Get Swept Away with “50 Shades of Grey”

This is the book you’ve heard all the hype about. It may be depicted as a book that’s full of sex, but it is so much more than that. It is a story about a man confronting his demons and a woman trying to decide if a relationship with him is really worth everything he puts her through. This is a book worth reading even if this genre doesn’t instantly appeal to you. It was my first foray into the genre of romance as well.

The book begins with 21-year-old Anastasia Steele interviewing the mysterious young CEO of a major company, Grey Enterprises Holdings. She is reluctant to accept the assignment but does it for her best friend and roommate, Katherine Kavanaugh. When she meets Christian Grey, she is instantly taken with him as is he with her. He invites her out for coffee shortly after their first meeting and she tries to find out more about him.

She finds that he lives in a world that is quite different from hers. He has accumulated a vast amount of wealth at the young age of 27, and he tries to acquaint her with his lavish lifestyle by buying her an expensive car as a graduation present and taking her to his apartment in his helicopter. She also has to adjust to the amount of control he desires in his personal life. From trying to dictate the terms of their relationship to determining how she should live her life, it is all very new to Anastasia. She is uncertain whether she really wants this in her life.

In 50 Shades of Grey, EL James has created characters that resonate with her readers and will stay with them long after they read the last page. The book may be long but you will be swept up into the world that she describes and will be devouring this book to see what happens in the relationship between Christian and Anastasia. Filled with humor, romance, and personal contemplation, this is only the beginning of a trilogy that you will be eager to read to see how the relationship progresses.


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