Synopsis from Amazon:
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.
Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.
Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.
After reading Fifty Shades Darker I decided to take a break from the crazy Fifty Shades world and read some lighter fiction. But now I’m back.
The last book left off with Ana and Christian being engaged and celebratory while Ana’s ex-boss, Jack Hyde, was planning how he was going to kill Christian. This book kind of began where they left off but not really. For some reason rather than just continue where she left off, Ms. James decided to start the novel when Ana and Christian are on their honey moon but have flashbacks to the time when they were planning their wedding and got married. That was annoying.
Once we got past the flashbacks phase, however, the book was okay. There was a lot of drama, as to be expected when one marries someone as crazy as Christian and has someone equally as crazy trying to kill you/your husband. Christian and Ana had some cute scenes but Christian’s controlling behavior still bothered me. What bothered me more was Ms. James attempt to make it look like Ana actual had some control over Christian and Christian wasn’t as controlling as he was. Yeah, okay.
That aside I didn’t hate the book. I didn’t like it as much as the second one but it wasn’t completely terrible. There was a small plot twist that I wish was bigger and I think Ms. James could’ve done better. The action in the story though was great and towards the end of the novel Ana and Christian got into this big fight and it was the first time I actually felt Ana had some kind of a back bone and I applauded her for standing up for herself and (SPOILER!!) her future kid.
Ms. James kind of ruined the ending for me however, when she went back to that flashback type of writing. She made up for it, however, by giving us some scenes from the first book in Christian’s point of view, which surprisingly I liked way better than Ana’s. I would be interested to read the whole series in Christian’s point of view. That would be cray.
Overall, I wouldn’t recommend this series. It’s too crazy for me and it just made me angry most of the time. There were some cute love scenes but they didn’t make up for Christian being way too controlling and Ana being submissive. Glad I finally read it so I can say I did but I’ll never read it again.
From: Christian Grey
Subject: My Life’s Mission…
Date: September 5, 2011 09:25
To: Anastasia Grey
Is to spoil you, Mrs. Grey.
And keep you safe because I love you.
Smitten CEO, Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.
Stars: 2 out of 5. It had some good scenes but overall I wasn’t a fan.
Borrow or Buy: Definitely borrow.