Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian

Vintage. 2015. 559p. ISBN 9781101946343. pap. $15.95; ebk. ISBN 9781101946350. EROTIC ROMANCE
Christian Grey has a dark past that has haunted his dreams his entire life. Yet with absolute control and discipline both in and out of his "playroom," he has become a business prodigy who lives a penthouse lifestyle. All that changes the day Anastasia Steele falls into his office and turns his world upside down. He cannot forget her or check the emotions that being around her bring to life within him. Anastasia is quite a change from women Christian has known, seeing right through his restrained, cold heart to the wounded man beneath. Will Anastasia be able to help Christian drive out the nightmares of his past, or will his dark sexual fantasies, his obsession with being in command, and his self-hatred push her away forever?
VERDICT Though some readers of the "Fifty Shades" series might be disappointed that the character they imagined is not the Christian Grey author James writes about here, others will be pleasantly surprised. Through Christian's eyes one gets a glimpse of the troubled, seductive, tormented person he truly is and witnesses his growth from controlling to willing to compromise for what he comes to learn is love. The story is full of hot sexual experiences, from standard "vanilla" to highly erotic.

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