Wednesday, January 25, 2012

E. L. James--Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3)

Erotic Romance

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.

{5 stars}


This whole series is worth more than 5 stars. It has been a suspenseful, passionate, thrill ride following Christian and Ana's romance. And now that we have come to the end, E.L. James does not disappoint. In most of the romances I've read, the story ends with the couple finally bridging their differences, or, whatever has kept them apart. But with this one, we finally get to see what happens past that moment. We get to see what it is like for Christian and Ana to solidify their relationship. They still have a few major bumps in the road to overcome, but I was bouncing in my seat happy to see their life past the moment of "will you marry me?" (My inner goddess went through a whole box of kleenex.) We really get to go all the way to the true happily ever after. I am so emotionally invested in this story that it will be hard to forget, and I will probably re-read it many times over the years. I hope E.L. James keeps writing and gives us some more great stories in the years to come.

The series as a whole is wonderful, don't shy away because of the erotic content. It truly is about overcoming one's own demons, doubts, trauma, and finding what we all want in life. Trust, love, happiness, and being cherished by the one person who takes your breath away........

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