by E L James
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, wealth, 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, tragedy, malice and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true.
Review as on Goodreads by Milena's Book Corner
The first half was a bit slow, but I still could not put it down. Yes like the other two, there is still much adult content but that is not what the book is about on its own. It is ultimately a great love story, and a great series despite what the media has been saying. Writing wise, I have read much worse and to me this was just another series with a HEA (Happily Ever After). I would definitely recommend this series, not because it will qualify for a Nobel Prize in Literature, but because it is, in all honesty, a love story with a HEA. And I for one, ALWAYS want a HEA and Fifty Shades delivers. A great ending to a most intriguing, eye opening series.