By Lori Perkins
As the nation tip-toed forward to its first real Memorial Day of barbeques and beaches, E.L. James released the final installment in her Fifty Shades of Grey series, Freed, which is the Happy Ever After ending told from Christian’s point of view. It features a cover with a man’s hand turning a wedding ring. James, who said she wrote this final installment of what is now a six-book series in lockdown during COVID, said she felt that the series was unfinished without it.
The novel, published on June 1st, was an instant New York Times and Amazon best-seller and was published by a new imprint at a new publisher for the author. Sourcebooks, the largest, independently owned female publisher in America, created a new imprint, Bloom Books, which has partnered with James for this novel, as well as the re-release of the other five books in the erotic romance series.
On an appearance on Good Morning America, when asked if Freed would be the end of the Fifty Shades series, James said you never know.