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After cheating death twice in one night, confessing her true nature to her werewolf soul mates and being asked to kill one of her closest friends, Secret took a much-needed vacation. By running away.Now she’s back in town—dragged kicking and screaming—determined to clear Holden Chancery’s name. Right after she finds out what he’s accused of. It shouldn’t be hard—Holden hasAfter cheating death twice in one night, confessing her true nature to her werewolf soul mates and being asked to kill one of her closest friends, Secret took a much-needed vacation. By running away.Now she’s back in town—dragged kicking and screaming—determined to clear Holden Chancery’s name. Right after she finds out what he’s accused of. It shouldn’t be hard—Holden has a habit of using their new and scintillating psychic bond to break into her thoughts and dreams at some very, shall we say, awkward moments.Just a few things stand in her way: a secretive Tribunal leader, a group of would-be vampire slayers and two werewolf boyfriends who refuse to let her operate in her customary lone-wolf style. Even less amusing are the terrifying creatures that someone is using in an attempt to gain control of the council. Even for this out-of-the-ordinary bounty hunter, it’s a challenge with potentially deadly teeth.Warning: Contains an ever-plucky heroine with no shortage of weapons, super-hot mind games, an ever-complicated love triangle and one hell of a creepy amusement park.This book was previously released by Samhain Publishing. The new edition contains minor word changes but no story changes....

Title : A Bloody Good Secret
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ISBN : 9781939291196
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Number of Pages : 572 Pages
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A Bloody Good Secret Reviews

  • Pia
    2019-06-18 13:55

    I'm very sorry Secret. You started out well, but this is where our paths must separate.Your author hit one too many of my pet peeves, and it's better to leave you now instead of ending up hating every last bit of you.For one thing, your nagging about "hanging onto your humanity" is getting on my nerves. You're a half blood by birth, 50 % wolf, 50 % vampire and 0,00% human. Suck it up already and start behaving like the supernatural heroine that you set out to be in the prequel (instead of the irresponsible adolescent twit you seem to have turned into, running away no less, (view spoiler)[ leaving both your "soulmates" and your "new" charge behind for three months without thinking about the consequences for anyone but your own selfish self, tsk, tsk ) (hide spoiler)].For another, I can no longer deal with all the inconsistencies and pointless plot points. The lack of motivation of almost every character is driving me crazy. Your love life makes neither sense nor progress. The whole setup of this book was preposterous ((view spoiler)[the "kidnapping", the accusations against Holden, the way that Jameson and co were dragged into the story line, the "cliffhanger" promotion at the very end, ... none of it made any sense whatsoever) (hide spoiler)]. But what really, really killed it for me were the inconsistencies. To name just a few:(view spoiler)[Earlier in the books, you mentioned several times that vamps cry blood, and then, all of a sudden comes this line out of left field "I'd never seen a vampire approach tears" Also, you mentioned repeatedly that you're only contacts with the Vampire Tribunal were through Holden as liaison, and that you had no personal contact with Sig. But when push comes to shove, not only do you call Sig on you're cell phone, but 3 month old baby vamp Brigit apparently has no trouble at all to call him (by phone) as well. HTF did you get his number ? Yellow pages ? (add sarcastic font)And finally, all the vamps, including yourself, that conveniently forget to use their supe powers when coming up against humans. What's the point of thrall, if even the bad guys won't use it? What's the point of super speed if a human boy is faster than that ? (don't answer that btw, rhetorical question because I feel like ranting about it).(hide spoiler)]Anyhow, Secret, you and me are through. I just can't deal with this as it makes no sense to me.

  • Carmel (Rabid Reads)
    2019-06-26 07:59

    Reviewed by: Rabid ReadsThis series is quickly becoming an addiction of mine. Luckily, I only have one more book to read in order to get caught up; I was starting to feel bad about neglecting the other novels waiting in my queue. Sierra Dean left me with no other choice though. Something Secret This Way Comes left me begging to know what happens next. I opted to save face a little and bought the next novel instead. A Bloody Good Secret starts off a little slower than its predecessor but don’t worry, you’ll find yourself knee deep in Secret McQueen awesomeness in no time. The ending of this second installment is no less shocking either and if you’re prone to series obsession like I am; it’s probably best if you have all three books at your disposal before you dive in. Don’t say that I didn’t warn you! The first half of this story wasn’t my favorite. The pace was a lot slower than what I’ve come to expect from this series and I was anxious to get to the good stuff. I think the fact that Sierra makes readers wait for the answer to Something Secret This Way Comes’s cliffhanger ending might have had something to do with it. I’m not the most patient of people, especially when it comes to books. That point aside, I think Dean does a great job of summarizing the first book while setting up the chess board in preparation for the upcoming amazing plot twists. The fruits of her labour shine through in the end though and my reaction after the final page was something along the lines of: “omg-omg-omg!” Once the ball started rolling there was no stopping it! The action is all consuming and the clever way in which Sierra weaves her plot lines is mesmerizing. I’m pretty good at guessing the outcome of books, TV episodes, movies, etc but with this series all bets are off! I was completely blindsided by the big bad and by Secret’s new role. There’s nothing that I like more than a book that keeps me on my toes! I thought that Secret’s love triangle was complicated enough in the last book but I was wrong! Another man’s been added to the mix, so that makes 3 now. I have some concerns as to where this is going. It took Anita Blake way more than just two books to end up with this many lovers and my opinion of that series has been slowly declining ever since it became more about sex and less about hunting vampires. I’d hate to see Dean fall into the same trap. Secret’s only slept with one of them so far though which means that there’s still hope! I’m completely over Lucas, the werewolf king. In fact, I never really liked him to begin with and this book further reinforced those feelings. I want him gone! I remain skeptical about Holden but I have nothing but love for Desmond. Pick him! Pick him! If anyone can salvage the mess that is McQueen’s love life it’s Sierra Dean. Here’s hoping for a non-Anita-Blake-ish outcome! A Bloody Good Secret has enough adrenaline, love squabbles and surprises to satisfy even the most difficult of readers. Even though it wasn’t quite as good as the first installment; it’s still a wildly entertaining read that ends with yet another brutal cliffhanger. Damn you Sierra Dean! You’ve left me with no choice (once again) but to read Deep Dark Secret.

  • Julie
    2019-06-15 12:58

    Posted at Bloody Good Secret is the second book in Sierra Dean’s Secret McQueen series. A series about a seriously kick ass chick who is half vampire and half werewolf. The first book ended in somewhat of a cliffhanger. I didn’t find it to be an “OMG I am going to track down the author and throw water balloons at her for doing this to me!” kind of ending, just an “OMG Really?!? As if?!? What is Secret going to do now?!?” kind of ending. Basically, the perfect sort of cliffhanger for me.Now this incredible jaw dropping ending could have lead the story for book two in many different ways. Secret could have been angry and just taken it out on everyone. She could have just gone ahead and got the task over with. She could even have decided to just up and quit her job as a bounty hunter to the vampire council. But she didn’t do any of those things. What she did do is run – and I loved that that is what she decided to do.Secret is a strong character who won’t take crap from people. She is the only one of her kind and keeps her mixed heritage to herself. She is essentially an assassin. And she has quite the snarky mouth on her (one of my favorite parts about her). But she is still scared sometimes and she is still vulnerable sometimes. Her decision to flee shows that side of her – it makes her more real, more normal. Because I think, when facing what she is facing, most of us would want to do that too. I also think how she comes back to facer her task is very true to Secret and her life.Secret is mate-bonded to two (yes two) werewolves. Lucas is the werewolf king and he is yummy. In the first book, I was totally team Lucas. The chemistry between him and Secret was burning…even though they never actually get the deed done in that book. But, seeing that he is the king and all, he is a bit of an alpha nightmare for our extremely independent Secret. She didn’t ask to be bonded to this man, or any man. It’s just some chemical thing that happens.The other wolf that she is bonded to is Desmond. In the first book, I thought he was yummy, but I didn’t get the apparently strong bond they have. Well, there are no more questions in my mind – Desmond is hot and he and Secret are smokin’ together! And now that I see how these two are together, I sort of want to see her with Lucas to compare. What does that tell you about me that I actually want to see Secret do the nasty with another guy so I can see who she is strongest with?!Holden is a mystery but I like him a lot. And Sig is fun! He is another character I am really curious about. I wonder about the motivations of both of these men. Wow…Secret really is surrounded by lots of men, isn’t she?! How is it I only just noticed this now… *lucky lady*The story in this installment is go go go. Nonstop excitement with twists that make your eyes pop out of your head from time to time. There are some of the creepiest ‘things’ that I have ever read too. Just…ew. And who was behind all of the upheaval came as a surprise to me.Overall, I am really really enjoying this series. Secret is an awesome character, bringing with her the perfect mix of strength and softness. She often makes me laugh out loud while reading her dialogue. The stories so far have been well paced and fun to read and Sierra has a gripping writing voice that makes me want to keep reading.

  • Viktória Tóth
    2019-06-12 11:53

    Sierra Dean created a fantastic world and characters for her book. Starting from the heroine's personality, job and her jumbled relationships the reader gets an explosive and energetic story. It's simply grabs your attention and doesn't let it go until you're on the last page. A Bloody good secret strats three months after the events from the previous book. Wich means we miss this three months form Secret life, there is only a few brief mention of it in the whole book. And let me tell you I I would like to know the details. Thanks to this gap Secret reaction stays unexplained whereupon her actions seem immature regarding certain events.This immature character doesn't identify with the badass, warrior woman who stands between vampires and werewolves without batting an eye. During the whole story she couldn't find her place and I miss the Secret McQueen from the first book.On the other hand her new self doubt and questions prove that she isn't invulnerable and unerring giving her a human quality. She makes mistakes and bad decisions and a lot of them. Makes it easier for us to imagine ourselves in her place. There is that love triangle I hate love triangles. Hovewer it looks like Secret learned to juggle it better than in the first installement, but she still lets the two men decide for her. Not good Secret, not good at all. Grow a pair already.Oh and to make her love life even better there is a fourth party inching into the picture. It's starting to look interesting. There is a bonus in the fact that everybody pokes his/her nose into her business, slowly we get to see a lot of interesting and different backstory. And a lot of new supporting character comes into the picture,too. What I would like to know the most is why Sig affection toward Secret.The book is full of action and twist, I couldn't predict where is the story headed. A lot of things blindsided me during reading. I like when that happens. Looking forward to the next book.

  • Elle Chardou
    2019-06-12 09:16

    In this installment of the Secret McQueen series, Secret is left reeling from an assignment which was given to her at the end of Something Secret This Way Comes: Secret McQueen, Book 1, which a few readers believed to be a cliff hanger.I will say that some of the aspects of the story have improved, like Brigit not being such a huge pain in the @ss. However, some aspects went from bad to worse. The love triangle (if you want to call it that as she has yet to make love to Lucas and spends most of her time rolling around the sheets with Desmond or dreaming of Holden or fighting off some bizarre attraction to Sig)... I don't know, perhaps some of the other reviewers are right on the money when they say this is going towards Anita Blake territory but not *everyone* can find the main paranormal character appealing and a sexual turn on and this is where I struggle with this series.I would be much more happy if at this time in her life, Secret either swears off men entirely or chooses one (at this point, ANY one as people are going to get hurt regardless what decision she makes but they'll get over it and live to see another, night in Holden and Sig's case). It is just annoying because I found the book tedious at times and the so-called plot was wafer thin (hence all the reasons why Secret had so much going on because the plot isn't really all that interesting).What I also find a bit annoying is how these supposed men who perhaps showed very little outside interest in Secret (except for perhaps curiosity or perhaps a night of rolling around in the sheets -- I am talking about the vamps here, Holden and Sig) are all the sudden on the verge of being in love with her and find her so damned irresistible. Perhaps I am missing something major but what is so special about this chick that a two thousand year old vamp and a two hundred year old vamp are soooo enthralled, they can't seem to be without her?And is with the semi-incubus scenes with Holden and Secret?It was an enjoyable but a forgettable read and I am only hoping the third book, Deep Dark Secret: Secret McQueen, Book 3, will be much better.

  • Angela James
    2019-05-28 14:20

    I like this author's voice, but at nearly exactly 50% in the book, I pretty thoroughly disliked the heroine while she was interacting with one of the love interests, which makes this difficult, since this is a first person voice book. I thought she was selfish and self-centered and contemplated abandoning the book (but didn't because I DO like the world). I also have a lot of trouble with any woman who's willing to just blithely accept stringing along not just two, but four (four!) potential love interests and has even just brief sensual interludes with all of them in some form. Too reminiscent of Anita Blake, and just too easy as a fallback conflict.I'm just not a fan of the multiple love interest trope in urban fantasy as a form of conflict to drive the book, rather than other external issues/plot/story, so I'm probably the wrong audience for this book, in that regard. Which is a huge shame for me, because I really do like the author's voice and think she's got amazing potential for growth, and for the story in this world. I hope she'll quickly move away from using the multiple men as the source of conflict, and instead concentrate on the larger plot issues she's hinting at within the worldbuilding.

  • Kim
    2019-06-20 06:56

    I have a hard time deciding if I liked this book or not. I found myself not liking Secret. She was so cold and nasty to Lucas,for reasons that made absolutely no sense. And overall to everyone she was very bratty, and not the so called strong character I expected her to be. A good example is forcing a character to admit he loved her,then getting up and just walking away! What a cold nasty person! Makes it hard to like her.I really liked Lucas' sister, and i think she and Secret could end up being good friends!Infact I think she would be better with Desmond,because for me he's too soft and submissive for Secret. And Secret calls Lucas he other werewolf boyfriend but how the heck can she call him a boyfriend? I just don't understand where the writer is taking this relationship that has never had a chance to develope,is she going to keep having Secret be bratty and the spoiled princess,because i think what he did in the book was justified and I can't understand Secret's contued hostilty towards her so called other boyfriend/soul bonded mate.I also really like Sig! I hope in book 3 the writer shows more Sig,and Lucas. For me the secondary characters saved this book. I found them to be interesting and will bring me back to read book 3.

  • Blodeuedd Finland
    2019-06-08 14:13

    First of all there will be spoilers from book 1 as I am gonna squee and ramble on.I read book 1 today and thought, why did no one tell me the series is so good?! (ok maybe they did and I did not listen). After finishing it I had a serious case of withdrawal and you know I had to get more. So I had to get and start book 2 and I did not put it down. No dinner was made today, the dishes from yesterday's dinner is still in the sink, the bed was not made. You get the point. I was all about schhhhhh! I am reading today.So what made it so good? A great heroine that goes her own way, and is both vampire and werewolf. And in the last book she found out she is soulbound, not only to the werewolf king but to his second in command too. Sure Lucas is good and rich, but I am lusting over Desmond more. Just cos he was more willing to stand there at the side watching them court. I heart Desmond. But, all is not good, honestly I need to read more! In the last book there was a mention that her vampire side will find someone too. And I am dying to know who it is, someone knew? Holden? ..the freaky Finn Sig? You know a series is good if I read 2 in a day. And when I want the books in print as I read ebooks.Recommended of course. And I need more..mooooore.

  • (Tori-Smexybooks) smexys_sidekick
    2019-06-05 15:04

    Originally posted at Quote: “Don’t let those wolves bowl you over, Secret. You’re the prize, not the property.”A Bloody Good Secret picks up about 3 months after Something Secret This Way Comes. When Secret was given the name of her next “assignment” at the end of Something Secret This Way Comes, she decided the best way to handle it was not to and ran to her grandmother’s house. But Secret should have realized that she would not be able to hide for long so when she is kidnapped and forcibly returned she isn’t so much surprised by the act as she is by the participants. Lucas Rain, King of the Werewolves, and her vampire tribunal boss, Sig, apparently decided that it was time for her to come home and acted together. Secret is both fascinated and insulted by this.“I’d like to go home. Your driver left and I’d like to go home.”“Secret…” “I did miss you. I really did. And I wanted to come home. But you should have let me do it my way. I needed time.”“I know. But Secret, we needed you here. We’re your friends.”“Yeah. With friends like you, who the hell needs enemies.”As Secret investigates to try to clear Holden’s name, it becomes apparent, with the help from some unlikely allies, that Holden is bring framed and unless Secret finds the true traitor, she and Holden will both suffer the consequences.I really enjoy the world that Ms. Dean has created in her Secret McQueen series. From the name, Secret McQueen, to Secret’s job and her intricate relationships we are given an energetic and feisty urban fantasy that engages and holds your attention to the end. A wonderful balance of humor and suspense; it’s the characters in here that make this story so superb.Secret is a bounty hunter who is just trying to survive a dual nature. Half vampire and half werewolf; she feels like she truly doesn’t belong anywhere. Add in a love triangle that is slowly becoming a quad-angle and poor Secret has a lot on her plate. Armed with engaging snark, Secret charges head on into battle and woe to anyone who gets in her way. What really appeals to me about Secret is that she is not infallible. She isn’t a supernatural with unlimited powers. She makes some poor decisions and she gets her butt kicked occasionally. Yet there is no fatalism in her. No continuous emotional angst that has you wondering, “OMG… what now?”. Ms. Dean has created a character infused with enough realism and humanistic qualities that you can’t help but bond with her.I love that Secret seems to have a better handle on those surrounding her. Especially her love interests-Lucas and Desmond. In the first book, Something Secret This Way Comes, the soul bond between them overwhelmed her and she seemed to be led by the hand, or by the lust, when it came to them. In here she is much more in charge of her feelings around them and lets each of them know that she is not their property nor will she be dictated too. Lucas, as always, over steps boundaries, but Desmond acts from his heart and his heart is Secret. We are clued in to a possible third romantic interest-I mean, her vamp side needs some cold blooded loving too, right? I am very interested in seeing how Ms. Dean manages to blend everyone together.The council, the pack, and the rest of the gang are in here and up to their fangs and claws in Secret’s business. We are slowing getting to know the background of all the characters, enabling us to see how they feature in Secret’s life and why. We are also introduced to some new characters that prove to be just as interesting and secretive as everyone else.The action is non stop and as inviting as the first book. Plenty of twists, turns, and misdirection keeps us and Secret on our toes as she races to find the the true traitor in their midst. The ending is a mixture of shock and awe as everything is dramatically revealed. Secret gets quite a surprise at the very end and I look forward to seeing how she deals with it in book 3, title & date to be announced. Ms. Dean does a Christmas novella coming out November 2011, title to be announced, where Secret and her human friend, Detective Mercedes, set out to solve a string of murders.Note: Ms. Dean tweeted in July that she has done something in book 3 that may cause me to hurt her. I am hoping she reconsiders this because I like her and would hate to have to drive to Canada and straighten her out. :)Rating: B

  • Jodie
    2019-06-12 07:00

    Wowzer. Another 5 star read from Sierra Dean – this series has catapulted up my favorites list to land in the top 5, hang on, there’s a lot in my top 5, I will have to start calling it my top 10! This series is phenomenal – watch this name soar…Secret is extraordinary. She is one kick-ass heroine, and anyone that has ever discussed books with me knows that strong minded, clever, snarky, tough protagonists rock my world.This book starts off 3 months after Something Secret This Way ends. Secret has run away - to escape her next job - assassinating her warden Holden, and to hide from her two soul-mated werewolves, King Lucas and Second Desmond. Ahhhh Desmond. Hang on, where was I :DOk, so she gets kidnapped and forced to return home where she either has to complete her mission and kill Holden or find out the details and prove his innocence. I loved the way Secret didn’t fall back and expect others to do her work for her, she didn’t even really ask anyone for help she just got on with the job and readied herself to solve the mystery all the while dealing with 4 possible lovers and pains in the butt. I adore romance, and so along side the action and drama, the best part of any book for me is the love interests. Now, I just read some other reviews and it really brought some other points of views to my mind re her treatment of Lucas. While reading, I was quick to dismiss him in this book because he just seemed to steamroll right over Secrets feelings and thoughts. I missed his kind gentle side from the first book. Looking back now after I have finished, I understand that he wanted more from her and for her to deal with the re percussions of her actions. She really didn’t give him a chance whatsoever. She did act a little like a spoilt brat. Poor Lucas. Now that I have really spent some time pondering this, I feel it’s only going to end in heartbreak for poor Desmond when Secret finally lets Lucas in. Hopefully Kellan will be there to break his fall :P Hmmm, Sig & Holden the third and forth love interests. I just dunno. I just dunno how I feel about either of those. I do know that I can not wait for the third book ‘Deep Dark Secret’ to be released in a few short weeks to find out what is going to unfold next!*Waiting ever so impatiently*

  • Ronda
    2019-05-29 13:17

    Another fabulous installment from Sierra Dean, who is quickly climbing to my top shelf of favourite authors!!!The last book left me choked, a sinful ending but one that can be forgiven - ONLY because I had this book at the ready!!!A great storyline, but more so, these books seem to get me thinking more than most... My friends know I try to second guess books and this one is the same but because there is the the wolfish double bonding extra, I'm fighting with my feelings... Lucas seems the ever 'hotness' of the book boyfriend world but he is slick with charm and maturity... Desmond, he's just delectable and my favourite of the two, so of course I am thrilled at the proposition he makes in this book that Secret can't say 'no' to!Holden is hiding, as we know from the previous book, that cliff hanger was a doozer!!! It's up to Secret to either bring him in or sort things out... so, again, my feeling chipped away at me, I passed judgement too quickly because of the dreams.... and boy was I glad to give him a reprieve... BUT now I'm thinking about how I wanted Secret and Holden to be in a relationship from the prequel book!!! Ms Dean, what are you doing to me????What I love about these books is that there is not just a main storyline, there is the under current of sidelines that keep you intrigued as much as the main plot and I lose myself in these pages... However, the thing that's gotten to me is that dam finishing line... this time, the cliff hanger may not be the same as the previous one, but it's one that has me thinking Oh Shit!!!Loving this series!!!

  • Jackie
    2019-05-30 12:08

    A few years ago had the chance to enter into the world of Secret McQueen when read book 1 Something Secret This Way Comes and the series opener hooked me on this half vamp/half werewolf hybrid.Since read the first book way back in May of 2011 it amazed me how easy it was to pick up book 2 A Bloody Good Secret and pick up where it left off with only a short period of adjustment to get into the rhythm and flow of the story.Secret still has that indefinable something that makes me enjoy her as a fictional character, even when wanting at times to bop her upside the head when she gets out of hand. Looking forward to following the rest of her escapades when get a chance to get the rest of the books in the series.

  • Lorre
    2019-06-03 08:13

    This book starts 3 months after Something Secret This Way Comes. Secret has been hiding at her grandma's to avoid starting her new assignment and the 2 wolves. But Sig, the vampire Tribunal's leader, thinks it's time for Secret to come home and has his own way to get her back... by kidnapping her... yep, good old Sig...Now all Secret has to do is find a way to prove Holden's innocence, which is not easy with the vampire Tribunal not telling anyone what he's accused of. As usual Secret gets herself into plenty of crazy-ass situations during her investigation... and almost gets herself killed, which is nothing new either.There was a very funny twist at the end of this book! I'm curious to see how Secret is going to handle this!

  • Krista D
    2019-05-27 14:13

    I really had no intentions of reading past the first book in this series, but I forgot that I had recommended A Bloody Good Secret to my library and I felt honor bound to read it after they added it as an ebook (seriously, they almost never add anything I suggest!). I know lots of UF series become drastically better after the first book, but I don't think that will happen with this series. There just really isn't much time left for story telling when your main character is juggling a love/work relationship with three men and one semi-obsessed vampire boss.

  • Zee1
    2019-06-10 08:02

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  • Danielle (Danniegurl)
    2019-06-14 14:59

    I'm really enjoying Secret, the series is interesting enough to make me want to continue, but the book length is a bit to be desired. For me, the things that happen in the book take a bit to go, but when they do they go and when they end it's like it's over...but then the author needs us to find out stuff and leave us in a semi cliff hanger state. It isn't exactly a cliff hanger, but what happened at the end annoyed me. It annoyed me because we didn't get back to the scene we were in and because as I said it was a semi cliff hanger and I'm sure it's going to be part of whatever the problem is in the next book. I just I mean what happened makes sense, it's just annoying for me gah idk. Over all I enjoyed the book, though I still feel like we don't know enough about what's going on with the werewolves. I also feel like it's a bit too soon for ILYs because they haven't been together too long, but not only that but it hasn't been shown for the ILYs to have truly manifest unless, we are to believe that this metaphysical connection is what is making them say it. IDK it's interesting as I said, and I still have questions. Is she supposed to have that many? Or is she supposed to pick one as her man? I don't like the idea of her having these soul bonds and pushing them to the wayside and I'm sure her other side needs someone too so I'm so intrigued by THIS that I really don't care what the main plot is.Oh yea? What was the main plot of this one....Holden being accused of something and Secret being given his death warrant. Her BFF, she is supposed to kill him. It's off putting and a bit strange. But even stranger are the things that happen with Holden. I'm not even sure which category to put him in, lover/friend? Enemy? IDK. At least I didn't for a while, but there's still too many players in are you a Secret lover.And Sig, who the hell is he to Secret, like really. I feel like I get the undercurrent of her being someone important to him, does he want to love her too? Does he have romantic feelings for her? I just dunno what to do with him or think of him.All this mystic surrounding these characters is what keeps me coming back for more.

  • Blendy
    2019-06-14 07:52

    Maybe slight spoilers regarding the love triangle in the have been warned.I'm annoyed. I really enjoyed the first book and was VERY aware that I was heading into a love triangle. I typically don't like them, especially when they result from one party cheating, but when it's open and choices haven't been made yet, I can cope and the author was very open about what you were about to get into before reading the book in the synopsis, so that was cool and I went in prepared. With that being said, I really don't see a love triangle happening. Secret is a snotty bitch, who seems to have made her choice, but is just whore enough to keep finding other people's tongues in her mouth and then gets self righteous and indignant about it (*eye roll*). I just don't understand why the author chose the path she did with the two main love interests in book one. Only one was ever clearly given a chance and it makes me hate Secret a little bit more, each time she is a heinous bitch to Lucas. I don't normally go for the billionaire/play boy type, I'm definitely a Team Ranger Girl (Janet Evanovich - Plum Series), so I like the military, cool façade, bad ass man, but not in this case. Desmond, who to me started as a cool, bad ass in first book of the series, has very quickly and quiet tragically turned into a total pansy in my eyes. I find myself rooting for Lucas, but then, I don't think Secret deserves him at the same time, so I root for him to move on and find someone better than her AND THAT'S JUST WRONG! I should totally love the main MC right?? I shouldn't hope for her death and wish the series would pick up with ANYONE's, I don't care who's, but ANYONE's, even if it's Evil Cottonball's, perspective, as opposed to Secret's. I still finished the book and I will read number three, but if it is more of stringing along Lucas, humping with Pansy-ass Desmond and her tongue tripping into everyone's mouth, then that will be the last one for me and on to a new series I go. Here's hoping for the best!Until next time...

  • Nessie Smith
    2019-06-08 12:20

    I read the first book of this series and thought "wow, this is pretty lame" secret talks big all the time but when she gets in big or LITTLE fights its like she barly makes it through and only after a dramatics of almost dying and whining. But i like the concept and thought the next book would be better, hell anything would be better since the first book was full of trash. the chick who is weak as hell, bitches all the time about everything. Expecially her genes. you would think she would learn about her vamp/were side (which should make her strong in ways vamps are weak and strong where weres are weak instead she ends up a faliure at it all and is reduced to barly a vamp and barly a were, instead of being strong she is weaker then the weakest one of the vamps and weres). does she? no she whines and bitches like a spoilded brat. And something strikes me odd. if the sun comes up and her vamp side is asleep and her were side is awake shouldnt she be able to be in the sun with out the dramatics. the whole book was trash so no matter what the second book had to be better..... it was the SAME!! It's like the author had a templete for her books and just inserted names and scenes into it. I hope no one waste their time on this series like i did. This series could have been great, but the author ruined it, i hope a good author picks up the idea and concept of this series and turns it into something great. And this Author should just give other authors ideas and leave the writting to professionals

  • Yolanda Sfetsos
    2019-06-24 15:16

    I really enjoyed the first book in this series, as well as the prequel novella, so I was looking forward to getting stuck into this one.After the Tribunal gave Secret her latest assignment, she took off. How can she kill Holden without knowing what he's accused of? So, she's gone to spend a bit of time with her grandmother. But when she's forcibly taken back to New York, Secret has no choice but to face everyone and everything she ran away from.Now, she's determined to clear Holden's name. Which includes finding out why the Tribunal wants him dead. But this will lead her to an unexpected discovery, as well as some truly horrible creatures hiding out in an abandoned amusement park.Oh, and let's not forget her very complicated love life--she's got two werewolf boyfriends, and a pesky vampire that seems to be consuming her fantasies lately.This was another very exciting, action-packed installment and I can't wait to read more... especially after the unexpected ending. Lucky for me, I have the next novella already waiting for me on my Kindle! ;)

  • Patricia
    2019-06-05 13:06

    Good, but not as good as the prequel. (view spoiler)[ There was one scene which I didn't really get. It was as if the author gave me too much credit and assumed I'd understand what the heck it'd be all about.. *scratches head* That was kinda sad. XD In hinsight I suppose there wasn't more to it than I assume it was, but it felt *bigger*. Sig doing the same thing to her that she did to Nolan? Why? She knew her place, after all.Didn't like Secret's relationships. Luke saying he's in love with her? Uh-huh? What is this love based on? Her sleeping with Desmond, making out with Luke and not really feeling bad about that? But then feeling guilty for her actual feelings for Holden? oô(hide spoiler)]

  • Rebecca
    2019-06-09 10:19

    This book was ok but Secret really annoyed me in parts. (view spoiler)[ Most of them included her treatment of Lucas. I cheered when he called her a spoiled princess bc she *was* being exactly that. I hope this treatment of Lucas stops. Another thing that I didn't like was out the four possible love interests, she picks the weakest, clingiest one. Desmond is a nice guy, but when you have the wolf king Lucas, the 2000y.o. tribunal vampire leader Sig and the sexy 200+y.o. vampire friend, he doesn't stand a chance. (view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)] (hide spoiler)]

  • Katie Watkins
    2019-06-18 14:57

    I liked this second installment better than the first, which is usually rare for me. I feel like, with this book, the story is really coming into its own. It is losing its similarities to other books in the genre and taking on more of its own character. I fell like Secret is becoming more of a nuanced character, as are the supporting characters. I am already starting on the next book in the series.

  • Aileen
    2019-06-02 11:02

    So while I'm not a fan of love triangles, or love...whatever's going on in Secret's life, I actually really like Desmond and I think he's a nice side male character and Holden was not in this book nearly enough because he is so interesting and I really love his interactions with Secret. Lucas is a jerk and I'm glad he was in this book so much less. Then we come to Sig...oh my lawd Sig. I think I like Sig because he is like no other character, not even Calliope. He is ancient, and wise, and silly at times, and he (obviously) has a...something...for Secret. But he is also this powerhouse that has is already making things happen the way he wants and I love the conniving, sneaky mind he has. I also liked that Secret stood up for herself both to Lucas, and about what others thought of her and how Sig was manipulating her. I think if she doesn't go down a dark hole of naked man being thrown at her the series will continue on the up and up, since the battles, while sometimes are a little too convenient, are for the most part, interesting and thrilling and definitely enjoyable to read. This is a series that I will definitely continue.

  • Maris
    2019-06-17 07:18

    The ending was great. Learned more about Sig and a few others, which was interesting. Some cool action scenes. Her relationship with Desmond is turning out nice, but not so much with Lucas. And Holden is just another can of worms that's about to be opened. Very interesting.

  • Serena
    2019-05-27 14:55

    It get 4 stars for that amazing twist at the end!

  • Anita
    2019-06-03 09:02

    I read each of the first 4 of this under-the-radar e-book series in a day or two over a short period of time. It's really entertaining - high on action, and with great characters. The main character is a 20-something half werewolf/half vampire in NYC who started off as a rogue vampire hunter in book one and moves up in the supernatural world quickly. I loved the snarky humor and Secret's very complicated love life. (Holden and Desmond are to die for awesome, and I really like Sig, too.) If you are into vampires, werewolves, and urban fantasy action (with some steamy scenes in every book), you will enjoy this series. FYI, each book ends on a cliffhanger. Buy the kindle bundles - they are worth it.

  • Timothy Hall
    2019-06-12 07:53

    great book

  • Roxanne
    2019-06-11 13:14

    “You’re kidding me. How is that…” I pointed to the offending object, “…more civilized than drinking it from the bottle?” She had found an old Sesame Street cup, depicting The Count. His cartoonish fangs beamed at me, and I read the writing on the side which proclaimed, One… One Glass of Milk! I wanted to stab myself in the face with the broken shards of my dignity.This book picks up roughly three months after the first one. Secret has run away to her Grandmere's house to get some space and clear her head. But the short reprieve from her real life problems doesn't last as she's forced back home to deal with the contract put out on Holden. She also decides to ask the big 'why' he needs to be killed instead of blindly following the rules, which leads to a lot more questions that need to be answered. Secret then makes it her mission to prove Holden's innocence all the while trying to sort out her complicated love life. “You’re not going to kill me because I was the interruptus to your coitus.” I loved Secret in book one, she's a bad-ass assassin and doesn't take crap from anyone. But this book she kinda annoyed me, not all the time but certain parts. Such as any time spent with Lucas, I wanted to slap some sense into her. She rips his pride into little pieces then sets it on fire, all because she didn't want to come home from her little getaway. She failed to realize that killing Marcus caused a whole lot of pack problems and her new position in the pack needed to be reinforced not neglected. So she of course blames Lucas for all her problems. Quote: "I could only imagine how frustrating it must be for Lucas to be soul-bonded to such a single-minded and stubborn woman as myself."I really wish Secret dealt with this a little better, it seems to me like she was trying to find an excuse to push him away so she didn't have to deal with the two-soul bonded problem. Even though in my mind, she gets the better end of the stick. Desmond I still like, but he seemed a little clingy in this book for my tastes. I adore Sig and after the book ended the way it did I hope we see more of him in book three. Something small and fluffy passed in between my legs, and I resisted the urge to assume it was of demonic origin. The furry thing introduced itself with a “Brrr-eow?” The tiny white kitten looked up at me, and I hugged my shoes tighter. Cats. Close enough to demons.One of the upsides to Sierra Deans book is the writing, her books are extremely easy to read. The words flow across the page and before I know it I'm already half way. The pacing was also very well done. The bad guy took me by surprise, wasn't expecting it so it was nice to be wrong for a change. I really wish I could have given it more than 3 Stars, who knows I might after sleeping on it but I didn't like the romance all that much in this book. Secret acted like a little bit of a slut. However I am still very excited to read the Secret Santa book 2.5 at the end of November. “Tag.” The word came out as I pulled the trigger. Its eye widened, and then the whole messy patchwork of its head exploded in a fine mist of bone and skin. “You’re it.”

  • Nicole
    2019-06-10 14:08

    Review originally posted here: SamhainPublish Date: September 20thHow I got this book: eARC from AuthorSecret McQueen is back for another action packed UF novel from Sierra Dean! We pick up after that INSANE cliffhanger with Secret running away from her problems. But after a few months, she is kidnapped back by Sig, and forced to deal with the Holden issue. She is set on clearing his name, and will do whatever she can to make sure he doesn’t go down for a crime he didn’t commit.As the plot twists and turns, Secret is thrown into some crazy situations, has to deal with new vampires and wolves, all while trying to figure out what the hell is going on with her complicated love life. But when she discovers who is really behind the plot to frame Holden, will she be able to make it out alive?I really enjoy the Secret Series. They are fun and incredibly fast paced and everything you could hope for in a classic urban fantasy. Secret is snarky and fun to follow as she gets herself into situation after situation. I love her humor, as well as the fact that Secret gets beat up on. I love that she is such a unique being in her world, but that she isn’t all powerful and all knowing, she still has to do a lot of fighting, and a lot of licking her wounds. It just makes Secret all that more likeable.Dean has a tendency to leave off her novels on a cliffhanger, and this is no exception. After the “you must kill Holden” cliffhanger from the first book, I was glad to see Secret struggle so much with it. I loved that she came back determined to not go through with it, and that she was dead set on making sure she cleared his name. The mystery and action surrounding that was VERY well done and made for an enjoyable read. I was definitely kept guessing throughout the story.One of the things that I don’t like about the series is the love… pentagon? Secret is soul-bonded with two wolves, Lucas and Desmond. It isn’t so much that triangle that bothers me, because at this point in the series, Secret is obviously in love with Desmond, and really struggles with her relationship with Lucas. It’s the added factor of Sig and Holden, the two vampires that throws me for a loop. There was a weird meta-physical three-some in this book that was interesting and creepy all at the same time. I hate when the heroine is loved by everyone for no real reason, I just hope that there will be some other kind of explanation behind why everyone wants her.All in all, the 2nd Secret McQueen novel was a killer follow-up to the first, and a definite Urban Fantasy great that fans will fall in love with. Secret is a wonderful character and Dean does an incredible job of pulling in the reader and keeping them on the constant edge of their seats. UF fans will not want to miss out on this one!I give A Bloody Good Secret a B

  • Kristen
    2019-06-12 13:15

    GENRE: Paranormal RomanceTHEME: Vampires/ WerewolvesRECEIVED: Review Request by AuthorBLOG: Bloody Good Secret is the second novel in the Secret McQueen Series. I seriously can’t get enough of this series or its characters, I absolutely loved the first book and novelette, Sierra Dean really knows how to suck you into her story and make a girl fan herself with all the men who make girls swoon.Secret McQueen has just been assigned her last kill…But she wasn’t prepared for who her target it. The man who’s been her friend and warden since she was young, Holden. She can’t imagine having to kill her long time friend, nor can she deal with the fact that them two men in her life now know her secret that she’s not only wolf but a vampire as well. So what does she do? She runs and try to get her mind straight but it’s not long till she have to face the men she loves and the friend she’ll have no choice but to kill.Secret is someone I would absolutely be friends with, she’s kick butt, snarky, and wouldn’t turn her back on a friend. But most of all she is someone Id want to have by my side in a fight. I wouldn’t know what to do in her situation so as the reader I really felt horrible with the emotional situation she was stuck with. Plus she has to deal with two werewolves both the king of the local pack and he second in command whom she both shares a soul bond with. Desmond and Lucas are back of course and loveable in their own ways as ever. These werewolves are downright drool worthy and both very protective of secret. I love their devotion to her and each other as friends. Both men are extremely different and that’s what makes it hard to wish either of them to be with Secret more. And we also get to meet another family member in the wolf pack. Overall I hope she gets to keep them both in the end, even if it’s a little selfish, I just want them happy.Holden, the warden and good friend of Secret was a load of smoking hot frustration. He didn’t make it easy for Secret to concentrate of figuring out why she was assigned to kill him. I loved him in the prequel and even more so in this book.Overall, I couldn’t ask for a better second installment, it had everything I love about paranormal romances without being cheesy. I love snarky character, with action, romance, and the twist that leave you asking “What?” The ending was almost hilarious to me, Dean just knows how to surprise her readers and makes them beg for more.RECOMMENDATION: This is an adult novel with sexual content and a bit of violence. Fans of Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin series and Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampire series will love this!