Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed

Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed

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By: E L James

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Now available in a single volume, E L James’s New York Times #1 bestselling trilogy has been hailed by Entertainment Weekly as being “in a class by itself.” Beginning with the GoodReads Choice Award Romance Finalist Fifty Shades of Grey, the Fifty Shades Trilogy will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
This bundle includes the following novels:
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating.  The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.

This book is intended for mature audiences.
When I first heard of this franchise, I decided that I was never going to read it. However, I did want to see the movie. After seeing the movie I decided to take the plunge and read the books. It has horrible, horrible reviews! I remember reading Twilight and really hated Meyers' writing because she wasn't very good at it--the reviews for James weren't much better.

Honestly, I don't see what the heck people are talking about. I've found more mistakes (grammar, spelling, etc) in other books by revered authors than what I found in FSOG. Her writing style was very good, and she has a substantial vocabulary. I don't know how many times I had to whip out the dictionary (thanks for having it in the kindle app, Amazon!). My own vocabulary has increased after reading FSOG, which means the book accomplished something more than just reading for fun. There were a few times where I thought she could have used other words that didn't sound as awkward as the "big" word she used, but that's just a matter of personal opinion.

As for the story, I was expecting it to be extremely cliche. Fortunately, this really wasn't the case. Sure, Anastasia does some incredibly stupid things (which I guess do count as somewhat cliche). The first two books I read really, really fast. All I wanted to do was read! It is great to have that feeling where a book captures your attention that much--I haven't had that in a long time. The last book really slowed down for me, it wasn't as interesting for a bulk of the book.

Ultimately, I think this trilogy was a pretty good read. They aren't the best books I've ever read (I save title that for Sara Paretsky and Dean Koontz), but they were still immensely enjoyable. Other reviews keep going on "that's NOT BDSM, that's VANILLA" Blah blah blah. Okay, yes, I think we all get the picture--besides their whole relationship is one that is supposed break from Christian's BDSM lifestyle, they never get too far into it, duh: IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE VANILLA! Cool your jets, people! Just sit back, relax, and read a book that is supposed to make you feel good--it has a very good love story in it, and you truly fall in love with the characters. Besides, what's the point of reading if you can't just have fun with it. This isn't supposed to be a novel that claims to change the world.

As other reviewers have mentioned, the first book is really the wham bam novel. The next two really delve into the characters of Ana and Christian. At the end I felt the familiar void I get when I finish reading a good novel.

- beau_parker

I read this series the night before the movie came out. Yes, it’s taken me a while to try to come up with the words…but I can’t. I mean I have really tried to voice why this is such a disaster of a book, series, idea, but the more I try, the more I fail. Male lead? A lout, brutish stalker whose idea of sweet is to force the girl he likes to be at his side ALL. THE. TIME. And if she tries to have her own life, he follows her around and randomly shows up by tracking her phone. Female lead? Dull, idiotic, weak-willed, brainless twit whose head is turned by a pretty face.

I had a friend tell me that the reason why the male lead behaves as he does is revealed in the novels and when I read it…Nope. Doesn’t explain why he’s the overbearing douche that he is. Sorry but neither cases of what he went through at the age of four or when he was sixteen explains it. And then to take what happened when he was sixteen and the person he was with go through a COMPLETE and UTTER transformation just to prove the female lead correct? Bollocks to that! (Trying to not spoil anything so being a vague on purpose.)

So many people told me this was such a great erotic novel that I was rather excited to read it. I am so thoroughly disappointed and I have returned the novels even though I won’t get my money back. I do not recommend this to anyone, especially the highly impressionable.

- merrick_harris

Well. When this movie came out, just the thought of watching (or reading) about 50 shades of kinky sex, truly disgusted me. I was a victim of abuse, and couldn’t handle anyone touching me, so I surely didn’t want to invest my time in watching or reading something that was nothing BUT intimacy. Then, my world was turned upside down, and that damage was lovingly wiped away. I was able to feel love, feel another’s touch, enjoy being intimate, and explore ‘playfulness’. And this movie came up. I didn’t even know it was a trilogy. I watched the movies, then read the books. I was so wrong in my understanding of what it was about! The 50 shades has NOTHING to do with sex, but with one man’s many personalities. The journey that the mercurial Christian Grey and shy Anastasia Steel take together is THE most beautiful love story I have ever read. Theirs is a transformative love, and watching them change FOR and UNDER the other’s love, was such a deep and beautiful thing. I laughed and cried and swore, along side them. Yes, there is sex. A lot of sex. But that was just the fluff surrounding the main objective. My review doesn’t…can’t do this book justice. It’s like a blazing sunset on the ocean, when photographed, it’s pretty, but not that spectacular site that you want so badly to be able to share with others. This story stole my breath and my heart, in the same way. I would highly recommend this, ESPECIALLY to the hopeless romantics out there.

- harry_carter

I am not a fan of the BDSM lifestyle but to each his own. Having said that, I have to disagree with those who critique on that premise. Yes the book speaks to BDSM. However, more importantly, the story highlights the healing powers of unconditional love and the resilience of the human spirit.
The character Christian endured atrocities no child should have to, but manages to overcome all that to become a successful entrepreneur. Then finds a woman who loves him enough to help him overcome his dysfunctions.
If that isn't true live then I don't know what is.

- natasha_morgan

not great writing or story... if it was about some redneck in a trailer he'd be in jail for life

- melvin_torres

What a journey. Exciting impacts you at all levels. Sorry. Sexual excitement passion truth love forgiveness. It’s a complete story

- aranza_kim

Pretty typical plot: while reading I am always wondering how these book made up to be sooo popular. In all cases, it is a well recommended triology, I read the 3 book in the span of 2 weeks, so it's that addictive.

- annabelle_moore

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