03. December 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Adult Books, Andrea, Fiction, Romance

Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1) by E.L. James, 514 pages, read by Andrea, on 11/30/2012

My curiosity got the better of me when I decided to read this book. With all the hype still surrounding it, I just had to read it. The book was poorly written, as most romance novels are. It seems they are more focused on quality of story and steaminess than quality of writing, and that is fine. The most important thing in a romance novel is usually the storyline and the characters’ relationships with one another. In my opinion, Fifty Shades of Grey certainly had all of the important things a romance novel should include. Rich, hot man falls in love with a shy, somewhat introverted girl. I don’t think I know any woman who hasn’t daydreamed about the whole senario of meeting a rich man, falling in love, and becoming a wealthy wife. The only thing that bothered me was the whole BSDM. Not a fan. Not even a fan of erotica. But I pushed that aside and focused more on Anastasia and Christian’s relationship. Now that I am swept up in their interesting “arrangment/relationship,” I will now have to go against my better judgement of not really liking erotica and read the second one…and probably the third one as well. The story of Ana and Christian is quite interesting.

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