A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her.
My Review :
This is the third book of BDB (Black Dagger Brotherhood) series by J.R.Ward/Jessica Bird. Why I put this one before I posted the previous two (Dark Lover and Lover Eternal)? Other books was also had great story, but the Hero of this book, Zsadist, was my fave hero among the brotherhood hero. That’s why.
I loved how Ward projected Zsadist. She made reader get emotionally involve with his character. I felt his bitterness and anger, even simultaneously I knew there’s fear in him. With all the darkness in his soul, existence of love become more intense, raging, and enormous. Thankfully, Ward also created wonderful heroine. Bella matched him. Refine his edge. Soothe his.
The book was amazingly good. The story engaging from the start until the end.
My Anguish Hero
Dark Lover, first time I saw you
I may cringe with your coldness
But even as ruthless as you are, still fascinated
Lover Eternal, next rendezvous with you
I startled in those split second you slipped your mask
Cruel and viscous yet there’s tenderness hidden, stupefied I was
Lover Awakened, when your story has been told
I loath over the torment and torture
Misty-eyed I cried until the last, captivated I become
And I dedicate my gratitude, dear Bella
For being the light when darkness come
“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came…and I was awakened.”