Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey

Erotic. Compelling. Addicting. This book has taken the reading world by storm. Everyone is reading it. I had to know what the fuss was about.

Billionaire Christian Grey has always gotten what he wanted in his adult life. People do not say no to him. He is attractive, controlling, and confident. He has never had trouble finding women to partake in his sexual life either. He has a "playroom" where he acts out his sexual roll as a Dominant to his Submissive. I won't go into what all of that means (google BDSM if you are really interested).

Anastasia Steele is a successful student preparing to graduate from WSU. She stumbles into the life of Mr. Grey when she interviews him for the college newspaper. She is instantly entranced by him and cannot stop thinking about him. He is equally as compelled by her and soon targets her as his next Submissive in his "playroom." He soon finds out that Anastasia is not like every other girl that he has had a relationship with in the past. He may actually have feelings for her, but that doesn't take away his dark sexual side. Although she finds herself equally beguiled by him, she is not sure if she wants to delve into an S&M lifestyle that she believes Christian could not live without. Anastasia tries to get to know him on a personal level, and as she digs deep into his past she soon realizes that he comes from a world of pain which is perhaps why he turned out the way he did.

This book, as you have probably heard, is very sexual. The scenes are graphic at times, so if you are not into that then I would not recommend this book to you (my mom hated it). I will say thought that there is more to this story than just sex; however, there is quite a bit of it. The story is more about Christian and Anastasia's relationship and finding out about Christian's not so perfect past. I enjoyed the story and read the book in about 2 days. I have already bought the second one (Fifty Shades Darker) and will probably read (Fifty Shades Freed).

Have any of you read it? What were your thoughts? Do you think it lives up to the hype?

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