Tuesday 24 April 2012

Review: Fifty Shades Freed - E.L. James

Romantic, liberating and totally addictive, the Fifty Shades trilogy will obsess you, possess you and stay with you for ever.

When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him.Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true . . .

Fifty Shades Series:
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freed

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Considering the number of things that irritate me about this series I am utterly addicted and well and truly on the Fifty bandwagon! I did feel that the author could have ended the story after Fifty Shades Darker until she included the epilogue at the end so I wasn't too sure what I would think of Fifty Shades Freed. I wasn't sure there was enough story left for a third book but I was happy to be proved wrong and this book was just as addictive as the rest.

Christian and Ana have married and enjoyed the honeymoon of a lifetime but it's now time to get back to reality and the pressures of work and daily life. Christian has come a long way working through his issues but he still has a way to go and the couple are still learning to live together and find a balance in their relationship. Their problems only get bigger when a face from the past makes an appearance determined to cause trouble.

I have absolutely loved the changes we've seen in Christian since the first book, he stole my heart against my wishes during the first book but I love him even more now. The romance between him and Ana may not have been traditional but it was beautiful to see. I felt that E.L. James has ended their story perfectly although I don't want to let the characters go. After the epilogue you get to see Christian and Ana's first couple of meetings (the interview and his visit to the hardware store) from his point of view and I loved getting to see inside his head. In fact, reading those few chapters made me desperately want to pick up Fifty Shades of Grey and start the series again from the beginning! So far I've managed to resist but I'm not sure how long that will last. I really would love to see the author rewrite the whole series from Christian's point of view.

This series has been utterly compulsive reading. It has romance with a seriously fucked-up hero, humour, plenty of erotic scenes, great character development and a relationship you can believe in. The writing isn't the best and it could have used some serious editing to cut out the repetition but that didn't stop me enjoying every minute of it. This was a wild ride and one that has made me a proud member of the Christian Grey fan club!

Source: Purchased

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Consider me a full blown member of the Christian Grey fan club!


  1. lololol! I love the 'keep calm and stow your twitchy palm' so much. too awesome. I totally agree with you about these, I think this is all we've talked about for weeks haha!! I HATED them but I LOVED them!! So addictive and engaging but terribly written, very repetitive and a bit far-fetched. But I did find myself practically compelled to read them. I loved your review, you summed your thoughts up perfectly

    The Cait Files

  2. I think Christian and I are going to get on famously.

  3. @ Cait - I couldn't resist that keep calm picture! It's just too good not to use it :o) I feel like I've done nothing but think about these books for weeks and I still want to start reading them again! I'm loving the fact that so many other people are now giving me updates about how they are finding the books. I wish I was on commission though - I could have earned a fortune lol

    @ Viv - I'm just dying to see your reaction to Christian!! I'm so in love with that screwed up man lmao

  4. At this moment I am glad that I ms. Krissy at 25have read these books. Gave me quite a bit to this about.i think every woman secretly has an inner goddess. I had to read this because everyone at work in my medium size town kept saying read it read it it's good.. In fact I do not think that they read the series at all, personally I wouldn't be telling everyone like it was just another good book to read, to me I want to keep it to myself my personal dark fantasy.and I also say embrace your twitch palm...

  5. Thank you so much for the wonderful book! I finished it a few days ago and cannot get it out of my head. It is pure magic. It was everything I hoped it would be and much more. Thank you so much. You are a great writer...

    Marlene Detierro (Cash Advance Business)



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