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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Review: One and Only (Brother Hood Of Blood Book 1) By. Bianca D'Arc

The blurb...

A deadly crash changes the fate of one lonely vampire.

Brotherhood of Blood, Book 1

Vampire enforcer Atticus Maxwell stands at the edge of his own oblivion…until the faint heartbeat of a desperately wounded mortal woman calls him back. The terrible crash that almost took both their lives has brought him a charming, intriguing woman who just might give him a reason to live again.
Lissa was headed for a conference at a resort in a last-ditch attempt to find a job. Instead, on a rain-slick mountain road that almost killed her, she finds the love of her life. A love with the most eligible, reclusive vineyard owner in Napa Valley—one that isn’t quite human.

No barrier—not even breaking the news to Lissa’s friends—seems too great to hold back their blossoming love. Until they learn the accident that brought them together wasn’t an accident at all, but a murder attempt by an unknown enemy.

Atticus saved Lissa once. Can he keep her that way in the face of a renewed threat?


This book was a novella, and a short read. Atticus is a vampire enforcer who is tired of his never ending existence, he is confident that after all these years he will never find his one & only. The one woman who can save his soul and make his life complete. Atticus decides to take a last minute trip on a shuttle bus that he knows is not safe, but he's beyond caring about what happens to himself.

Lissa is more then a little psychic, she is used to her gift, and usually listens to it. Lissa knows that she shouldn't get on that shuttle bus, the feeling off dread and doom is overwhelming but she is helpless to stop. Lissa has to follow that handsome man, she can't help herself even as she realizes how truly unsafe this ride is going to be.

When the shuttle bus goes over a cliff Atticus is severely wounded, and contemplating just letting it all end. Then he hears a faint heartbeat, and realizes it's the intriguing woman he hasn't been able to stop thinking about since she got on the bus. Atticus decides to save her and himself.

Atticus and Lissa are instantly attracted to each other, they start learning of each other and realize that they have a psychic connection. They also start putting pieces together and realize that the bus crash was no accident but sabotage, now they just need to figure out which one of them was the target.

This story was a good, but confusing at times. The story was strong but had some holes in the plot. I definitely thought that Atticus, and Lissa fell in love/lust way to fast. I mean seriously, they had sex and was in love right after they survived the crash. The sex was hot, and very frequent. It seem like every time they were in a room together they were going at it. Atticus & Lissa's characters were strong and memorable, I liked them. I just wish there was more of a back story on each of them, then maybe I would understand them more. I think this was a good story to begin the series with, and I hope that there are more character development in the next book in this series. Oh, and there is a cliff hanger at the end of the story that will make you want to scream. I am sure I will be reading the next installment in the Brother Hood Of Blood just to find out what happens next.

2 1/2

Product Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 107 KB
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (November 7, 2008)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English


  1. Okay, I want to read this book. It sounds good, but I think I'll wait until book two so I can read them back to back. I hate cliffhangers!!!

  2. Looks like an ok one for the kindle...I kind of rank books like movies: theatre/DVD/tv :-)
    Is the next book about them also or new characters?

  3. The next book continues their story, but also contains the story Of the secondary characters and introduces new characters. I hate cliff hangers too! I could have smacked KMM for her cliff hangers in the fever books. She had me all stressed out waiting for the next book.

    Thanks for commenting ladies.


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