Grey – E.L James


Blurb: Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

Review: I wanted to read this book to see if I felt differently about Christian Grey, and to see why he came across so controlling and possessive in the Fifty Shades trilogy. I actually enjoyed his point of view more than I did Ana’s. It helped me understand his actions a little better, and why he is the way he is. The sex scenes weren’t as raunchy as the other novels, (much shorter), and I felt the pace of the novel was slow, and found myself waiting for something major to happen. However, the book was descriptive, it kept me entertained for a few hours, and the cover looks great. If you enjoyed the FSOG trilogy, then you should definitely read this. If you didn’t particularly enjoy the trilogy, then it may be worth giving this novel a chance, as it made me like Christian a bit more.