TBT Review: Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1) by E.L. James

TBTI had a different book blog, and I had a bunch of problems with the blog hosting company, and all of my content was deleted.  I managed to salvage some of my reviews from back then by compiling what  I wrote on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Nobles review sections.  I will be posting these reviews under a new blog post called Throw Back Thursday Reviews, until I have posted them all on this blog. 🙂 See some that I have already posted here.


Goodreads Summary:

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.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

This book is intended for mature audiences.


My Thoughts:

From 2011: I really loved this book! I could not put it down, and had to keep reading every moment I could, so that I could finish. Then I was sad that it was over, and I am very glad that I have book 2. Anastasia Steele is a sweet, innocent virgin when she first meets Christian Grey, a rich, domineering, handsome man. He is dark and controlling, and very sexy. Anastasia, who has never had a boyfriend falls madly in love with Christian, and he with her. She finds out about his need to control and dominate her in and out of the bedroom. It makes her go through some very complex emotions, as she has no one to compare their relationship with, and cannot talk about the more salacious aspects with her best friends due to Christian’s NDA. She ends up torn between her feelings of love for him, and her fear of his punishments, and fear that he cannot love her in the same way. This is definitely one of my favorite books. This book is addicting and entertaining. Ana has these two characters inside her, her subconscious (that is very snarky) and her inner goddess (that does back flips for Christian). I LOVE THIS! It is so interesting to read about her thoughts this way. The music is so great, you can literally play a soundtrack to follow the story. I like that Christian and Ana have better communication via email, because I am the same way. I might not be able to say something in person, but I can definitely put it in writing. The sex scenes are some of the steamiest I have read, and they are beautifully written. It does not come off as trashy at all, which is semi-shocking, because it really could have gone this way.




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