Monday, January 30, 2012

Review of Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3) by E.L. James

Title: Fifty Shades Freed (Fifty Shades #3)
Author: E.L. James
Source: Bought copy from Amazon
Genre: Erotic Romance - Light BDSM
Format: ebook - 456 pages
Release Date: January 19th 2012
Author's Website

When unworldly student Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and ultimately repelled by Christian’s singular sexual tastes, Ana demanded a deeper commitment; determined to keep her, Christian agreed.

Now, together, they have more – love, passion, intimacy, and a world of infinite possibilities. But Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them ever anticipated. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity, identity or independence; Christian must somehow overcome his compulsion to control, and lay to rest the horrors that blighted his past and haunt his present.

Just when it seems that together their love can conquer any obstacle, misfortune, malice and fate combine to make Ana’s worst nightmares come true. Alone and desperate, she must face down the poisoned legacy of Christian’s past.

Seductive, shocking, sad and funny, Fifty Shades Freed is the compelling final volume in the Fifty Shades trilogy.


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This was the final installment in the Fifty Shades trilogy and I was so sad to know that it was the end so I purposely took my time to read it and savour every scene and I'm glad I did. It allowed me to really feel that I was part of the scenes, but not only that, it allowed me to FEEL the conflicting feelings that both Cristian/Fifty and Ana had at times during conflicts and to fully to get into their psyche.

As with the previous books Fifty still is quite possessive and controlling at times and Ana has her insecurities, but with both I see tremendous growth not only with their own personal demons but with each other.

I was surprised at how much happened in this book. Most books I have read usually have no more then 3 main events occurring in the storyline, but in Fifty Shades Freed I could easily count 10 situations and in each it focused on the struggles that Christian/Fifty and Ana had to overcome.

As always Fifty Shades Freed did not disappoint with Christian/Fifty's taste for kinky f**kery. Some of the scenes were very hot and all I can say is I loved Fifty's "punishment f**k" and I think many would love to experience it with Fifty. :) The intense passion and tenderness that Christian/Fifty was able to demonstrate with Ana made my heart swoon and made me hot and bothered that I wished I had Fifty all to myself, but I had to deal with a cold shower instead. :)

I found my heart breaking at points in the book as miscommunication and misunderstandings tore at the bonds that they developed and threatened their sense of security and trust with each other. Internal and external forces once again tried to interfere with Christian and Ana's happiness as Christian's past once again came back to haunt them and tried to tear them apart forever.

There were many surprises that occurred in the book and I refuse to mention them as you have to read the book to discover them yourself, but all I can say is that Ana does use the safe word and they both have to face their biggest fears head on. I found it so painful to read at times when it happened.

Again without giving anything away the epilogue was absolutely beautiful, heartwarming and touching and the little extras that the author gave the readers at the end was the cherry on top that I feel like crying just thinking about it.

I have to truly say I am emotionally drained after reading this book. I have never read a book series that has affected me so deeply. I find myself so happy for how everything turned out for the characters but so sad that I will never see Fifty again. I am truly hoping that E.L. James does decides to continue with Fifty somewhere in the near future and I will be wishing and hoping that with Christian/Fifty "that's all ... for now."

The Fifty Shades series is a masterpiece that will be cherished and treasured by many in the years to come and I want to thank E.L. James for sharing this beautiful story with us all.



  1. I can't wait to read this one! Sounds like lots more drama for them! And surprises! SO excited!

  2. I have read all 3 books now and I am so emotionally drained, I can't hardly believe it's over. There are some things I did not like about the series (mainly pacing, POV, price and editing), but overall Fifty and Ana's story is AMAZING and I am so sad to see it end. Fifty moved me to tears so many times and I had to put the book down just to compose myself. It's been a long time since I've read something so touching and I don't know when I'll find another book that I will enjoy as much. I loved reading from Fifty's POV though...that was a treat! It was hard for me to only read it from Ana's and it left me wanting more of Fifty...always more (sigh) :D

  3. Hi Lynette!

    I agree with you so much about Fifty! I cried so many times and my heart ached for him so much. As you said I don't think I will find another book that will move me so much as Fifty. Here's hoping for more Fifty in the future. :)

  4. I have read all three i got to say it is one of the best books ever .... and always will be.


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