Fun fact of summer 2012: Believe it or not, E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy has outsold J.K. Rowling's seven-book Harry Potter series on Amazon U.K., according to a report on The Verge. Even though comparing the two is just plain wrong, it's proof that Fifty has become a powerful force to be reckoned with. And if you haven't read it, you'll inevitably find yourself a bit confused by the frequent chitter-chatter about the books.
But thanks to The Stir's exclusive cheat sheets for Fifty Shades of Grey (book 1) and Fifty Shades Darker (book 2), and now, this cheat sheet for the trilogy's conclusion, Fifty Shades Freed, you can totally fake your way through a heated, in-depth convo about the whole series! Check it out ...
Anastasia and Christian get married and go on a luxurious European honeymoon, where he showers her in pricey presents, gets angry when she rebels against his control freaky ways, and they have lots of hot make-up sex. When they begrudgingly return to Seattle and their jobs, Christian makes sure Ana is promoted to editor of Seattle Independent Publishing and tells her that soon she'll be the president (since he bought the company and all). He's also bought her a mansion they begin to remodel. Obviously.
But all is not perfect in Mr. & Mrs. Fifty's world, because Psycho Jack Hyde is seeking revenge, and just when they thought things couldn't get any crazier, Ana finds out she's preggers. Wuhoh. Christian flips out, and while the two are estranged, Ana ends up getting blackmailed by Jack to come up with 5 million bucks ... or else Mia (Christian's sis, remember?) gets it! In turn, Ana must lie to Christian about wanting to leave him and raise their baby on her own. Draaaama! Thankfully, they reunite, do away with Hyde, and go on to have even more perfect babies (and perfect sex!) together.
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