Friday, August 13, 2010
Five Fangs for Marta Acosta's Haunted Honeymoon
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"?
If I had known Marta's books were so damn hilarious I would have started reading them along time ago.
Seriously I had so many laugh out loud moments...then I kept snickering and my four year old kept asking me why I was laughing.
Come on the first line reads "The next time a sex toy sales consultant offered to teach me how to unlock handcuffs with a paper clip, I would accept."
Then every time Ian tells Milagro he has something for her she says "Is it in your pants?"- that got a giggle from me especially when he finally said "as a matter of fact..."
Sure there are some serious parts in the book- like Milagro being held against her will and people trying to kill her and then there's the amnesia but just like Milagro all the bad stuff comes with a shrug and a way of just getting beyond it. She sure has a way of looking to the positive or else completely ignoring the negative- either way it works for her.
I would have thought I would hate a party girl, leopard print loving, fashionista like Milagro- she's just the opposite of everything I am, except the books. She loves books, I love books then there's the men, she loves men, I love men. So we have more in common than I would have suspected.
And her wacky sense of humor...it works without being annoying. Milagro is likeable and believable and even non-Californian, non clothes loving, non party girls can relate.
This action packed book kept me turning pages wanting- no needing to know what was going to happen. Would Milagro end up with Oswald or Ian? Would she get her memory back so she could make the right choice?
This is the first Casa Dracula book that I've read- now I have to go back and get the whole story even though this filled me in quite a bit easily letting me know what has happened before without going overboard on the detail. I'm sad to say this is the fourth and final book in the series but don't fret it has a happy ending- just perhaps not the ending you were expecting. Of course it depends on which guy you were rooting for.