Fifty Shades Freed
The third and last installment of the trilogy and it brings the series to a dramatic yet satisfying close. Yes, I'm very pleased with how things were ended. I was addicted to the series amid some confusion on my part. Why do I even like these Twilight-y and raunchy books? I don't really have an answer to that question but I do know that I really enjoyed Fifty Shades Freed and I find myself content and all mushy inside after finishing it.
Fifty Shades Freed is the longest book of the series, and there really is a lot of story crammed into those pages. A lot of weird shit happens to our heroes, and it actually becomes a little exhausting. Can’t these two crazy kids ever catch a break? Apparently E.L. James doesn’t think so. She wants to put our heroes through their paces, make sure they really mean it when they pledged their love and loyalty to each other. We saw the shift from pure erotic romance to thriller in Fifty Shades Darker, and Freed takes it to a whole new level. Sabotage, arson, car chases, attempted kidnapping, extortion, and of course, the raunchy sex - there’s a little something for everyone.
In this one, I really fell in love with Christian. He still had his twitchy palm moments that made me question my love, but overall I fell head over heals. There was more of a vulnerability to him in Freed than the other two stories and it was hard not to find his innocence and troubled soul endearing. Ana also kicked some butt in this one, quite literally. She came into her own in this book and not only stood up to her enemies, but found a way to stand up to Christian as well.
While these books are not expertly written, I got past that in book three and was constantly smiling at Ana and Grey's constant witty banter via email and it had me wishing I had my own kinky Mr. Grey to email while I'm working. A girl can dream, right? I also enjoyed how James skimmed through certain scenes in the book. There were not as many nonsensical, overly explained scenes and that helped the book move along at a better pace, which I liked better than the other books.
While the book was pretty predictable at times, I couldn't help but enjoy the ride. I was invested in their fifty shades of fucked-up relationship and I couldn't wait to see them happy. If you've started Fifty Shades of Grey, keep reading to get to Fifty Shades Freed. It's worth the read with all it's cheesy lines, lovey-dovey plot and the kinky. Who knew a book like this could make a girl get all sentimental?
While overall I enjoyed this series. Christian and Ana are characters that stay with you, and it’s not just because of the kinky fuckery. It’s a story about an unlikely pair, and everything else is just secondary. Whether the masses want to admit it or not, there is a little bit of Christian and Ana in all of us. Read it, and see for yourself!