I couldn't get past Shade's cheating. Runa, Shade's girlfriend at the time, caught him in the middle of a threesome and what did he do? Invited her to join them! She was emotionally distraught and ran away just to be bitten by Luc and turn into a wrag and infected with lycanthropy. Runa who once was a timid, innocent character became angry and bitter. The whole concept of Shade helping other women emotional pain disappear through BDSM was a turnoff and the scene where Shade "helped" Runa only made me cringe. Isn't the whole concept of BDSM about absolute trust? How can one trust someone who remains such a hurtful jerk who still wants his brothers to kill you to save his own skin?