Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
This book is intended for mature audiences.
Seeing the events unfold through Christian’s eyes was enlightening. E L James showed us his softer side, his vulnerability. He seemed almost child-like at times; needing validation of his worth. In “Grey”, I found Christian more likable.
There were several passages revisited (which I knew was to be expected): the contact, bar and a few emails. I actually skipped over several pages because I knew what was going to be said/happen and saw them as pointless to peruse again.
I must say one thing, as I’ve said in the past regarding the movie to my friends/followers, this book backs up my claim THERE ARE discrepancies between the book and movie. That’s why I usually DON’T read a book and watch the cinematic version or vice versa. I will nitpick, as would any true fan.
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