I have been wanting to add book reviews to this blog for some time now… and here I am. I’m going to start with not 1 but 3 books that have gotten a tone of hype in the past couple of months, the erotic romance novel, Fifty Shade’s of Grey Trilogy by E.L James. These books have been called mommy porn, trash and poorly written, while on the other hand some people are saying that this is the perfect escape from a humdrum life, and the main reason for an upcoming baby boom. This is a love it or hate it book… how did I feel? I loved it, and I’ll tell you why soon enough, but if you are one of the few people who don’t know what this book is about let me enlighten you. Check out the authors website here, for the full book distributions.
The main characters are Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Ana, is described as innocent, stubborn and independent. Christian is a billionaire entrepreneur who is sexy, intimidating, and brilliant. He has a tortured past that he carries with him everyday and it has led him to a life of BDSM, initially he is a dominate looking for a submissive. When Ana doesn’t want to play by his rules, but still wants to be part of his life, the book twists and turns while Christian tries to control an uncontrollable woman. There are plenty of sex scenes as he leads an innocent virgin towards a life full of passion, which includes sex, some bondage, the occasional spanking and everything in-between. The thing I most enjoyed about these books are, just when you think that there isn’t any plot and the book is heading no where but the bedroom, the author throws something unexpected at you. There are funny parts, scary parts, sexy parts and boring too. My biggest issue with the book is that Ana continued to bring her “inner goddess” into play, she mentions her every time things heat up, her inner goddess wakes from her nap, her inner goddess shakes her head at her when she turns down sex, her inner goddess gets up from her chaise lounge and on and on. Aside from that small annoyance, I was entertained most of the time. By the end of the trilogy I was sad to say goodbye to Christian and Anastasia, and I think thats how you know if it’s good or not. They had both grown into better/different people throughout the books, while neither of them are ever portrayed as perfect it was still interesting to see the characters evolve.
These book are fun reads, if you are looking for a book to change your life then skip it, but if you want an entertaining read that you don’t need to think too much about then give it a try. They are, however, very adult, I wouldn’t recommend them to anyone who is extremely impressionable, women shouldn’t look to this book as a how-to when it comes to intimacy. Christian is a strange and complicated man and into things that aren’t for everyone. You wouldn’t want someone to get there hands on this and expect sex to turn into a beating.
I know people who thought this was a huge waste of time and just “silly” I also know plenty of women who found it as entertaining as I did. You might want to judge it for yourself. I’m giving this book 4 out of 5 hearts for the pure entertainment of it!
I hope you enjoyed my first installment of Glittereads! If you have any book suggestions for me I would love to hear them, I have plenty of space on my nook! Thanks for reading!