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Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

Book Description

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—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 family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.


Oh my.

If you’ve read my past reviews then you have probably gathered that I don’t read a lot of romance, so this book is way (WAY) out of character for me.  But I read it, and I am going to be completely honest with you about it.

A friend of mine read this book and she told me that she was almost embarrassed to tell me about it.  I thought to myself, why in the world would you be embarrassed.  Oh dear, now I know why.  I am shocked that this is in the romance genre, because it should be in the pornographic novel section.   Seriously, I am just shocked that someone actually put this in writing.  I was such a sheltered child/teen and apparently adult.

With all of that said, I liked the book.  I, like many other women, couldn’t put it down.  The curious part of  me wondered what all the fuss about the BDSM scene was, and now I know.  I think I know way more than I ever wanted to know.

Before when I thought about BDSM I thought about Lady Heather on CSI.  I thought these people were all about pain, and I thought they were freaks.  (I told you I was going to be completely honest!)  Now that I have a better understanding of it, my whole opinion has changed.  Not that I want to join the ranks of the BDSM, but I don’t think the people participating in that lifestyle are freaks anymore.  Now, I just think they are kinky, really kinky.

The characters are what kept me wanting to keep reading.  I still want to know what happened to Christian to make him this way.  I want to know what the ‘situation’ was that he is so worked up about.  There are little pieces of the story that keep you wanting more.

Honestly, a big part of me wanted to hate this book.  I wanted to read it and tell you that it was a naughty book, and that you shouldn’t read it.  And now that the world knows how naughty this book is, I wouldn’t be caught dead carrying it around and reading it in a public place.  (Thank goodness for iPads and eReaders!)

I witnessed a woman buying the book one day, and I really wasn’t paying much attention to what she was buying until she tried so hard to keep everyone in line from seeing what it was.  Yep, it was this book.  My first thought was, it can’t be a good thing if you have to hide it.  And now look at me, I read it…I liked it…and I am trying to decide if I should read the whole trilogy.



4 Responses

  1. Flipped through this the other day at the bookstore. Decided it was a little too much, even by my standards. (Those who know me will laugh at that….:))

  2. Very interesting review, Julie! Good for you for trying something outside your comfort zone!

  3. I have read all 3 and loved them! i think you should read the others. They do go into what happened with Christian and the their dynamic is great! Glad to see a blogger that likes it. It seems everyone just wants to knock it down because she is popular now or it is not what they are use to.

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