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review 2017-10-20 17:14
Cold as Ice
The Hunter - Kerrigan Byrne

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 reputation, is at the top of his game as an assassin, but inside he's a prisoner. He is truly a tortured hero in every way. I love tortured heroes. I love dangerous heroes. I love assassins. And he's a redhead. Bingo! It's Christmas.

Millie is a great heroine. She's strong and intelligent and loving and determined. She's able to work past her fears or rejection and rightfully fear of being with a cold, ruthless man like Christopher, to try to reach his heart. He's the man for her and she knows it very quickly. The question is how to conquer his arctic heart and soul.

Kerrigan Byrne knows how to write a spicy romance that will burn the pages up. She doesn't disappoint in this book. However, because Christopher is so damaged, it takes a while for them to get intimate and even longer before it's truly satisfying. I liked how she shows the ice melting around his heart, and how it's a painful process, much like when one has frostbite and hypothermia and must be warmed slowly. Millie is so good about giving Christopher space, but not giving up on him. She also has some wounds of the soul, but in contrast, she has gotten healing for her wounds. And she has her adorable son who anchors her and gives her a reason for being.

The action is very good and the villains are very evil. There are some quite violent moments. Nothing gory, but it's done in a way that cements the authenticity of the dangerous world that Argent lives in, and the seriousness of the thread that Millie is facing. I loved seeing Farah and Dorian from The Highwayman, and we get to meet the heroine for the next book The Highlander. I confess I read that one first, so I'm excited to look back and see where Mena came from. Her story is very sad. I'm glad she gets her happy ending in the next book.

If you're a historical romance fan and you're not reading this series, you need to rectify that immediately. This is a great series. I've loved every book I've read. Dangerous heroes and strong, intelligence, loving heroines in an authentic historical setting with plenty of action and intrigue. Oh and some hot loving. What more can you ask for?

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text 2016-07-03 04:39
The Demon and the Angel

The Highlander (Victorian Rebels, #3)The Highlander by Kerrigan Byrne

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I was verra much enamored with this book. A great match between the very tortured hero and heroine. I like my Highlanders brawny and intense, and Liam definitely fits the bill. I have found another historical romance series to follow!

Overall rating: 4.5/5.0 stars.

Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine. http://affairedecoeur.com.


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text 2015-06-29 15:03
Dark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance: Paranormal Romance Boxed Set 99 cents
Dark and Damaged: Eight Tortured Heroes of Paranormal Romance - Colleen Gleason,Bonnie Vanak,Felicity E. Heaton,Erin Quinn,Laurie London,Caris Roane, Jennifer Ashley,Erin Kellison

JENNIFER ASHLEY - Lion Eyes (Shifters Unbound)
CARIS ROANE - Blood Flame (The Flame Series)
ERIN KELLISON - Tempted by Fire (Dragons of Bloodfire)
FELICITY HEATON - Her Sinful Angel (Her Angel Series)
ERIN QUINN - The Resurrection of Sam Sloan (A Novella of the Beyond)
LAURIE LONDON - Rebel's Desire (Iron Portal)
BONNIE VANAK - Redemption (Werewolves of Montana Mating Mini)
COLLEEN GLEASON - Raging Dawn (A Gardella Vampire Hunters Novella)


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