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Buddy Read: Freed by E.L James

Freed by E.L James 
Series: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian, #3
Genre: Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 546 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on June 1, 2021
E.L James: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

You are cordially invited to the wedding of the decade, when Christian Grey will make Anastasia Steele his wife. But is he really husband material? His dad is unsure, his brother wants to organize one helluva bachelor party, and his fiancée won’t vow to obey…

And marriage brings its own challenges. Their passion for each other burns hotter and deeper than ever, but Ana’s defiant spirit continues to stir Christian’s darkest fears and tests his need for control. As old rivalries and resentments endanger them both, one misjudgment threatens to tear them apart.

Can Christian overcome the nightmares of his childhood and the torments of his youth, and save himself? And once he’s discovered the truth of his origins, can he find forgiveness and accept Ana’s unconditional love?

Can Christian finally be freed?

Relive the sensuality, the romance, and the drama of Fifty Shades Freed – the love story that enthralled millions of readers around the world – through the thoughts, reflections, and dreams of Christian Grey.

E.L. James revisits the world of Fifty Shades with a deeper and darker take on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the globe.

I was so exited for Freed to finally be published and so was my good friend Demi, so we decided to reread all the books in both Ana and Christian’s point of view before devouring this one.

I think I most enjoyed the moments where Christian and Ana were planning their wedding since we didn’t get to see much of that in Ana’s point of view. In Fifty Shades Freed we only got some flashbacks and in Freed we saw all the good and bad things.  Christian could be really annoying with his thought at times but overall he’s just so romantic most of the time, thinking Anastasia is his home, his life, his light and his happiness. 

While I loved to get some new Christian and Ana content I have to say that what I loved the most was to see more of Christian’s bond with Elliott and even bonding with other guys from his bachelorette, like Taylor, Mac and Ethan. Ana’s point of view didn’t make his relationship with Elliot justice and in earlier books Christian was going through something so he didn’t make time for his brother.

We didn’t see much of Kate in this book which I was grateful for since I really don’t like Ana’s best friend. I really could relate to Christian’s dislike for her. Her past actions just made her unlikeable in my eyes. She’s probably my least favorite character besides actual bad guys in this series.

All in all great last book of the series! There were few things that really surprised me which I didn’t expect since I had read this same book in Ana’s point of view. I don’t know why I just enjoy Christian’s view of things so much better. It can’t be just because of the whole inner goddess. If you enjoyed this series in Ana’s point of view I so recommend to read it in Christian’s POV too.

5 stars

You can find Demi in her:  Twitter | Goodreads

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