I suppose I should review each book, then perhaps wrap it up with a summary. There is no way I can come up with to review this trilogy without giving some spoilers so please don’t read this if you are picky about knowing anything.
Fifty Shades of Grey: I should clarify first that I read this after going through over 80 romance novels from the 1980’s so it is perhaps true that my mind was a bit mush on the onset. Taking the bdsm part out, I actually rather enjoyed the story line. There is substance to the characters and the author gives them both a very deep and interesting past and present. The bdsm bits, for me, is a bit steamy but honestly a bit disappointing after all the hype. That being said, I think the sex parts will effect every person differently depending on their personal experiences and open-mindedness.
Fifty Shades Darker: Here we delve a bit deeper into the past and the why’s of his “disorder” which to some extent I picked up but I am not sure I buy that a 3 year old child would grow up in a great household and still have so many issues. Part of me thinks this is a bit far fetched. How many of us remember what happened when we were 3? Granted it was freakishly horrifying and disturbing but really, would someone grow up in a healthy, loving home holding on to these issues of such a young age? I’d be curious what a psychologist would say about the likelihood of this.
Fifty Shades Freed: Mr. Grey grows up, love and care is a wonderful thing but I admit to missing some of the progression of the bdsm. The author seems to skip a bit in this book, I admit to wishing there was more games in the playroom. It’s a lovely ending I suppose but I wonder if Mr. Grey gets itchy after a while being husband and daddy.
For the summary: The hardest part to digest was the virgin gone sex pot in one step. It’s a bit tough to swallow, pun completely intended. I loved the way the former subs kept popping up. This was quite funny for me, and she handled it quite well. This vulnerable, virginal girl who is also independent, can shoot a gun and handle herself with opposition. I would even venture to say if there is a fourth book, she would become the dom and he the sub in the relationship. It seemed to be heading that way. This trilogy has jump started my sex drive a bit, I will admit. We should all cherish those we love so passionately.
Please if you are looking to read this, go into it with a light heart and remember it’s not smut (to me) so if you are looking for that, go get a porn magazine. At least that’s how I see it.