50 Shades of Grey Trilogy – E.L James
Blurb: When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
Review: I have a huge respect for E.L James and the amount of books that she has sold, however I don’t think these books were to my taste. If you want an erotic read, and haven’t read books involving BDSM before and are curious, then it’s worth a read. The main character however annoyed me, doesn’t stand up for herself, tries to be a rebel and fails, and Mr Grey, I found to be controlling, paranoid, uptight, and has issues which he tries to overcome in an unrealistic, unhelpful way which didn’t seem to make sense to me. He doesn’t like the woman he loves to have a life of her own, including a job or friends. How is that a dream guy? Just because he’s a billionaire? :s I did like the book covers, they were very stylish, and the author (from interviews/media) does seem like a lovely person and her writing style was descriptive. It was an OK read, I just expected more having gone by the media coverage.