Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Anastasia (Ana) Steele is soon graduating from college and moving to Seatle with her best friend and roommate Katherine (Kate). Kate becomes ill when she is suppose to do an interview for her school paper and pushes Ana into doing the interview for her. Little did Ana know this interview was about to change her life.
Christian Grey is a self made billionaire entrepreneur, 27 years old, and a control freak and just the man Ana must interview. Christian and Ana instantly have an unusual attraction. Ana is innocent and Christian has lots of deep dark secrets but they can’t seem to leave each other alone.
What a train wreck waiting to happen…you see it coming…you hope for a different outcome…but disaster is coming full speed ahead. That is exactly how this story plays out. E. L. James pulls you right into this disaster and you can’t help yourself but want to see it play out. You want to yell no, head for the light but you know it’s not going to happen. Ana, being a smart girl, makes some really STUPID decisions and gets pulled right into Christian’s screwed up life (which he does warn her away from repeatedly and yet she still as she says is pulled to like a “moth to the flame”). Sexual content of this story is extremely strong and at times disturbing. Bottom line, if the guy hand you a contract before the relationship RUN THE OTHER WAY!!! A story you love to hate and hate to love, of course I’m reading the rest but maybe I’m hoping for a “team Jacob” to come and filch her away. I found some of the story repetitive, especially the "contract" stuff, I mean how many times do we have to read the "rules", but all in all I'm giving it a 4.