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Book Review: Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta

Series: Book 1 in the ‘Casa Dracula’

“Okay, all men are perverts. Any man, you know, get him comfortable enough, and he will reveal some warped desires.” ~~ Marta Acosta (Book: Happy Hour at Casa Dracula)

I started reading ‘Happy Hour at Casa Dracula’ immediately after reading ‘Blood Therapy’.

I crossed my fingers and hoped ‘Happy Hour at Casa Dracula’ would not disappoint me as ‘Blood Therapy’ did.

Let’s find out if ‘Happy Hour at Casa Dracula’ lives up to the image it creates…

Genre: Paranormal Chick-Lit.

Main Characters: Milagro de Los Santos.

‘Happy Hour at Casa Dracula by Marta Acosta’ ~~ Synopsis:

Mil is an aspiring author, who writes zombie fiction with a political twist, but that’s not what she does for the living. She does odd jobs to support herself that too with difficulty.

Despite that she finds time to work on completing her novel every day. She also desires to become a ‘deep and sincere’ person.

When she gets to organize a book function for a socialite she works for, as a book consultant, Mil has no option, but to do it and attend the function too.  

At the function she meets her ex-friend-cum-ex Sebastian, who’s now a popular author.

In her thoughts, if she ever crossed paths with Sebastian again in life, she was sure she’d have reached his level of success and then both could be civil to each other, forgetting their past.

But Mil realizes after seeing Sebastian that isn’t the case. She’s still harboring angry thoughts about him and Sebastian wants to pretend he never knew her.

That’s when she meets Oswald, who tells her that he’s in the publishing business. Mil in anger and desperation, agrees to go to Oswald’s hotel suite to discuss her future in publishing.

Instead, Oswald seems, for some weird reason, more interested in finding out about her relationship with Sebastian. They also seem eager to act on their chemistry and do.

The lip-lock results in an accident blood exchange and Mil runs away when she finds out Sebastian has tracked her to Oswald’s room.

Afterwards, a strange chain of events begins; Mil falls sick and wants to find Oswald to find out what she’s got from him. She’d not find Oswald, but Sebastian finds her.

At first Mil thinks he wants to renew their old friendship, but she soon finds out that Sebastian has kidnapped her because he believes she is a vampire. Mil is sure Sebastian has lost his mind, but he wouldn’t let her go.

She’s saved by someone she’s also met at the book function and he takes her to a secluded ranch, where she meets Oswald and his family.

Turns out Oswald and his family has a rare blood disease that gives them, abilities that over the years has turned into vampire folklore. But they insist they are not vampires.

Sebastian is part of the organization that’s hunting Oswald’s family and their kind, so they could exploit their abilities for profit.

Mil doesn’t know what to think of all of it. But one thing is for sure, her life has changed, for better or worse that’s not sure yet.

The one thing is for sure, the man she wants, she cannot have, but there are more than enough to choose from.


Let’s begin with my dislike. I didn’t like the cover at all. I think the previous (as in probably traditionally published one?) cover of the book is far superior to the newer ones.

It’s the title and then the blurb that tempted me to read the book. Otherwise, I would have let it get lost in my Kindle library that is similar to a jungle for sure. 😀

Anyways, let’s move on to the story. If the story and the antics of Mil were not funny, I’d have questioned Mil’s idiotic decision to trust a stranger and going with him.

Just because he said he’s in publishing and it is established from the beginning she’s desperate that doesn’t mean she should behave so desperate.

But the story is my kind of funny and crazy, so I continued reading and it doesn’t disappoint. Another funny thing is the vampires insist they are not vampires and continue protesting till the end.  

I, of course, loved Mil’s character and her antics more than anyone else’s. I don’t know what to think of Oswald, but I did like Edna as Mil spends a lot of time with her.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get Mil & Oswald’s chemistry – it’s missing from the beginning. Still, reading ‘Happy Hour at Casa Dracula’ was a time well spent. 😉

Hit or Miss: Hit!

Ratings: 4stars/5.

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