"When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out. Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more. But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view."
I feel like everyone one and their wives have now read this book. Whilst I was on holiday I bought this book for a bargainous £2.69 for my Kindle and from the first page I was sucked into Ana Steele's world. I was on the fence about reading this to begin with, as it's known for it's erotic nature - which is no lie, it's definitely mouth-open, eye opening at times - but it's so good! E L James really sucks you into this innocent, virgin's life and takes you through the motions of falling in love, with a bit of erotica thrown in for good measure. If you enjoy romantic novels and aren't a prude or likely to cringe when reading the more intimate parts (pun not intended) of the book - which there are many - then I really recommend it! It's the first book for a while that's actually reduced me to tears (yes, an erotic novel made me cry - the ending is SO sad!) and I immediately bought the sequel and began reading almost instantly after turning the last page.
Have you read this eye opening novel?
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