Christopher Argent lives in the shadows as the empire's most elite assassin. Emotion is something he tossed away years ago, making him one of the most clear-eyed, coldhearted, wealthiest, and therefore untouchable men in London.
But when his latest target turns out to be London's own darling, Millicent LeCour, Christopher's whole world is turned upside down. Overwhelmed by her stunning combination of seduction and innocence, Christopher cannot complete the mission. She has made him feel again. Now he will do anything to save her life, so he can claim her as his own....
When Millie learns what Christopher was hired to do, she is torn between the fear in her heart and the fire in her soul. Putting herself in this notorious hunter's arms may be her only path to safety - even if doing so could be the deadliest mistake she's ever made. But how can she resist him? As the heat between her and Christopher burns out of control, danger lurks in the shadows. Is their desire worth the risk? Only the enemy knows what fate has in store....
©2016 Kerrigan Byrne (P)2016 Tantor
Darkest Before Dawn, by Maya Banks ... Hancock is another Villain/Hero. Personally I like these type of men. They fight evil the only way they know how, single-handed. They give no quarter, trust no one, & are totally shocked to learn they have a heart.
When Christopher Argent was begging Millie to wake and he proceeds to spill his heart to her.
If only I could. But I've already listened to it three times this year.
I cried for the boy who lost his Mother. I got caught up in the thrill of the hunt. I feared for the damsel in distress. Finally, I loved the man who found his way to the light.
Edwina "I Love Books'
I liked when Christopher realizes that Millie could not be the mother of Jakub!! I knew that was coming!!
I dislike that Christopher was a murderer for hire. He killed innocent people.
Maybe I am not sure but I would recommend the Victorian Rebel series and let them make up there own minds.
Derek Perkins was Ok. He has problems with female voices.
"The Hunter" Christopher Argent Assassin whom we met in bk 1 "The Highwayman" and a Famous Actress Millicent/Millie Le Cour story!! Someone is murdering women and kidnapping there bastard sons who are most likely heir to a title. Jakub is Millie's adopted son. HIis mother was murdered in a gruesome fashion 5 years prior. She was Millie's best friend. Now Argent has been hired to murder Millie, but only he can't. He has a unusual attraction to Millie and she him. Christopher was born and raised in Newgate Prison were he witnessed the murder and gang rape of his mother. The hardships of being imprisoned as a child, beaten, raped and tortured has formed the man Christopher Argent has become. A murderer/assassin for hire. I didn't like this part murder for money and he didn't even care that he was murdering innocent people for evil men and women to hide secrets or for them to obtained more money and power. I had a real problem with this. Even though Christopher didn't assassinate Millie he was steal a murderer. Lots of people endure untold hardships in life but never resort to becoming a paid assassin. I also, am not a fan of rape to women or men. Yes I know it happens but rape should only be written about by professionals who can offer legitimate help to survivors of such crimes. Instead of creating and giving them reasons to commit more vile crimes against other innocent human beings. The story also, had a abrupt ending with no epilog.
The author Kerrigan Byrne is a very good story teller and she does her homework. Her characters come alive in your mine as you read. She creates scenes you can visualize in your minds eye. She writes great Historical Romance Suspense and I Recommend her Victorian Rebel series for your reading entertainment!!
It was a very good read. Liked the hero's character though an unlikely one for a romance book. KB did a fabulous job showing how he became a respectable man and made it very believable. Tough job well done. The villain's character was a bit predictable as to whom it was but don't let that deter you. Still a lovely romance.
Having read other books in this series I wanted to read this one and enjoyed it somewhat. The subject matter was of interest and characters from previous books made small appearances but this book did not hold my attention like previous ones. The main characters were interesting but some of the explicit parts could have been left out without affecting the plot. I love this narrator, Derek Perkins, and look forward to hearing more from him. Kerrigan Byrne is a competent writer and I look forward to more from her.
Love the story! Just like the first book at times it is hard and harsh but who cares when everything fall into place.
Captivated me from start to finish!
Christopher Argent is one hard SOB that only Millie can soften.
Now on to the third book.
Derek Perkins does a good job of it, I really like his voice.
I found this book surpasses book one and I'm excited to start book three. So far I haven't read one of this author's book I haven't enjoyed immensely
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