When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind – until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.
The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her – but on his own terms.
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success – his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving adoptive family – Grey is man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.
Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
For the past few weeks I had been hearing murmurings of this book that is sweeping the nation. This underground book previously known as a Twilight fan fiction is the talk at every school pick up line. Let me begin by saying that I adore anything that helps ease the clutched hand off of America’s pearls. I want our society to be more European and not freak out every time someone shows some nipple in a half time show. But I am so disappointed that this is the book that has America talking.
The story is accessible as far as first time erotica encounters go. There’s a nice virgin girl and a mysterious sexy man who is so 1% rich its sexy. The main characters felt well defined. That is where my love of this story ends. The side characters are merely there to be one dimensional and say all the right things to our heroine. Oh, he is so into you. Maybe you should cut him some slack. I’m her dad and I REALLY like you guy I’ve never met.
The publisher of Fifty Shades of Grey boasts a large staff made up of eleven editors and three proofreaders. I sincerely think that they failed this author in a big way. There were misspellings, the grammar was more than atrocious, and the love interest said the girl smelled good so many times without ever saying what she actually smelled like. He said things like “I’m not interesting in that.” And words were repeated over and over again.
I’m not one that thinks every book has to be perfection. That there can be no mistakes, or no room to start a new trend or do something extraordinary and outside of the box mentality but none of those fine things were found in this book.
From this point on there be spoilers:
She’s a virgin, he’s a guy who is ‘fifty shades of fucked up’ and that is why he likes BDSM. Why can’t he just enjoy the BDSM lifestyle? Why must there be some child abuse thing behind it that makes him need it? The protagonist learns that he learned the lifestyle from an older woman that she likened to a child molester but this plot line doesn’t get developed at all. He likes to control things, I do too but I don’t feel the need to spank my husband to control him. I can yell at him for that. If I wanted to spank my husband it wouldn’t be because I felt the need to hurt him.
Ana doesn’t like being spanked. She lets him try it twice and both times it leaves her in tears. He says that he NEEDS to do this to her, so she hem-haws about in Bella fashion but unlike Bella at the end of book one she decides to leave him. I GAVE THIS A HOORAH. I refuse to read the other two in the series but I have to believe that she goes back to him if there are two more books. So that takes the float out of my feminazi boat. Why go back if you don’t want to live the BDSM lifestyle with him?
Mostly I’m just pissed that I paid $6.99 for a book that no one could bother running a spelling and grammar check on. My suggestion is if you want to try erotica and talk about it in the pick up line save yourself $4 and buy Immersed in Pleasure by Tiffany Reisz. Its incredibly hot and all the words are spelled right!