Friday, July 1, 2011

eARC REVIEW: The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters

The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters
by Sierra Dean
Book #0.5

Are blind dates supposed to be this bloody?

Secret McQueen story

They say it's impossible to find a man in New York City. Secret McQueen needs to find two in one night. Of course, it’ll mean pulling off the impossible—find and kill a displaced rogue vampire without disrupting the first promising date she’s had in ages. As a werewolf hybrid used to walking a fine line of survival in the vampire world, though, Secret eats impossible for breakfast.

Somewhere between hello and the first round of drinks, Secret makes her move. Her target, Hollywood’s biggest star, shouldn’t be hard to spot. Just look for swarms of fans. Except every time her vampire liaison, Holden, helps keep her mission on track, her date runs further off the rails.

Either Holden has a hidden agenda, or he knows more than he’s letting on about her quarry. One way or another, Secret is determined to get her man, and meet Mr. Right. Or die trying. 

One word AWESOME!

The Secret Guide to Dating Monsters is the prequel to Something Secret This Way Comes {I've not read SSTWC yet but once I'm done with this review I'm running over to B&N and ordering it for my Nook!!} This is a fast pace novella about Secret McQueen, a half vampire, half werewolf assassin for the Vampire Council.

And since Secret is non-human and has a dangerous job she rarely gets the chance to go out on a date like a regular gal. But when her friend Mercedes fixes her up on a blind date with Detective Tyler she decides to go.

But while she is getting ready for her date, her liaison with the Council and ex-GQ model, Holden shows up to give her, her next assignment. After Holden insists that she keep her date, she learns that the kill order is on an A-list Hollywood actor that just happens to be a rouge vampire.

So not only does she find herself on a date with a guy that she actually likes but she has to find a way to keep him in the dark about her job and to carry out her mission without bring attention to the public that vampires are real.

Even though this a novella it has the feel of a novel and it has great characters and a couple of great fight scenes plus one steamy scene between Secret and .... {you'll have to read it to find out}

I highly recommend this novella to anyone that likes a kick ass, sarcastic heroine with a snarky hot male vamp as a "partner". 
Fans of these series: Riley Jensen {by Keri Author}, Jaz Parks {by Jennifer Rardin} and The Chicagoland Vampires {by Chloe Neill} will want to read this series by Sierra Dean. 

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