Friday, May 25, 2012

Fifty Shades Series Review
Author: E.L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey
    When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

    The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her - but on his own terms.

    Shocked yet thrilled by Grey's singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.

    Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

    Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

Fifty Shades Darker

    Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

    But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.

    While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

Fifty Shades Freed

    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.

About the Author:

    E L James is a TV executive, wife and mother of two, based in West London. Since early childhood, she dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.
    E L James is currently working on her next novel...

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Before I Review:

    I just want to say a couple things before my review. First for all of my DHS girls out there reading this Richard never reads my blog and I really don't want him to read this one so lets keep it just between us girls okay ;) Thanks! Second I'd like to thank my BFF Shari for getting me to read these books with her and for having someone to talk to about these books with because without her i'd have no one. lylas Shari Black heart (cards) you!

My Review:

Fifty Shades of Grey:
    Okay WOW this book is mind blowing! Let me just say my husband is "fifty shades" in love with me because of this book *blushing but not sorry* lol. I have to say this book is HOT!!!!!  The sex scenes in this book are such a turn on that at times I just wanted to put it down and attack my husband, and a couple times I did. But I really have to say that this book is very hit and miss with me. 

    When I read a book I want to feel like I know the characters. Love them or hate them I want a clear picture of them in my head and I just didn't get that with this book. Yes when Ana describes Christian's mouth or chest ect.. I can picture that part of him but I never got a clear picture of him or her for that matter. And to be honest they really don't act their age. Come on what United States  21 year old college student drinks wine and tea and says "oh my" and doesn't even seem to know what a crack whore is. REALLY? Her mom is on her 4th husband in reality she'd be drinking an energy drinks and shots of tequila and she'd be a little more aware of the cluster fuck that is Mr. Grey.

    I gave this book 4 stars because even though I think it's full of contradictions, lack of character development, and at times kind of disturbing I still got alot out of it and I did want to read the other books in the series because I do want to know where the story goes from here. 
Fifty Shades Darker:

    OMG I am loving this book so much more than the first one! Fifty Shades Darker is everything I had wished Fifty Shades of Grey would have been. 

     This book has the story development that I wanted in book one. Now I'm liking Christian and Ana very much. I love their banter back and forth and I love the way they are falling in love. This book explains SOooo much that I'm starting to get a very clear picture of who Christian is. And why he is who he is.

    I love Ana's inner goddess and subconscious they are characters in their own right at times and they always make me smile. I also like Taylor and hope he is developed more in the story as it progresses. 

    I love that  Christian is willing to give up his "life style" and let his guard down for Ana. He does love her and I believe is starting to realize that with love comes change and compromise to suit the needs of the one you love instead of just thinking of your own needs with a girl your infatuated with. 

    Fifty Shades Darker is a much lighter read than the first book although it does still have it's dark moments. It also has a more of a complex story line that I find intriguing.

Fifty Shades Freed:

    I really enjoyed this book. The story line is my favorite of the three books.The characters are alot more defined and alot more likable. There are lots of things that I love about Christian and Ana in this book. Although Christian is still very controlling and still treats Ana like a child he does start to shed his demons and learns to compromise a little. And although Ana is still needy and naive she starts standing up for herself  a little more.

    Both Christian and Ana have very likable qualities they've also got a lot of things about them that made me keep them at arms length. I just couldn't get emotionally attached to these characters. But I did enjoy the story and the journey that these books took me on. I enjoyed both of their personal journeys and the way they evolved together.   

    The ending of the series was very good. When you start reading this series you have no idea where it's going to take you and I'm very pleased when I got to the end.

My Feelings in a Nutshell:

    As you can tell I have very conflicting feelings about these books. On one hand you have these two people falling in love and learning about couples life together against all odds. On the other hand you've got this guy with alot of fucked up vices and the girl who is so scared of his life style but loves him so much she becomes so needy she's begging for it.
    I wanted very much so to like these characters and as the story line got better and the characters more defined I didn't find them more interesting.  Am I glad that I read them? Yes. Would I recommend them to people? Yes. Did I swoon over Christian? No. Did I feel like this was an epic love story? No.

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