Everyone knows how much I love this series. I’ve written several blogs about it and I even posted links to a VERY WELL written fan-fiction version of all three books told from Christian’s POV (Author G.E. Griffin Meet Fifty Shades Blog). So when it was announced that the woman herself had decided to write Christian’s POV, I planned to stop everything to read this story!! I was as excited as a 3-year-old promised a pony on Christmas morning when this book was announced. I clicked the precious Pre-Order button as soon as Amazon had it available and I was up at 12am hitting the refresh button on my Kindle until that beautiful cover was seen.
Review: I liked it. I didn’t love it. I didn’t hate it. I simply liked it. I will not lie to you I didn’t think it would be as long as it was and I expected, in terms of dialogue, a lot of it being recycled from the original book. Which meant I knew I was gonna skim the contract and some of the emails as well since I didn’t need to re-read what I already knew in terms of their “agreement”.
What I liked was the small glimpses into his childhood via his nightmares and to know what he was really thinking when he showed her “how bad it could be”. That and what followed after she left was the most interesting parts of this story to me. Where it fell short, IMO, was not enough of everything else. His dinner with Elena was flat and he seemed to fall back into his submissive role when he thought about her or the things that would displease her, his savvy business sense didn’t seem very savvy to me, hell he was at work but Ros was doing all the real work…I guess a truly good boss just delegates and collects his coins while everyone else does the real work, the situation with Leila was also lacking…there were flashbacks of little things but not enough to show her obsession with him or why she would’ve wanted or thought she should’ve been entitled to more and not Ana. Basically not enough to show why she was ready to commit suicide to get his attention.
I am sure books 2 & 3 will be following this one and I will read them too…well at least the next one as that was my favorite of the series and maybe what I felt was “missing” in this one will play out in Christian’s Darker. 3 out of 5 stars for this addition to a series that most of us love.