TBT Review: Fifty Shades Trilogy

TBTI had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the blog hosting company, and all of my content was deleted.  I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what  I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections.  I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.


Goodreads Summary:

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

My Thoughts:


From 2011: This is the second book in the Fifty Shades Trilogy. The first book left you with a cliff hanger, and this book takes up where the last leaves off. These books are addicting! I have a book crush on Christian (Fifty)! There is repetition in this book also, with certain phrases, however it doesn’t take away from the story. There is a growing intimacy in this book, and the sex scenes are plentiful. This book is even better than the last book, if that is even possible. The characters in the book really grow throughout the story. As everyone now knows Christian is a Dom, so there are some BDSM elements, but nothing so severe that you need to shy away from this book. Also, Ana isn’t submissive, and is new at all of the sexual aspects of their relationship, so it makes it easier to read. It’s definitely not too extreme. Christian and Ana still email each other throughout the story, which I really like, especially when they add to their signatures. Christian is more “hearts and flowers” in this story, which is so sweet! Ana’s two inner characters are still with us in this tale, which I love. Her subconscious and inner goddess are too funny! There is a cliff hanger at the end of this book as well, so you will have to get book 3, Fifty Shades Freed! This is more one long story than three separate stories, and should not be read alone.


Goodreads Summary:

When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

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. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

My Thoughts:

Book 3 in the Fifty Shades series is just as good as the other two! I shall miss you Fifty! This is a series to be reread again and again. The series is the best romance I have ever read. Everyone who hasn’t read this thinks it’s just some BDSM sex book, but there is so much more than that. The sex scenes are super steamy! Whew! There was one part that I hated Christian, absolutely hated him! But he won me back over shortly after. This book starts a few months after the last book ends. Fifty and Ana are already married and on their honeymoon. There are flashbacks to their wedding night, and some of the things we missed. Ana continuously defies Christian, and he is quick to anger, but they learn a lot about each other in this book. There is a lot of drama in this story. The fire in Charlie Tango in the first book comes back into play, with more arson, and… well I can’t give anything away, but SO MUCH HAPPENS! Their unconditional love is truly beautiful. The ending is a few years after the series. The story ends with everything wrapped up tight.

OMG! The end of the book has a bonus of Christian’s POV starting when Ana comes to interview him through him leaving Claytons. I loved reading his thoughts. It was so hot! I would be willing to read all three books again from his point of view. I will be looking forward to anything else written by this author.




  1. I have such mixed feelings about these books-on the one hand I thought the writing was pretty awful. On the other hand I just didn’t care because the characters and story line were so darn addicting, lol.


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