Don't read this. Read Dracula In Love by Karen Essex instead. Syrie James has succeeded in turning every character from Stoker's original into a total idiot - especially Mina, and even Dracula. This may be the most trite, insubstantial, obvious and unoriginal book I've ever read. Much of it was ridiculous, and I literally rolled my eyes several times. I suppose if I'd never read Dracula, it might have been bearable, but besides the character names and certain events, it has nothing in common with the original. James has killed this story and resurrected it as a brainless zombie. And did I mention it was ridiculous?