Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Mister by E.L James

Hi friends and readers! I havent  had much time to blog this year. I think my last post was in February when i finished Open Book By Jessica Simpson! Well I am here today to talk about a book club read that i am happy i tried. Today we will be talking about The Mister By E.L James. If the authors name sounds familiar, thats because she is the same author that wrote the very popular Fifty Shades of Grey series. I ADORED fifty shades and Christian Grey is one of my favorite "Project" characters because he went from a broken shell of a sadist to a warm, trusting and loving man and husband to Ana. But enough about that, lets talk about her newest work The Mister .

London 2019. Life has been easy forMaxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, hes never had to work and hes rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his familys noble title, wealth and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. Its a role hes not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.
But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman whos recently arrived in England, owning little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful and musically gifted, shes an alluring mystery, and Maxims longing for her deepens into a passion that hes never experienced and dare not name. Just who us Alessia Demachi? and can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? and what will she do when she learns that hes been hiding secrets of his own?
From the heart of London through wild Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a rollercoaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.

Okay so First off let me just say I was VERY nervous to read this. I loves the Fifty Shades series so much that I just couldn't see how she would write something else as good. I was right in that sense. It was a good book, don't get me wrong but it still didn't hold a candle to Fifty Shades. I tell everyone this when I suggest this book or the others written by James, Her writing is not great, plain and simple HOWEVER she is good at writing Men. Her male characters could be considered physically perfect and perfect overall minus their GIANT flaws I.E Christian Grey is a rich Sadist and Maxim is a rich Man Whore! But the way she writes them makes you somewhat nervous and slightly uncomfortable to then being absolutely smitten with them, so I guess she is a great character writer.

Now for the flaw of this story. I have recommended it to friends who like these kinds of books but I always say "Its a European version of Fifty Shades" because it kind of is. The damaged boy falls for the shy virginal girl bringing her sexuality out and then falling in love and there is always some kind of danger. In this case Alessia is running from some human traffickers. So i would say if you are looking for a totally different love story from her previous works this is not for you, but if you love these kinds of romance novels then this is a page turner for sure.

I gave this book 3 out of 5 stars based on the fact that it is so similar but I was not as fond of the characters Maxim and Alessia as I was of Christian and Ana.

Well friends that wraps up tonights post. Stay tuned for what I hope will be another post next week!

No comments:

Post a Comment