“The full-length books in this series have been on my wishlist for some time now and after finishing Secret Santa I remember why! I read Sierra Dean’s other novella, The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters, a few months back and loved it. This second short story is equally as awesome (and festive!)....”see full review » see other reviews »
“The full-length books in this series have been on my wishlist for some time now and after finishing Secret Santa I remember why! I read Sierra Dean’s other novella, The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters, a few months back and loved it. This second short story is equally as awesome (and festive!). I’m still reeling from how much content was skillfully crammed into so few pages. It honestly felt like a full-length book. I don’t know how Sierra does it!
I liked how the Christmas aspect of the story wasn’t just a blip on the radar. It’s actually an integral part of the plot and doesn’t detract from the heroine’s kickassedness. Well done, considering many themed books seem to use holidays as an excuse to make a quick buck by mentioning Christmas once and slapping on a festive cover.
Secret Santa is action-packed with a teaspoon of naughty and a storyline that somehow manages to not skimp on the details even though it’s a mere 100 pages in length. There are a few spoilers though seeing how this is book no. 2.5 so just a heads up. For me, this only further peaked my curiosity. I’m anxious to find out how Secret ended up where she is now in this series. Looks like Sierra’s books are getting bumped up my list ASAP! ”
“Secret is a tribunal leader for the vampires, future werewolf Queen and pack protector for the werewolves. She is no longer allowed to take assassin assignments due to her status it is deemed too risky. Nolan is working on a missing persons report- some teenagers of shifters... Then detective Mercedes is working on a case where dismembered bodie parts are showing up around town in stockings. But what is scared for secret is having to meet Desmond's mother....”Nerissa H wrote this review Monday, September 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I love the Secret McQueen series, and this novella is a worth the read.”Kathryn wrote this review Sunday, March 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Secret Santa is a great Novella in the Secret McQueen series by Sierra Dean. It's fast paced with mystery, action and a touch of naughty with some holiday cheer.
Secret is getting use to her new job title that she earned at the end of A Bloody Good Secret. Secret's work and personal life is never easy and with the events in Secret Santa we get to see that her future in the love department is not going to get any easier anytime soon!
I won't go into much details so that I don't give away any spoilers but I can tell you that Secret McQueen is in my top 5 favorite Urban Fantasy series and Ms. Dean is in my top 10 favorite authors.
If you like your Urban Fantasy books filled with sarcastic humor, kick-ass heroine with a spicy seasoning of sex and violence then this series is for you.