The Hunter (Victorian Rebels #2)
by Kerrigan Byrne
Published February 2nd 2016 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Genre: Adult Historical Romance
Source: own copy
In a Flutter: Learning to love and forgive!
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…
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in London, England, in 1877.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Christopher Argent and Millicent Lecour aka Millie. Argent is London’s top assassin and when he zeros in on someone they do not live to tell the tale. But when he goes up against his next target, his whole world is turned upside down. Millicent LeCour is the best damn actress he has ever seen but a job is a job and he has never failed before. Unfortunately for Argent, Millie has something he has never encountered before, a tempting innocence that compels him to spare her life as well as want to be a part of it. But he’s not the only one who wants to take her life. Can Argent and Millie carve out a little safe and perfect life for themselves? Or will evil forces take away the one person who makes Argent feel human again?
Plot: This is a great romantic suspense story that takes you on a heartfelt ride that ends in redemption!
Writing: This novel is written in third person points of view of Christopher and Millie. It is the second novel in the Victorian Rebels series and I recommend reading the stories in order.
Curb Appeal: I love this cover! The color was eye popping and I love that both characters are on the front! The blurb gives a great rundown on the situation and reveals just enough to make readers intrigued!
Ultimately: I am completely in love with this Victorian Rebels series! I wasn’t super excited to start this novel but after getting to know Argent and Millie I was utterly captivated by them! These heroes are so rough and ruthless but have such a sweet side for the ones they love and the heroines are no wilting flowers and totally kickass!! All in all, if you are in the mood for a killer turned hero and heroine who sees the good in her man then come check out The Hunter!!!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.