Monday, January 20, 2014

Fifty Shades of Grey By: E.L. James

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.

I still don't really understand why this series has become such a controversy. But deep down I know it's because people that don't normally read BDSM read this and couldn't believe how much they actually enjoyed it.

Fifty Shades of Grey, for those that have been living under and a rock and haven't heard yet, is the story of the pure and innocent Anastasia Steele meeting billionaire, Christian Grey.

Grey knows one way to love, and that's with a D/s relationship.

Anastasia is as virgin as they come and doesn't quite understand what she's getting herself into. Her conscious is constantly telling her she shouldn't be enjoying what is happening but deep down she is.

My only "problem" with the book is how Ana can't seem to let it go that this is how Christian is. He is a Dom, and she just wants to keeping digging and digging to find out the "why's" of it all. It's not really a problem, hence the quotation marks. It's more like a little nagging in the back of my mind as I read. But I'll take the nagging to read this book. Christian just makes that possible.  :)

I think that is why this is so much different than other BDSM books. In those, the Doms are just Doms. No if-and's-or-but's about it. No questioning the deep down "how did they get this way?". As readers we just accept that.

So with Christian, we are getting the how's of it all. It makes for a very good read. A very erotic read as well.

So many different thoughts and opinions about this book. For me personally. I loved it. I thought the story was fun and kept me interested throughout. I loved everything from how they met in the beginning, to the drunk dialing, to the helicopter ride, to the first night stay at Escala, to the contract, and to her first real scene, and everything in between.