BOOK: Fifty Shades Freed
AUTHOR: E.L. James
PUBLISHER: Vintage Books
MY RATING: ★ ★ ★ (3/5)
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.
Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.
And the series finally comes to a close for me. I don’t really know what to say. I really enjoyed the first book, the second was alright, but this one kind of felt unnecessary. Literally every white picket fence happy ending was put into this book and it just sort of felt like it was careening away from the originality that got the series noticed in the first place.