The mask is an appropriate cover for this book. The walls that both Ana and Christian, of course mostly Christian, are starting to come down and the real person behind them is beginning to show them selves.
In this story all of Christian's secrets are unmasked and Ana still does not run. She stops hiding behind what she thinks she should feel and faces what she really does feel for Christian. He was badly frightened when she left him at the end of the previous book. He realises he must choose his life style or Ana and he picks Ana. She sees were compromises can be made and Christian is willing to try.
Ana is no longer a student but now a working woman in a publishing company. She had a boss that wants more than office work and a few smitten wanna be beaus to handle. Christian has two ex subs to deal with, neither is very pleasant. They each display their jealousy but both step back and begin to trust in the building love between them. In this book our lovers become engaged and some commitments are made.
The unmasked couple at the end of the book are more in love, more well balanced emotionally and hope is finally realistic. A very good read and looking foward to the final book in the series.