Ana has a new job and a new boss, Jack Hyde.
She has succumbed to a deep depression. She misses Christian dearly. So when he offers to take her to Jose's photograph show at the gallery, she accepts immediately. To her surprise Jose has pictures of her which "Fifty" buys immediately.
When Christian offers to restart their relationship, she agrees. He even proposes a regular vanilla relationship without any BDSM.
There is more action in this book. First, there is an ex-sub whom is trying to get to Christian or hurt Anna. She has a gun and is mentally unstable. Someone is also trying to kill Christian.
Christian opens up to Ana much more in this book. She learns why he is the way he is. Although, you don't need a psych degree to know why he likes hurting brown hair females. (I'm glad I don't know Christian- or if I knew him - I will turn myself blond, buy a taser and learn Kung Fu).
The action around his birthday was well written, you can feel the anxiety and desperation. And again their banter is what saves this books for me.