One and Only by Bianca D'Arc is an erotic novella and is the first in the Brotherhood of Blood series. The synopsis intrigued me and One and Only mostly lived up to my expectations.
I liked Atticus. He was a typical hero vampire with a bit of a dominant sexual streak and was, of course, filthy rich. Lissa was a little bit psychic - she gets premonitions in flashes or sometimes just feelings that something is wrong - so it was easier for her to accept vampires because she isn't "normal".
The writing flowed well and the plot was solid. The falling in love between Atticus and Lissa was very fast but it made sense in the story given their connection. The supporting characters were intriguing and clearly being set up for future stories - Marc, Ian, Kelly, Jena, Christy, and Carly are all characters I expect to see in future stories of their own. D'Arc leaves broad hints of what is to come for several of them but in a way that worked within the story she was telling.
The one thing that bugged me was the incredibly abrupt ending. I get that she was setting it up for the second book but it left me feeling like the book just stopped rather than being drawn to a conclusion - it felt like I missed part of the story even though I didn't.
All in all, I enjoyed the story and will read the second novella in the series. If you enjoy erotic short stories featuring vampires, One and Only should definitely be added to your to be read list.
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?
Warning: This book contains graphic language, hot neck biting, outdoor loving and a hot man with a killer smile.