Book 3 in the BDB series came as a bit of a surprise to me. I really thought that I knew what was going to happen, and assumed that this would be my favorite of the books so far, since I was quite intrigued with Zsadist in book 2.Don't get me wrong. Zsadist is pretty amazing, but by the end of the book, I was starting to grow tired of how long it was taking for him to accept Bella, and really wanted her to hurry up and transform him already. This story felt a bit like having to sit through counseling for a victim of sexual abuse. I liked the idea of Zsadist needing a woman to draw the pain out of him, but after I heard his male part described as "it" for the 100th time, the term started to get old.Even with those complaints, the journey was worth it. I had moments of anxiety over Butch, Tohr, John Matthew and Phury. Something happened with Phury near the end that I didn't see coming and I almost gasped out loud, it was that unexpected.My favorite part of the whole story involved Zsadist writing one simple statement on a piece of paper. He stole my heart and I melted right then and there.I think that I liked Rhage and Mary's story better overall, but this ending was far better than book 2's was. It was a great read, either way!