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  • To Tempt a Highlander Series #2
  • By: Kerrigan Byrne
  • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (14 ratings)

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The Hunter

By: Kerrigan Byrne
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
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Summary

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

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The most tortured hero

…has his frozen heart thawed. I couldn’t stop listening to this one. Derek Perkins is fantastic, as always. Watching the hero’s emotions crack through is heartwarming.

I’m deducting a star, as I have for others in the series, because while one character has undergone dramatic character growth, the other hasn’t changed. That’s not a critique I make for the sake of it — it would really add something to have both change over time.

Having said that, this book is great. There are twists and turns, action, and the steamy scenes contribute to the story. Highly recommend

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loved it!

I was so looking forward to listening to this book, following on from The Highwayman which was awesome that it interesting that I found it hard to get into initially, but I am so pleased that I persevered.

Wow! What a story and the chemistry between Millicent and Christopher was almost too hot to handle, especially for one filled with so much ice!

I had to immediately listen to the beginning again as the ending was just incredible.

Thank you Kerrigan for another wonderful book and Derek for an exceptional narration. I can't wait to move onto book 3!

Highly recommended!

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another brilliant story

Loved it. I couldn't stop listening. I will definitely be listening to the rest of this series. Derek Perkins is a very good narrator.

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  • Cam
  • 10-04-16

Action, romance and mystery all in one

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.

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  • Deborah Seitz
  • 25-08-16

Everyone Loves A Strong Silent Alpha Male

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely!

What other book might you compare The Hunter to and why?

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.

Which scene was your favorite?

When Christopher Argent was begging Millie to wake and he proceeds to spill his heart to her.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

If only I could. But I've already listened to it three times this year.

Any additional comments?

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.

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  • Allison
  • 22-04-16

excellent!

totally loved it! great narration. can not wait for the next book to come out

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  • CandLBourgeois
  • 20-05-17

Adventurous & Exotic!

Enjoyed the reader very much! It very much kept our attention & wanted to quickly get back to it!

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  • Kelly McCullough
  • 04-04-17

I love this series!!

I have a feeling that I'm going to give every book in this series a 5 star review. I love the writing that makes me feel as if I'm there in that time and place. I love the Hero and heroine and all of the characters surrounding them. I love how each book has mesmerized my senses.
Yeah, I loved this book!!
Derek Perkins is a wonderful narrator!! He's perfect for this series.

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  • Linda E
  • 08-03-17

Breathless!

What about Derek Perkins’s performance did you like?

I could listen to Derek Perkin's all day, everyday. I can see in my mind every mood, every character. He is awesome.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Too bad I had to sleep or I would have done this in one setting.

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  • XmasMom
  • 04-12-16

Just get it!!

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.

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  • Beachgirlcbnc
  • 20-05-16

good

enjoyed the story. very well told. can't wait for the next. hope the series continues.

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  • J W Gibbs
  • 30-07-20

Excellent read.

K. Byrne is my new favorite author. D. Perkins does a great job narrating, as well. Prepare to fall in love with this love story...

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  • Burke Carey
  • 02-03-19

Disappointing-Warning:Mild spoilers in the review.

First of all, the narrator does an fine job. He has good inflection and differeniates the voices well. I find his voice a little too stiff and plummy but it did not affect my listening abilities.

I read my first book by this author and really enjoyed "The Highwayman" (abbrev THWYMN by me). I was enthusiastically looking forward to this novel. Unfortunately, it was a great disappointment to me.

In order to explain the difference in opinion, the male lead (Dorian) and female lead loved each other as children in THWYMN. Not only was Dorian portrayed as still having a spark of innocence as well as the ability to love but he attempts to defend the female child lead and stays loyal to her in his heart over the next 17 years while trying to find her. I always felt that violence and brutality was a means to an end to Dorian and not done gratuitously.

On the other hand, the author paints Christopher as being cold and murderous. She describes Christopher's enjoyment for murdering people while attaining a feeling of control and the methods he prefers. Furthermore, he is mercenary; coldly concerned about what he will be paid but not caring about the reason for act. The singular saving grace is that he will not rape women (oh, but murder is ok) or kill children. He is even described as becoming angry for receiving a wet slap from Millie (the female romantic lead) while he attempts to murder her in the bathtub. Frankly, he seems repulsive and insane to me. I made it to Chapter 8 where they begin to angrily express their physical attraction to each other. At this point, it seemed to me that Millie was TSTL and possibly insane as well. I stopped reading and DNF since I found them both irredeemable and really didn't care what happened to them. Now I will have to take a bath in order to remove the figurative slime I felt while listening to the disgusting thoughts of an assassin.

I don't know if I will consider another book by this writer. After all, there are so many good books and so little time!

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