What I thought was going to be a bit too young of a read for me, I was pleasantly surprised. The characters were fairly complex and the storyline, while classic, did go deeper emotionally than I anticipated. A love story. A story of resilience. Smarts and sarcasm. A story of selfishness and selflessness all rolled into one. Sweet yet salty leaving a huge lump in my throat and a tear down my cheek. Hated for it to end.
I read this book faster than the other two. And while the "affection" scenes are fantastic, exciting, and boy did I learn a thing or two, I did find this stirred more emotion (above the waistline) and intrigued me more in trying to understand the characters better. It was an insightful journey into Grey's motives, Ana's naive yet limitless acceptance, and how those dynamics combust to make a powerful love story (if we think we can call it love).
Want to get into it...like the notion and the concept, but just can't seem to keep the interest. A bit dry, therapeutic, and drone-like. But will keep trying. Who doesn't want to awaken one's life purpose?
I simply could not stop listening to the audiobook. I went through the whole trilogy in about three weeks. What a fun, exciting, and entertaining series. Here's an idea...maximize on what sure is to be a sensation... you heard it here first... I would love to have a soundtrack to complement the book, as well as a wine list recommended by Mr. Grey. They could offer "date night" recommendations as far as wine, meal, and "dessert" pairings. Regardless, you won't be disappointed with the storyline. A modern day Beauty and the Beast with dark, yet irrestible twists.
Listened to it and would drive around longer than I needed to hear more of it!
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