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Книга трета от трилогията „Петдесет нюанса".Когато неопитната Анастейжа Стийл среща властния и поразителен Крисчън Грей, между тях пламва чувствен романс, който ще преобърне живота им. Шокирана, заинтригувана и накрая отблъсната от странните му еротични наклонности, Ана настоява за по-дълбоко обвързване. Решен да я задържи, Крисчън се съгласява.Сега двамата имат всичко – лКнига трета от трилогията „Петдесет нюанса".Когато неопитната Анастейжа Стийл среща властния и поразителен Крисчън Грей, между тях пламва чувствен романс, който ще преобърне живота им. Шокирана, заинтригувана и накрая отблъсната от странните му еротични наклонности, Ана настоява за по-дълбоко обвързване. Решен да я задържи, Крисчън се съгласява.Сега двамата имат всичко – любов, страст, интимност, богатство и целия живот пред себе си. Но Ана знае, че няма да е лесно да обича своя господин Петдесет нюанса, а връзката им ще ги изправи пред предзвикателства, за които не са подозирали. Ще се наложи Ана да свикне с разточителния стил на живот на Крисчън, без да пожертва своята индивидуалност. А Крисчън ще трябва да преодолее нуждата си от контрол и да пребори демоните от мъчителното си минало.И когато изглежда, че двамата заедно ще преодолеят всички пречки, лошият късмет, злобата и съдбата ще се обединят, за да сбъднат най-дълбоките страхове на Ана."Кулминация на най-горещата трилогия на десетилетието!"Ню Йорк Таймс...

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Петдесет нюанса освободени Reviews

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2018-12-14 16:37

    Welcome back, fellow masochists (or those of you who simply wish to forgo the hassle of reading this crap and opt for my poignant reviews instead). I wish I could say Fifty Shades Freed met my expectations, but...well, honestly, I don't know what the fuck that was. I don't know how I feel. I don't know what to think. The only thing I know is that, usually after finishing a trilogy/series, I'm lost. My brothers end up finding me curled up in a ball somewhere and they laugh and call me names, most of which are variations of "emo douchebag" because I'm all likeI can't help it. If I've invested enough of myself into a story to read more than one installment, it generally means I liked it (or at least something about it). That wasn't the case with the Fifty Shades trilogy. I went into Fifty Shades of Grey knowing full well I would probably hate it, and I wasn't wrong. In fact, I think I may have underestimated that book in terms of how thoroughly it would infuriate and disgust me. I considered not bothering with the next two installments because I was certain it wouldn't get any better. Look, I know there are those of you out there who think that it did get better, but I'm not talking about the story. I mean, I don't think that improved much, either, but the point I'm trying to make is that E.L. James is a terrible writer, technically and artistically. As a photographer, I can tell you that sucking ass in both categories won't get you far. Certain people will give you a certain amount of latitude one way or another, sure, but if your composition is badly placed, taken at the wrong time of day, crowded, confusing, and out of focus....well, you get it. Needless to say, I wasn't even halfway through Fifty Shades Darker before I started getting bored, but I trudged on and it wasn't much different from any of the boredom I've experienced before. Then I started reading Fifty Shades Freed. I can honestly say that I had no idea this kind of feeling was even possible. I've never had a book so thoroughly turn off my desire to read before. Ever. I would read a page here and there, then turn my Kindle off and get online. There wouldn't be anything to do online, and I'd sit at my desk thinking, Oh, I should really finish that book. But then I'd just keep surfing the internet. To be honest, it was because every time I even thought about reaching for my Kindle, my brain did this: Should we talk about what happened this time around? OK...Honeymoon. Christian throwing a tantrum. Ana's boobs get marked up in retaliation. Drama, drama, drama, corn, some cheese, sex sex sex, lots of whining, Christian being clingy, Ana trying to assert her independence, blah blah blah. It reads exactly like the other two books with its repetitive wording and infuriating platitudes, and because of this it suffers far more than the other two books. I was tired of reading this shit. The only thing that set this one apart was the utter weirdness of a few of the scenes. Like Christian marking up Ana's titties after she goes topless on a beach in the south of France. Yeah, it happens. It's OK, though. Ana gives him a pass because, emotionally, he's stuck in adolescence and this apparently gives him free reign to do as he likes with impunity. She's angry at first, sure, but she forgives him. Even after he has the balls to say, "Well, you won't take your top off again."The temerity of this character is astounding. E.L. James has managed to create one of the most blatantly antagonistic sociopaths I've ever seen, yet women everywhere are gobbling it up like he's the best thing since the vibrator. But nothing really happens in the first 90% of the book except a lot of emotional manipulation. Ana and Christian play games with each other's emotions and genuinely seem to have absolutely no clue how to communicate with another human being. It's apparently all good, though, because the sex makes up for any lack of connection they should have. During one sex scene, Ana thinks, "We still have this. We'll always have this." No. No, you won't. Your sex life may still be fulfilling after five, ten, or even fifteen years, but it won't be the same. No, not at all. And if you think for one second that sex can make up for the emotional connection and teamwork a marriage requires, you're going to be sorely disappointed. Look I'm all for fantasy, but I guess I like mine tinged with a little more reality than this. Friendship is the foundation of any solid relationship and without it, you're just bumpin' uglies until it gets boring. Arguably the best thing to come out of this book was the fun I had discussing butt plugs with my sister-in-law. Yes, there's a sex scene involving a butt plug, and yes, it's both hilarious and disturbing, if for nothing else but E.L. James' refusal to use the word “ass”. Ana is always using the words 'behind' and 'bottom' to describe her other “down there”, and those words do not mesh well with the concept of an anal sex toy. I'm sorry, but hearing about how Christian inserted a butt plug into Ana's 'bottom' made me both uncomfortable and highly amused. Or when he inserted his finger into her 'behind'. No. No. As a child, you have a behind or a bottom, but once you hit about 14 or so, it's your butt or your ass. Only occasionally can the other words be used in reference to an older individual and be gotten away with. As amusing as all that was, however, it didn't hold a candle to the things that went on when they were finished engaging in anal play. Just to be clear, I don't have anything against people who find pleasure in the anus. If that's your thing, hey, more power to ya. So I don't have a problem with the sex scenes themselves. However, when Christian fingered Ana's arsehole and then didn't wash his hands...yeah, I was a little grossed out. They're cuddling and everything afterward and on a constant loop in my head was, “poopy finger, poopy finger, poopy finger....poopy....finger!” My sister-in-law said she was wondering if he was going to make her suck on it like he did every other time he jammed his digits into her nether regions. But wait, there's more! Ana asks Christian who cleans the toys (this is after they've used the aforementioned butt plug), and he informs her it's either him, a submissive, or Mrs. Jones. Mrs Jones, the hired help. She's a maid and a cook, for pete's sake, not a wall-washer at the local gentleman's club! God! Can you imagine taking a housekeeping job with some 27-year-old douche canoe and all you're expecting is dusting, vacuuming, cooking, etc., and the next thing you know, he's handing you a bowl of used butt plugs? Or maybe he's not even handing them to you, he just mentions that, hey, that mysterious almost-always-locked spare room could use a good cleaning and you walk in to discover not only that you've stumbled into some kind of David Lynchian porn den, but you've also been greeted by the smell of stale sex and ass. And oh! There's a bowl of dirty butt plugs on the sideboard! Mr. and Mrs. Brady may have had their freaky naughty time, but I highly doubt they were crass enough to make Alice clean up after it. So then Ana takes the butt plug (yes, I'm still on this) and washes it off in the sink, then vaguely wonders if it needs to be sanitized somehow.Well, Ana.........................................I'm thinking yes. Yes, it should probably be subjected to some sort of sanitation process. But that's just my opinion. When you read scenes like that over the course of several books, it really comes as no surprise when you discover that Ana has missed several appointments with her gyno and apparently completely forgotten about her birth control shot. You know where this is going. Christian is going to fuhreeeaaak. “Christian, I'm pregnant.”And at first, Christian's all likeBut then he's likeThen he storms out and is never heard from again. Ha! I wish 'cause that would've been the end of the story, and it would've served Ana right for being such an idiot. But alas, he returns and there's nothing to be done for it except more melodrama. He comes home drunk and Ana finds out he saw the “bitch troll” pedophile again, and she feels betrayed, and yadda yadda. So they fight, and this is the only time in any of the books that they actually have a raging screaming match, and yeah, it was about fucking time it happened, but even the fight is tainted by Ana's ridiculous assertions that if Christian touches her, he'll just get his way because her traitorous body will succumb to him. Christian spends the entire book shutting Ana up with his penis. So then the ending happens. Something about Hyde kidnapping Christian's sister or some shit. Ana saves the day. Funny. No, it really is 'cause the girl's dumb. Well, when that shit's all over, we get this weird-ass epilogue wherein Ana asserts that she thinks their in-utero daughter "likes sex already" because she's dancing around in her mother's womb after...sex? I guess so. There isn't a sex scene, so not only is this remark fucking weird, it's also oddly misplaced. Then Christian sucks popsicle off of his son's fingers. What is with E.L. James and the finger sucking?(Edit: A commenter brought to my attention the fact that there is indeed a sex scene before the aforementioned conversation about the baby liking sex. So I double-checked and yes, there is a sex scene right before. The confusion came about as the direct result of E.L. James's inability to maintain a coherent timeline.)After the epilogue, there's even more pointless drivel. The beginning of Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian's perspective! I can hear the collective squee and the panties droppin' and it kinda makes me wanna choke a bitch. But that's not even the worst of it. No, the worst is that it ends right as Christian's leaving the hardware store, and as the narrative comes to a close, the reader is treated to this: "That's all...for now."Please, someone break her hands. Do it quickly. Might as well cut out her tongue, as well, so she won't be able to dictate her nonsense. I think one of the best blurbs for this series (and this installment in particular) would have to be something my older sister said about it after I told her there's a Happily Ever After ending:"Maybe she'll write a fourth book in which, after having three kids, being isolated, and losing her job, he finally hits her and the cops get called, leading to his arrest. She leaves and takes half his damn shit plus child support. 'Cuz after three kids and several years, "down there" ain't gonna drip at the sight of him anymore." - Kimberly BrownHarsh and bitter? Perhaps, but that's reality. Like I said before, it would be nice if we could have a little realistic fantasy (it's not an oxymoron if you know what I'm talking about). Christian Grey might have been a desirable character if....well, if he weren't Christian Grey.To be honest, I'm disappointed in this review. I just can't seem to muster the same amount of enthusiasm as before. Or even come close. All I know is that I tried to write this twice before, but lost it both times due to computer error, and I took that as a sign that I shouldn't over-think it. Maybe this review reflects the book itself; haphazard and drained. Whatever the case, the only burst of energy I got during this book was at the end. When it was done. It should come as no surprise that my reaction when finishing this book was not despondent depression. Far from it. When I read that last word and knew I could finally, finally walk away from this trilogy, I felt...Yeah. It was that good. It was "taking a giant crap after being constipated for a week" good. Or "getting laid for the first time in years" good. I.felt.so.free. The only thing good about the Fifty Shades trilogy is the moment it finally ends. Word Count:“Oh my” - 52“Crap” - 46“Jeez” - 58"Holy (shit/fuck/crap/hell/cow/moses)" – 108"Whoa" - 14"Gasp" - 60"Gasps" - 15"Sharp Intake of Breath" - 2"Murmur" - 115"Murmurs" - 186"Whisper" - 194"Whispers" - 190"Mutter" - 88"Mutters" - 38"Fifty" - 67"Lip" - 51“Inner goddess” - 33“Subconscious” - 48Click here for my review of Fifty Shades of GreyClick here for my review of Fifty Shades DarkerClick here for my review of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

  • Tammy Walton Grant
    2018-11-24 12:14

    Sometimes you can just have too much of a good thing. I believe one of my GR friends called this book an "exhausting melodramatic hot mess." (Thanks, Amy!) After having stayed awake until 3:00am to try to push through said mess, I would have to agree. I really wanted to love this book. When I read Fifty Shades of Grey I was mesmerized - I'd never read anything like it. The story stuck with me for days, and I immediately bought the second book and it was much the same thing. There were little hints of things that bothered me in the second book - I have a pretty visceral reaction to people in a relationship using the words "let" (as in "he let me go out") and the second book was peppered with these. In the first book, Christian was a Dom, and I expected that from him. In the second book Christian had ostensibly let go of that life, and was struggling to let go of his issues with control. In this book, he seemed to me to be just an insecure overbearing asshole, who used sex to distract Ana and get her to do what he wanted. You know how in some cultures they say they put women on a pedestal, which amounts to stripping them of the ability to express an opinion, to have a say, to be told what's going on and eventually they can't leave the house? That's what Christian reminded me of. "Oh, I'm so worried about you, I love you so much, I can't bear to have you out of my sight, don't go to work, it's because I love you so much, you are my whole world, and if you do I'll buy the company and bankrupt it so you won't have a job to go to. But it's because I love you so much and I'm so afraid something will happen to you." Shudders. I just wasn't ok with it in this book.(eta: And the hickey thing when they were on their honeymoon???? Juvenile, petty, mean, vindictive. I hated it. I would have fucking killed him.)Fifty's possessiveness, aggressiveness and control issues were getting pretty old by the middle of this story. Watching Ana run around constantly trying to discern if he was angry with her, and changing her behaviour to fit his moods was much worse in this book than the second -- what was vaguely unsettling in Fifty Shades Darker became downright disturbing in Fifty Shades Freed. I should do a Kindle search for "please don't be mad at me". Together with "Holy Fuck" and "I love this man" they make up a good portion of the book.And Ana didn't sit much better with me this time around, either. Her voice as narrator, which resonated so much with me in the first 2 books, grated on me this time. Other reviews complained of how immature she sounds; I finally agree. Frankly, I got tired of hearing how much she "loved this man", this "beautiful man", her husband, her Fifty. It seemed to me that after 2 books of hearing how she can't believe someone that physically beautiful could love her that it would be toned down a bit. To me, it seemed to have been cranked up even higher in this book. She doesn't say it to herself as much as she did, but her actions and her words and even the way she thinks of Christian screams it.("Ohferchrissakes," I remember thinking. "You let him shave your snatch but you won't PEE in front of him? How do you ever expect to build a marriage with him?")It all seemed so over the top, almost hokey, all surface declarations of this all-consuming passionate love and I wasn't really buying it this time around. They both seemed desperate, and for each step they took forward, they slid backwards twice as far. The epilogue and the HEA were nice, but I felt like it could easily have been an add-on to the second book and we could have skipped this one entirely. Damn, this could easily turn into a rant. Me stop now.Barely 3 stars -- the cover rounded up the 2.5 I would have given it otherwise.

  • Anastasia
    2018-12-06 12:26

    *Sigh* So bummed the series is over. Ana and Christian's character evolution throughout the trilogy is unlike any I've ever seen. She started off as a naive, shy college student, while Christian (AKA Fifty) was a cold, aggressive businessman. By the end of Fifty Shades Freed, not only are they closer to one another, but they're also more confident in themselves. In the final installment of the Fifty Shades series, Ana and Christian are married, but that doesn't mean that it's all roses and sunshine for the happy couple. Not only is there the mystery of trying to find out who's trying to kill them -- the suspense definitely has its heart-pounding moments -- but the newlyweds are also adjusting to married life and learning even more about each other. There's more than just nail-biting suspense, though. Of course there's also plenty of spicy bits to go around -- I mean, c'mon, Christian was a Dom when he first met Ana. Of course their bedroom (and other room) scenes are going to sizzle! But their sexual interactions are beautifully interwoven with humorous and somber plot points, character arcs, and the infamous email exchange between Ana and Christian (love those!).After reading Fifty Shades Freed, I kept trying to decide which of the three books I loved best. After thoughtful deliberation, I honestly could not come up with a favorite because I love them ALL. So much so that gray may be my new favorite color. Kidding... sort of.*I received Fifty Shades Freed as a complimentary copy for review from the publisher.

  • Francine
    2018-11-22 10:41

    Things I have learned while reading the Fifty Shades series:a. Stalking is good. (No, really...stalking is acceptable behavior! *rolls eyes*)b. Being controlled is a turn on. (Free will? Freedom? Why would I want that? I want someone to control me! Well, sometimes, at least...because you know...there are benefits to being controlled. See below.)c. If you have low self-esteem, it's perfectly okay to lose your virginity to a stalker, uber-controlling guy who gets off on kinky-f*ckery. Because, you know, you knew he was into kinky f*ckery (Ana's words, not mine!). You knew he didn't want the hearts and flowers and vanilla sex. And you know this because...well, you know...you embarked on this relationship after having signed a non-disclosure agreement regarding your relationship with said stalker-uber-control-freak, and after you've studied a contract regarding his kinky f*ckery and what he would do to you as his submissive. So you can't say that you didn't know what you were getting yourself into.d. Once you've lost yourself to said stalker-uber-control-freak, it's okay to solve all your problems (and there will be many, mind you, starting with the fact that this guy you're having a relationship with is such a control freak and a stalker)...but I digress...it's okay to solve all your problems with never-ending-mind-blowing-kinky-f*ckery multiple times a day, every day. And the more problems and fights you have, the better. Because he gets off on when you're bad and you get off on his kinky f*ckery! And because by now, you realize that sex solves everything! That's the one thing you two have in common! You revel in it. Even if everything about you is being controlled such as what you eat, where you go, who you see, what you do, it's all okay! Kinky f*ckery solves all that lost freedom you once knew and enjoyed. And the best part? Everything's good because you've got a stalker-uber-control-freak who has accepted that you will not be a submissive. He worships the ground you walk on and loves you and can't live without you! (Psst...guess what...I think he's got lower self-esteem than you do! What's that? You think you're perfect for each other? Wow...I never would've seen that coming!)e. And if you're bad (e.g., you decide to visit with your friend, your mom, go to work, or heaven forbid, skip a meal), you will be found. He will show up wherever you are, even if you're on the opposite end of the country. And you will be punished. Harshly. With never-ending-mind-blowing kinky f*ckery. And with spanking (for those small offenses), flogging or whipping (for slightly larger offenses), or if you were really bad, you will be tortured with a vibrator and will not be allowed to have an orgasm. (Ummm...okay...) Oh wait...sorry...that wasn't the worst. If you're really, really bad, as in you go topless in a nude beach in Italy, your wrists will be handcuffed to your ankles and you will be "tortured" with more kinky f*ckery, which will inevitably leave you with chafed wrists and ankles as well as hickies, bruises and bite marks all over your torso, from your neck down, so that you can no longer wear a bikini. You have been marked. As the property of one stalker-uber-control-freak. So let that be a lesson to you. f. But if you were said low-self-esteemed-innocent girl, then you will be okay with it all. Because you love the stalker-uber-control-freak. Warts and all. And isn't that what love is all about anyway? Looking past someone's faults and accepting them, and losing yourself in them, and trying to forge through all that pain and angst together? Because you two together can do anything? Right? That's what it's all about, right? And you will save him. From himself. From his sad, forlorn, horrible, abused past. From the pedophile who turned him onto BDSM. From all the craziness that is in him. You are his Messiah. You will free him of all that ails him. You are strong enough for the both of you. You have achieved a demented Goddess complex. You will agree to marrying him, even though you've only known him less than two months because you know that you two are yin and yang. You complete each other. He had you at "Hello."g. And it will all be okay, because said stalker-uber-control-freak will give you an Audi A3, a Saab, an Audi R8, a laptop, an iPad, a Blackberry, 3 (count 'em, 3!) first editions of Tess of the D'Urbervilles (because one wasn't enough), a closet full of designer clothing and a multimillion dollar house. Oh, did I mention that he will also buy the company that you work for, so that he can control you, what you do and who you work with? No? Well, stalker-uber-control-freak will definitely buy your company.h. After all that, not to mention the mind blowing kinky f*ckery, why, you have no recourse but to marry the guy! Otherwise, you'd just be ungrateful. And because you know that your life would lose all meaning without him, and his would be a dark chasmic miasma without you. (I know, I know...you're perfect for each other! You already said that. Shhh!) So you will accept his offer of marriage. You will accept him, warts and all (which includes all his baggage). Which will, of course, include one (or all) of the following: blackmail, BDSM pedophilia, the Red Room of Pain, arson, kidnapping, breaking and entering, stalker ex-girlfriends who stalk you/watch you while you sleep/point a gun at you, women who want your man, sexual harassment by your boss, multiple car chases, spying, 24/7 security, a helicopter crash, psychiatric evaluations, intense mother-hatred, extreme jealousy, heart attacks, unwanted pregnancies...phew, I'm exhausted. The list is exhaustive.Boy, am I glad I read this series. Because now I know what I've been missing! Silly me, to think that my life has been pretty good thus far. *shakes head* I need to ditch my all-too-vanilla hubby and find a stalker-uber-control-freak who will demean me and control me and make me a billionaire and repay me with never-ending-mind-blowing kinky f*ckery and absolute, all-encompassing (read: stifling, suffocating, totally unhealthy) love. Because that's why this series is so popular right?*shakes head*Ugh.

  • Navessa
    2018-12-04 09:19

    FIFTY BETTER USES FOR FIFTY SHADES OF GREYPART 1: #1-15PART TWO: #16-34Did you know that used bookstores and charity shops are drowning in used copies of FSoG?! Our local ReStore actually put out a news bulletin telling people they were no longer accepting them. HARHARHARHAR.I'm guessing people are trying to dump them off on the needy because they have buyer's remorse (ME, I HAVE THIS), they don't want people to see these books sitting on their bookshelves (ME, I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE THESE BOOKS SITTING ON MY BOOKSHELVES), or they want to pass the glory of this series around (NOT ME. NOT ME AT ALL. I ACTUALLY JUST GAGGED WHEN I TYPED GLORY). So, if you, like me, like TOO DAMN MANY of us, find yourself with a set of the FSoG trilogy you no longer want, I've compiled a helpful list of ways you can re-use, re-purpose or recycle them! 16. AN INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE FOR HOW NOT TO TREAT YOUR LOVED ONES.17. PAPER AIRPLANESPhase OneStep One: Don't Google how to do this, because you definitely still retain your airplane making skills from middle school. Step Two: Make a random fold. Step Three: Make some more random folds. Don't worry, it'll be awesome. Step Four: Toss that sucker. Phase TwoStep One: Google how to make a paper airplane. Step Two: Follow instructions. Resent every moment of it. Step Three: Lob your stealth fighter at an unsuspecting loved one. Step Four: Run like hell when they whip it back at you.18. GET REVENGE FOR THE "AIRPLANE INCIDENT" BY FASHIONING YOURSELF A PAPER PRISON SHANK19. DRINKING GAMEStep One: Open any of the FSoG books to a random passage. Start reading. Every time Ana says or thinks, "Oh my", take a shot. Twenty pages later:20. GLASS CLEANERThis works surprisingly well. 21. SNOT RAGThis works unsurprisingly terrible. FSoG is about as good at absorbing snot as it is at portraying a healthy, consensual BDSM relationship.22. STEP STOOL23. KITTEH TOYSFigures that they actually loved this. Buy them all the jingly, interactive toys you want and they'll ignore them. Get them an empty box or a crumpled up description of a man pulling a tampon out of his girlfriend, and they'll play with that shit all day. Cats. Ugh.24. PAPER MACHE…THINGAt first I wanted to make a paper mache peesh, because how hilarious would that be? I'm not even going to post a picture of the travesty I created. It looked like a half-sunken molehill. Apparently I'm about as good with the female anatomy as my high school boyfriends were. Ba-dum-ching. So, I decided to attempt a paper mache butt. Because that seemed easy enough. Step One: Take the fifteen layers of crafting drop cloth you've acquired and crumple a bunch of it into a ball. Repeat. Step Two: Mix an equal part of Elmer's Glue and water in a container.Step Three: Resist the urge to do that thing you did in kindergarten. You know, when you coated your hands in glue, waited for it to dry, and then slowly peeled it off, getting a strange amount of pleasure from the process. DON'T ACT LIKE YOU DIDN'T DO IT TOO. Step Four: Cut up about twenty pages of any of the FSoG books into 1-2 inch strips.Step Five: For the first layer, wet the strips with water only, and drape them over your butt cheeks. The paper ones, not your actual ones. Don't get weird. Step Six: Now pile on some layers of the glue mix. Remember to use your fingers to strain away extra liquid, otherwise you'll end up with a mess on your hands. Step Seven: Wait for it to dry. Be super unimpressed when you get back to it.Step Eight: Quit. Hey, I didn't say that all these ideas would work out!Step Nine: Come up with a genius plan to salvage the situation. Alcohol. Alcohol will help.25. CAT PISSER-OFFERNormal mode: Roll a page up and poke a sleeping kitteh. Challenge Mode: Take a selfie with them before they scratch the shit out of you. 26. PACKING PAPERProtect breakable goods when shipping! I recommend selecting explicit sex scenes for this. Don't warn the person you're shipping to either, because that would take all the fun out of it. 27. SCRAP PAPER28. "PADDING"This is my butt. This is totally my butt. This is my totally normal butt. All the time. This is what I live with.Look at the booty, look at the booty, look at the - oops. What?! No! I am NOT stuffing!29. WINTERIZE YOUR PLANTSWrap your delicate shrubs and trees with paper to keep them from dying during the WINTER FROM HELL.30. PREVENT WEEDS IN THE SPRINGStep One: Lay down a single layer of sheets over your garden (or in this case over one of your indoor boxed planters - BECAUSE I AM NOT GOING OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW).Step Two: Cover in mulch.31. RANSOM NOTEStep One: Select a target.Step Two: Get crafting.Step Three: Send a message.32. LITTER BOX LINER33. MAKE YOUR OWN VALENTINE'S DAY BOUQUETStep One: Take a bunch of pages containing contrived relationship drama, and paint that shit in the "colors of love".Step Two: Once your pages have dried, stack them and draw a whirlpool design on the top one.Step Three: Cut. It. Out.Step Four: Curl it up and glue it together. Step Five: Take some green wire, bend it to your will (you want them to resemble stems), and tape those flowers to it!Step Seven: Take some left over white flowers from #1-15 and add them in to the flower arrangement.Step Eight: SO PRETTEH34. MAKE YOUR OWN VALENTINE'S DAY CARDSStep One: Paint a sheet whichever color you want on each side.Step Two: Once it dries, add a message. Step Three: Share.PART 3: #35-50 COMING SOON!This review can also be found at The Alliterates.

  • Morgan
    2018-11-14 09:36

    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING & DREAMING***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…-XOXOREADING, EATING & DREAMING

  • Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
    2018-11-25 12:33

    Okay, don't hurt me, I know there are a lot of Christian Grey fans out there, unfortunately I am just not one of them. This is the third and final installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy, Ana and Christian are now married and are set to live a long and happy life, or are they? With some body out there threatening them and Christian's own fucked up past, wedded bliss maybe but a dream.Although I am not the biggest fan of the other books, I did find them strangely addicting and was quite looking forward to Fifty Shades Freed but I am very disappointed. I expected so much more. For me the book went like this:Ana: I am going out for some milk Christian! See you in 5!Christian: NO, STAY! MINE! Why are you abandoning me for milk, I KNEW I was unworthy of love. STAY!Ana: It is not that I am abandoning you for milk, we have just run out, you know I love you *gives soulful look*Christian: MINE STAY! It is dangerous..*looks away*...What would I do without you? *looks vulnerable*Ana: My poor Fifty! Oh Mr. Grey, you know I would never leave you...this is about your birth mother isn't it? She never got you milk.Christian: It is simply too dangerous you are MINE MINE MINE! Now Mrs Grey come here, I want to use sex to avoid talking about our problems Mrs Grey.Ana: Oh okay...you know I would never refuse you Mr Grey.The next morning...Ana: *looks down at her cereal* I knew I should have gotten some milk.Rinse and repeat~~~~~~~I found the whole thing repeatative, and Ana and Christian continued to irritate me more and more as I read the book, she would do something any normal girl would do; he would go psycho about it; she would cave; they have sex; he gets his way. It drove me nuts. I guess the two stars that I have given it are for the sex scenes themselves, they were hot, although I did start to get bored of them about half way through the book. It seems instead of giving Fifty Shades Freed a plot, it has just been filled out with sex.I don't normally give such negative reviews and I try to say something positive, something that I liked, but I have found it hard for this book. But, I know alot of people, including my friends have loved it and would gleefully takes Ana's place if they could...just please, please cross me off that list!

  • Shelly
    2018-12-10 11:12

    By now, I'm not entirely sure what to say about this book. Aside from now Ana and Christian are now married, travel to fantastic places for their honeymoon and someone is still trying to do both of them harm, not much has changed. I'm really tired of Christian's over-protectiveness, fast. It's beyond annoying and he's no where near as sexy now as I thought he was in the beginning.I can't understand why anyone would think Christian's behavior is sexy. Troubled? Tortured? Stalkerish? Childish? Hell yes. Sexy? Not unless you like to be told what to do, when to do it, how to do, even have it done for you - ALL. THE. TIME.Nothing gets resolved, Christian is still overbearing, and Ana still takes it. In many different ways, but even that gets really old. I was ready to give up and didn't care what happened to anyone in the story at all.I guess it's a good thing I didn't. The last quarter of the book was really good, I mean like different book good. Stuff happens, change of pace, even change of characters! It's like Ana and Christian finally become the terrific couple we thought they could become in the first book. I won't give too much away, but Christian becomes likable again, and Ana tolerable.This really should have been just one book, and only one! Seriously, with some good editing, cutting of tons of unnecessary crap and a little restructuring, this would have been an awesome ★★★★★ book! But the author, editors and publishers must have gotten greedy or lazy. Or both, I'm gonna go with both. First, $9.99 per ebook is just ridiculous (and yet I bought all 3, so I guess I'm just as stupid). No excuse for it, especially for a first time author. Second, for $9.99 - it better be pretty f*cking flawless, and none of them are. A few words here and there that totally take me out of the story (During a sex scene, Ana runs her hands across Christian's clavicles. Because that sounds erotic as hell. What? Shoulder blades too common for you?) Several times I caught myself trying to figure out the choreography (Her back is to him, he's touching her in all the right places and she's admiring his boyish grin, or something along those lines. No mirror in the room, no mention of her turning around, but she can see his mouth? Bad choreography, bad editing.) And I'm not sure what they're called, but those weird boxes that show up in the middle of words, when you know it's a software thing, a comma or apostrophe didn't translate or something - plenty of those here. If I'm paying $9.99 for an ebook, these, at the very least, should not be there. Unacceptable.And I understand re-using certain words and phrases throughout a book, it can drive a point home, reconnect you with a certain feeling the author wants to convey, even be funny or sweet, reveal something. Once or twice, I'm not going to complain. Hell, I may not even notice! Twenty million times across 3 way too long books, I'm gonna be bored, angry you're wasting so much time and space on inane words, and just plain sick of it.Fair point well made. Mr. Grey. Mrs. Grey. Twitching palms. Kinky f*ckery. Mr. Mecurial. Oh, my Fifty, Fifty, Fifty! My poor lost boy! Come! (used several different ways) Smirking. Laters, baby. Your Mrs. Robinson. B*tch Troll. My control freak. You don't eat enough. Don't bite your bottom lip. You're mine. Mine. Mine. Hush. He's really mad. Mine.There's tons more, but I think you can get the point. Also, this still feels a lot like fan fiction. This book really reminds me Breaking Dawn, in that like Bella, Ana really and finally comes into her own and takes some control in her life. They both save the day at the ends of their books, rescuing all they love, no longer needing the men in their lives to save them. Even though the men still want too.If you've read the first two, and are feeling a little tired of all the junk, skim this one until the last quarter. You won't miss too much, but the end brings the series to a better than expected close. And it won't take you forever and a week to finish it. If you've not read any of the books yet, don't. Or at least borrow them. Really, there is better stuff out there, don't rush.

  • Taryn
    2018-11-13 15:27

    This review was posted at My Secret RomanceAuthor Interview & GiveawayCalm down ladies...before you go crazy on me and try to hunt me down to get this. I received this to review from the publisher so I'll be spending my night with Fifty! This is my old Fifty[image error]Here is my NEW FiftyUpdate since finishing the book.Oh Fifty! What happened to you? You are a changed, changed man and I don't I like it one bit! What happened to the domineering, authoritative, bossy, I-don't-take-no-for-an-answer man we all fell in love with? The book starts out with Ana and Christian on their honeymoon. They spend three weeks jetting across Europe and wrapped in each others arms every chance they get. It's so beautiful too, the love they have for each other. Christian is determined to give Ana the rainbows and butterflies she wants....and she gets it the entire book. Christian loves Ana probably more than life itself, yet she doubts it all the time. It was starting to grate on my nerves how much she doubted it. It's so romantic how much he loves her, truly. Only if all the woman in the world could be loved the way Fifty loves Ana. *sigh*There isn't much that has changed since the last book. We left off with someone after Christian and Ana, so there is a slight suspense to this read. The time will come when we find out who it is and the reasoning behind it. We still have Fifty keeping secrets from Ana, ALL THE TIME! What kind of marriage is that? I understand he wants to protect her and give her the world, but it gets to be a bit of a nuisance when he's withholding from her constantly. Ana is still struggling with her insecurity. I will say she does better with it in the end. She manages to defy order after order Christian gives her, but I liked that she did. It made it fun and exciting. Ana becomes somewhat stubborn. She wants what she wants and that's it. While the romance is still hot and steamy...I wanted more. It just wasn't enough for me. I can say there are a few hot and erotic parts of this book that will forever be seared into my brain.....I am definitely ok with that! The problem I have is that I find it hard to believe, Christian, who needs to be so in control, can be ok without playing now. It was all he knew! Some who read this will say there is playing, but I would have to disagree with that. Having Ana's hands tied up for literally a minute or two and a slap here and there can't possibly satisfy Christian's needs. But maybe that's why this book is called, Fifty Shades Freed. Because he is freed from his past sexual needs? You'll have to read it to find out....Ana grows a spine and stands up to Christian. About time woman! It was definitely called for too, especially for what he does. I LOVED that part! Christian finally reveals to Ana what happened with Mrs. Robinson when they first met. In the end, surprises and secrets await and they will leave the fans wanting more. Oh, and Ana calls red....I was a little afraid to post a review for this book. There are some diehard Fifty fans out there. Please do not get discouraged with this review and rating. We all have different views. While I think it's only a three star read, you may think it's a five star read. Unfortunately, I felt that this book didn't reach it's peak like the others. Just when I got excited about something new and suspenseful happening, it was taken care of right then and there, over with. There were some parts felt very rushed to me. My only guess is that the author wasn't ready for all the hype that surrounded the first two books. So in an effort to give readers another story they were asking for, she put this book together in a haste, trying to make it better and over the top....and it just wasn't. Again, my opinion. I believe readers will be very happy with this ending. I know I am. I wanted to give the book more than three stars because of the ending, but I didn't. I can't rate a book based on one certain part. My rating is based on the whole book itself and that's why for the three stars. I think the last 25% of the book was the absolute best for me....and probably most readers. You will be ecstatic when you read it!I will always have a special place in my heart for The Fifty Shades Trilogy. I do love them very much. The second book will always be my favorite and I'm sure I will be rereading them for many years to come. Who knows, I may like the third book even more the second time I read it.

  • Nadine Larter
    2018-11-17 15:32

    Oh dear Lord I have just finished reading this and I can't stop laughing. At the end of the book there is an Author's Note that states that the author is fully aware that you cannot walk into an American Bank and demand to draw five million dollars. Oh my ever loving hell. THAT is the part that you're apologizing for? I want to cry scream and throw things! These books make me feel like the world is irreversibly messed up. And no - not because of the sex. Have all the kinky fun sex you want. But this man BROKE people. Am I the only person who is not ok with that? You want me to believe that this successful man is "broken" himself because his mother was a "Crack whore" (fuck you for constantly calling someone that just by the way - the constant reference to his mother as the crack whore pissed me off just as much as the shoddy workmanship and bullshit pretentious over-use of puffed up vocabulary did)but I will NEVER accept that being broken is an acceptable reason to use people like toilet paper - something our supposedly irresistible Mr. Grey even admits to. No. I'm sorry. All of this is fucked up. The writing is pathetic, superfluous and almost every second line in this series is redundant. Awesome - so a bunch of people read about kinky sex and now the riding crop and butt plug industry is booming. So happy you guys have all got your kink on. But please do NOT try and tell me that this is a "beautiful story". It just fucking isn't. The dynamic between these two people makes my teeth hurt. The idea that any woman would put up with being treated that way repulses me to no end. And Ana herself is just a bloody idiot. Take away the good looks and the money and you're left with a creepy fucked up guy who should be in jail. You tell me he is all these wonderful things though give me no reason to believe you. Ana is supposedly this intelligent bookish person - and she narrated THIS load of crap? You tell me she is strong? I'm sorry but I see no strength. All I see is a bunch of books where sometimes stuff almost happens but nothing ever really does. Oh yeah with a lot of sex in it. Whoopdie friggen doo. If you're into reading erotica then GREAT!! Go wild. Erotica is awesome and if nothing else it might help turn you on if your hubby can't get you excited any more. But spare me the "it's such a touching story and we care about Ana and Christian" crap. I have a newsflash for you: You're not in love with Christian Grey you just seriously need to get laid by someone who knows what they're doing. And let me tell you something else: no matter how good the sex is NO MAN is worth being treated badly. End of story. Also: for all of you planning to indulge in this kind of unrealistically frequent sex life - drink Citro Soda. On a daily basis. Twice daily even. I don't care how clean that man's penis is you still need to look after your vag!I have about a million other things to say but I'm actually too exhausted to even start going there...

  • Anne
    2018-12-07 12:20

    Relief.Profound relief that I've finally finished this book.441 pages.Dear God it was about 200 pages too long. I swear, I thought it was never going to end. On and on and on and on...I just can't describe it. And then, just when I thought it was over...along comes an Epilogue.Ana and Christian frolicking in a meadow with their son, while she pregnant with their daughter. But it's not a short epilogue. Oh no. It comes complete with a Flashback.Oh no! Poor Ana had a scary labor and delivery!But it doesn't end there.'Cause where's the fun in that?No, you get re-read the first chapter of Fifty Shades of Grey...from Christian's point of view.God! I hate him! I know everyone else luuuurves this guy, but....*shrieking and banging head against wall*HE! IS! CRAZY!Does nobody else notice this?! I get that he's had an awful childhood (for the first 4 years of his life), but he is beyond wacky! And Ana's reactions to his idiocy pissed me off even worse.He doesn't want her to drive a jet ski, because it's too dangerous.?!?!?!Are you serious? A fucking jet ski?! 10 year old kids drive jet skis! Oh, but defiant Ana does it anyway.You go, girl! Get your ass on that big scary jet ski!Of course the entire time she's worried that she's made him mad. Grrrrrrrr.Then, to add insult to injury, he agrees to let her drive after her initial unapproved ride. And she wrecks. Well, as much as you can wreck on a jet ski. She basically falls off...in the water. And yet, you would think she hit a wall at 90 miles an hour, for all of the blubbering and scowling Christian does.HE! IS! CRAZY!So, in other words, Christian was right. Poor little Ana shouldn't have driven the incredibly dangerous jet ski.Arghhhhh!And, naturally, Ana simpers and rushes to comfort the crazy bastard.It was like that for the entire book!Ana, you deliberately disobeyed me, by leaving the house to have drinks with your friend.*simper, simper*Oh, my poor, poor, Fifty! He looks so angry...maybe this time I've pushed him too far! He looks so lost and childlike. I guess that now would be a terrible time to tell him that I want to keep my maiden name at work! He's just so scared! I shouldn't do things to upset him. My poor, dear, lost, Fifty!In case you were wondering, she doesn't keep her maiden name at her job. Nope. Poor Fifty couldn't take the stress. Everyone must know that you are mine, Ana!BECAUSE! YOU! ARE! CRAZY!If the damn animal bites you, stop petting it, Ana!I kept thinking I would reserve judgment of her reactions, because maybe the author was going to have her go into therapy at the end of the book.But she didn't. No, apparently coddling a possessive stalker is the right way to deal with things. Yep. It's one big Happily Ever After for those two!I especially enjoyed the visual of him flogging her while she was pregnant, and commenting on how much he would miss the taste of breast milk. Ewwwwwwwwwwww!Fifty Shades of Annoying...the short list1) The 'high speed' car chase. 85 mph is not high speed unless you are over 85!2)Calling each other Mr and Mrs. Grey. It was cute on your wedding day. After 400 plus pages...not so cute.3)Come. It's Christian's favorite word, and he must have said it 500 times. If you haven't read the book, then you probably can't understand how much one word could grate on your nerves. Come. Ana, we must go.Come. You must eat. Come. You must be tired.Come. Follow my creepy ass to the bedroom.Come. You cannot think for yourself.Come. I will smirk and grin if you go with me.KA-BOOSH!*my head explodes*4)The grody Mrs Robinson? Nothing happens to her.At the very least Grace should have taken a hit on on her. Sorry, but if I found out a family friend had screwed one of my teenagers...Run, Bitch! Run! I was perversely delighted to find out that her ex-husband had broken a few of her bones when he found out about he affair with Christian. In fact, my inner goddess did a somersault...in her granny panties, thank you very much.5)The book is filled with dumb-ass stuff like this:"What do you want, Mrs Grey?"Blah, blah, blah...I can feel him hard against my behind."You.""And I you, my love, my life...,"*retching noise in background*Who says pretentious shit like that?! I can't imagine any guy (who still has his nuts) spouting that crap.This book sucked. I hated it.The End

  • Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
    2018-11-14 16:25

    Looking at the other reviews here for the continuation of what can only be called the word-like remnants of a loose bowel movement that doesn't even have the decency to be original fiction only further confirms that the world is ready for the zombie apocalypse. Or an apocalypse of any kind, really. My review for the first "book" is applicable here as well, though as far as I'm aware this "book" picks up past where my summary ended. I'm still unsure of how it is possible, but the story nose dived even further and became flat out disturbing and impossible to even skim through – even for the lulz. Edit 1/17/12: Placed in the comments.Edit 5/1/12:My God. Thank you ONTD for the nightmare inducing spoiler excerpts from this fic.Yeah, not horrifying or creepy. At all. But you all enjoy.My Fifty Shades of Grey review. My Fifty Shades Darker review. My review of the Bundle. It includes some important points I didn't include in these reviews.

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2018-11-15 10:37

    4.5 I'm yours. I will always be yours Stars SpoilersFirst Read Feb. 16th 2015Reread Sept. 25, 2015Re-reread 6/3/2017What a Awesome conclusion to the Fifty Shades trilogy. So bittersweet that it had to end, but Christian and Ana deserve their happily ever after. God knows they worked hard for it! IF you have not read the first two books in this series you really need to, to understand this book. They all go together and should be read in order."So beautiful," he says as he deftly undoes the first button. "You have made me the happiest man alive today." So in Fifty Shades Freed we pick up while Ana and Christian are on their honeymoon, and we get little flashbacks of their wedding. Which was very sweet. We also get a flashback of Christian when he was four and get to see what it was like the days after his mother killed herself until he is found laying next to her dead body , and it broke my heart! Poor lil four year old Fifty! I poke him with my elbow. "Mrs. Grey, you wound me." He clutches his side as if in pain. "Wimp," I mutter disapprovingly. "Wimp?" he utters in disbelief. He slaps my behind, making me yelp. "Hurry up with my food, wench. And later I'll show you how wimpy I can be."Christian in this book does some more growing , but he also has some set backs. Which made him feel more human. He isn't a instant fix and he is still healing. He is still everything that makes him Christian Grey sexy, bossy, kinky, fucked up control freak, who is trying real hard to let go, and better himself. Christian has a very sweet and romantic side too. He can be very cute and playful and when he is, it just makes the book!"Anastasia, if you leave me, you might as well take everything. You left me once before. I know how that feels." Holy Fuck! "That was different," I whisper, moved by his intensity. "But . . . you might want to leave me." The thought makes me sick. He snorts and shakes his head with mock disgust. "Christian, you know, I might do something exceptionally stupid - and you . . ." I glance down at my knotted hands, pain lancing through me unable to finish my sentence. Losing Christian . . . fuck. "Stop. Stop now. This subject is closed, Ana. We're not discussing it any more. No prenup. Not now - not ever." "You turned my world on its head." He closes his eyes, and when he opens them again, they are raw. "My world was ordered, calm and controlled, then you came into my life with your smart mouth, your innocence, your beauty, and your quiet temerity . . . and everything before you was just dull, empty, mediocre . . . it was nothing." Oh my. "I fell in love," he whispers.Ana was great in this book. She was strong and sassy, sweet and bold, but she did have a few moments that I was like Huh? Moments in which I feel she should have tore into him a little more , fought a little harder , but if she came out the gate kicking ass and taking no prisoners I don't think she would be the real Ana. I love how she starts to really get some confidence in herself in this book and in her relationship with Christian!"You're right to be nervous, Gia, because right now your work on this project hangs in the balance. But I'm sure we'll be fine as long as you keep your hands off my husband." She gasps. "Otherwise, you're fired. Understand?" "I love philanthropic Christian," I murmur. "Just him?" "Oh, I love megalomaniac Christian, too, and control-freak Christian, sexpertise Christian, kinky Christian, romantic Christian, shy Christian . . . the list is endless." "That's a whole lot of Christians." "I'd say at least fifty.""Christian, I've been yours since I said yes." I scoot forward, cupping his beloved face in my hands. "I'm yours. I will always be yours, husband of mine. Now, I think you're wearing too many clothes." "I love you so much." Trailing kisses from the nape of my neck to the edge of my shoulder. Between each kiss he murmurs, "I. Want. You. So. Much. I. Want. To. Be. Inside. You. You. Are. Mine."Fifty Shades Freed was so damn good , from the minute I started reading I didn't want to put it down. Ana and Christian together * Fans self* OH Good lord, Hot as Hell! I love their playful emails, I loved the drama , and OMG the Sex after the Car chase!!!!!!!!! "Why, Mrs. Grey, you have a dirty, dirty mouth." Christian feigns an offended expression, but I can hear his amusement. "That's because I'm married to a dirty, dirty boy, Mr. Grey."Towards the end Mrs. E.L. James Really started dropping bombs, and I was freaking out , doing a little happy dance, fighting tears, and wanting to shake Christian, then forgiving him, wanting to shake Ana , then fighting tears again, AND the End OMG the epilogue!!!!! I Freakin loved the epilogue it made the whole damn book for me!!!!! Totally heartwarming. "Oh, baby, please come back to me. I'm sorry. Sorry for everything. Just wake up. I miss you. I love you..."I loved the Fifty Shades series and would recommend it . I know it's not for everyone, but I truly enjoyed all three books. I will end this review with Christian and Ana's wedding vows which are just beautiful!"I give you my solemn vow to be your faithful partner in sickness and in health, to stand by your side in good times and in bad, to share your joy as well as your sorrow," I murmur. He freezes. His only movement is to open wide his fathomless eyes and gaze at me as I continue my wedding vows. "I promise to love you unconditionally, to support you in your goals and dreams, to honor and respect you, to laugh with you and cry with you, to share my hopes and dreams with you, and bring you solace in times of need." I pause, willing him to talk to me. He watches me, his lips parted, but says nothing. "And to cherish you for as long as we both shall live." I sigh. "Oh, Ana," he whispers and moves again, breaking our precious contact so that we're lying side by side. He strokes my face with the back of his knuckles. "I solemnly vow that I will safeguard and hold dear and deep in my heart our union and you," he whispers, his voice hoarse . "I promise to love you faithfully, forsaking all others, through the good times and the bad, in sickness or in health, regardless of where life takes us. I will protect you, trust you, and respect you. I will share your joys and sorrows and comfort you in times of need. I promise to cherish you and uphold your hopes and dreams and keep you safe at my side. All that is mine is now yours. I give you my hand, my heart, and my love from this moment on for as long as we both shall live."http://jessicasoverthetopbookobsessio...

  • Shea
    2018-11-27 16:23

    ~This review is for all 3 books in the Fifty Shades Trilogy~WOW...I just absolutely love all 3 books in this trilogy. I love them so much that not only do I have all 3 books on my Kindle but as soon as I finished reading Fifty Shades Freed earlier today I went online and ordered all 3 in paperback.Now I’m sitting here trying to put into words how much I love the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy without sounding like a babbling idiot but I don’t think that’s going to happen. So let the babbling commence…I ABSOLUTLY LOVE TO READ. In fact I read so much that my husband has threaten to send me to reading rehab where I’ll be forced to watch TV in hopes of breaking my reading habit. But now that I’ve educated him about “hard limits” he has stopped threatening me about rehab and has now offered to buy me a Kindle Fire or an Apple iPad …I got the iPad. The reason I love to read is because of books like the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy. The kind of books that put you on an emotional rollercoaster ride while transporting you to a different world. Out of all the books I’ve read, and there have been hundreds of them, the Fifty Shades Trilogy books are among my favorites. I was hooked from the very beginning and totally fell in love with Christian Grey and his fifty shades of fucked-up. I also love the chemistry between Christian and Ana and the journey they went on together as a couple and by themselves. I loved how their relationship evolved from being based on kinky fuckery mind blowing sex to unconditional, take your breath away, gut wrenching, passionate, soul stirring, true love. I laughed out loud while reading these books and I also cried. A couple of things that I loved about the books and had me laughing out loud were the emails between Christian and Ana. When the emails first appeared in Shades of Grey I made the mistake of only reading the main body of the email and not the signature line. Once I caught on to what was going on, I had to go back to the first one and re-read them and ended up laughing some more. Another thing that had me laughing out loud was Ana’s inner Goddess. OMG, she was freaking hysterical. Talk about your comic relief. I can totally see her having her own line of greeting cards based on her. ****SPOILER ALERT COMING UP****I was totally unprepared for how much these three books would pull at my heartstrings and have me in tears… and at one time cause me to sob. That one time was when submissive Christian showed up. When I read that I literally gasped out loud. I couldn’t believe it…It was soo wrong. I found myself holding my breath as tears started streaming down my face silently begging Christian to get up, to move, to say something, do something ...ANYTHING as if I was kneeling right there with Ana fighting for Christian’s life. I don’t think I’ve ever thought about a character from a book after I’m done reading it as much as I’ve thought about Christian Grey. If it were possible to will a character out of book into our reality as a real breathing human being, then Christian Grey would currently be standing in my bedroom wearing nothing but his soft ripped “playroom” jeans with the top button casually undone, holding his grey silk tie in one hand and a riding crop in the other, asking me what my safe word is…It’s vanilla I tell him (but I have no plans on using it). :)Now for some shameless begging ...Ms. James I’m begging you to please, please, please, don’t let this be the last we hear of Christian Grey. I need more of him. Three books are nowhere near enough to write about him. Please you have to write some more. I don’t care if they’re Fifty Shades of Baby Pooh, or Fifty Shades of Paint Chips. As long as they have Christian and his fifty shades of fucked - upness and kinky fuckery …Then all will be right in universe. :)

  • Inge
    2018-11-13 15:41

    Well, I hope you’re all happy, because I am dead inside.Books are supposed to make you feel richer, yet I feel as though I have lost things. A good deal of my sanity, a fair number of brain cells, and whatever I had left of my dignity. All gone.How this trilogy has managed to outsell pretty much everything is beyond me. This story is ridiculous. There is zero plot apart from the repulsive and repetitive sex. Take that away and you have a man and woman who groom each other. They might as well be monkeys for all we’re concerned.Why is this even a trilogy at all? There is nothing going on. Has the author really run out of things to talk about if I have to read about the two of them shaving each other? And him braiding her hair, and her washing and cutting his hair, and him blow-drying her hair. Seriously, what the fuck is this shit?Ah, Christian. Who is too handsome for his own good; every woman’s type. Who is too modest to have sex in the sea when there are people on the beach, but is not above fingering Ana inside a full elevator. Who needs to confirm that Ana is “his” once every five minutes. Who takes his wife to a topless beach, then becomes furious when she takes off her top. Who accuses her of always distracting them away from the argument, when all he does is use sex on her when she has the audacity to get angry. Who flies across the country when she decides to go out for a drink with her best friend.Ana. Stupid, brainless, Ana, who allows herself to be physically abused by Christian, but becomes furious with him when she discovers he’s given her hickeys. Who gains an inch of my sympathy when she finally defies Christian or gets angry with him, and then loses it all again when she starts whimpering or gives in to his solution for everything: sex. Who talks about their unborn daughter liking sex in the middle of sex. Who manages to blame her secretary for getting her pregnant when she told her secretary to cancel her appointments over and over again.These two have sex at least three times a day. Not only is half of what they do morally repugnant, it’s also usually disgusting, and, quite frankly, boring. When the BDSM is gone, the scenes become repetitive and dull, and wouldn’t even send a cornered nun into fits. And if they weren’t having sex, they were having god-awful make out sessions that made me wince.“As my tongue invades his mouth”“As our tongues glory in each other”“Plundering my mouth”And sex scenes that involve the words “carnal” and “flesh” way too often. Just… no.And then there’s this gem: Putting one arm around my waist and with his other hand tugging my lacy panties sideways, he impales me in one swift move.This is just bad fanfiction, and don’t let anyone tell me anything different. It is horrible – the kind of stories you really should be keeping to yourself. Every single woman on Earth is physically attracted to Christian, to the point where they all pout their lips, gaze at him through their long eyelashes, and open up a few extra buttons when he’s around. They all flirt with him and they’re all openly jealous of Ana. Jesus fucking Christ, could you be more obvious? "Christian, I could look at you all day."He shakes his head exasperated. "It's just a pretty face, baby."“Oh, he is so perfect. I wouldn’t change a hair on his head. Of course all the women want him too, who could resist such a perfect and sexy guy like him? But he’s all mine. And I am his. I love you, Mr Grey. I love you too, Mrs Grey. Hello, Mr Grey. Hello, Mrs Grey. Oh, he’s so needy and controlling. Who would’ve thought?”Gee, I don’t know, Ana. Who would’ve thought indeed?AND STILL HE’S PERFECT. "Christian, you are the state lottery, the cure for cancer, and the three wishes from Aladdin's lamp all rolled into one."I just can’t with this dumb twit.Round three of reasons why Christian needs to be thrown to death with tiny spoons* His ever-controlling tendencies.“Here.” Christian hands me a glass of water. “Drink this.”I frown at him and see, rather than hear, his sigh.“Three glasses of white wine at dinner and two glasses of champagne, after a strawberry daiquiri and two glasses of Frascati at lunchtime. Drink. Now, Ana.”I like how he keeps track of all the drinks she’s had during the day, even at times when he wasn’t even there.* Still compares his wife to his crack whore mother. "You asked me why I braid your hair," he murmurs. His tone alarms me. He looks... guilty."Yes.""The crack whore used to let me play with her hair, I think."Oh Christian, you smooth bastard.* Not only does he watch her sleep almost every night, he’s also made a habit out of taking pictures of her. You know, there’s really nothing more romantic than opening up your camera drive, and finding about fifty photos of you sleeping, completely and utterly defenceless.* "I like to make the odd impromptu visit. It keeps management on their toes, wives in their place."Oh no, you didn’t.* Likes to punish his wife to such an extent that she feels tortured. He reduces her to a puddle of tears and has her whimpering the safe-word over and over again until he finally stops.* Ana’s stepfather is in a car accident. Christian can’t get out of work, so Ana goes to the hospital. José and his dad are there. Ana gets comfort out of holding José’s hand and he gives her his coat when she starts shaking.When Christian is finally done being an important fucker, he enters the waiting room, and immediately his face darkens when he sees Ana with José. He also feels the need to correct the doctor when he calls her “Ms Steele” instead of “Mrs Grey”.Not. The fucking. Time.Then again, Ana also feels the need to bring up ex-submissives while her dad is in a coma, so why do I still give a hoot? You know what, you two numpties deserve each other. Let’s have elevator sex while we’re at it.* Christian completely loses his shit when Ana tells him she’s pregnant. "I know the timing's not very good.""Not very good!" he shouts. "We've known each other five fucking minutes."Which is long enough to stalk her, own her, alienate her from her friends and family, marry her, possess her some more, and assault her in a variety of ways, but apparently not to have a baby together.* More rape tendencies. "He swallows and takes a step forward. I step back and hold my hands up."Don't even think about it, Grey," I whisper menacingly."You're my wife," he says softly, threateningly."I'm the pregnant wife you abandoned yesterday, and if you touch me I will scream the place down.His eyebrows rise in disbelief. "You'd scream?""Bloody murder." I narrow my eyes."No one would hear you," he murmurs.Can’t even BEGIN to describe how sick and twisted this is. You creepy assclown.* “I want to punish you,” he whispers. “Really beat the shit out of you.”The worst part about that is that he has the audacity to get “palm-twitchingly mad” after SHE JUST SAVED HIS SISTER’S LIFE. Might want to express some fucking gratitude there, Jimbo.I am getting sick of this shit:“My inner goddess has her sequins on and is warming up do dance the rumba.”“My inner goddess is wearing her gladiatrix outfit and is taking no prisoners.”Her inner goddess also likes to read Charles Dickens and Jane Eyre in her spare time. Like, “My inner goddess looks at me over her copy of Jane Eyre”. What the fuck do I care what your inner goddess is reading?!You know what, I have fucking had it with this series. I have sat through endless scenes of abuse, sex, and mutual grooming. I have been disgusted beyond belief as well as bored to tears, and will probably end up using such riveting lingo as “holy cow” and “oh my” in my daily vocabulary from the number of times I’ve seen them appear. There’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Every time Ana thought she was being clever (“Fifty Shades”, “Mr Mercurial”), she ended up using it over a hundred times. I wanted to beat her over the head with a dictionary. I have wanted to kill Christian in a creative array of ways, including spoons, cacti, Darth Vader, and penguins.In the end, there’s really only one remedy:This guy deserves a lifetime of handjobs. With sandpaper.

  • Christy
    2018-12-03 09:41

    I love this series! No matter how many times I read it, it never gets old! I don’t think this book needs a real review. I’m just going to say that I love it, and I loved listening to the audiobook! “I want your world to begin and end with me.”

  • Rachael Wade
    2018-11-14 08:13

    ***Read my interview with E.L. James here at RachaelWade.com.***Unconditional love and forgiveness. At the heart, this is what the Fifty Shades trilogy is all about, only readers don’t see this at the onset. Instead, most of them hear about all of the steamy sex and BDSM scenes. The appeal of this series—which can be compared to the addictiveness of the Twilight series—is certainly the scorching hot lovemaking. There’s no doubt about that. This is romance at its finest, with a healthy side of kink. The steam is a perfect blend of erotic and romantic, Ana and Christian’s chemistry so palpable and sexy that you cannot stop turning the pages, no matter how hard you try to set the book down. But the underlying theme and how it is executed in this series, and in this final installment in particular, is what mesmerizes readers from page one. It’s what makes those sexy scenes so effective, spellbinding, and utterly intoxicating. That theme is unconditional love, something Ana has for Christian and continually demonstrates to him no matter how unsure she is of herself or the situation. Through demonstrating her faith in him, she eventually shows him how to forgive and love himself again, and how to love others again, too. She teaches him that he is not “a husk of a man” as he believes himself to be, but is instead worthy of real love because of who he is on the inside. And James spins this theme so well, so profoundly, and so vividly, that you have no choice but to be completely emotionally attached to and invested in the characters. In my opinion, this is her gift. She knows how to connect readers with her characters, how to acquaint them with Ana and Christian so intimately that readers develop a sort of dedicated kinship with them. When Ana and Christian make love—kinkily or otherwise—you feel the same earth-shattering intensity they feel. When Ana cries, you cry with her. When Christian aches, you feel it to your core. When Ana grieves for her “lost little boy,” you empathize with her compassion and want to rescue them both from their plights. The steam is steamier, the love is lovelier, the heartache more potent, all because your experience with the characters is so emotionally charged. To top it off, the humor and wit is off-the-charts funny. Be prepared to laugh to the point of tears.Freed in ComparisonWithout sharing any spoilers, I will just say that this final installment in the series shows all of the above in a really satisfying, bittersweet way. Compared to the first two installments, Freed is just as captivating, but it’s overall lighter and less taxing. There is still enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, but Ana and Christian’s relationship is much more carefree. Ana still has a smart mouth, but she’s even feistier, more mature, and much more comfortable with her role in the relationship. She really is the strong one. Like the first two books in the series, Freed shows the couple constantly trying to figure out how to compromise for one another. It’s as endearing and heartwarming as ever.Many people have mentioned being unhappy about how much Christian has changed, but I feel the exact opposite—he’s still his bossy, Fifty self, only a million times more swoon worthy. His transformation comes full circle in this installment. To me, that transformation is what made the series so beautiful and the third book so satisfying, especially after spending the journey with Ana and seeing all she went through to help him get to that point. The “Fifty’s First Christmas” bonus material at the end just made me fall in love even more with Christian and all of his fifty shades. Final ThoughtsIt is so rare to come across a romance series that moves you the way this one does. It will be on my "favorite" shelf for years to come, and I cannot suggest it highly enough if you are a diehard romance fan who loves emotional, raw, character-driven storytelling. This trilogy has fifty fun shades of kink, but I encourage you to look under the surface and discover and appreciate the beauty in the trenches as well. When you get a glimpse of the real essence of this story, the fantastic sex scenes are just icing on the cake in the grand scheme of things.

  • Kristen
    2018-11-20 14:31

    This is a review for the overall story—all three books1st book - 5 stars Loved it! 2nd book - 4 stars Liked it a lot! 3rd book - 1 1/2 to 2 stars Huge disappointment. Big old mess!I read the online version of this story. I loved it until the story "jumped shark" (went down hill) in what will be the third book. I can only hope the author takes the time to make some huge plot changes and releases a better third book than what she produced for her online version. It was such a disappointment to what could have been a fantastic romance! It did have a fabulous epilogue. I'll give it that. January 20, 2012 update: Like many readers, I have waited with anticipation for the release of the third book in the Fifty Shades trilogy. Now that it has arrived and the weaknesses in the plot and editing were not addressed as I had hoped, I find myself disappointed and surprised. What a shame.  

  • Holly
    2018-11-25 14:19

    TEN GREAT BIG SHINY STARS!!!!!This was a perfect ending to what has definitely become my favorite series! It was wonderful to read the conclusion of this wonderful story that is Ana and her Fifty Shades. I couldn’t love Christian any more if I tried, and I am big enough to admit that I am just glowing green with envy of Ana :) - For the most part this book was not as intense all the time as the other two but what was most wonderful, after watching these two overcome some pretty major obstacles to be together, was getting to watch them learn to be husband and wife and function in the real world together. I am not going to get into very much detail, one, because I could simply go on forever and ever talking about Fifty and how much I love him and two, because I really don’t want to give anything away. These are definitely books that should be savored slowly without any hints!I will say though, that as fairy tale as their story is they definitely have to work through some major issues that are arising simply because they had an obsessive, whirlwind romance that now is taking some real work in the light of day, so to speak. While Christian is just as mercurial as ever, at times I did feel for Ana in this one. Christian can be a bit, well, overwhelming, which we all know and love him for, but Ana struggles at times with this. As I can imagine I would too, but the fact that they love and need each other more than their next breath helps them conquer all of these hurdles. Sometimes with a little punishment involved, :) which doesn’t seem to have any of the parties involved complaining. My favorite quote… Christian grins. “Am I that much of a prize?””Christian, you are the state lottery, the cure for cancer, and the three wishes from Aladdin’s lamp all rolled into one.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!!The way that I fell in love with these characters shocked even me, to the point that they were so far in my head that I would dream about them at night when I finally put my book down! I have to say Ms. James does a phenomenal job of making you FEEL the characters! I have to thank one more time my GR friends that first introduces me to this series, what an amazing emotional roller coaster ride!! I can’t wait to do it all again.I also need to include some pics of my favorite different faces of Fifty…Controlling, Mercurial Christian:Sexpertise Christian:Playful, Sexy ChristianIsn't he beautiful?? *sigh*

  • Katie(babs)
    2018-11-14 09:27

    By now most of you have heard about the hoopla surrounding the very popular Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James. Fifty Shades of Grey has an astounding 4,300 reviews on Goodreads and all three books are currently the top three best selling digital books on Amazon for erotica. There’s also quite some controversy surrounding E.L., this series and how it was published. From what I understand, Fifty Shades of Grey was originally titled, Master of the Universe and was Twilight fan fiction. The Twilight fan fic readers became obsessed with this book (and what's now the second and third book, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed) that E.L. decided to publish it, or Writer’s House Coffee Shop Publishing approached E.L. to publish it with them. Fifty Shades of Grey has sold more than 30,000 copies sold since May 2011 (at $10 a pop for an ebook, this confounds me).The phenomenon surrounding this trilogy is both incredible and scary. I can promise you because of the popularity of the Fifty Shades trilogy, you’ll see more of these stories blatantly based on fan fiction being published in the coming years that will most likely sell well. Writers publishing fan fiction as original fiction isn’t something new. Take a look at all the sequels and sometimes annoying retelling's of Pride and Prejudice as an example. But that’s allowed because Pride and Prejudice is a free domain book. Writing and selling fan fiction based on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series isn’t free domain and it gets sketchy because of the issue of copyright. But I have to hand it to E.L. Because of the obsessive nature of Twilight fans, she took her story to a platform, knowing if she invoked Meyer’s characters and inserted them in her own story (even if she used the names like Edward, Jacob, Bella and so forth) regardless if her own characters were no where near Meyer’s characters in terms of personality or character traits, she’d have a hit on her hand.It’s been awhile since a series made me roll my eyes and felt such raging annoyance over the actions of two characters. The last time I felt this way was while I read Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series and the character of Jericho “Le Douche” Barrons. James’s Christian Grey isn’t a Barrons (thank God), and very early on I couldn’t help but compare Christian to Roarke from JD Robb’s In Death series. But the only comparison between Christian and Roarke is that these two men are incredibly handsome and rich. Christian is a disturbed megalomaniac, while Roarke doesn't need any form of therapy and is everything a hero and man should be that women should proudly admit they’re attracted to. By the time I started reading Freed, I was pretty much bored with Christian and Ana’s emo issues. Ana thinks Christian is scary because of the way he reacts to her, especially when she doesn’t behave. Christian threatens to beat the shit out of Ana when she dares to have more than one drink with Kate at some club while he’s away for a night and can’t keep watch over her. Christian uses verbal threats to the point of overkill. He’s all bluster and talk and never does more than that. Christian comes across more as a spoiled rich boy who has tantrums when he doesn’t get his way. Why Ana is so attractive to him stupefies me. So what if he’s rich and handsome? What else does he have to recommend for himself? He uses threats as scare tactics that never go anywhere and his issues and depravity we’re told about never come to completion.When all is said and done, the reader has been taken on a snooze worthy ride that doesn’t deliver. This trilogy is more like riding in a bumper car at an amusement park.Fifty Shades Freed is the perfect example of every stereotypical semi-erotic romance. The amount of times Ana breaks down in tears because Christian is so mean and the mentions of channeling her inner goddess when she has sex with him made me want to strangle her. Everything here is like an ice cream sundae with gummy bears on top because it's sickly sweet.And don't get me started on the lameness of the ending and the care bear epilogue.I really can’t understand why this trilogy has the massive fan base. Everything introduced from the characteristics of Christian and Ana to the lacking suspense and action is nothing new. The reading community at large has been conned and doesn’t seem to care. The HEA here isn’t believable and the romance a poor substitute of what a real romance novel should be. To me, a romance is all about empowerment and strengthening the main couple. If the hero or heroine walks out on the relationship, the author hopefully has done a good enough job where you believe both main characters will carry on with their lives and be a better person for knowing one another. E.L. James has failed miserably with this trilogy. While I believe Ana would be able to survive without Christian, I can’t say the same with him. Christian would end up making Ana’s life miserable and becoming a true, psychotic stalker in every sense of the word where their ending would be a murder suicide that brings to mind another movie from the 80's- Star 80 (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086355)

  • Vivian
    2018-11-30 10:30

    This was one frustrating book. Shall we start with the good?1. I was invested enough in the trilogy to get to the finish line and see how it all ended. And I liked the ending with the (view spoiler)[multiple HEAs (hide spoiler)]2. The bonus at the end from Christian's POV was entertaining. I would say skip the book and just go for the bonus.3. The emails are still fun.Now the not so good:1. I feel like I don't have a right to complain about too much sex in a book labeled erotica, but geez, enough already! To be fair, it wasn't the sex I had an issue with, but the events leading up to it. Ana has a thought that Christian disagrees with, he gets mad at her, she gets mad at him, he gives her sexy eyes, she melts into a puddle and they get it on. I wanted to throw the book away every single time she gave in to him. Which was every other page for most of this story. 2. I never need to hear from Ana's subconscious or inner goddess ever again.3. The little story this contained could've been told in way less than 500 pages.4. I'm not a Christian Grey fan. All you Fifty fans can have him. Too much of a control freak for me.

  • P
    2018-12-07 15:11

    “I want your world to begin and end with me.”Those flashbacks in the beginning of this book confused me a lot. The writing is different, too. Ana and Christian are on their honeymoon after the wedding, which isn't mentioned at first until the flashback comes. I didn't like the way the story was told this way. It wasn't smooth and easily confused the readers who couldn't remember much about the ending of book two.“I think you can only be truly mad at someone you really love.”Anyway, this book beats up the first one. The climax at the end is well-done. I kind of liked it when Ana stands up for herself and fights, even though it seems very stupid, but it's her actual development that I want to see since Fifty Shades of Grey.Besides the unnecessary bickering, some of Christian's reactions are awful, especially (view spoiler)[when he finds out Ana is pregnant. (hide spoiler)] Yes, I knew that he was fucked-up, but this was not an excuse when you nearly wrecked your love life.“It's much easier to wear your pain on the outside...” The epilogue is good. Although they should have got their HEA since the last book, but it's not too late to give them in the very last part of Fifty Shades Freed. I enjoyed their chemistry when they were together. Some sex scenes worked well for me, but some didn't. I'm not sure why. But still this book is worth my time and I'm not regret to pick up Fifty Shades Freed after Darker, though it could have ended happily in the previous book.https://goo.gl/aplcFP["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • P.A. Lupton
    2018-11-19 13:38

    An undercurrent. By definition, it's the hidden movement of water beneath the surface. Its tug and motion are only perceptible upon submersion. Fifty Shades, is exactly like an undercurrent. You dive into the story thinking you know what to expect, only to find out once you’re in it that it’s something else completely. And Fifty Shades Freed is the riptide of currents. You’ll be swept away with a force that is impossible to escape or turn back from, not that you’d want to escape. You’ll savor every moment, every word, and when it’s over you’ll want to pick it up and start again from the beginning. The only thing I’d like to caution readers about with the Fifty Shades Trilogy—it will literally ruin other books for you.So many readers glance at the back cover this book and expect an erotic novel about BDSM. Yes there are some BDSM elements to the story, but that’s not what this novel is about. Fifty Shades is probably the best romance I’ve ever read. It’s impossible to put into words in a review what this book will make you feel. It’s so emotional. It is authentic, open, honest, and at times both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I’ve recommended this series to so many people who told me it was out of their comfort zone because of the BDSM. However, after practically browbeating them into reading it, every one of them came to me raving about how wonderful and unexpected it was. Still, I’m not going to lie, the erotic scenes are hot as hell—but they are tasteful, and nothing to shy away from in my opinion.Christian Grey is the hero, and he defines the word contradiction. He is THE Alpha male. Strong, unbelievably sexy, and dominating, but just like other parts of this story, there are things unseen below the surface. There’s a reason Ana refers to him as her “lost boy”. Yes he is extremely successful, sensual, and dominating (he doesn’t apologize for his predilections), but he is misunderstood. He uses control as a mechanism to guard his feelings, and despite his behavior, Ana sees past the surface to the man beneath. It’s ironic that Christian spends most of his time trying to protect Ana. Initially, he views her as fragile, but as he quickly learns, appearances can be misleading. He discovers through Ana that strength is not only about brawn. Strength is displayed in bravery, fortitude, and the ability to cope with everything life throws at you. And Ana epitomizes the definition of inner strength. Not only is Ana the first woman to see Christian for who he really is, she is the first woman to stand up to Christian, and because of that she earns his respect, devotion, and unwavering love. I’ve decided to rebel. There is no way I can justify classifying this novel as a 5 star read, so here it is: I’ve hijacked another star and I’m giving 6 stars to Fifty Shades Freed. I’m just hoping this blatant infraction of the rules is enough to warrant a run in with Christian’s twitchy palm. I RECOMMEND (in shouty caps) the Fifty Shades Trilogy to everyone who loves an amazing love story, because that’s really what this book is.

  • Stacey
    2018-12-04 15:37

    As I read through the book, I will be listing things that I will gladly never have to read again. 1. Laters, baby2. Christian using Ana's ponytail to pull her head back3. Mr. Grey/Ms. Steele/Mrs. Grey4. Ana's inner goddess5. Mine, mine, mine6. Christian's ridiculous overpossessiveness7. my Fifty8. how every woman who meets Christian practically swoons with longing9. how Christian is the best smell on Earth10. Christian constantly treating Ana like a child11. Ana biting her damn lip12. Christian using sex as a weapon13. Another first14. Fair point well made15. twitching palm16. mercurial17. Christian grabbing Ana's chin to hold her head still18. Christian's floppy, just f*cked hair19. Eat!20. rolling eyes21. Holy sh*t and all the other oh so expressive expletives that Ana the literary major uses22. Ana'a plum dress. Dear God, doesn't she own another piece of clothing?"Oh Christian...my possessive, jealous, control freak Christian" <---Ana, those are not endearing qualities and if you had even an iota of experience you would know that. What idiot marries the first person they have a relationship with when said relationship is only a couple weeks old?Ana always expects to get punished if she "misbehaves". Ana, being in fear of your husband hurting you is not a good thing.I was beyond infuriated when he burst into her office at work and referred to her as "an asset" and mentioned that surprise visits help "keep wives in their place". He is such a conniving, manipulative jack*** and she falls for it every time. I wanted to shake Ana. I can't believe she thinks she got that job on her own merit. Please, you had no experience and had only been working at the company for a few days. Delusional much?"I've had enough of his cavalier, petulant, and, frankly, childish behavior." Oh please! He'll grin at you and flash his smouldering eyes and then wrap his hand in your ponytail, yank your head back and thrust his tongue into your mouth and all will be forgiven because you're a doormat.Generally, these two have no respect for each other. The keeping secrets, the doing things you know will p*ss your spouse off, etc. Neither one of them has a great deal of trust for the either which is ironic considering that she lets him tie her up.Okay, seriously, how difficult is it to remember birth control? Your husband is basically a child and you let yourself get knocked up? Christian is right, you are stupid. And it's all you you Ana, it's not Hannah's fault that you don't look at your calendar. And I fail to believe that someone with the net worth of Christian Grey keeps his wine in the fridge!

  • Aestas Book Blog
    2018-12-13 16:37

    6+ stars to each of the books in the trilogy!! This is how I see Christian:It pains me to no end that I don’t have proper reviews up for these books. These were one of the first sets of books I read when I first started reading series and were a HUGE part of what inspired me to start reading and blogging again but at the time that I read them, I still wasn’t writing real reviews. I fully plan on rereading someday soon (for the fourth) time and writing out full reviews for them. But, I mean, the whole world loves them so really, that should tell you something about how amazing they are on the very odd chance that you haven’t read them yet.But for now, I can’t say enough good about these books!! They just grabs you and won’t let go – its been a long time since I literally couldn’t stop myself from HAVING to turn the page.E.L James is just genius at depicting emotions, understanding relationships, and communicating what is going on in her characters’ minds. These books have made my heart burst and break, made me laugh and cry… It is definitely one of my favorite series ever. Hands down. The depth to which the characters are taken and described is beyond words.A wonderful blend of HOT HOT HOT kinky fuckery and a deep emotional journey and love story… this is one of those series that will stay with you forever!!!I HIGHLY, HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend these books. One of my absolute TOP favorite series. Hands down.

  • Catherine
    2018-11-29 16:38

    I don’t know quite how I feel about this book. I inhaled it and was greatly entertained, but I also found myself cringing a lot and was more uncomfortable with Ana and Christian’s relationship than I have ever been before.After reading this book I realized what an incredible journey the author took us on. I had quite a few problems with the writing and Ana’s character in the beginning, but the author knows how to tell a hell of a tale, so I was sucked in despite those issues. There was intensity, hot sex, and a believable conflict between them. I liked the first book, but it was the second book that impressed me the most. That was when Ana stepped up and the power disparity between them finally leveled out. I ended the book completely satisfied and feeling like they were finally headed toward a healthy, happy relationship. So I was pretty ticked off to find that this third book seems to have taken their relationship in reverse. While reading, I alternated between smiling and thrilling over their happiness in their marriage and cringing over the dysfunctional loop they found themselves stuck in. Christian could originally be hard to take with his orders, pushiness, and stalker tendencies, but that was in the first book. It felt natural there because they were struggling to mesh two very different personality types. And they resolved that struggle in the second book and finally started building a real relationship! So when it popped back up here it wasn’t as acceptable. Where Christian once felt like a troubled, dark man, he just came off as scary and disturbed here. Don’t get me wrong, I saw the charm of their relationship in the happy moments, but I also think that Christian was shown as further damaged than the man we met before. It was not a pretty picture.This whole book felt like a roller coaster. There wasn’t much of a plot beyond them working out their issues—other than the small subplot involving Ana’s old boss. That isn’t a bad thing to my mind. I enjoy character driven stories. But when the relationship is like Ana and Christian’s, it gets exhausting. I wasn’t exaggerating when I said it felt like a roller coaster. There were so many highs and lows in their relationship that it made my head spin. When they were up, they were great. I fell in love with them all over again. But when they were down, it was sad and disturbing. Everything was supposed to be worked out! I know that sounds whiny, but that’s how I feel. Why is Ana stuck apologizing and begging Christian not to be mad every other second? Why is it all about him and Ana has to scramble to try to keep up with his moods? I don’t blame her for deliberately ignoring his issues and doing what she wanted. Just reading it made me feel claustrophobic. It was like they had never made any progress. :( Sure, she could finally touch him, but how is that a comfort when he is back to being so controlling? It made me sad, because Ana was always on edge. Sometimes love just isn’t enough. I actually wish that we could have just ended the book on the hopeful note of book two. But then there were the great parts that made the read worth it. The end was absolutely fantastic. Huge strides were made in their relationship. There was some heartbreak—and man, I loved those scenes—but it was necessary. (view spoiler)[I loved seeing Ana stick to her guns, and I have to admit that I enjoyed seeing Christian brought so low. He deserved it. (hide spoiler)] The end finally brought back that warm feeling I had toward them. But it doesn’t change the fact that it felt like a retread of the issues they had already worked out. I would have been happier if this final resolution between them had been part of the original resolution they had in book two. It was an awesome end, so I would have hated to miss it, but I would have preferred to remember the Christian of book two. Favorite Quote:"I gaze in horror at the red marks all over my breasts. Hickeys! I have hickeys! I am married to one of the most respected businessmen in the United States, and he’s given me goddamn hickeys."

  • Jess
    2018-12-08 10:17

    "Christian, you are the state lottery, the cure for cancer, and the three wishes from Aladdin's lamp all rolled into one"To: Ms. E. L JamesCC: Christian GreySubject: A Review for Fifty Shades DarkerDate: 22nd February, 2012, 12.23From: Jessica co Blogger at Book Passion for LifeDear Ms. James,I'm going to keep this short. This was a fantastic end to a fantastic trilogy, and to be honest, I'm sad that it ended. I'm sad that they'll be no more Christian Grey. This series has truly been wonderful to read, I'll forever keep these books as some of the best reads of all time. Everything about Fifty Shades Freed was beautifully written, and written well continuing the story of Christian and Ana. Continuing their journey, discovering their feelings, discovering their demons, learning to accept one another, they both truly came together in this one. You, Ms. James, have created a wonderful trilogy that should be adored and wanted all over the world. As I said in my last review for Darker these books should be read and recommended. The ending was truly perfect, and the epilogue was beautiful, if not, a little longer than needed. None the less. The ending was perfect and I will forever love this series, and Christian Grey, who is by far the hardest man to forget about. It seems all men now become inadequate. I thank you once again, Ms. James.Beguiled Fifty Shades reader Jessica co Blogger at Book Passion for Life

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2018-11-21 08:41

    No, I don’t want to let Christian and Ana go!!!!!!! I have been a silent visitor into their lives for the past week and I don’t want to leave. I want to spend more time with them!!!! But I know it’s time to leave them…who knows I might be able to see them again!!!!Fifty Shades of Freed is the last book in the most talked about, hyped, discussed, dissected, must read phenomena in publishing (or so it seems to me!!) where all is revealed and come together. Having read reviews about this book where so many readers said it was the worst one of the three, I prepared myself for the worst (didn’t stop me turning to page 1 as soon as I finished book 2..which was about 10 min before!!!). Would that be called an obsession?????No, I liked it. Yes, there were a lot of things that could have been left out..but who am I to judge??? The author is after all writing what and how she sees the story. Okay - Not going o too much into a full detail on the plot – millions of people have read the books and if you haven’t and don’t want to read any spoilers…then stop now, because there are a couple of them in this review.SOME MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD...but hey, if you have read the books or you're not going to read them.....WHY SHOULD THEY MATTER!!!!And the whole thing of Christian (OMG, i love this guy - the ultimate tortured hero who makes good) being so cruel and unfeeling to Ana….well, he reacted to certain things like a lot of men do when faced with Ana’s announcement of “Blip”!!A lot happens in this book. Begins with the happy couple spending their honeymoon in Europe and how amazing was it!!! How could one not be swooning - married to the most gorgeous, rich and fabulous man who loves you beyond anything , and who plans the MOST UNFORGETTABLE.honeymoon with YOU being the focus??? The rich certainly know how to make things happen. Christian and Ana return home and begin to their married life and learn about each other. There are really some romantic and sweet moments and a bit of spanking, some light bondage and lots and lots of sex…in many many places. In cars, bathrooms, boats…Christian you are so inventive..and even Ana is becoming bolder – what fuckery sex!!!!!!!! I almost understand why some female readers have said that “the sex in the books have changed their lives”…imagine a boring sex life and suddenly you are in this fantasy where all these exciting and never experienced variations are put in front of you…could anyone not lust for it in their lives??????? It’s not dirty, rough, cruel or painful sex..okay a bit of soft bdsm…sex between two people who love each other, add a bit of romance and all that I love you, I want you, Come for me – almost anyone is able to identify with the whole Fifty Shades!!!! I asked myself a few times…where do they get all this energy? Both CEO’s of companies, they work hard and still find time to do it over and over again!!!!!! Oh yes, this is fiction not real life!!!!!Bringing in a few side plots into the story worked pretty well – not just romance and the whole bdsm part but some danger and action as well. Otherwise it would have just been another romance book right!!So Jack Hyde gets what he deserves and so does Mrs Robinson. She will always be remembered as Fifty Shade’s Villain or is it villainess??? Some drama as well – Christian’s ex subs try to derail his life with Ana (without success I want to state), Ana’s father, Ray critically injured in an accident and lots of time spent worrying about his being in a coma, how much she loves him and knowing that nothing horrible is going to happen to cause any unhappiness in Ana’s almost perfect life.And there is a time when things seem to be going rather bad for the two lovers. Christian goes from being this so called Dom to the needy and then to the controlling. He wants to control everything in Ana’s life. Okay I understood some of the reasons why he felt this way but something would have to give before he could overcome the demons inside him. To believe he’s a worthy human being that is loved for the good person he is.I loved the epilogue. I wanted these two people who I had grown to know and love to have their HEA...and it certainly did. The scenes with their son in the meadow were so touching. Christian so happy, laughing and being surrounded by love was the ultimate in his journey to discovering who he was. Ana – really loved her at the end. Her strength and love and loyalty were incredible. She was the only woman who could have made Christian happy. Loved the whole family closeness – such warm and lovable people.So it’s fair to say that all the NICE characters in the stories are in a happy place right now!!!!Re: Twilight similarities – I have said I did find them in these books and I reiterate it again.The story is about a gorgeous, controlling, mysterious, rich and young man, who speaks much older than his 27 years, has incredible copper streaked, fantastically styled hair, fighting against his inner demons, named Christian (hello Edward) He meets a awkward beautiful woman who keeps biting her lip when she’s nervous, says things like “holy shit, crap, etc” (hello Isabella). When last did women get so worked up about a male character like Christian since we first met Edward Cullen???? They fall in love, have the most stunning and different kind of honeymoon. She falls pregnant. He freaks out. She is determined to have the baby. He comes to terms with it after doing some really stupid things. She nearly dies when she has the baby. Oh yes, she puts her life in danger to save someone he loves. She becomes stronger than him. They live HEA!!!!!!!!! Anyone see the connections as I do????? But it’s not such an issue for me really. I loved reading Twilight (it must be loved if I read all 4 books over 20 times!!!!!!) and didn’t bother me reading some scenes that were really so similar.I have read hundreds of Mills & Boon romances in my time (which I admit have loved most of) and somehow this story has the same ingredients really…LET'S LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE –-------The ultimate alpha-hero is always handsome/beautiful, rich, controlling who meets a sweet and innocent virgin that he immediately wants to take to bed. But there are obstacles ahead – jealous ex, bad experience with his father/mother so he does not believe in love and many others. But the love of this woman changes his attitudes and he finally faces up to his problems and discovers he loves her intensely and apologizes for all his cruelty and bad behavior, she accepts everything because he’s the love of her life and they go off into the sunset to have their amazing HEA!!! Exactly what Fifty Shades Trilogy is all about with just some added erotica and a bit more sex and toys. But in the end it’s all about romance and love and can anyone resist reading about it!!!!!!!!! And it doesn’t have to win a Pulitzer prize for anyone to like a book!!And yes, I will go and see the movie or movies if it happens. Stepping into the fantasy world of Christian & Ana again!!!!My favorite and naturally EVERYONE ELSE'S..... WORD in the books?LATERS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
    2018-12-11 09:21

    Quick reviewCover: Fitting. RatingNC-17 for the erotic nature. Thumbs Up5Overall: A fitting end.Characters: Flawed yet flawless.Plot: Continues to be as good as the previous two.Page Turner: Yes. Series Cont.? Yes, absolutely RecommendHIGHLY.Book Boyfriend: ChristianSUMMARY (50 word or less)The final book in this love trilogy may have started somewhat slow, there was more to savor. I love how the characters have grown and are still growing. The worst part of the story was that it all had to come to an end. I for one will read again. For the full review, please check out my blog post.http://mybookboyfriend.blogspot.com/2...My ReviewThe final book in this love trilogy may have started somewhat slow, there was more to savor. I love how the characters have grown and are still growing. The worst part of the story was that it all had to come to an end. I for one will read again. This series is way more than the BDSM that is prevalent in the story. This book is about a physically abuse boy who was taken under the wing of a sexual predator in his adolescence. Absence the skills to understand who to deal with his emotions, he uses the only skills he was taught when it came to male and female sexual relationships.In comes Ana, an innocent by all accounts. She however is given the choice and is never coerced to do anything that she doesn’t want to. This book isn’t about pain which some suggest. The pain part is not a form of pleasure but that as punishment willed only by a hand on a bottom seldom in the story. This is the only thing that Christian knows before meeting Ana. Even still the “pain” isn’t really much in the story as some try to make it out to be.This is a journey about trust and learning how to love when both parties earlier life was fracture in some respects. To overcome ones nature or nurture and find unconditional love. This story is heart warming and I will forever be grateful to E.L. James for writing it.My book husband is Christian. Matt Bomer (see previous review) will forever be my Christian. But Henry Cavill who was brought to my attention by Jessica from http://bookpassionforlife.blogspot.com . But I will leave with a montage using Henry Cavill.Christian and Charlie TangoYou Tube video from Dunhill that just fits.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKqFMx...Christian and Anahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s3Y1N...

  • Lily
    2018-11-22 14:25

    Ohh, I am so sad its over. It was a perfect ending to a perfect story. The Fifty Shades books will always be my all time favorite read. And Christian is my all time favorite hero! Oh God, do I love this man. I would join his sub-club too any day. I loved both Ana and Christian in this one. Ana changed a lot. She was standing up for herself much more, but also still had her insecurities, which I liked, cause it made her more human and made me relate to her more. I mean, from my point of view at least, her insecurities were very understandable, and I could totally see myself behaving and thinking the way she did. She was a little over the top jealous, I would say.Christian, or Christian... What can I say. I love this man. Did I say that already? Oh well, it was worth repeating. He really does have fifty shades between which he shifts with a mercurial speed. I love him in all his shades - romantic and vulnerable and in charge and sulking and angry and kinky and in his Dom mode. And in each of those modes, he is absolutely perfect. When he is romantic, he is just so over the top romantic. The presents that he gave Ana (the bracelet) and the things he wrote for her and told her were just so swoon worthy. When he was vulnerable and opening up and telling very personal things about himself and shared his feelings, your heart just melts and you just want to hug him. When he is in charge, he is just so spectacularly in control and bossy, it is so hot. When he was sulking and angry he was spectacular too. He behaved like such a teenager and an ass sometimes. The way he behaved towards the end of the book when Ana told him whats going on (don't want to spoil the surprise) he behaved like a total ass. But even as an ass, he was a perfect ass. And as for him being in his dom kinky mode, well, my words fail me here... He is like the ultimate fantasy coming to life. Other than that, we get to see more of Leila, though I wish it would end a little nicer. I felt sort of bad for her, and wish that Fifty wouldn't be so harsh with her. We get a resolution and more back story to what happened with Elena. There is also an end to Jack's storyline. I loved the bonus part, at the end, where we get Christian's point of view from the beginning of his and Ana's story, from the moment Ana came to interview him and up to the hardware store meeting. It was so cool to read his perspective. I didn't realize how cocky he is and how is fully aware of the effect he has on women and using it to his advantage. The bastard. But do I love him! I can only hope that ELJ will write the whole story, or at least more of it from Christian's POV. How I wish that would be true. ELJ, please please please!!!!!!I love the Fifty books. The second book still remains my favorite (because of the things that followed after Leila got caught) and followed by the first book. But I loved the third book too. It had plenty of swoon worthy, heart melting moments, as well as plenty of very very hot moments. Those books put me in this weird mode were I completely lose any interest in the surrounding world. I go with this dreamy smile on my face and probably look a little strange. I just don't care about anything and anyone when I am with Fifty. And now it will take me a few months (again!) to get over the Fifty hangover.