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Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

imagePublisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop  
Pages:356 pages
Genre: Romance/Erotica  
Series: Fifty Shades 
Challenges-100+ Reading Challenge, Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
Buy this Book: Amazonclip_image001_thumb_thumb, Barnes and Noble, The Writer’s Coffee Shop

Summary from publisher:
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.

My Review: 

Oh my sweet baby Jesus!  It is not often that as soon as I finish reading a book I feel that I must immediately post to review.  In fact, I am sometimes hesitant to post reviews of books I love.  But not this one.  I HAD to post this one RIGHT NOW.  This one was my favorite book of the year.  I'm not exaggerating.

Ana was amazing.  Never have I encountered a heroine that I liked quite as much.  She was real.  She was normal.  It was easy to identify with her.  She also had this innate humor that I really appreciated.  Christian was a hero beyond all other heroes I've encountered.  He is the best. Simple as that.  He was so enigmatic, mysterious and charming.  He was oh so very charming.  I usually don't like rich businessmen type heroes but there was something irresistible about Christian. Christian goes on my list with Darcy, Gilbert Blythe and Diccan (from Never a Gentleman) of favorite heroes.  And he's pretty darn close to the top.

There's nothing I did not love about this book.  Nothing.  Zip.  Zilch.  I very rarely say that.  But it's true.  I loved everything.  I love the chemistry between Christian and Ana.  They had this amazing push and pull type of chemistry.  Their interplay was amazing.  Books about bdsm are not usually something I enjoy but this is definitely an exception.  I love this book from beginning to end. Speaking of the ending, the ending to this one left me needing the sequel now.

To my readers, if you want to read a really great BDSM erotica try Lilli Feisty and Olivia Cunning (as well as  the Fifty Shades Trilogy which I have yet to finish). 


*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review.   My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies   made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the  blog.


  1. Oh my Grace ... thank you for your wonderful review. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year to you.
    EL x

  2. is there any chance you will write more on ana/christian?!

  3. This series was incredible. I am not a big reader but my friend insisted i read it and i read the entire series in 5 days! I am almost depressed that I don't have more to read. I cant wait for more!



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