With this trilogy you either love it or hate it, and I loved it! At first I was a little freaked out with the “Red Room of Pain” but once I continued to read on and get more obsessed with Christian and Ana’s love story the BDSM grew on me. This book is not all about sex, not that I see anything wrong with a book all about sex, but it also has an intense love story, and a few fun scenes. I think one of the reasons this book is so popular is because a lot of woman can relate to Anastasia Steel, being that she’s this ordinary young woman. The thought that an ordinary young woman can intrigue a CEO of a multimillion dollar company who is also extremely good looking creates fantasy into reality for women.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was how possessive Christian Grey was over Anastasia Steele. I didn’t find that attractive at all. I actually took offense when he would tell her what she could and could not wear or whether she could go out or not. Not that she listened to anything he told her to do anyway, it still bothered me that he thought he had the right to tell another adult how to act or live.
I personally could not relate myself to Anastasia Steele at all, however I did enjoy the love story and all of the many many sex scenes. I would recommend this book to all of my female friends, mostly so we can just talk about it all the time, and impatiently await the movie that will hopefully be coming out.