Monday, February 16, 2015

S & S Reviews: Fifty Shades of Grey

Title - Fifty Shades of Grey
Author - E.L. James
Series - Fifty Shades #1
Genre - Erotica Romance
Format - Kindle
Published May 25th 2011
Publisher Vintage


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.

This book is intended for mature audiences.


(Side note I don't DNF very often)
With all the hype about the book I’ve been putting off even though family and friends have loved it. With the movie coming out and seeing this daily all over facebook I decided why not give it a shot.  Ana covers for her roommate since she’s stick filling in for the interview with Christian Grey. So right off if Kate was feeling well this could have been a whole different book. It didn’t bother me that they had this instant attraction he was a little more obsessive but he’s a rich business man who is used to things his way.

I liked Ana she’s sweet very girl next door at least as far as I got. I kind of am unsure about Christian I think he has a tragic back story but I don’t know what it is nor do I care to find out.  I made it about half way when I just couldn’t continue it took me way out of my comfort zone which I knew it would. The story up till the first encounter in his penthouse was great it worked for me.

However once we are introduced to his playroom and Ana’s lack of experience really bothered me. I don’t think I would have cared so much if it wasn’t the fact that Ana was so impressionable and her perception for the future is going to be more his taste than what her’s could have been. I get the allure of Christian I really do for Ana but I just didn’t love it enough to want to see it play out. I would rather watch the hubby play Call of Duty than finish.

I tried really hard to keep my mind open because the book is a little out of comfort zone.   I don’t see it as an abusive relationship she consented and agreed to his list as well as well as he hers. They are both agreeing to the terms. Deep down I think he’s kind of in love with her after all he never just shares his bed when he sleeps but he did twice. I see a lot of potential and for someone else I could see them loving the book just not me.

Long story short I just didn’t want to finish and I didn’t feel like spending the next couple of weeks struggling to finish. 


  1. "I would rather watch the hubby play Call of Duty than finish". That sums it up perfectly. It's nowhere near my comfort zone either. I have better things to read to take up my time. Other people may have liked it, but it's not for me.

  2. You got farther than me as I haven't even tried it and probably won't. :)