|Series||Black Dagger Brotherhood #3|
|Tags||demons, paranormal romance, vampires|
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...
Review & Comments
Zsadist's complex character puts the rest of the cast to shame here - including, unfortunately, the female lead Bella. But the confused interactions between them, based on Z's confusion about himself, are deft and compelling. The not-so-happy-ending elements of this book very nearly tosses it to urban fantasy proper.