When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind – until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.
The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more 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 adoptive family – Grey is man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.
Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?”
Ok, let me start by telling you that this started out as a Twilight fan-fic story. That being said, when I started this book I could see a ton of similarities between this story and Twilight. I was totally convinced that I knew exactly where this story was headed………boy, was I wrong.
I loved this story. I was in emotional turmoil over this story. I laughed with this story and cried with this story. I had many a naughty thought with this story. I ignored my family and all duties so I could devour every tasty last drop of this story.
Ana, while being a total “plain Jane”, is a worthy heroine. To me, she has the perfect amount of innocence and sass. Christian Grey, without a doubt, tops my list of fictional men. His take charge, alpha male personality is ridiculously hot. Even when he seems to be a bit of an ass you can’t help but lust after him.
Without giving too much away, the emotions in this book are intense. The journey of self discovery Ana takes is a rough and admirable one. The journey Christian has been through is gut wrenching and, although you only get a sneak peek at what he has been through in his young life, it is one you soon won’t forget.
This is the first book in the 50 Shades Trilogy and trust me, it will leave you wanting and begging for more….
Heat Factor: On Fire