Sunday, April 15, 2012

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

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1)
Author: E.L. James 
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing  
Release Date: May 26th 2011
Author Website 
Available for Order: Amazon|Barnes and Noble
Source: ebook

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 Take:

When a guy who intrigues and irritates the crap out of you what is a girl to do about him. For Ana graduating was days away but first she need to interview Christian Grey, who she knows nothing about, is asked by her best friend for a simple favor. Turned out the guy who both intrigued and irritated her was Mr. Grey who is one fine piece of, I mean good looking man who kept insisting wasn't good for Ana but kept showing up. If the universe keeps sending him to her what, is she supposed to ignore him, of course not. Of course Christian has a couple of rules she must follow if she wants to keep seeing him. One of them being that he wants a BDSM arrangement and of course with her consent to be the dominant one. Another rule is to not touch him on his chest, even though its tempting she must restrain or else suffer the consequences if or when she does.

Because he is type that screams dominant, Ana can't hope for something more by the end, what she didn't expect was to enjoy being in this type of relationship. She also didn't expect to keep wanting more and more she got. Christian of course showed the qualities any man can easily have but with is weird obsession with sex and how it needs to be done, is kinda scaring Ana out. She has to many rules to follow and he keeps giving her things she insist are loan, she knows deep down she cares for him. But when things get to the point of wanting/ needing more Ana realizes that the man she cares deeply is just showing her the basics of his world to her and barely giving her a taste of what he really wants. What he wants is actually so crazy and scary Ana has no idea the pain she put herself through it being physical or mental its still hurts the same.

The idea for this story definitely intrigued me, of course Christian Grey is the type of man who dominates every aspect of any man I've ever read before. For Ana to fall for him was easy because he showed her himself, even though that type comes with contracts and of course gifts. Ana has to know that by the end she will have a different view on life. Christian cares enough, I also fell for him as well, its just crazy to think he can be so gentle but also want for her to fell pain. I loved the overall book and couldn't help wanting more. He is so menacing but also he is kind and cares deeply. While reading there where moments that had me sigh because his character for me gave a sense that Christian can possible change his ways. He started too it seemed, but he wanted more of Ana. Which is something she knew she couldn't give him. The second one keeps staring at me to read and demolish one weekend and start the third but for now the thought of getting more Christian has me sighing even more. I love books like this, leaving you wanting more and even more after that.

5/5 stars Swoon worthy

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