Fifty Shades Freed: Book Three by Entrenue - review by misskat

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This entire series was a waste of time. The characters in this book suck. They portray BDSM in an unhealthy and unsafe way. The book is poorly written and uses poor grammar. The bursts of action are very short and the characters immediately go back to having sex. I also don't see how the sex scenes turned so many people on, because they were so unlikely and unrealistic.
Last book of a three-part series
Someone gave these books to me, so they were free
Bad Characters
Bad portrayal of BDSM
Highly unrealistic
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extremely useful review
This is the last terrible installment in EL James' Fifty Shades trilogy.

The prologue starts with Christian Grey having a bad dream or a flashback/recollection of his childhood, where his drug-addicted mother dies and he is left in their apartment for several days with her dead body, until her "pimp" finds them.

Then BOOM, chapter one starts and Grey and Anastasia Steele have gotten married and are now on a long and leisurely honeymoon. Poor choice, Mrs. Grey. His controlling ways continue; he even made her leave their wedding early.

One night on their honeymoon, he handcuffs her hands to her ankles, which leaves unsightly marks on her. The same night, he puts hickeys all over her chest-- both of these things as punishment for taking off her top at a topless beach previously and to prevent her from going out scantily clad. She then makes excuses for his psychotic behavior and apologizes essentially and continually tells him that "they don't hurt," like that makes it okay.

There is a fire in the server room while they are gone and foul play is suspected. Upon returning, they are followed by an unknown person in a wild car chase down the interstate. They soon find out her former boss is responsible for some of the mysterious events that have been happening.

Meanwhile, more manipulating and abuse takes place at the hands of Mr. Grey. He goes on a business trip to New York and Mrs. Grey actually has an opportunity to leave the house to have a drink with her college best friend. While they are out, her former boss breaks into the apartment she shares with Mr. Grey and is arrested. Instead of being concerned/glad she is okay/etc, he flies back home from New York and is enraged at her for going out with her best friend...which otherwise would have put her at home at the time of the break-in.

In an attempt to normalize things, Mr. Grey takes Mrs. Grey, her best friend (who happens to be dating his brother), his brother, and several other members of the family to Aspen. The best friend and the brother become engaged while there.

Upon their return, two of Mr. Grey's former subs come to see Mrs. Grey at work and he is infuriated. Not long after, Mrs. Grey receives the news that her father has been in a terrible car accident. He recovers, only for Mrs. Grey to find out she is pregnant. Mr. Grey is furious. He walks out and returns home very drunk. He ends up with his first lover, the only woman he has ever been submissive to. Mrs. Grey fears for their marriage.

Mrs. Grey's former boss gets bailed out of jail and kidnaps Mr. Grey's little sister, holding her for $5 million ransom. EL James tries at this point to glorify Mrs. Grey and making the reader believe she is sharper and more likable than she is, but really, she is still the same meek, weak character as before. She successfully saves the little sister and everyone else in the story gets pissed at Mrs. Grey for endangering her own life and the life of the baby.

The book basically ends there. In the prologue, it covers that they had the child, moved out of the city, are having another child, etc.
This book was just as disappointing as the first two. The characters suck and have major personality flaws. It pisses me off that Anastasia Grey is so weak and submissive outside of the bedroom, and that Christian Grey is so controlling and abusive. It portrays BDSM in an unhealthy and unsafe way. Additionally, the book has numerous grammatical errors. This particular volume is supposed to be the most action packed, but instead, just strikes me as boring.
Follow-up commentary
This is the third and final installment in EL James' Fifty Shades trilogy. The best part about it is that is the last book in the series. Reading these was a waste of time and I regret the evenings I spent reading these pieces of trash. The characters are simple and one-dimensional and the books chronicle an abusive relationship that poorly represents BDSM. Don't waste your time.
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  • Princess-Kayla ?
    Great review. I loathe these books. They're just so completely stupid. It's awful because so many of my friends/family members were obsessed with them. I'm so ashamed. Especially since I'm actually kinky.
  • misskat
    Thank you. There was so much hype about them that I actually thought they would be good. What a disappointment.
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