THERE’S MORE THAN HER HEART AT STAKE. . . .As the only human to survive vampire infection, Milagro De Los Santos has become quite a celebrity among the blood-drinking elite. Too bad the perks of her condition—increased strength, super-fast healing—don’t pay her condo fees. There are other complications too. She’s feeling guilty about her fling with enigmatic Vampire Council member Ian Ducharme, and pining for her ex-fiancé, Dr. Oswald Grant . . . the fabulous man whose kiss changed her life. It’s when Milagro—irked by Ian’s attentions to his neighbor—travels to London and enjoys a sexy flirtation of her own, that the blood really hits the fan. Suddenly, those around her are dying gruesome deaths and Milagro’s being interrogated. Who would kill to set her up as a murder suspect? Milagro just wants to turn back the clock and have another chance to make things right, but no sooner has she escaped to Oswald’s ranch than an accident obliterates her memory. Will the murderer come after her now? And will amnesia spark a romantic do-over with Oswald—or will she make all the same mistakes before she ever gets to say "I do"?
About the AuthorMarta Acosta received a degree in English literature and creative writing from Stanford University. She is a regular contributor to The San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra Costa Newspapers. Her debut novel, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula, was a Book Sense Pick.
- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (September 28, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416598871
- ISBN-13: 978-1416598879
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT - spoiler alert!
I feel like I am about to write a eulogy since I have just discover that this is the final book about Milagro. Marta Acosta is one of the best paranormal writers I have ever read and will sadly mourn the passing of the Casa Dracula series. Fortunately, the books survive the series' demise and you can read them all over and over again. You can't find a better written vampire series that combines wit, a love of dogs and gardening. Actually, I don't know of any other series that combines these three.
This story is a wonderful send off for Milagro since she gets to have her honeymoon after all. Well, honestly, you had to know that much just from the title, so I am not spoiling much. I won't mention who she ends up with, but it is not Oswald. Getting to the honeymoon is a wacky, snark-filled trip and one that I found immensely enjoyable. Milagro is never dull or boring and her philosophical discussions just make you smile. I swear I found a bunch of one liners that I want to use myself. Nancy (my fav!) makes a few cameos as well and check out Nancy's Theory of Style if you need a fix or find yourself missing Milagro.
I just adore Acosta's writing and hope she has more books planned. This is one author who could make her grocery list sound witty and literate.