Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Review: Deep Dark Secret (Secret McQueen #3) by Sierra Dean

Release date: March 6, 2012
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Secret McQueen has hunted vampires, werewolves, and every conceivable supernatural menace-to-society. Seen it all? Not even close. When the queen of the were-ocelots comes to her for help finding a missing girl, the half-vampire/half-werewolf soon realizes how much she has to learn about the things that go bump in the night.

The case of the missing cat is one thing. Pile it up with her new duties as a Tribunal Leader, her tenuous position as mate to the king of the Eastern werewolves, and a slew of new (and unwelcome) supernatural abilities, and Secret is once again in familiar territory. Way over her head. But for this multitasking half-breed, it’s business as unusual.

What knocks her for a loop, though, isn’t her lover’s intoxicating kiss. It’s the missing memories rushing at her from out of nowhere, signaling a rapidly approaching fork in her destiny. Her choice will affect not only her life, but her love.

Warning: Contains a werewolf king with wandering hands, a creepy English professor with nefarious plans, and one hell of an unexpected gala evening at Columbia.
My Thoughts:  Sierra Dean, you rat! I equal parts love the way you can twist up my emotions and curse you for making me empathize with Lucas when he does something that I *really* didn't initially agree with. You've made me into a waffling mess. And now I want waffles! Look at what you've done to me!

*deep breath*

As per usual, Secret is pretty awesome. She can kick supernatural booty with the best of them... no, better than the best of them. I like that in a girl. I like that she has a stable of men drooling over her and she's so fiercely devoted to Desmond. I like that she has found a way to make her poly-amorous love life work. I like that she is battling both sides of her nature in different ways. I LOVE how quick she is to jump to someone's defense when they need her.

The bad guy is appropriately nasty here and Secret has her work cut out figuring out the intricacies of who and what he is as well as how to defeat something she's never faced down before.

There are some big happenings in this book. BIG. Things that make me frown, things that make me gasp, things that make me want to bite my nails. I love Secret's world. I love that she's such a huge part of it yet at times she's so wonderfully clueless. I'm dying to know what's going to happen next to our intrepid heroine.

Other reviews in this series
Novella 0.5: The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters
Book 1: Something Secret This Way Comes
Book 2: A Bloody Good Secret
Short Story 2.5: Secret Santa

More books by Sierra Dean

Reading challenges: Ebook Challenge
Deep Dark Secret was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.