|(c) Christina Pretis|
About the book:
"When Ana Steele first encountered the driven, damaged entrepreneur Christian Grey, it sparked a sensual affair that changed both their lives irrevocably.
Ana always knew that loving her Fifty Shades would not be easy, and being together poses challenges neither of them had anticipated. Ana must learn to share Grey's opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own integrity or independence; and Grey must overcome his compulsion to control and lay to rest the horrors that still haunt him.
Now, finally together, they have love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of infinite possibilities. But just when it seems that they really do have it all, tragedy and fate combine to make Ana's worst nightmares come true ..."
Paperback: 592 Seiten
Puplished by: Arrow (17. April 2012)
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My thoughts about it:
I need to confess that my feelings about this book are mixed. It is a mixture that goes from hate to love. If you really love this series you probably should STOP reading NOW. This is a command!
The first 300 pages...oh boy. I didn't like them at all. Way too much sex, too much arguing about nonsense even fighting cause of nonsense a normal couple wouldn't even think of and then using sex to forget about the fights. What kind of love is that? Arguing all the time, but still telling eacht other that the love they feel for another is eternal? And I wonder in what kind of reality EL James is living, that she thinks of sex as the cure for every problem. I still have problems to deal with that fact. A lot of young teen girls are reading these books and getting the wrong impression of love and reality in a time of their lives when they are starting to get to know their own body and where boys become interesting. This book makes them exspect the wrong thing of guys. It is not normal to live with a control freak and to do as he likes to to only to please him. That is not love...that is sick. And getting punished for nonsense is also not healthy. It really was a pain in the neck to me...fighting through the first couple hundred pages. EL James' word choice is also really monotone...just wanted to mention that. It really made me feel like they were always interacting the same way doesn't matter if fighting, having sex or just beeing nice to each other...always the same event like pulling loose hair behind Ana's ear ect..
After about 300 pages the story starts to develope. I was very pleased about that, because I couldn't stand the useless arguing and the sex anymore. Well where was I...yes developement...finally the story gets some spicyness. Things get to happen..quite a lot of things actually Ana and Christian have to deal with. These events kinda make Christian finally acting normal, like a real loving husband and these events lead to Ana finally finding her selfconfidence she should have developed a lot earlier.
The last 200 padges made it enjoyable though.