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 - 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 a 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?
Hysteria. Complete hysteria. People rave about this book ~ they either bash it completely or gush about it to no end. Personally, I'm on on the side of the fans. It's a fun, sexy, romantic, emotionally-intense, completely-thrilling read! What's not to like? (Check out my *official* ;) review here...)
I just read an article recently, and the comments basically revolved around the opinion that liking this book is an insult to women everywhere (*gag*) because of the whole male-dominance-control thing that Christian Grey has. But, honestly, Ana doesn't really let that fly. Grey only has as much control as she allows, and from what I've read, she's got him wrapped around her little finger. However, she doesn't take advantage of him and he doesn't take advantage of her ~ they learn to trust each other, but Christian's demons prove to be much darker than Ana can seem to handle as she tries to "bring him towards the light."
There's a whole lot more going on in this book aside from the 'scenes of bondage.' I feel it's more a story about setting your fears aside ~ overcoming them to reveal what you need the most, and that's why I've decided to give away a copy of this controversial novel :).
(Open to U.S. only ~ One day I'll host an international giveaway :) Promise!)
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Happy Reading Everyone :)
~ Keely ~