Whoa! It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been almost 3 years since I first read Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James for the very first time. But, I double checked and it really has been…
I fell in love with both the story and Christian Grey immediately. I hadn’t ever really read a book quite like it before…romance and kink I mean. Some people choose to focus on the BDSM aspects of it, but for me it was always about the love story between Christian and Ana. It’s also the story of a damaged man who chooses a lifestyle of control because his childhood had been so out of his control. Then he meets Ana…she’s someone who captivates him from the first time they meet. She’s different from any of the other women he’s been involved with…in a big way, and so the relationship begins.
One of the things I love best about the way E.L. wrote the story is that the relationship builds over the course of the three books. Christian doesn’t suddenly change into a “vanilla” type of guy. He’s not suddenly undamaged. He grows and matures emotionally slowly, and watching that growth bit by bit was completely satisfying.
I’m not gonna lie…I loved the sex too 😉
I’ve done many, many rereads since then, and although I have favorite parts from each book…if I were forced to pick my favorite it would be book two…Fifty Shades Darker. Anyways, if you’re one of the 2 people left on earth that haven’t read it yet you should give it a try. I’m excited for the movie next year and at some point close to it’s debut in the cinema I’ll probably do another reread. These books, this author, and of course Christian Grey will forever own a special place in my heart.