"great vampire romance"
In spite of attending "Fabulous University", an Ivy League
school, Milagro de Los Santos has not been able to find
steady work since she graduated and her string of loser
boyfriends would be the support characters of beach novels.
Her friend Nancy turns Milagro into a "reading consultant",
which led to four degrees of connection to writer Sebastian
Beckett-Witherspoon, who was one of her beach buddies at
F.U. At the soiree Milagro meets Oswaldo Krakatoa as both
hate Witherspoon's pretentious book. Later at the Croft
Hotel where he is staying, he bites Milagro in the neck.
Not long after that a bewildered Milagro is kidnapped by
Sebastian only to be rescued by Oswaldo, who takes her to
the safety of his family at their ranch. Milagro finds her
new friends warm though strange, but is upset that her new
boyfriend Oswaldo has a fiancée. However, as she knows she
must return to her rat infested apartment, Milagro
concludes that the only way she and the man make that male
she loves to be together forever, is for her to Bridge the
gap of "I Love the Night Life" at Casa Dracula.
Marta Acosta has written one of the best vampire romances
in several years as she refreshes the sub-genre theme with
terrific twists that keep the audience on edge wanting to
learn more about the attendees at HAPPY HOUR AT CASA
DRACULA. . Milagro is a superb protagonist with her amusing
chick lit asides that will remind the audience of Love at
First Bite with her as Susan Saint James' Cindy Sondheim
and Oswaldo as George Hamilton's Count Vladimir Dracula.
The fast-paced story line never slows down until the final
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted June 20, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 5, 2006