Oh, Z, you are my fave. My heart breaks for you and I so want you to be happy. The author doesn't pull any punches about the abuse that he suffered. Nor, about how Bella was found after her capture.
I liked that his mating with Bella wasn't an automatic healing. He still has his demons to face but their reunion showed how much he's willing to try were wonderful. I also liked that Bella wasn't afraid to want or need him and tell him so.
The epilogue was pretty teary - so happy!