I can clearly see why so many readers love this and yet, this went downhill for me. I disliked Mary for a big part of the book, because she kept pushing Rhage back and did so in a very rude way I might add. But most of all, this was too sweet and sappy for me. All women like to hear -and read- sweet words and declarations of undying love, but there is no way I can believe a hardened warrior talking like that. Add to that, all those 'brother' and 'shitkickers' staff, and you can see why I was laughing for the most part of what should have been an angsty read. But I will read Zsadist's book; he and Butch seem the most interesting characters so far.