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Fifty Shades of Grey

by E. L. James

Series: Fifty Shades (1)

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When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind -- until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.… (more)
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    Story of O by Pauline Réage (GYKM)
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    Nine and a Half Weeks by Elizabeth McNeill (dara85, Aleana)
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    Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (amz310783)
    amz310783: Beautiful Disaster reminded me of Fifty Shades, except loads better (I think this is how Fifty Shades should have been written.)
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    My Favorite Person: A Non-Fiction Romance by Charles Stampul (Anonymous user)
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    The Boss (The Boss, #1) by Abigail Barnette (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: a different take on bdsm relationships between boss and employee.
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    The New Bottoming Book by Janet W. Hardy (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: for those who want to make their newly discovered desires real life
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    Learning Good Consent by Cindy Crabb (Anonymous user)
    Anonymous user: for everyone who got inspired to do kinky things in real life.
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    The Harem by Thomas Sweeney (Emma-Reads)
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    Lover Unbound by J. R. Ward (becksdakex)
    becksdakex: Read the whole series, steaming sex and romance. This one with a little BDSM
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    Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill (sanddancer)
    sanddancer: A more grown-up take on female sexuality
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    Topping From Below by Laura Reese (Anonymous user, Anonymous user)
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    Panic Snap: A Novel by Laura Reese (Anonymous user, Anonymous user, Anonymous user)
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    The Gift of Shame (Black Lace) by Sarah Hope-Walker (marcejewels)
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    Shades of A by Tab Kimpton (Anonymous user)
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    Twenty Tones of Red by Pauline Montford (PaulineMontford)
    PaulineMontford: Twenty Tones is a 'progression' from this series. It is more intense and the heroine actually wants...even craves...domination. This adds a new twist to her erotic adventures.
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Trite, but fun. If only James didn't rely so heavily on Ana's subconcious and so-called inner goddess to move the plot along. It would be much better without the schizophrenic vehicle, which really just amounts to lazy storytelling. I was so pleased at the end when Ana finally stood up for herself. ( )
  mbellucci | Apr 10, 2021 |
The writing was marginally better than the Twilight series (not sure by how much). I would be surprised that this was so popular until I recall how much people seem to love romance/harlequin novels. They were our biggest sellers when I worked at a bookstore. A good portion of the book seems preposterous, but that seems in line with the romance genre. Overall a resounding - meh... ( )
  curious_squid | Apr 5, 2021 |
Christian Grey's kinks are bondage, feet, and abusive relationships. ( )
  crimsonraider | Apr 1, 2021 |
The writing style reminded me of Twilight. Horribly needy feminine character with an overly possessive male lead. I would give it somewhere between a 2 and 3... The ending was horrible and you pretty much HAVE to read the second (and then probably the third) because it ended like a horrible soap opera would - leaving you wondering what will happen next with absolutely no closure what-so-ever. We'll see if I actually decide to read the next one. ( )
  courty4189 | Mar 24, 2021 |
What is all the fuss about? Poorly wriiten 'chic-lit' with a bit (but not as much as I expected) of extra smut thrown in. The author seems to have an incredibly limited vocabulary. There was an awful lot of grinning & smirking by both major characters-so much so I started to get very very irritated. I was also getting very weary of the 'inner goddess' and the 'subconscious' elements. Whatsaved this from being a one-star review were the email exchanges between the two characters which I found quite amusing and that despite the book irritating the me to distraction I had to finish it to the end. However I won't be reading the other two-the style is just too irritating-I'll just read some 'spoiler' reviews on here. ( )
  Patsmith139 | Mar 15, 2021 |
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“Fifty Shades of Grey” is being released in time for Valentine’s Day. That’s a bold move, since the film is not just unromantic but specifically anti-romantic; take your valentine along, by all means, but, be warned, it’ll be like watching “Rosemary’s Baby” at Christmas
 
Sadomaso-Bestseller "Shades of Grey": Das Leben kann so stöhn sein - Fesselnde Story? Oder reine Quälerei? Der Sadomaso-Softporno "Shades of Grey" erzählt von einer Frau, die sich lustvoll einem Mann unterwirft. Jetzt erscheint der heiß diskutierte Bestseller auch in Deutschland. Sie wollen mitreden, ohne das Ding zu lesen? Hier die wichtigsten Fakten.
 
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For Niall,
the master of my universe
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I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror.
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Du. Gehörst. Mir.
Why didn't you tell me there was danger? Why didn't you warn me?
Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks…
*RU OK Ana*
*Where RU Ana*
*Damn it Ana*
*Are you home safe?*
*Call me*
"I agree to the conditions, Angel; because you know best what my punishment ought to be; only-only-don't make it more than I can bear!"
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When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind -- until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

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When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn up at the out-of-town hardware store where she works part-time.

The unworldly, innocent Ana is shocked to realize she wants this man, and when he warns her to keep her distance it only makes her more 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 adoptive family – Grey is man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a passionate, physical and daring affair, Ana learns more about her own dark desires, as well as the Christian Grey hidden away from public scrutiny.


Can their relationship transcend physical passion? Will Ana find it in herself to submit to the self-indulgent Master? And if she does, will she still love what she finds?

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