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Fifty Shades Freed by E.L. James
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Calm down ladies...before you go crazy on me and try to hunt me down to get this. I received this to review from the publisher so I'll be spending my night with Fifty!

This is my old Fifty
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Here is my NEW Fifty

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Update since finishing the book.

Oh Fifty! What happened to you? You are a changed, changed man and I don't I like it one bit! What happened to the domineering, authoritative, bossy, I-don't-take-no-for-an-answer man we all fell in love with?

The book starts out with Ana and Christian on their honeymoon. They spend three weeks jetting across Europe and wrapped in each others arms every chance they get. It's so beautiful too, the love they have for each other. Christian is determined to give Ana the rainbows and butterflies she wants....and she gets it the entire book. Christian loves Ana probably more than life itself, yet she doubts it all the time. It was starting to grate on my nerves how much she doubted it. It's so romantic how much he loves her, truly. Only if all the woman in the world could be loved the way Fifty loves Ana. *sigh*

There isn't much that has changed since the last book. We left off with someone after Christian and Ana, so there is a slight suspense to this read. The time will come when we find out who it is and the reasoning behind it. We still have Fifty keeping secrets from Ana, ALL THE TIME! What kind of marriage is that? I understand he wants to protect her and give her the world, but it gets to be a bit of a nuisance when he's withholding from her constantly. Ana is still struggling with her insecurity. I will say she does better with it in the end. She manages to defy order after order Christian gives her, but I liked that she did. It made it fun and exciting. Ana becomes somewhat stubborn. She wants what she wants and that's it. While the romance is still hot and steamy...I wanted more. It just wasn't enough for me. I can say there are a few hot and erotic parts of this book that will forever be seared into my brain.....I am definitely ok with that! The problem I have is that I find it hard to believe, Christian, who needs to be so in control, can be ok without playing now. It was all he knew! Some who read this will say there is playing, but I would have to disagree with that. Having Ana's hands tied up for literally a minute or two and a slap here and there can't possibly satisfy Christian's needs. But maybe that's why this book is called, Fifty Shades Freed. Because he is freed from his past sexual needs? You'll have to read it to find out....

Ana grows a spine and stands up to Christian. About time woman! It was definitely called for too, especially for what he does. I LOVED that part! Christian finally reveals to Ana what happened with Mrs. Robinson when they first met. In the end, surprises and secrets await and they will leave the fans wanting more. Oh, and Ana calls red....

I was a little afraid to post a review for this book. There are some diehard Fifty fans out there. Please do not get discouraged with this review and rating. We all have different views. While I think it's only a three star read, you may think it's a five star read. Unfortunately, I felt that this book didn't reach it's peak like the others. Just when I got excited about something new and suspenseful happening, it was taken care of right then and there, over with. There were some parts felt very rushed to me. My only guess is that the author wasn't ready for all the hype that surrounded the first two books. So in an effort to give readers another story they were asking for, she put this book together in a haste, trying to make it better and over the top....and it just wasn't. Again, my opinion.

I believe readers will be very happy with this ending. I know I am. I wanted to give the book more than three stars because of the ending, but I didn't. I can't rate a book based on one certain part. My rating is based on the whole book itself and that's why for the three stars. I think the last 25% of the book was the absolute best for me....and probably most readers. You will be ecstatic when you read it!

I will always have a special place in my heart for The Fifty Shades Trilogy. I do love them very much. The second book will always be my favorite and I'm sure I will be rereading them for many years to come. Who knows, I may like the third book even more the second time I read it.
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Quotes Taryn at My Secret Romance Liked

E.L. James
“You know, you’re topping from the bottom,” he murmurs against my lips.
“What?” I don’t understand what he’s talking about.
“Don’t worry. I’ll live with it,” he whispers, amused...”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades Freed
tags: love


Reading Progress

01/04/2012 "Anastasia, if you leave me. You might as well take everything. You left me once before. I know how that feels." 5 comments
01/05/2012 "Fifty, don't you know better than to tell a woman she gained weight, even if she is your wife? I think I would suffocate the hubby in his sleep if he ever told me that!" 2 comments
01/06/2012 "Does anyone know how many pages this book is? I can't tell because it's an arc and reads differently on my kindle."
01/06/2012 "Almost afraid to say this...but I hope it gets better soon..." 14 comments
01/07/2012
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Jeanna-Has Probably Read It! We seem to be readin this trilogy at the same time how funny.


Melissa I need this LIKE NOW-ISH!


Taryn at My Secret Romance I think we all do. :)


message 166: by ~V~ (new) - rated it 4 stars

 ~V~ OMG!!!..I'M SOOO JEALOUS!!!! Can't wait to till this comes OUT!! ENJOY!!! :)


message 165: by Sophie (new)

Sophie You have GOT TO BE KIDDIN ME!


message 164: by Leigh (new) - rated it 5 stars

Leigh i am soooooooooooo envious!!!! enjoy, T!! :)


Duchess Nicole So jealous!


Kristen (Peddler of Smut) Looks like you have some very jealous friends, Taryn! I hope you and Fifty have an enjoyable night;) I will be waiting on pins and needles for your review. I love, love, love Fifty but was disappointed with the last part of the online story. It just felt thrown together. I've been waiting to buy the books until trusted GR friends review book 3. I'm keeping my fingers crossed you love this book.


message 161: by Teri (new) - rated it 5 stars

Teri Ah, I miss Christian :(


Taryn at My Secret Romance Teri wrote: "Ah, I miss Christian :("

Not too much longer, Teri! Only a few weeks now!


Taryn at My Secret Romance Kristen wrote: "Looks like you have some very jealous friends, Taryn! I hope you and Fifty have an enjoyable night;) I will be waiting on pins and needles for your review. I love, love, love Fifty but was disappoi..."

I've never read the online ones. Actually, I didn't know they were fanfics until way later, but once I found out I still didn't read the final book. I had heard it was going to be a little different then the actual one being released so I waited. I'm not very far into this one yet so I can't say much about it.


Kristen (Peddler of Smut) Taryn-does it have romance? wrote: "Kristen wrote: "Looks like you have some very jealous friends, Taryn! I hope you and Fifty have an enjoyable night;) I will be waiting on pins and needles for your review. I love, love, love Fifty ..."

If you love the book then I'll be excited to read it. Enjoy Taryn. I'll be looking for your comments.


message 157: by Lisa (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lisa Oh my gosh you are so lucky!! I can't wait for this one.


message 156: by Kajal (new) - rated it 5 stars

Kajal Nehra 3 starts? That's all? Please tell us if we're going to be disappointed? :(


Taryn at My Secret Romance Kajal wrote: "3 starts? That's all? Please tell us if we're going to be disappointed? :("

I will write a review...hopefully soon if I have enough time. You may like this more than me, Kajal, and want to rate it 5 stars. It just fell flat for me, unfortunately.


message 154: by Leigh (new) - rated it 5 stars

Leigh oh, pooey!! :(


Jeanna-Has Probably Read It! lol Tayrn! you are my favorite....hahaha I laughed when I saw this calm down piece. Very funny. I have so many books right now to read that I can't say that this 3rd installment is even next. But thanks for letting me know I read the best one already which was bk 2.


Taryn at My Secret Romance Jeanna wrote: "lol Tayrn! you are my favorite....hahaha I laughed when I saw this calm down piece. Very funny. I have so many books right now to read that I can't say that this 3rd installment is even next. But t..."

LOL :) I just wrote my review...my favorite book is the second book too.


Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book Great review T! Can't wait to read this. ;)
Lucky You! Let's see if I agree with ya or if we will agree to disagree.


message 150: by Sophie (new)

Sophie I will read all 3 sometimes this year....u managed to put a flawless point of view! see! i always knew u could do it! :)


message 149: by Kristen (Peddler of Smut) (last edited Jan 08, 2012 01:52PM) (new) - rated it 2 stars

Kristen (Peddler of Smut) Wonderful and honest review, Taryn! Take it from someone who has been there, you won't like the third book better, you'll just accept it for what it is and learn to like it because you love Fifty. I think I'll buy the books now even if the story is the same. I'm disappointed but being able to read the story in book form will be wonderful.


Taryn at My Secret Romance Sophie wrote: "I will read all 3 sometimes this year....u managed to put a flawless point of view! see! i always knew u could do it! :)"

Aww! Thanks, Sophie! xoxo


message 147: by Taryn at My Secret Romance (last edited Jan 08, 2012 02:28PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Taryn at My Secret Romance Kristen wrote: "Wonderful and honest review, Taryn! Take it from someone who has been there, you won't like the third book better, you'll just accept it for what it is and learn to like it because you love Fifty. ..."


Thanks, Kristen! And you're right, it is what it is. I will always love Fifty and the books. Hey, every author has a book that doesn't reach it's peak like the others, right? Well, this is it.


Anna (Bobs Her Hair) Great review! Honest, too! *thumbs up*


Kristen (Peddler of Smut) Taryn-does it have romance? wrote: "Kristen wrote: "Wonderful and honest review, Taryn! Take it from someone who has been there, you won't like the third book better, you'll just accept it for what it is and learn to like it because ..."

Very true!


Taryn at My Secret Romance Anna wrote: "Great review! Honest, too! *thumbs up*"

Thank you, Anna. :)


Aly is so frigging bored Cool review, though I hope I'll like it more then you did :D


Taryn at My Secret Romance Aly (Lothaire) Daciano wrote: "Cool review, though I hope I'll like it more then you did :D"

LOL I hope you do too! :)


Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold! I'm so jealous you've already read this book. I can't wait for it to come out. I haven't read you review as i don't want to know what happened. I'm so excited to read it!


Taryn at My Secret Romance Lee Anne, I made my review so there wasn't anything given away. :)


message 139: by [deleted user] (new)

I am so happy you read this book before me!!!!!!!! I will enjoy the book so much more after reading your review. I like going in to reading a book or watching a movie prepared. thats just me. Great review!


Taryn at My Secret Romance I hope you enjoy the book, Faithmarie! :)


Natalie ♥︎♥︎for the love of TBH!♥︎♥︎ you are kinda scaring me with this review and only giving it three stars, couse I lOVED the first one....


Taryn at My Secret Romance I loved it, too. Actually, I loved the second book the most, but unfortunately this one didn't do much for me. Remember, everyone is different. So you may love this book the most!


Natalie ♥︎♥︎for the love of TBH!♥︎♥︎ I hope so. Cant wait to byy it in paperback from amazon...


message 134: by ~V~ (new) - rated it 4 stars

 ~V~ You mentioned that she might have put this 3rd book together in haste because of the popularity of the 1st two books...but from what i understand...it was already written. From what friends have said about the fanfic...it's been pretty much identical other than the character names. I heard that she changed the ending of this book some from what she had written as fanfic...but other than that...it was all already there?


message 133: by Taryn at My Secret Romance (last edited Jan 14, 2012 12:41PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

Taryn at My Secret Romance I've heard they're very similar, the fanfic and real one. But from what I understand, when she wrote the fanfic, it was so popular that fans were asking for more...and this one felt very rushed to me. Maybe she wrote it in a rush to get out more...never expecting for them to get so big?


Natalie ♥︎♥︎for the love of TBH!♥︎♥︎ yes, the first two books (or to the proposal) was called Master Of The Universe. MOTU ll started with the honeymoon...


Taryn at My Secret Romance This book starts with a honeymoon....I haven't read the online version so....


message 130: by ~V~ (new) - rated it 4 stars

 ~V~ Yeah..i never read it as fanfic...i just knew that she had completed it before she got these published. I never read the fanfic cuz i didn't have any desire to read about Edward, Bella and the Cullens in anything other than Twilight! LOL!..but THESE i've LOVED!...Have you girls seen THIS!?....

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by...


Taryn at My Secret Romance V, I will forever and always love this series, but, with that being said, there's always a book or two that we never like as much as others in the series. Am I right? I liked this book, just not as much as the last one.

Yes! I heard about that yesterday from a friend! That would be so freaking cool if it happened!


Aly is so frigging bored Yhea, read in a review V. I don't see this as a movie or tv show though...


message 127: by ~V~ (last edited Jan 14, 2012 11:24AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

 ~V~ Yes...i suppose that is true sometimes..re: not loving all the books in a series. Typically though..in a fav. series of mine i've pretty much enjoyed most. ;)

As far as a possible movie...would LOVE to see that happen...the problem is that the sex scenes in these books are amazing!...i just don't see how they would be able to get away w/ putting scenes like these in a movie..it would end up being NC-17 or XXX/porn! LOL! They'd totally have to change it to make it work and then i just don't know that it would be the same. :(


Taryn at My Secret Romance Well, I would have to say that since I loved two of three books in this series, I've enjoyed most of them. ;)

The movie would have to be NC17....and I highly doubt they would do that. :( LOL If it was rated R, it would be soooo watered down and just not the same! I would love to see this made into a movie, but at the same time I wouldn't. They would need to search high and low for an actor to fit Fifty.


Taryn at My Secret Romance Natalie wrote: "What about robert pattinson as fifty and ashley greene as ana?"

NEVER! Stop, Natalie! lol

How about Ryan Gosling for Fifty?


message 124: by ~V~ (new) - rated it 4 stars

 ~V~ I just can't see Robert Pattenson as Fifty either!!..i like him as Edward just fine..but i don't think he's HOT enough to play Christian! LOL! This is who I picture as Fifty..he's a model...maybe he can act too!? ...models turn to acting right!? LOL!

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Natalie ♥︎♥︎for the love of TBH!♥︎♥︎ Ryan gosling ...hmm...it is a maybe, could work...


Natalie ♥︎♥︎for the love of TBH!♥︎♥︎ Haha...i read fifty as a fan fic the first time and christian was edward then so it was all this fanmade pics of rob as fifty, so in my brain he IS him, but i really think it could work."i mean, he cant play as in twilight of course, and he has to change a bit of his looks, but i can totally see him as fifty..


Taryn at My Secret Romance ~V~ wrote: "I just can't see Robert Pattenson as Fifty either!!..i like him as Edward just fine..but i don't think he's HOT enough to play Christian! LOL! This is who I picture as Fifty..he's a model...maybe ..."

Ryan Gosling who??? HE is Fifty! WOW! Good work!


Taryn at My Secret Romance Natalie wrote: "Haha...i read fifty as a fan fic the first time and christian was edward then so it was all this fanmade pics of rob as fifty, so in my brain he IS him, but i really think it could work."i mean, he..."

I see your point, but I had never read the fanfics before. In fact, I had no idea it was a fanfic until midway through the second book. So I have my own idea for Fifty now...:)


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