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…
After finishing The Highwayman, I knew I wanted to immediately start on Christopher Argent’s story, which it didn’t disappoint.
Christopher is a harden man, very much so like Dorian. All he knows is darkness and death, he has since he was born and raised in Newgate prison. At the young age of 11, he witnesses the cruel slaying of his mother by the hands of fellow inmates. Ever since that night, he vowed to kill all the men who hurt his mother, slowly becoming an assassin, the Hunter. As an adult, he lives among the shadows, swiftly and quietly carrying out hired hits on various people among London.
His next victim is a stage actress, Millie Lecour. As he tried to carry out his assassination attempt on Milled, he finds he cannot do it, he cannot snuff out her life, especially when she pleased with him to not hurt her son, the same exact words uttered years ago by his own mother before she died. He strikes a bargain with her, if she gives him what he wants, he will protect her and her son from the one who wants her dead. Reluctantly she agrees and accepts his protection to keep Jakob safe.
As Millie spends time near Christopher, his cold frozen heart start to thaw, he starts to form feelings for her, starts to care for her, but he fights them as he doesn’t want to destroy her. He feels she is better off without him. It takes Millie to almost lose her life, plus the lecture from Dorian, for him to wake up and realize that he may not get a second change at happiness and the light that she brings to his dark bleak world.
I will say I am glad this book wasn’t predictable and easy to guess the plot as The Highwayman was. I like to be surprised every now and then. I also really enjoyed Christopher and Jakob’s interactions with one another. Jakob is a shy reserved boy, but he takes a shining to Christopher almost instantly. Christopher isn’t experienced with children and doesn’t know how to interact with them, but as the story progressed, you can see how he learns to interact with Jakob and to care for the boy. My favorite parts with him and Jakob are when he comforts him when he is scared for his mother, and when he sings the Celtic song to him. He may be a harden man, a ruthless killer who isn’t afraid to stain his hands with blood of others, but he slowly changes and shows his softer side that is hidden beneath his hard exterior. I also love how he broke down at the end, actually crying, when he thought what he treasured most, Millie, was being taken from him. I just found that scene beautiful as he poured out his heart and true feelings to her. I am glad he woke up and decided to snatch his chance at happiness, which he deserved dearly.
Just like after I finished the first book, wanting to plunge head first into this one, I wanted to start The Highlander as soon as finished this review as I really wanted to see how the Demon Highlander, Liam Mackenzie, Dorian’s half brother, fairs as he too, is supposed to be a harsh man raised by a cruel father. I cannot wait to see him succumb to the love of a good woman just like Dorian and Christopher did. Over all, I thoroughly enjoyed The Hunter.