#BookReview: One Second by Dannika Dark

One Second

by Dannika Dark

Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Dannika Dark
Book Release Date: April 3, 2016
My Review: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“You’re my queen, you know that?” He knelt down and traced the fabric of my bustier with his fingertips. “You have the power to bring an alpha to his knees.”

-One Second, Chapter 3, Dannika Dark

This book had me bawling. 

What I love about Dannika Dark Books… the stakes are insanely high. Like epic level. The strategy that goes into these books is next level. Every other page, I’m gasping in awe saying “o.m.g, shit just got real!”

Trevor burst into the room. “Hold on to your panties, because a shitstorm is about to rain down.”

-One Second, Chapter 9, Dannika Dark

I loved that this last book looped back around to the couple in the first book, bringing the series full circle and tying up all the loose ends in the best way. I loved how characters from the Mageri Series (my all time favorite) were mentioned, including Logan Cross – his name was never mentioned, but he was the Chitah who was the adoptive father of Lakota, Ivy’s biological son. I loved that a new vampire was introduced in this book, and I really would have liked to see a lot more of him than was there. I have a mega-love for the vampires in this world for some reason. 🙂

As I was reading toward the end of this book, there was a certain point where I was just devastated, crying like a baby. Here’s what I wrote as an update at that point: I was crying like my soul mate died. Like my soul was wrenching apart. 

The love, camaraderie, family loyalty, the fact that any one of these characters would lay down their life for the other, and the fact that they all proved that over and over and over again. The laughs, the witty banter, the shenanigans they play on and with each other. There are a number of characters in these books, and they all have very distinctive personalities and dynamics within the group. All of these things are what I love about this book and series, and really all of Dannika Dark’s books. You walk away feeling like a part of their family. 

“We’ll die for each other. They won’t. That’s what makes them weak.”

-One Second, Chapter 28, Dannika Dark

There is a lot of action to be had, too. Lots of fight scenes, and boy, are they doozies. It’s not even just about kicking butt and taking names. They end up in impossible situations, and they take hits, and it looks dire, and that’s when you find yourself saying like I did above: shit just got real! 

I’m sad this series is over. I’m stupid for taking so long to finally read this last book. And I’m jumping straight into the next book in the Crossbreed Series I haven’t read yet, which is Deathtrap… which has lots more snarky vamp times. Can you hear my high-pitched squeals?

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