Alright, so this one is going to be quick and painless… I hope.
This is not a review.
I have to do this, dear readers, I am not the biggest fan of E.L James, I think she could have been great if the previous one was not about Twilight (and at some point I believe she tried to deny that it was) but without vampires and for adults; I cannot really say I hated 50 Shades of Grey because when I read it, I found it interesting enough (even though I did not agree with some things) to finish all three books, one after the other, but after a couple of months or a year, I started to re-think my position and said to myself: why did I like those books? But today is not about Christian Grey but one Mr. Maxim Trevelyan.
So, recently, a friend of mine, who loves 50 Shades, told me that E.L James was going to publish another book and I said: sure *no emotion whatsoever*. Not really caring for it much, since I knew her background. Then I saw on my email that a new book by her was out, and so I went to see what the big deal was and thought, nah, until I read the description and somehow found myself thinking, huh, maybe I will read this. There, I said it, I am considering reading it because it is set in London and it actually sounds interesting, I will try my best to go into it (in the future when I am done with my never ending reading list) with no judgments, free of thoughts about her previous works.
‘London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.
But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? Can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?
From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.’
Now, if you think I have too many prejudices towards Christian Grey, then tell me this, wasn’t he crazy? As in, he had psychological problems, as in he went regularly to a psychiatrist and his traumas translated into the weirdest way possible, he admitted liking brunettes (hurting them?), but leaving that aside, this new book of James seems pretty interesting, and I will read, surprising as that sounds even to me.
If you are planning on reading this one, let me know, I assure you that there will be a review about it. I will leave you the link for it next. Happy Reading.