AUTHOR: E.L. James
RATING: 5 STARS
PUBLISHED: January 2011 - The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
SERIES: Yes; Trilogy Completed:
"When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed.
Now, together, they have more – love, passion, intimacy, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control, and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present.
Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, misfortune, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true. Alone and desperate, she must face down the poisoned legacy of Christian’s past.
Seductive, shocking, sad and funny, Fifty Shades Freed is the compelling final volume in the Fifty Shades trilogy."
***EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT. THIS IS AN ADULT BOOK. PLEASE DON’T READ THIS REVIEW UNLESS YOU ARE AN ADULT***
Fifty, Fifty, Fifty. I can’t get enough Fifty.
I have read a lot of mixed reviews for Fifty Shades Freed, the third novel in the Fifty Shades trilogy. This is my response: Fifty Shades Freed was EXCELLENT. How can anyone complain about more Fifty?
Reading this novel was a bittersweet experience. I couldn’t get enough; I wanted to rush through this entire novel and absorb it all as quickly as possible. On the other hand, I wanted to take my sweet time and drag things out because I never wanted it to end. I’m devastated that this series wrapped up, and I have hopes (fingers crossed) that this won’t be the last we see of Christian Grey. I could read about Christian and Ana forever. (Christian may be the perfect man to star in a never-ending series. He seems to have enough issues. LOL)
Christian and Ana make a lot of progress in this novel, but they also suffer a few setbacks. I thought both their progress and their setbacks were moving and realistic. Christian is still the same bossy, domineering man that we all love, and their sex is still just as kinky and hot as ever. This novel also had the added element of suspense. The “bad guy” storyline was intriguing and entertaining; it really added to the novel. In this novel, we also discover more about Christians past and see more growth and development in his character. Oh, and don’t forget about Ana’s inner goddess and her subconscious; they are back and just as hilarious as before. I enjoyed this novel – beginning, middle, and end. And, I absolutely adored the epilogue and the bonus chapters at the end!!!
E.L. James - Thank you so much for writing this hot, crazy, mind-blowing story! It has been an absolute pleasure reading Ana and Christian’s love story.
The Fifty Shades trilogy is UN-FREAKING-BELIEVABLY GOOD!
This series is HILARIOUS. Ana and Christian’s playful emails and witty banter are hysterical and entertaining. Christian’s domineering side is amusing, and, Ana’s inner goddess and subconscious are, like I’ve said before, the best things ever! This series is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.
This series is HOT! This erotic series pushes the envelope. I strongly recommend this series to everyone who thinks they can handle some kinky fuckery! By kinky fuckery, I mean an introduction into the world of BDSM – floggers, handcuffs, blindfolds, cable ties, D/s relationships, and a whole lot more.
I gave Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James 5 STARS. I look forward to re-reading this series over and over in the future, and I can’t wait to see what Ms. James comes out with next. Can you top Fifty? I just don’t see that happening, but hey, I never thought I’d read and love a BDSM novel either. Never say never!
PS: I absolutely adored the bonus chapters from Christian’s perspective at the end. It was a wonderful treat.
PSS: Ms. James concludes an excerpt from Fifty Shades of Grey in Christian’s perspective with, “That’s all…for now.” Is she thinking about writing this trilogy from Christian’s perspective? Hmm…