WOW! Wasn't expecting the ending but I am more in love with Butch than all the rest! I won't spoil what happens...just hold on to your knickers ladies. Ward just keeps pulling me in deeper and deeper with these brothers!
Butch and Marissa's story was really good, but of the 4 that I've read it's not my favorite. I love Butch, finding out about his past and seeing how his relationship with all the Brothers really grows in this book. I totally felt for Vishous, his confusion over his feelings for Butch and also what is going on with his powers. John Matthews is turning into one of my favorites, seeing his struggle with Tohr's disapperance and Wellsie's death, trying to prove that he is worthy of being a Brother and finding his place in their world makes for a great character. But what made it my least fav of the 4 was Marissa. I got where she was coming from and what her hang ups were, but it just got to be a bit much for me. All I can say is Thank God for the brothers and their Shellans...the great thing about J.R. Ward's books is that you still get to have an interaction with the other characters that you've met along the way and they aren't only background, they are totally involved in the story and they just keep getting more interesting.
This series should be read in order, there is so much that happens, and although she will give you some back story, it's much easier to do in order.