I know what you’re thinking. Not another 50 Shades Fanatic!
Welp, I have to admit, I picked this book up because I wanted to hate it. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and critique it until I was blue in the face and the Fifty Shades fad was destroyed.
Things didn’t go as planned. Fifty Shades of Grey by the brilliant EL James is an erotic fiction novel about a nervous college student and a young multi-billionaire falling for each other. It’s an unlikely match, and things get pretty interesting pretty quickly. Thanks to this fabulous woman, I actually enjoyed this book.
The multi-billionaire fellow is a young (as in 20 something) businessman whose sexual interests are more than kinky. He has a mysterious past and his outward confidence is broken down by the awesome Anastasia.
The college student, Anastasia Steele, is described as an innocent, nervous girl not really sure of the situation she’s in with Mr. Grey. In reality, she’s an extremely strong character who challenges Christian and helps him with issues he thought he couldn’t change.
I will warn you, this book is super sexy, so it’s only appropriate for adults. I thoroughly enjoyed the story without getting annoyed by the sexual tension and graphic encounters. I fully expected to be disgusted by the premise, but it was quite tasteful after I got connected to the characters and their stories.
In all, Fifty Shades of Grey was surprisingly interesting, tastefully erotic, and simply enthralling to the point that I couldn’t put it down. At only a couple hundred pages on my Kindle, the read wasn’t a grudgingly long one either.