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A Bloody Good Secret – A healthy dose of violence and sex

A Bloody Good SecretA Bloody Good Secret (Secret McQueen, #2) by Sierra Dean
My rating: 7 out of 10 stars

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 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 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.

Our heroine is a genuine bad-ass who runs by the rule that, if at first you do not succeed with violence use more violence. Okay, maybe I am exaggerating a wee bit but the there are a fair amount of bones being crunched in this book. I generally like bad-ass heroes so I do indeed like our heroine. Her inclination to think about sex as soon as she sees a muscular male can be a bit annoying though. Actually, as far as I am concerned, the sex parts are really only there to fill out the thin plot and to widen the audience of the book. That is fair enough though. I read the first book so I knew pretty much what I was going to get with this one.

As a whole I found this book to be enjoyable reading. Not exactly a literary challenge but enjoyable and perfectly fitting the kind of book I was in the mode for when reading it. I do like the kick-ass heroine as well as her werewolf companions. Well, her rather spoiled and obstinate behavior towards the werewolf king annoyed me a bit but that is a rather minor thing.

The next book in this series are most certainly going onto my to-read shelf.

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