Started reading: March 11th 207
Finished the book: April 15th 2017
Genres: Erotica, Adult Fiction
Published: April 17th 2012
Source: Bought the book
Goodreads score: 3.88
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 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.
So when Fifty Shades was totally hyped, I bought the three books and started reading. The first was okay, liked the second more, and then I started reading the third book (this one). I couldn't get through. I tried twice, but did not finish. A month ago I decided with a girl from the bookclub, to read the book together.
And look at me now! 4 apples! This is the favorite in the series so far, and I'll tell you why.
- Christian & Ana: I LOVE Ana. She is a fierce woman who know's what she wants and isn't afraid to say so. I LOVE Christian. He is so tender, smart and loving. But I LOVE them even more when they are together. I love their conversations. Ana being stubborn and Christian trying to cope with it. This is the third book, so these two know each other for a while now, that's what makes it so nice to read.
- Tension: This book has a real nice plotline. The sex is still there, but it's not about all that. There is real tension and danger and this made me read everything pretty quickly. The second part of the book is the best.
- Inner talking: What I adore so much about these books is Ana's inner speaking. Her "inner goddess" and the conversations she has with herself, are so funny! It's something pretty unique, not something you see everyday and I really enjoyed that part. I know it's something that's also in the first and second book and it's strong that it's still here in the third book!
- Sex overload: Okay, so it's not Fifty Shades when there is no sex in it, I totally understand.. Every time they have sex Ana has like 8 orgasms, just NOPE. I did enjoy the fact that the focus is not as much on the sex scenes in this book. It feels like the writer set the tone for that aspect in the first and second book. I know Ana gets spanking when she rolls her eyes, but sometimes I really rolled my eyes during the hot steamy sex they had, AGAIN.
- DNF once: So like I said, I tried to read this book before but I just couldn't.. Just be aware, if you liked the first and second book, wait a while before you pick up the third book. And also; fight yourself through the first 30%, those are pretty slow to my opinion. I can't really explain right now why I DNF this book before..
I actually really enjoyed this book, I did NOT expect that. I'm actually kinda sad now.. That it's "over" (I know there is the Grey-point of view book). I kinda have a book-hangover right now? I can't believe it!
I did give this book 4 apples, mainly because I DNF the book before, TWICE. So there is something in this book that wasn't okay for me before. I did really enjoy this book this time, its fast paced, full of tension and love and romance. Yay!
HATERS.. Don't hate me okay?!
Other opinions about this book
"In a class by itself."
- Entertainment Weekly
Memorable quotes from this book
"I think you can only be truly mad at someone you really love."
"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."
"Just remember that men are from a different planet, and you'll be fine."
Whats your opinion about the Fifty Shaded series? Did you read the books? Did you watch the movies?