Review: Something Secret This Way Comes

Posted December 8, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Review: Something Secret This Way ComesSomething Secret This Way Comes by Sierra Dean
Series: Secret McQueen #1
Published by Samhain on May 10th 2011
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Some secrets are dangerous. This Secret is deadly.

For Secret McQueen, her life feels like the punch line for a terrible joke. Abandoned at birth by her werewolf mother, hired as a teen by the vampire council of New York City to kill rogues, Secret is a part of both worlds, but belongs to neither. At twenty-two, she has carved out as close to a normal life as a bounty hunter can.

When an enemy from her past returns with her death on his mind, she is forced to call on every ounce of her mixed heritage to save herself—and everyone else in the city she calls home. As if the fate of the world wasn’t enough to deal with, there’s Lucas Rain, King of the East coast werewolves, who seems to believe he and Secret are fated to be together. Too bad Secret also feels a connection with Desmond, Lucas’s second-in-command…

Warning: This book contains a sarcastic, kick-ass bounty hunter; a metaphysical love triangle with two sexy werewolves; a demanding vampire council; and a spicy seasoning of sex and violence.

Must-Read kickass

I was extremely excited to read Something Secret This Way Comes after loving the prequel, The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters. I just love the main character, Secret. She is a kick-ass bounty hunter that works for the vampire council of New York City and she just happens to be half-vampire and half-werewolf.

Only a hand full of people know about Secret’s hybrid status; Keaty, her human mentor and partner, Holden, the sexy vamp that is assigned to be her liaison to the vampire council and her Grandmother that raised her after her mother abandoned her.

Secret keeps both of her inner “monsters” under control, she feeds from bagged blood instead of people and she doesn’t change into a wolf during a full moon. But she is finding that keeping her inner monsters in check is becoming harder and harder after she meets a group of werewolves while trying to hunt down her current assignment from the vampire council.

Speaking of Secret’s current assignment, she is taxed with the job of bring in a rogue vampire ALIVE to the council for questioning. The big problem is that this vampire is one of the first vampires that Secret tried to kill when she was sixteen and new to NYC. She barely made it out of their first meeting alive and now after six years the vamp is out to see her dead.

Dean does an excellent job of mixing humor, snarky dialogue, violence and just a touch of sexiness into her urban fantasy series. I loved this book some much that after I finished it and started the next book, Bloody Good Secret the moment I read the last word of Something Secret This Way Comes.

Fans of Riley Jenson series by Keri Arthur and Jaz Parks series by the late Jennifer Rardin will love Seirra Dean’s books.



About Sierra Dean

Sierra Dean is a reformed historian. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies and is allowed annual exit visas in order to continue her quest of steadily conquering the world one city at a time. Making the best of the cold Canadian winters, Sierra indulges in her less global interests: drinking too much tea and writing urban fantasy.
Ever since she was a young girl she has loved the idea of the supernatural coexisting with the mundane. As an adult, however, the idea evolved from the notion of fairies in flower beds, to imagining that the rugged-looking guy at the garage might secretly be a werewolf. She has used her overactive imagination to create her own version of the world, where vampire, werewolves, fairies, gods and monsters all walk among us, and she’ll continue to travel as much as possible until she finds it for real.

She’s also a book lover (of course!), obsessive collector of OPI nailpolish and the owner of way too many pairs of shoes.

Portrait Credit: Megan Lara

Find Me


Owner/Blogger at The Book Nympho
I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
Find Me

Latest posts by Jennifer (see all)