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A Bloody Good Secret (Secret McQueen #2)

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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 has
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published September 20th 2011 by Samhain Publishing Ltd
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Jul 23, 2015 Pia rated it it was ok
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 ir
Sep 20, 2011 Julie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A 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 pe
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Aug 13, 2014 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

This 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 wo
Viktória Tóth
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 wo
Blodeuedd Finland
Dec 16, 2014 Blodeuedd Finland rated it really liked it
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!
Angela James
Jun 24, 2011 Angela James rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, arc, 2011
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 lov ...more
Oct 19, 2011 Kim rated it liked it
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 bein
Elle Chardou
Apr 03, 2012 Elle Chardou rated it liked it
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
Krista D
Jul 24, 2015 Krista D rated it it was ok
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 r
Oct 24, 2014 Ronda rated it it was amazing
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 '
Feb 14, 2012 Jodie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-love-love
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 ha
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Favorite 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 f
Aug 13, 2016 Lorre rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-complete
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 herse
May 21, 2015 Zee1 rated it it was ok
Jan 23, 2015 Blendy rated it it was ok
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 bein
Nessie Smith
Jun 23, 2014 Nessie Smith rated it it was ok
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 ...more
Yolanda Sfetsos
Dec 27, 2011 Yolanda Sfetsos rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 18, 2011 Claire rated it really liked it
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A Bloody Good Secret is the second book in the Secret McQueen series by Sierra Dean and is out on Tuesday 20 September. Secret is a half vampire half werewolf bounty hunter who works for the Tribunal which is part of the vampire council. If you haven’t read book one Something Secret This Way Comes I strongly recommend that you do so because firstly it is a really good book and secondly it also helps with the reading of this book. Please note this revie
Good, but not as good as the prequel.

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Oct 14, 2011 Rebecca rated it liked it
This book was ok but Secret really annoyed me in parts. (view spoiler) ...more
Sep 03, 2014 Katyana rated it really liked it
For the most part, I enjoyed this book and am enjoying this series. My one big criticism is that - like a lot of UF, admittedly - it is taking the alpha male thing too far.

I don't like Lucas. At all. Yes, maybe she shouldn't have stayed with her grandmother for three months, but here's the deal: he doesn't get a say. She'd known him for like three days. I don't care about the magical hooha bullshit that means apparently she's his fated mate. She knows nothing about that, nor about pack structure
Purple Aurion
Aug 30, 2014 Purple Aurion rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Paranormal, urden fantasy
Recommended to Purple Aurion by: Amazon
Secret decided after the events of the previous book that some 'me' time was in order and A Bloody Good Secret starts off with her taking time off to visit her grandmother. Unfortunately for Secret, the men in her life have decided that 3 months is long enough and band together to bring her home. Kidnapping is possibly the word used here.

Secret has had awhile to think of the Councils request for her to hunt down her old warden Holden Chancery and bring him to justice. She just can't bring hersel
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Review by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

A Bloody Good Secret begins with Secret taking a three month long hiatus from all of the tasks she's been given from the previous book. Now she's suppose to kill her old warden because they claim he is a traitor. But Secret knows he would never betray them especially her. Now she's having crazy dreams about him. And she's not getting along with Lucas once he has her brought back home.. So Secret has a whole lot going on in this book.

I really did liked this
Sep 22, 2014 Piseog rated it really liked it
I'm liking this series the more I read it. It has a world of interesting storylines and characters. I think the author is finding her stride now and it could be up there with the Mercy Thompson series.

I felt like the plot of this story could have been developed better. It was all nice and slow and then suddenly it's over with a big fight in the end. No real middle. Also, even though I am strangely fascinated by Secret's load of love interests (the vampire love interests will probably come more i
Mar 29, 2014 Cogito_ergo_sum rated it liked it
I loved Secret, her character voice is great to listen to. I loved the excellent description and the other characters as well. I just didn't love the plot. I'd give the plot 2 stars. One of the reason is that I hate creepy amusement parks, and they are overused by now--everywhere, movies, tv, books. The other reason for the 2 stars was that if you take away the great characters and good writing, the plot just doesn't sell to me.
Some books have great plot, but bad execution. The writing and char
Per Gunnar
Mar 17, 2014 Per Gunnar rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This book is a typical book which the literary snobs and self-appointed guardians of moral would consider trash literature. Maybe even a candidate for a little book burning among friends in their inner circles. It is made up of a decent enough but somewhat thin and certainly not very challenging plot which ties together outburst of violence mixed up with a healthy dose of carnal pleasures. Well, I am hardly a literary snob and I just happen to like reading these kind of books from time to time.

Kat Klein
Aug 06, 2014 Kat Klein rated it liked it
When Secret was given a task at the end of the first book, which she really didn't want to do, her choice was to run. Not that I can really blame her for that. What's a girl to do when life gets to hard but to go home.

However that only works for a short while, and then she's dragged back to face the music. Fortunately for the job ahead she has more help in her corner than she realizes. Not everyone believes that what she's sent to do is just.

Also it seems the love triangle may be becoming a love
Nov 03, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it
This one was very action packed, and I got a little lost towards the end. I liked it, although, Secret is supposed to be a bad ass assassin and she sort of stumbles around a lot when in dangerous situations. I think she should be a little more prepared for such things. Thank goodness for Brigit. (view spoiler) ...more
Diana Ouma
Jun 11, 2015 Diana Ouma rated it really liked it
As said previously on the review of Something Secret This Way Comes , the reader is introduced to the world and happenings of Secret, half vampire/ half wolf. A Bloody Good Secret was well thought, interesting,and enthralling by a ten fold. This is due to the enigmatic nature of each character and the role they play in the novel. The plot was engaging and I DID NOT expect that ending. I am honestly hooked on this book series, it has everything I need in a light and easy read: Mystery, R ...more
Oct 04, 2014 Mskychick rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook-owned
Favorite quotes:
I wanted to stab myself in the face with the broken shards of my dignity.

“You’re not going to kill me because I was the interruptus to your coitus.”

There should be some sort of support group for people who disliked me. Ingrid wouldn’t be leading the meetings, but she’d still sit in a metal folding chair with her Styrofoam coffee cup and say, “Hello, my name is Ingrid, and I hate Secret.”

Most people, when faced with death, reach the level of acceptance and eventually yield. I g
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