Review: Keeping Secret by Sierra Dean

Posted March 4, 2013 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

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Review: Keeping Secret by Sierra DeanKeeping Secret by Sierra Dean
Series: Secret McQueen #4
Published by Samhain on July 10th 2012
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

It s a nice day for a white wedding. At least that s what Secret McQueen is hoping for, with her poofy-princess-dress marriage to a werewolf king looming closer and closer by the day. But as ever, nothing can be that easy for a vampire/werewolf hybrid for whom someone still harbors a death wish.

Summoned to the south by her werewolf uncle, who makes no bones about the fact her mate bond with Lucas doesn't pass muster, Secret learns her furry heritage looks more like a tangled vine than a family tree. Getting her royal uncle s blessing hinges on finding one of the missing twigs. Even with vampire sentry Holden Chancery at her side, she manages to land up to her neck in a swamp of trouble.

As an assassin s scope zeroes in, family dramas boil up and a fast-collapsing love square threatens to bury her alive, making it to the church on time could be the least of Secret s problems.

Warning: Contains a grumpy bride who shouldn't be wearing wedding white, a motley crew of bridesmaids, a dangerous scenic drive in the woods and a smoking-hot trio of suitors who might be too scorching to touch.

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I’ve had Keeping Secret on my Nook ever since it’s release day back in July (2012). I’ve been dragging my feet on reading it because the upcoming wedding that was to take place between Secret and Lucas. I have rooted for a wedding to NOT happen so hard before. But with this month’s release, Grave Secret I knew I had to suck it up and read to see what happened.

With the 1st line of the book “Vampires can’t fly, but a grown man can if you throw him hard enough.” I thought WTF had I waited so long, I totally missed Secret and her snark. I love this series.

If you haven’t read the series here a quite run down. Secret is half werewolf and half vampire. She can’t decide which world she wants to be part of so she tries to walk in both. She has not one but two werewolf lovers and a vampire that very much wants to be added to the list.

Lucas, the King of the East pack werewolves is the wolf Secret has agreed to marry even though she loves his second, Desmond more. But for the good of the pack Secret is going to take one for the team.

Holden is the vampire Secret has worked with for years as an assassin for the vampire council that she is now a member of. Secret promised Holden she would spend one night with him so with the hold book about Secret getting ready for her wedding to Lucas I thought what about Holden.

Emotions run high in this installment while Secret and Lucas’ wedding day gets closer. They have to put out pack fires and Secret has to work on a problem with the vampire council. Secret is working her self thin with both worlds. It has come to her attention that she has to finally pick a world and soon. And in between all this other stuff she is dealing with she learns that she has siblings. Younger twin siblings; both werewolves, one boy and one girl.

Sierra Dean killed me with the ending and I wish I had Grave Secret NOW to read but I’ll have to wait a few days for it to release (March 19th). And I can only hope that the big decision that Secret made in Keeping Secret sticks!!

I highly recommend the Secret McQueen series to anyone that’s looking for a kick ass chick with fangs on occasion fur. Fans of Riley Jensen series will love this one.

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

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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).
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