Review: The Bride of Casa Dracula – Marta Acosta

Series: Casa Dracula #3
Genre: Humour/Paranormal romance with a twist
Pages: 268
Published: 2008
Publisher: Gallery Simon & Schuster
Source: Bought

Milagro De Los Santos is having serious problems planning her wedding to fabulous Oswald Grant, M.D. Her future in-laws loathe her, her dog just died, and Oswald’s family has a genetic anomaly that makes them crave blood. Then her extravagant best friend hijacks the role of wedding coordinator, and the secretive Vampire Council assigns conniving Cornelia Ducharme to guide the couple through the ancient vampire marriage rituals.
To top it all off, Milagro’s career is on the skids. She’s reduced to ghost-writing the memoirs of a loony little man who claims to be a shapeshifter. And why does Cornelia’s decadent, way too attractive brother, Ian, always show up whenever Milagro is away from Oswald? When a series of accidents interferes with wedding plans, Oswald worries that Milagro is cracking under the pressure. Is she just paranoid, or is a hidden enemy trying to make sure Milagro doesn’t wed the undead?

My thoughts:

First I have to post what Acosta herself called her books: comedies-of-manners, or romantic comedies with lots of chaos, confusion, charming villains, eccentrics, and flirting. Which really fits since this is not the normal kind of paranormal romance. Far from it. I just want to called it a witty romantic comedy involving humans who like blood and as Acosta said lots of flirting. 
Read her books! Lol, honestly they are so funny. I just love Milagros, she is witty, she has curves, she flirts, she has opinions and I think I really would enjoy having her as a friend.

Her men, oh I do like Oswald but, yes there is that but, he is just so nice and normal. Can he truly keep up with this crazy Latina when he is just so waspy. But she does love him and is marrying him and he does do a great job keeping up with her. But then there is goddamn Ian Ducharme as Oswald calls him. He is like fine wine, ok forget since I hate wine. He is like a yummy chocolate that melts in your mouth and makes you crave more and more. He makes you blood pump in your veins and he is just delicious. And he wants her *faints*.

Right the story, well as I said they are getting married and making preparations. She has to deal with the council who does not approve of her since she is the only human who was turned (a little mistake) and lived. And someone is after her. She is also ghost-writing for a freaky guy. All as is should be in Milagros universe.
All in all a highly enjoyable book that makes you want more. The way it ends, well it does end with an ending and you could be happy there. But there is one more after it so yay.

Conclusion:
Just read it, come one you know you want to! Start with book 1, you will not be sorry. You will smile, laugh and hopefully think Ian is as delicious as I find him. The book is witty and so just impossible to put down. I do wonder what happens in book 4, I mean..ohhhhhhhhh.

Rating:
I do think I made it clear. Read it 🙂 I could not put it down.

Cover:
Fun 😀



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33 thoughts on “Review: The Bride of Casa Dracula – Marta Acosta

  1. Dottie (Tink's Place) says:

    Hi B!Marta Acosta is one of my favorite authors, and I have to say, I love every one of her awesome books. Her dialogue cracks me up! Milagro is so saucy, she doesn't hold back, and I think that's why I love her so much. I'd love to take her shopping and people watch, lol. She'd make a great friend.Glad you're enjoying her books and great review!Dottie 🙂

  2. Blodeuedd says:

    @JennyI love that too. I think I really need humour with some books and especially when it comes to paranormal, it makes it sooo much better :D@Chris So fun :)@DottieI totally adore Milagros, she would be so fun to be around. And the dialogue is just great.I do hope she writes more cos she is just awesome! Gotta love funny books

  3. Blodeuedd says:

    @mari*sending tempting vibes*@melissayes you should. They are just so very different, not like anything else out there@jennyOh, can you remember which one?@MelGood for you 😀 I hope you read it soon

  4. naida says:

    This does sound like a cute series!'He is like a yummy chocolate that melts in your mouth and makes you crave more and more.'<- you've definitely peaked my interest.

  5. Missie says:

    How did you know that I want to read this one. I love the U.S. covers for this series, and I'm glad to know the stories are as fun as they look.

  6. Blodeuedd says:

    @AnaLol, well I would not call this one fluffy, and I know my fluff. Ok that just sounds weird, and I never know with you :)@Stepho_O I never saw that! Lol Ducharme, I am so blind sometimes. Maybe it was too French in my head.@Amusedit is 😀 Witty is the best@Naidahihi, well he was delicious. So dark and mmmmmmmm@AlexisIt is 🙂

  7. Blodeuedd says:

    @DanaA reader need a few laughs too :D@MelissaI do hope you try it one day@MissieSuch a cute and fun cover. It does say read me and yes they are just as fun inside@BermudaIt certainly brings something extra to the table@teddyYay, I am glad it did. I hope it was not only cos I melted cos of Ian 😉

  8. Simcha says:

    Although I don't read a lot of PNR this series sounds like so much fun that I really want to give it a try. I might just go ahead and order myself the first book in the series to see how I like it.

  9. Marta says:

    Hi, everyone! Thanks for the kind words about my books. I was happy to give Milagro a really happy ending in Haunted Honeymoon, Book 4 and the conclusion to the series.As for Ian, I got the Ducharme name from one of my gardening magazines. Just opened it up and said, yes, that will do. He and his sister Cornelia were inspired by the charming and decadent siblings, Henry and Mary Crawford, in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. I always like charming and decadent!

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