January 2017 Book of the Month & Giveaway

February 16, 2017 07:16 PM Posted by juliannadouglas

January was a stellar reading month for me. I read a total of six books and novellas, all but one of which rated five stars. The one that didn’t was still 4.5 stars. So that’s a near-perfect month’s reading. I’m not sure that’s ever happened to me before.

With this many wonderful books to choose from, one might think it would be difficult to pick just one to name as my Book of the Month, but in the end, it wasn’t too hard. Anyone who’s been following my blog with any regularity, probably knows that I’m now a huge fan of the series this book comes from. I’ve already named the first two book of the series previous Book of the Month winners, so it’s not too surprising that I would pick this final book of the trilogy as well. It took me on a tumultuous, emotional, roller-coaster ride, and I loved every minute of it. The only thing that could possibly make it any better is if I could flip a switch in my brain and forget the story, so I could read it all over again like it’s the first time.:-)

Christian has become one of the most unforgettable romance heroes I’ve ever read. He’s a brilliant, but emotionally broken businessman, who went from believing he didn’t have much to offer in the way of a genuine relationship to a blissfully happily married man. The way he focuses all his love, affection, desire, and passion on Anastasia alone makes for a heady romantic brew. Christian’s vulnerabilities still tug at my heartstrings, while his need for control continues to be a point of contention, but in the end, I was very impressed with how much he’d grown as a character. In every way, he’d become a become a better version of himself.

Despite now being immersed in Christian's world of opulent splendor, Ana has never stopped being the ordinary girl-next-door. For her, it’s never been about the money; it’s only about her love for Christian. She’s every bit as protective of her man as he is of her and has always exhibited infinite patience with his enigmatic and mercurial moods. It’s like she’s become the Christian whisperer.:-) Christian may have begun their love story with plans to tame Ana, but in fact, it was she who tamed him. She, too, has undergone a lot of growth throughout the story, finding more confidence in herself and coming to enjoy many of Christian’s kinks.

Christian and Ana’s relationship is a thing of rare beauty. By the time I reached the end of the book, I was more than convinced that they were going to have a long and happy future together, till death do they part. I also enjoyed all the little side romances in the background involving their family and friends. These were the icing on the cake. I don’t think I can begin to express exactly how much I love these books and how much of an impact they’ve had on me. I can’t wait to reread them all from Christian’s POV. That’s why I'm naming E. L. James’s Fifty Shades Freed as my January Book of the Month. If you enjoy heart-stopping love stories filled with sizzling hot erotic love scenes then you should definitely give this book a try. Keep reading to learn how you can win a copy for your own library.

Fifty Shades Free Book Cover

Cover Blurb-

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.

Read my complete review of Fifty Shades Freed.

If you would like to win a copy of Fifty Shades Freed to see how wonderful it is for yourself, just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below. One lucky winner will receive their choice of an eBook or print copy of the book. If the winner chooses an eBook, I will gift it to them via the eBook retailer of their choice (Amazon or B & N). If the winner chooses a print copy, I will have it mailed directly to them via Amazon. Good luck!

International Entrants: You are welcome to enter my contest, but please note that not all eBooks are available in all countries due to copyright restrictions. If this is the case, Amazon does offer an option to trade for a gift card (I'm not sure about B & N). If you choose print, I can mail it to you via the Amazon website that services your country, pending availability and cost. Otherwise I will mail it to you via U. S. Amazon's standard international shipping, but it may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive, and I may not have the capability of tracking the package.

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Categories: Book of the Month, Giveaways

Tags: E. L. James