I waited until Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed was out till I started this. I was glad I did. This book is everywhere right now, and sometimes with things that are so hyped up, they don't live up. (Breaking Dawn)
However Fifty Shades of Grey did. I was expecting a pervert who was cold and wanted order, I didn't expect Christian Grey. Now that's not to say he's my new book Boyfriend at the present time, but slowly I'm warming up to him. I get that he is emotionally and physically scarred, but still his moods give me whiplash. It's rare to find a character with so much depth, and boy does he have plenty to spare.
When I read the contract Ana was given by Mr Grey, I admit I was a bit shocked at it's crudeness. Not the usual thing one finds in my romance stories. in addition to this, I had heard this was 'mommy porn'. I was imagining all sorts of scenario's and I was blushing. Turn's out I worried for nothing.
Personally after reading the contract I would have run.. far far away, But that wouldn't make a very good Story, now would it? Ana's responses to his 'demands' are perfect, she is the 'sane' one after all. She is highly spirited with all the insecurities that I think someone in her shoes would have. Towards the end I was starting to like that Mr Grey was slowly becoming unravelled by Ana.
E L James has written an engaging, enigmatic novel that I loved, with character's with so much depth that it was hard to not like them. I'm glad that I bought all three books and waited because I would have been very impatient if I had to have waited God knows how long for the next instalment. Five Stars...