I finally gave in one day and YOWZA! I don’t know what I was expecting but I certainly was not expecting to fly through this series in a matter of 3 days!
I am going to preface this review by saying that I am not reviewing this book in terms of grammar or spelling or syntax or what not… There are too many things wrong in those areas to even begin to talk about them all, but more importantly, I don’t think they detract from the story too much.
So a basic overview…
Anastasia Steele, or Ana for short, fills in for her friend and roommate at an interview of millionaire entrepreneur, Christian Grey.
What neither one was expecting was to be swept off of their feet by one another… (literally… Ana bites it HARD when she see’s Christian)
I have my ideas of who I think is a perfect Christian and a perfect Ana but I don’t want to get bogged down in the debate over who should play whom in the upcoming movie so I will just let you all use your imaginations.
Im fairly certain you wont have a hard time coming up with something…..
Christian is the epitome of the alpha male and Ana, while standing her ground for the most part, is what I would call a reluctant submissive.
I was expecting a lot more shock value with this book. When everyone was telling me about all of the BDSM that was in the book, I was prepared to spend most of my time looking like this:
However, I didn’t think there was anything that RISQUE in the series… Maybe that says more about me than it does about the book, but moving on…
There are some points in the story where it feels like storylines are just thrown in the mix to give the book some essence of mystery and climactic power but I think they were kind of dumb to be honest.
In the final book of the series, right before the epilogue, the last page of the last chapter ends on a scene that I honestly thought was one of the perfect endings of any erotic romance I have ever read. But of course, the book goes on in the epilogue and I was grateful to have more Ana and Christian but I would have preferred to have it end on that moment of submission (I don’t want to give too much away…but if you read the series, be on the looking for the last chapter in Fifty Shades Freed)
I will leave you with some of my favorite quotes from the series… ENJOY!
“We aim to please Miss Steele” Christian, 50 Shades of Grey
“Laters, baby”-Christian, 50 Shades of Grey
“Does this mean you’re going to make love to me tonight, Christian?” Holy shit. Did I just say that? His mouth drops open slightly, but he recovers quickly.
“No, Anastasia it doesn’t. Firstly, I don’t make love. I fuck… hard. Secondly, there’s a lot more paperwork to do, and thirdly, you don’t yet know what you’re in for. You could still run for the hills. Come, I want to show you my playroom.”
My mouth drops open. Fuck hard! Holy shit, that sounds so… hot. But why are we looking at a playroom? I am mystified.
“You want to play on your Xbox?” I ask. He laughs, loudly.
“No, Anastasia, no Xbox, no Playstation. Come.”… Producing a key from his pocket, he unlocks yet another door and takes a deep breath.
“You can leave anytime. The helicopter is on stand-by to take you whenever you want to go, you can stay the night and go home in the morning. It’s fine whatever you decide.”
“Just open the damn door, Christian.”
He opens the door and stands back to let me in. I gaze at him once more. I so want to know what’s in here. Taking a deep breath I walk in.
And it feels like I’ve time-traveled back to the sixteenth century and the Spanish Inquisition.
Holy fuck.” -Christian and Ana, 50 Shades of Grey
You wanted hearts and flowers,” he murmurs.
I blink at him, not quite believing what I’m seeing.
“You have my heart.” And he waves toward the room.
“And here are the flowers,” I whisper, completing his sentence. “Christian, it’s lovely.” -Christian, 50 Shades Darker
“I’m talking about the heavy shit, Anastasia. You should see what I can do with a cane or a cat.” -Christian, 50 Shades Darker
“And now my past and my future are colliding in a way I never thought possible.”
Check it out…I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up!