Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My POV: Fifty Shades of Grey

Gener: Erotica, Suspence, Thriller
ebook, 356 pages
Published May 26th 2011 by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House 
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? --Goodreads

This book was provocative beyond my measures. My head is still spinning from so many emotions running wild through my mind and heart. This book is definitely not for the faint of hearts because some really hard core subjects are tackled throughout this story. It was with both trepidation and exhilaration that I experience this unexpected and overwhelming relationship between Ana and Christian.

Anastasia "Ana" Steele is a college senior, days away from graduating with a degree. She's is hoping for a career in publishing and living life as plainly as possible. I don't want you to think that she is boring because her personality if far from it but she leads a common life. With common hopes and dreams but she is not interested in or looking to start a romantic relationship with anyone.

Christian Grey is extremely handsome and very young for being such a successful entrepreneur. He is CEO of Grey enterprises Holding Inc. Like Ana he is not looking for any kind of romantic relationship. With an extravagant lifestyle and successful business he is considered to be quite the catch.

As these two are brought together by circumstance it amazes both of them how enthralled they are by each other. It doesn't take long for them to realize that they want a life together but the crux of this matter is not easily fixed. Not only do they lead extremely different lives but their views on  relationships and the expectations and desires of the relationships are leagues apart. Wanting to try and see how things can work out between them they try to compromise. But this is easier said then done when the darkness of Christian's past start to unfolding and his secret desires start to take her to dark and twisted places.

One of the best things about this book (for me) was all the references to one of my all time favorite classic books Tess of the d'Urberville by Thomas Hardy. The other thing I loved were the emails between Ana and Christian. They were so much fun to read and I couldn't help smile, giggle and even blush while reading along. This book is overwhelmingly passionate and sexy. One of the best romance-suspese-erotica's I've read to date.

""Why didn't you tell me there was danger? Why didn't you warn me?" "Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks.. --Tess of the d'Urbervilles" 
"I've never sleep with anyone, never had sex in my bed, never flown a girl in Charlie Tango, never introduced a woman to my mother. What are you doing to me?" His eyes burn, their intensity takes my breath away.
"He wants me, but the truth is, I need more. I want him to want me like I want him, and deep down I know that's not possible."

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Yara @ Once Upon A Twilight



  1. Found your blog on Goodreads...new follower!
    Stop by mine? I'm fairly new to the book blogging scene :)
    Jessi @ Auntie Spinelli Reads

  2. I loved parts with e-mails too! This is first erotic romance i gave 5 stars.