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Album: Rubber Soul, 1965

Victorian Rebels
The Highway Man (#2)

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