November 7, 2008
NOTE: This is an expanded re-release of Bianca D’Arc’s book by the same title
with a different publisher.
For each vampire, there is only a single soul-mate, the person who completes
them, their ‘One’. Some vampires search centuries to find their mate, many with
Atticus Maxwell has longed that special someone for too long. After living
alone for centuries, he has lost the will to survive. When a fateful crash
endangers his life, he is almost ready to let the peaceful darkness of death
claim him for good. Lucky for him, a brief encounter with an intriguing woman
sparks something in him…
Lissa was at the resort looking for a job, but what she finds is so much more.
The moment she lays eyes on the dark sexy stranger on her way to the lift she
feels a pull to him. Is it her psychic ability telling her something, or simply
When I first discovered author Bianca D’Arc, I bought every book I could find by
her. This was a few years ago, and she only had three books published at the
time, if I recall correctly (thank goodness that number has changed!)
ONE AND ONLY was the second book by this talented author I read, and
I enjoyed it immensely then. Of course, that was the previous version of this
tale. The publisher that released that book closed their doors some time ago.
And so Ms. D’Arc was given the welcome opportunity to expand ONE AND ONLY
and re-release it. The previous book was extremely short, and I understand that
she had a very strict word count for it. Still, it was a fascinating tale and
kicked off what has become a very popular series for her – BROTHERHOOD OF
BLOOD, Bianca D’Arc’s vampire saga. With this new release, she was able
to make some wonderful additions to the story, fleshing out the characters
marvelously and adding a nice bit of intrigue to the plot. In fact, that bit of
intrigue ties in very nicely with some of the ongoing storylines in this series,
which will undoubtedly thrill other fans of these books as much as it did me.
Atticus is the kind of hero a woman can fall for easily. He does and says all
the right things, and every bit of it comes from his heart – no pretense. You
can’t help but feel sympathy for this lonely vampire at the beginning of the
story as you realize how sad he is, how he has finally given up any hope of love
in his life. But when he begins to find hope, your heart swells with joy
Lissa is the perfect woman for him. She is the light to his dark, offering him
sweetness and understanding – two things that endear her to him quickly. The
fact that she has some psychic ability gives her the capacity for acceptance of
his nature, and the nature of their first encounter – coupled with his actions –
make it easy for her to see him as one of the good guys, despite the fact that
he is a vampire.
ONE AND ONLY is a captivating paranormal romance, a story that
showcases Bianca D’Arc’s knack for balancing sweet romance with some highly
erotic love scenes. Fans who enjoyed it before will find it even more
satisfying now. Readers who are new to this series will find it a perfect
introduction to the BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD stories!
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