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2.0 out of 5 stars Um, Wow. Holy Crap. It's 'down there.', May 1, 2012
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This review is from: Fifty Shades Trilogy Bundle: Fifty Shades of Grey; Fifty Shades Darker; Fifty Shades Freed (Kindle Edition)
If I never hear those phrases again I'll be okay. I will say that the first book was fine for me. I was interested. But by the second book it was all redundant. Reading the same sex scenes over and over and over on every other page really took away from any plot these books could have had. If she had taken out 3/4 of the redundant sex scenes, I think she could have had ONE fine book. There was no need for three books in my opinion. I cannot tell you how many times I began to roll my eyes. "He touched my sex." Seriously? I understand that the author is not American, but if the scenes are set in America with American characters, you'd think the author would at least study up some on some of the terminology. Do people really say "He cupped my sex?" Also, I found it laughable that this virgin became such an expert in the orgasm department that she was able to give multiple orgasms when told to. I have to say I also felt really weird reading this as an adult. The book itself read to me like a teenager's thoughts. Not a twenty-something's. So when I'm having to trudge through sex scenes where the character seems to think and act like she's 15 it was really kind of odd and weird. Also, the man is a billionaire. Does he only have two outfits? Was there really a need to constantly let us know what they were wearing? I think her plum dress is probably worn out by now. Does she not have any other clothes? Also, the bit part in the last book about the kidnapping, etc. That plot just seemed thrown in there to me. It was almost like she was desperate to keep the books flowing, but lacked in the imagination department. I honestly expected the book to finally end in the second book thinking it could have easily ended. But it just kept going on and on. Definitely was not worth the thirty dollars I paid for this series.
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Initial post: May 3, 2012 10:10:06 AM PDT
The books were worth your comments. Hysterical! And you're 100% right. I don't get the hype, unless there are truly that many bored housewives out there!

Posted on May 3, 2012 2:26:02 PM PDT
Trudie says:
You hit the nail on the head. This book needed a good editor and needed to be about half the number of pages. I don't get the hype.

Posted on May 29, 2012 8:06:12 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 29, 2012 8:07:56 AM PDT
rhondav says:
I couldn't agree with you more. I just wish that I would have read some of these reviews before being making the purchase. I thought it was just me that felt negative about the trilogy, since it appeared to be so popular when it first came out. It was all over the talk shows and people seemed to be raving about it. It's all to do about nothing! I was as disappointed as you were.

Posted on Jun 26, 2012 4:17:57 AM PDT
Tsaritsa says:
I completely share your annoyance at the author's awkward overused phrases! Don't forget "Oh my...". The books definitely could have been consolidated into one! I'm glad that there are others, like you, that share the same amount of enthusiasm about these books as I do.

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 12:31:53 PM PDT
The Zeppelin says:
You said what I have been telling people since I started reading this. I wanted to originally know what the hype was. As I started reading I found it comical how unrealistic it was.. I could not understand how so many women fell in love with this series.. I told my husband after their "first encounter" that this book was so out there.. There is no virgin that responds to sex with the complete ecstasy that she did.. Between the far fetched orgasms and her intuitive know-how for oral it was crazy.. No virgin that is "sore" as Christain puts it is ready to go ALL THE TIME.. I found the repetitive sex scenes boring to say the least. I felt like I was reading into the story, and then was another go around... Aside from the language I found it written very juvenile..

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 10:03:12 PM PDT
Dee Dee says:
I totally agree. The first book was OK. Then it was all redundant, boring and downhill from there. I skipped more than half the 3rd book 10 pages at a time and didn't miss a thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2012 6:28:54 AM PDT
The Zeppelin says:
I actually ended up returning the books halfway through the second book. There is too much good stuff to read without wasting my time with this. I actually heard a news cast that said these books may start a new "baby boom" yeah right.

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 10:30:58 AM PDT
L. Taylor says:
Great review. It also bothered me that Christian's behavior was truly abusive at times and Ana tolerated it....not a healthy message.

Posted on Oct 5, 2012 5:48:43 PM PDT
I agree with every word in your review, but don't forget the abuse that she endured and went back again. I only read the series because I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Then half way through the second book it was a matter of principle to finish and I was told that the third book brought it all together. I found it all unclimatic and boring. I had to force myself to finish the series. This was a complete waste of my time. Now I'll get back the new Sandra Brown book.

Posted on Mar 15, 2013 5:02:05 PM PDT
D. Quetot says:
I whole heartedly agree. I like a good smut book as well as the next person. The problem with these books is that there wasn't a strong enough story line to back it up. If I wanted nothing but a bunch of fluff and smut, I'll just watch porn. Also, as a fan of the BDSM genre, I have to say she could have done MUCH MORE than she did with this. There seemed to be only kinky sex, not BDSM. I won't be recommending these books to anyone.
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