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I heard people talking about it, but when my best friend told me... "Oh, you NEED to read this book," I knew it had to be good. After all, we are like a carbon copy of oneanother.
Sometimes, I get so busy with work and life that I barely have time to watch a quick t.v. show, much less read a book. After downloading it online, I read the 1st couple of pages and was wondering if it was going to hold my interest. The next thing I knew, it was 3 hours later and my hubby was frustrated because we had "things to do" and I was still buried in the pages of Fifty Shades of Grey.
I'm sure you've heard of this book, but just in case you are living under a rock, like I was....
It is a trilogy. There are a total of 3 books; Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed.
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The story is about an innocent, straight laced, college graduate named Anastasia Steele who meets a powerful, control obsessed, billionaire named Christian Grey. There is an immediate attraction between them.
Christian Grey has reasons for being the way he is, obsessive, controlling, and dominant. Oh, did I mention he is into BDSM? Un-huh! You read that right. He wants Ana to sign a contract to be his submissive. Christian is surprised when he finds out Ana is still a virgin, so he agrees to make love to her 1st. She eventually signs his contract after clarification of some areas and making her own changes to it. After one incident she decides this is not for her and leaves him.... And that's just the beginning!
I frantically read all three books. I had them finished in a couple of weeks. By the end of the story, I was sad. Not because it ended in a sad way. The problem was, I did NOT want the story to end! I'll be the first to admit that I went through "Fifty Shades of Grey withdrawals."
The book has been called "Mommy porn" although I tend to disagree. This book is erotic fiction and although I would not have walked into a book store and picked it up, I'm really glad I read it. I've read both bad and good reviews of the book. I think the fact that over 16 million copies have been sold in the U.S. alone, speaks for its-self.
I even read some to my husband. Needless to say, he was intrigued. I looked online to see if it is available in Spanish, and yes it is! Cincuenta Sombras de Grey.
I've had numerous patients at work, bring their copy of the book to their appointments. Once I let them know I've read it too, it's an immediate conversation starter. We discuss the characters and different events that happened throughout the book. I saw women reading their copies while on vacation, at coffee shops, the park, etc...
Rumor has it that a movie is in the works. I have no clue how they are going to make a movie, but I guess that is not for me to worry about. Everyone on the internet is buzzing about who should play the role of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey.
William Levy's name has been floating around out there as a possible "Christian Grey."
Uhh, not sure about that. Levy is extremely handsome, but Matt Bomer seems more suitable for the role of Christian Grey to me.
(I am available for casting decisions if the film makers would like to contact me.)
Have you read the book yet? Did you love it or hate it? Who would you cast for the role of Christian and Ana? Would love to hear your thoughts.
Are you going through 50 Fifty Shades of Grey withdrawals? Well, come back soon and read my review on Sylvia Day's, CrossFire Novel, "Bared to You."