Review: Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

 

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Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Rating: 4/5

  • Fifty Shades of Grey
  • Fifty Shades Darker
  • Fifty Shades Freed

Synopsis:

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—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 family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.
Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

-Goodreads

Review:
Oh my gosh! I loved it!!! Hey, don’t give me that look. Haha. I know that this series had been receiving nasty reviews but since I haven’t read an erotic novel before and I was curious, I had to see for myself. Tehee. It’s no doubt a smut but I also saw a beautiful love story behind it. It wasn’t the best love story, but still, one that I heartily engrossed myself with. Honestly, I know nothing about BDSM relationship (and I’m too lazy to research about it), until I read this book. So I can’t really say if this is a good portrayal of BDSM. And I don’t really care because I can only read so much smut before it gets old. The kinky f*ckery (and erotic genre in general) is not my cup of tea. So I totally dropped the smut and focused on the story. At first, I was just happy reading their hilarious email exchanges. Sometimes I go back to these books and read just those parts and smile. And then, I was drawn by Christian’s dark side. I have a thing for dark, broken, unruly heroes. I was fangirling Grey before I knew it. Yeah, I know. He is the kind you run away from in real life, but I’ve seen him change and take risks for Ana. Which is so very unlike him and I appreciated him for that. Ana, however, I found frustrating. I thought she was immature and full of insecurities. However, they both developed into better persons, battled the dark past, compromised, overcame doubts and finally fell in love. I witnessed how love can heal a broken soul. I saw how letting go, forgiveness, and acceptance brought happiness into their lives. Overall, I think it is a great story of love though it didn’t live up to the hype. And I love the ending so very much, I could cry… And the funny emails (oh, did I already mention that?)
Laters, baby.

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