I love Butch, but Marissa was probably the most irritating BDB heroine to date. First, I understand she's a society girl, but her absolutely cluelessness about the male anatomy was strike one. Then, the sacrifices she was expecting of Butch...in order to be with her...were strike two. And the way Butch had to basically hold back his raw expressiveness ;) during makeout/lovemaking....so as not to offend precious Marissa...was strike number three.
But considering that, I still give the book 5 stars because JR Ward is so kick ass and this series is so amazing, that I can dislike a character, but still love the installment. The Butch/Vishous "thing" was especially moving. And of course, seeing all the brothers and the John Matthew tidbits. Sooo...hated Marissa but loved the book :)