This is book number 2 in the Victorian Rebels series.
They're rebels, scoundrels, and blackguards-dark, dashing men on the wrong side of the law. But for the women who love them, a hint of danger only makes the heart beat faster...
A scandalous proposal.
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, cold-hearted, 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 that he can claim her as his own...
A perilous passion...
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...
"Captured me from page one and never let go. Romantic, lush, and suspenseful." -Suzanne Enoch on The Highwayman
Kerrigan Byrne has done many things to pay the bills, from law enforcement to belly dance instructor. Now she's finally able to have the career she'd decided upon at thirteen when she announced to her very skeptical family that she was going to "grow up to be a romance novelist." Whether she's writing about Celtic Druids, Victorian bad boys, or brash Irish FBI Agents, Kerrigan uses her borderline-obsessive passion for history, her extensive Celtic ancestry, and her love of Shakespeare in almost every story.
Kerrigan lives with her husband on the coast of Washington State's Olympic Peninsula in a Victorian-era town almost frozen in time. When she's not writing, you might find her on the beach with her dogs, lounging at a local vineyard or brewery, or buying things she doesn't need at antique stores.
Her novels with St. Martin's Press include the Victorian Rebels series (starting with The Highwayman) and Devil You Know series (which begins with How To Love A Duke in Ten Days).
Captured me from page one and never let go. Romantic, lush, and suspenseful. - Suzanne Enoch, New York Times bestselling author on The Highwayman
A passionate, lyrical romance that takes your breath away. From the first page, you'll fall in love. - Elizabeth Boyle, New York Times Bestseller
Byrne makes a stunning debut with a beautifully written, intensely suspenseful, and deliciously sensual love story. - Amelia Grey, New York Times Bestseller
A truly mesmerizing series that highlights dangerous heroes who flout the law and the women who love them. - Library Journal Starred Review on The Hunter
Emotional, powerful, impossible-to-put-down. - RT Book Reviews on The Hunter
The romance is raw, edgy and explosive...the path they take through adversity makes the triumph of love deeply satisfying. - PW on The Highwayman
The dark, violent side of the Victorian era blazes to life as a caring, competent heroine living under the radar is abducted by a notorious crime lord with wonderfully gratifying results in this exceptional and compelling vengeance-driven romantic adventure. - Library Journal on The Highwayman
This is a dramatic, romantic and utterly lovely read. - BookPage on The Highwayman
Byrne is a force in the genre. - RT Book Reviews on The Highwayman