Grey by E.L James
Series: Fifty Shades Of Grey As Told By Christian, #1
Genre: Romance | Erotica
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 576 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on June 18th 2015 by Vintage
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See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.
I finally bought Fifty Shades Freed in Blu-ray, so I thought it was time to reread the series before watching it. I think I’m going to review the first two books in Christian’s POV and then make book vs movie post about Freed since I haven’t seen it yet.
I decided to read this in Christian’s POV because 1) This one is in English 2) I prefer male’s POV and 3) old classmate of mine borrowed this book in Ana’s POV and never gave it back 4)I don’t have to deal with the whole inner goddess thing. I like that Christian thought that Ana didn’t have sense of style instead of getting all heart eyes when they met.
Anastasia aka Ana loves books but unlike me she likes classics like Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy. I don’t think I’ve ever even read a classic book. This makes her incurable romantic according to Christian. This was one of the reasons Christian gave her a ‘strike’. Other reasons were that she mostly wears jeans (seriously?) and wants romance.
Christian on other hand is control freak, he even ordered background check about her right after they met. I enjoyed his relationship with Elliott even though they never really hang out or talked or anything. The relationship just seemed– real.
The story starts when Ana’s best friend Kate (who I found intrusive) is sick and Ana has to interview billionaire Christian Grey for her. Then most of the book Christian’s thoughts go like: “I want her but I don’t deserve her. I don’t do hearts and flowers.”
I thought it was really sad that Christian had to save Ana from her friend. No matter how drank Jose was. That was not OK and I’m not OK how easily Ana forgave him. I didn’t really like how easily Ana’s “no” to Christian turned “okay”.
All in all I still enjoy this book but I’m still not that comfortable with all BDSM parts. I wasn’t sure between three and four stars but since I feel like I read it so quickly I ended up giving it four stars. I’m trying to give full stars these days instead of 3.5 stars for example.