Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy by EL James
EBook (available in paperback also)
College student Anastasia Steele is asked to interview wealthy Christian Grey for the school newspaper. She has no idea how intimidating and charismatic Christian is.
Anastasia is immediately entranced and captivated by the man. Christian finds the innocent woman enchanting and wants Anastasia for his very own. She is more than happy to enter into a relationship until she learns exactly what kind of relationship Christian desires. He presents her with a contract. A contract that will give him complete control over Anastasia from the clothes she wears to the food she eats. She's shocked to discover his sexual needs include a submissive/dominant relationship including bondage and punishment. She agrees to the conditions of the contract, but it is quite difficult for her to be totally accepting when she had been a virgin and very innocent until now. It's not long before she learns of Christian's troubled past and exactly why he is this way. However, she's not sure she can be a part of his life.
This was slow reading for me and I wasn't as enthralled with it as others have been. I've read erotic romance before so it didn't shock me. The subject matter wasn't the problem. I didn't find any of the characters particularly likeable and that's a big thing to me. I can overcome anything if I care about the characters and I didn't feel that way with this book. I was intrigued by all the hype but this book didn't grab me. It was readable, but nothing I absolutely loved. I will read the next two books in the series, but they aren't tops on my list.
Oddly enough, this was originally written as fan fiction for the Twilight saga and I'm not a huge fan of that series either. The first two books were slow going for me and I never did go back to reading the rest of the series.
None of these books were horrible, just not for me.
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