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The Hunter

(Victorian Rebels #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  6,820 ratings  ·  1,041 reviews
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 w
Mass Market Paperback, 412 pages
Published February 2nd 2016 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
I am feeling lazy and don't wanna write a big review so..... I really liked it. Not as much as the first one but it was still really good. Loved both the hero and heroine. The sex was hot. The action was kick ass. Wish it would have had an epilogue. ...more
chan ☆
kind of disappointing, ngl

it took me over a month to finish this book ON AUDIO which i think says a lot. the set up for this book was interesting enough, and definitely has that typical kerrigan byrne formula (i.e. LOTS of trauma in the intro) but the conflict and relationship in this story didn't really do it for me.

which is a shame because the characters were perfectly lovely. i just think too much of this story was spent on the whodunit and not enough time was spent developing the relationshi
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
*An ARC was given in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the writer and the publisher for the opportunity to read this.*

My conscience and I had a little debate earlier. Apparently, that loyal motherfucker felt bad for giving this a rating of 3.5 stars (and because I downgrade, I ended up giving it 3 stars).
Conscience: Daniella, you get your ass back there and read that book again. That 3.5 rating feels wrong.
Me: Er, what the hell are you talking about? I've already rated—
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
"If I have to listen to those fucking people for one more moment, I'll spill their entrails on the floor in front of everyone."

I know the feeling, Mr. Stone Cold Assassin! And, let me tell YOU that if I have to read one more page of your whining, "poor me. I'm not good enough for her. I'll ruin her. I'm so dark and cold and evil..".. blah blah blah... I might just spill YOUR entrails all over the floor.

And, another thing. Mr. Stone Cold Ass, if you are so cold and heartless, how do you insta
The second time was better...

I absolutely LOVED my re-read/listen of The Hunter. I've actually bumped up my rating from 4 to 5 stars. It definitely has to do with Derek Perkins' narration but I think it also had a lot to do with understanding these characters better the second time. Maybe I shouldn't have adjusted my ratings considering I know Millie and Sargent better because of my love for the Victorian Rebels. But, my heart was pounding, emotions were involved, and I was sucked in as if this
2.5 stars

Ok, well this is one of those romances that is targeted toward a very specific reader. It's got some very consensually rapey scenes that a lot of readers just aren't going to like. At all.
What the hell am I talking about, right? Because we all know that there's no such thing as consensual rape.
This is a fantasy setting wherein he thinks he's forcing her to have sex with him - not physically forcing her, but forcing her due to a bargain that will save her life and the life of her son
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
#1 The Highwayman — 4 Stars
#2 The Hunter — 3 Stars
#3 The Highlander — 3.5 Stars

This was rather James Bond-ish. Unless Idk what I’m talking about since I’ve only ever watched like . . . one Bond movie.

I think what I’m saying is this book is an insult to assassin/hitman films. Though this is also probably not a fair assessment either considering this is romance based and the other not so much.

In any case, how did we go from Christopher Argent this,

Last student of the Wing Chun Kung Fu mast
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series is so good, but it's also very dark. We start off learning that our main character, Christopher, was born and raised in a jail cell and had to see his mother endure horrible things. Today, he's an assassin and he finds himself entranced with his latest hit.

I really loved Millie and her son and how fiercely protective Millie was over her son. She put him first, but she couldn't ignore the attraction she felt for the dangerous man who kept on trying to kill her. Christopher and Millie
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
He didn't fear death. Didn't appreciate life. He was fond of nothing and therefore didn't fear pain or loss.

Holy WOW! I'm obsessed with this series. I loved this book even more than the first and I freaking LURVED the first. If tortured anti-heroes are your thing, it just doesn't get much better than Christopher Argent. A ruthless and cold blooded killer; his reputation is one of legend. But what happens when a killer for hire falls for his mark?
This must be what religious me
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Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical

The prologue was a punch so strong it was! I was horrified!

The hero, Christopher reminded me of Sicarius from The Emperor's Edge. He is cold, seemingly heartless assissin.
But, since you know what happened to him in the prologue, you understand him and don't judge. At least I didn't... :)
I loved his blunt and honest opinions and how he spoke with the heroine, Millie. He was always brutally honest and I loved that he sometimes make her uncofortable!

I also Like Millie. She's a true frie
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
On one hand you have this normally indiscriminate killer falling in insta love with his mark and in a way it's all romantic. He fights it but pretty much is done for Millie. On the other hand ... This dude is willing to kill anything but kids if the price is right. It seems to me that having gone through a heartbreaking experience with his mother, he shouldn't be able to do that to women so readily, but nope. He doesn't give a fig. Unless it's a kid. That's the biggest hurdle to get over for me. ...more
Sep 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“I have killed so many,” he murmured. “Don’t you know that it’s too late for me? Don’t you realize that if there is anything but oblivion after this life, I am well and truly damned?”

This book starts off with a heartbreaking and horrific prologue of when Christopher was young. Christopher Ardent was born in Newgate Prison. His mother, Christine, was a prostitute who let the prison guards use her body in order to procure food and firewood for her little son. She loved him very much, and it w

Rachel Reads Ravenously
Do you ever read a book or series that everyone loves, and just not get it? At all?

I read the first book in this series and it wasn't my jam. I had bought the first 4 books all at once expecting to love the series but I sure dang jumped the gun on that one. I listened to about 70% on audio and then switched to the paperback because it was too slow for me.

Overall, I don't like any of the characters, and the story does nothing for me. I enjoy historical a lot, but I think my tastes are just more
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Christopher Argent is a name that is only whispered. He is London's underworld premier assassin and born in Newgate, he has no mercy in his soul. It is when he has his hands around Millie LeCour's neck that the first crack of emotion starts to reveal the man underneath the darkness that has encased him all his life. Born in Whitechaple, Millie has becom
 Danielle The Book Huntress
I hate that I am so late writing this review. It's in no way a reflection on this book, because I loved it. Christopher Argent is the real deal. He is in every way a lethal assassin. Yes he really does almost kill Millie. But he can't do it. Something about her, he just can't. They form a bond that is terribly inconvenient to Christopher, he's a damaged soul who has vowed not to love anyone or anything since he lost his mother in such a horrible way. He is rich beyond calculation, has a fearsome ...more
5 stars!

***Thank you so much to Netgalley, Kerrigan Byrne and the publishers for allowing me the opportunity of reading this book for a honest review.***

Let's start by saying...WOW.

So I fell in love with Kerrigan Byrne's writing with The Highwayman and it only improved with The Hunter!
Meet my Christopher Argent:
Meet my Millie LeCour:

Like, Dorian Blackwell, we have Christopher Argent who is broken, no, ruined beyond repair and he has nothing to live for. He's an assassin for hire but he no long
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
I’m in a major book funk and have been for awhile so I’ve been rereading some old favorites and decided to revisit Christopher and Millie. I love their story, I highly recommend even if your not a huge historical romance fan (like myself) this series is FAB-U-LAS!!

Audio book review:
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5 Deadly Hero Stars!!

Christopher Argent is stone cold and seemingly heartless. The way he grew up and the things he was exposed to and endured in his childhood makes you feel for him…you find yourself
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review

Christopher Argent, is one of England's most elite hunters and assassins. He has learned over the years to not care about anything but himself as means of protection. He is cold and he is ruthless and nothing and no one can stand in his way. He has never let a target go unmarked and killed. His latest target, is the beautiful actress Millie LeCour. Their first meeting in a ballroom, where they dance and share a searing ki
Penny Reid
May 02, 2017 rated it liked it
I just finished reading the first four books in this series. Of the first four, this is my least favorite... I should probably give it a 4 star rating, yet I can't help compare it to the other four books so this one gets a 3. #BadPenny

As with all of Kerrigan Byrne's books in this series, the writing is wonderful and the hero is unapologetically flawed. My issue with this novel was the heroine. She was... too perfect. She literally had no faults. As such, I had a hard time connecting with her as
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio - 3.75 stars
Story - 3.5 stars

I'm annoyed. After all that angst, not only wasn't there an epilogue, the end left much to be desired.
Christopher Argent is an assassin for hire who also works for Dorian Blackwell, the Blackheart of Ben More. He’s well known for his effectiveness and also has the reputation of having ice running through his veins. When he receives an assignment through a solicitor to take the life of Millie LeCour, a well known theater actress, he doesn’t hesitate...until that moment arrives and she says something that gives him pause. From then on, Argent fights a connection to this woman that’s he’s never exp ...more
Robin (Bridge Four)
3.5 Let Me Fix You Stars

Christopher Argent is another beautifully broken bastard. He has a cruel and brutal origin story and I really wanted to sit down and cry and eat an entire box of chocolates after the prologue.

Born to a prostitute in prison he has been chain born all of his life and knows nothing else. His mother does the best by him that she can and so she lets the guards do unmentionable things to her in order to have extra food and wood. She is the best mother she can be to Argent in a
Al George
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
So listen. I don't really feel like I can be free with my words. I chose to read this book at the same time add two other books, all with fractured our tortured heroes. And this book came on the heels of a Kinsale hero and we all know just how tortured they can be.

I'd read another book by this author in a heartbeat. I loved both characters although the tortured hero trope went on and on. Again, my guess is my brain was full of tortuous business, so I'd say I was biased.

You should read the book
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
After reading The Highwayman, the first book in Kerrigan Byrne’s Victorian Rebels series last year, I knew I had found an author who was willing to push the established boundaries of historical romance with her dark, gritty, compelling stories and dangerous, tormented anti-heroes. The Hunter certainly didn’t disappoint.

We were introduced to the mysterious Christopher Argent in The Highwayman. He is Dorian Blackwell’s business associate; a cold, ruthless assassin who kills for money without eithe
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B at AAR.

Kerrigan Byrne certainly knows how to open a book with a bang! The prologue to The Hunter (second book in her Victorian Rebels series) is one of the most gripping and emotionally draining things I’ve read in some time. In it, we are introduced to the hero of the novel, Christopher Argent, as a young boy living in Newgate Prison with his mother, a prostitute and thief. Born behind bars, Argent has never been outside the prison walls; but as we are later to learn, hi
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
*** 3.65 ***

A buddy read with the Hysterical Romantic Saps at the MacHalos:):):)

This author obviously likes to start with prologues that break your heart, break the main character, and then spends the rest of the book trying to put both of them together... It is a very cruel strategy, although it obviously makes for a compelling read.

Just as in book one, we are in London of the late 1800's and another boy who grew up in the Newgate Prison as a kid, having lived through unspeakable horrors, has
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved the amazing HEA couple 💕Christopher and Millie so much. Loved the interactions between an assassin Christopher and Millie's son Jakup, especially when he sang him a lullaby. But my favorite scene had to be when Millie turned into a fierce lioness fighting to get back to her cub. She saved herself against a vicious sadistic hired serial killer! My heroine 🙇🏽‍♀️ ...more
h o l l i s
Whenever I thought back to this book, whenever I read a new Victorian Rebels release, no matter how much I loved it, I always considered THE HUNTER to be my ultimate favourite. Despite not giving it full marks. Why did I do this? I don't even know. Not even my initial review, so much better than this one, explains my reasoning. So, hello, shiny new rating. Millie & Christopher deserve it! Whether it'll remain my favourite once every reread has been completed.. who knows.

I so want to continue on
Jennifer Leighton
The Highwayman was one of my top reads of 2015, so I was beyond excited when in a conversation where I gushed about it to the author, she offered me an arc copy of The Hunter! My very first arc, and Kerrigan Byrne did not disappoint. She continues to delight me with her beautifully written, passionate romances. The gut-wrenching emotion grabs you right from the prologue.

Christopher Argent is every bit the tortured antihero with the tragic past. He is cold and emotionally closed off, but after t
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