I went into this book knowing it wouldn’t be anything like 50 Shades, and welcomed it. However the story was very predictable and the comparisons of Christian Grey and Maxim are similar right down to Maxim saying “Oh baby”...both rich and powerful, both have mommy issues, both use sex to numb their feelings. Aleesia can be compared to Ana in that she didn’t grow up rich, she is smart and talented, and of coarse, a virgin. I didn’t feel a love story between the characters in this book at all, and so many loose ends...this just seemed like made for television version of a story we have read before.
The only reason I read the entire thing was because I paid $9.99 for it. If the option exisited to get a refund I would have done so by Chapter seven at the latest. I read the previous books by Ms James and multiple times reviews which spoke about how terrible the writing was. I didn’t see it then but it’s clear in this book. I found myself rolling my eyes over most of the plot points. It really is just a boring book. I’m definitely not interested in any sequels.
Yes it’s not 50 shades but who cares? She did a fantastic job with this book and I couldn’t stop reading it. Can’t wait to see what she does next.
Sure if you want to be all uppity about things you’re much too serious for this book. If you sometimes also enjoy having fun, giggling, and smiling then read it! When’s the movie coming out? Are we doing a sequel? Happy to support continuation! Can we please have an Ana-Alessia run in??
E. L. James does not disappoint... no siree!Although The Mister is very different from her 50 Shades trilogy, her craft is all her own and exudes in every page. As a romance novel enthusiast, I have been waiting for a must-read like this. This is the story I have been waiting to read and it is so artfully told... I couldn’t skip a word. I felt in love with Maxim and Alessia and wanted to continue their story. Any incurable romantic would fall in love with The Mister... I have.
The storyline had potential but it was poorly executed. It was irritating when the POV switched to Alessia and the narration was simplistic in comparison with Maxim. While English may not be her first language, Alessia’s thought processes could have been approached with more respect for her intellect. It also felt that the multiple references to and dialogue in regards to Maxim preference to Alessia physically touching him was a redundant and blatant attempt to provide contrast to James’ previous Grey character. It is quite obvious that there will be at least another book since there were so many loose ends at the conclusion.
It was OK. There was so much hype about it and I was super excited but was let down. It was hard to keep reading it. I was bored and I loved the “fifty series “ I’m bummed.