Finally finished Book 4 of Marta Acosta’s Casa Dracula series, Haunted Honeymoon at Casa Dracula, and as expected, I liked this one as much, if not more, than the other books.Acosta has found a way to wrap up all her story lines in a delightful and entertaining package.
Here's a synopsis:
Milagro De Los Santos is forced to take another ghostwriting job for hoaxer Don Pedro when she can’t pay her condo fees. Her romantic life isn’t much better. She’s conflicted about her fling with Vampire Council member Ian Ducharme and still yearning for her ex-fiancé, Dr. Oswald Grant, and her life at his wine-country ranch.
When Ian’s flirtations with a pretty neighbor infuriate Milagro, she travels to London, and the blood really hits the fan. People around her are dying grisly deaths, and Milagro’s framed for murder. She escapes to Oswald’s ranch, but an accident gives her amnesia and she forgets her entire existence as the only human survivor of a vampire infection. Will Milagro make all the same mistakes, or will she discover the real killers and finally get to use the Margaritanator 3000 at her wedding reception?.
This book is definitely more supernatural and mystical than the others but it’s not overdone and it’s shadowed by Milagro’s story. It was more about the maturation of Milagro through self-discovery and self-acceptance with some paranormal elements and adventure woven in to make the story more rounded.
Ian and Oswald are both hot in their own way, Milagro is still a feisty latina who loves adventure and is trying to get a bit of "normalcy" back in her life, and after a traumatic experience, she realizes that the person who she's running away from is one of the few that really know her at all.
The love triangle doesn't let up in Book 4 and while comical at times, Ian and Oswalds emotions are so naked it created a somber and serious storyline. Who hasn't hurt someone they love at one time or another?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and saw it as the close of one chapter of Milagro’s crazy life and the beginning of another.I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who is into paranormal romance with no sex scenes.
Don’t get me wrong, Ian is sexy as all get out and even reading about Milagro’s friend, Wilcox, is deliciously fun but there are no sex scenes to be seen in this series.There’s the before and the after and surprisingly, I didn’t miss it one bit.
Please go and buy these books.You won’t regret it!
And as stated in a previous post, learn more about Marta Acosta's life and work here at her website. I know I've found a new addition to my fav author list.