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 ...more
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 ...more
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....more
Me: Er, what the hell are you talking about? I've already rated—
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
“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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
***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 ...more
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:
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
#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 JB 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 master Wu P...more
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 ...more
I so want to continue on ...more
Christopher Argent is every bit the tortured antihero with the tragic past. He is cold and emotionally closed off, but after t ...more
I liked the first one much better but this was a good one, too. I love how angsty these books are! I can't wait to read the next one.
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 ...more
Love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in this world.
I enjoyed this one. Fantastic storyline, and could have been even better had it not been weighed down by this author's overly descriptive style. These were very unique characters with tortured pasts who came together in a deadly twist of fate. Riveting right? Yes, and no. While I was dying to find out what was going to happen next, I found myself often bored getting to the point. I loved both th ...more
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