On My Radar: The Mister by E. L. James

Fun fact: The Fifty Shades Trilogy brought me to romance. Which means, yes, I totally plan on reading The Mister. I’m curious to see what E. L. James brings to the table next. Who else is excited?

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The Mister by E. L. James 

Release Date: April 16, 2019

The passionate new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal #1 bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy
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.

E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fangirl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she published the #1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in 2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty Shades story from Christian’s point of view. Her books have been published in fifty languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.

E L James has been recognized as one of Time magazine’s “Most Influential People in the World” and Publishers Weekly’s ”Person of the Year.” Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on The New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS’s The Great American Read (2018). Darker has been long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award.

She co-produced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third installment, Fifty Shades Freed, won the People’s Choice Award for Drama in 2018.

E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.

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Can you believe that Fifty Shades of Grey released in 2011? I read the series in 2012. All the books were out so I read them all in a row. Thank goodness too because that cliffhanger without the next book available would have made me crazy! I proceeded to read the trilogy again – two more times.

Before I found the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, I read Paranormal Romance the majority of the time. It’s my first love. I’m not sure what it is about a sexy vampire that I find so appealing but I absolutely do! I had no idea that books like Fifty existed. Thanks to this trilogy, my world was forever changed. I found Goodreads, searched for books that were similar and was blown away by everything I found. The rest, as they say, is history.

I read the trilogy before I had this blog so I don’t have reviews written for them. I just remember being so absorbed and completely riveted by these fascinating characters and their journey. I loved the BDSM aspect and the intensity of it. The books consumed me! I love that they brought me to romance and blogging.

I’m always curious what I’d think of them now, after reading so many romance books but I don’t want to overthink it. At the time, I thought they were amazing and was so excited to read them… and reread them. They’ll forever have a place in my heart.

Do you plan on reading The Mister? Let me know!

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