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212 reviews | 4.8 out of 5
The story as a whole is alright but as you go through the rest of the book (and into the second one) it's a 3 page sexual experience every 3 pages. Ana is rediculously naive and her "beginning" into BDSM is very far fetched. I love erotica and this one has decent erotica and an "ok" story but I think the writter hinged the whole book too hard on doing every single sexual act between Christian and Ana (like she used it to fill the book because she couldn't or didn't want to add other events/story to it). I've read erotica that can do both and I guess I'm holding this author to too high of a bar. I'm at the end of the 2nd and had bought the 3rd at the same time as the 2nd but will most likely return it as the 2nd hasn't been as good as I thought it would be and don't see the 3rd being worth the read. If you are looking for pure sexual interaction between two main characters this is for you. If you want erotica and story I'd suggest The Black Dagger Brotherhood etc.
I really enjoyed this book. It is definetly for the mature reader, a lot of intimate moments!! Some, hard to handle! I found the love story heartbreaking and can't wait to read fifty shades darker.
These books were suppose to be my summer read but I am so captured by them, I will be finished with them way before the summer gets started good! I am a busy wife, mother and full-time college student and this book was such a great escape for me. I just ordered the other two and I can't wait to receive them in the mail. I will probably read them again before the end of my summer.
great book couldn't put it down
All three books are amazing! I couldn't put them down. It is def. an intense read and for a more mature person. The "love making" scenes are very vivid and the language is not the best, but the actual love story is so intense and awesome! Hands down, I would recommend this to a friend.
I read books, not for knowledge, but instead to unwind. This is the perfect book, if you want to get away from everyday stresses and drown in your imagination. An extra perk... you're mate might thank you :)
This is a real page turner. Definately for adult eyes only. But I wouldn’t say it’s too over the top, the love story is fabulous.
Read it - all my friends and I loved it. A word to the wise, be sure to purchase the 2 sequels with it. Trust me, you'll want to see how the story continues.
I read it twice already
I haven't read the book but I watched the movie, and read 50 Shades Darker, and 50 Shades Freed and I really want this book
I ended up reading this book in 2 days. I could not stop! This will make you sweat. I can't wait to read the next one.
It's a grown up book kids should not read but it is a very very good book
This book is does NOT live up to the hype. The author uses the same words and phrases over and over. It seriously lacks editing. The story is not believable. It was as if she took a cheap harlequin romance and added random big words to make it seem intelligent.
I absolutely love this book. I don't care what others say about it being repetitive or poorly written, I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to any woman out there :) it keeps you wanting more every time you put the book down!
Was told that this book was rather kinky and it lived up to my expectations. But the story was very good and kept me reading The author really knows how to write a book. The ending was such that you had to read the next book
This book is way overrated. I honestly don't see what the hype is all about.
The movie was nothing compared to the book
I've read many reviews on this book before I decided to buy it. It never lived up to all the hype that went on about it. The book is very poorly written, there's no story line behind it and it's appalling how the writer degrades this young woman. I wouldn't recommend buying this book. I did not waste my money on buying the second or third book in the series. It's not worth it. I gave it two stars because the cover picture was nice.
I was skeptical at first because of all I had heard about this book. This book is really great. It is more a love story and the developing relationship between two people. Yes, there is some sexual content but it isn't revolting enough to make you stop reading. When I finished the book I did not walk away with a sexual overtone, more an awww feeling about the two main characters. I highly recommend this book. I personally am skeptical as to whether the critics even read the book and can't understand why libraries would pull this book. Maybe everyone missed the real story, I hope anyone who reads it won't. I have finished the second book and it is great also. I have just started the third and final book in the series and am a little sad this will be the last and the end of the story. E.L. James is a brilliant writer.
Could not put it down!Overall, I'm glad Walmart was offering this book at less than the cover value/asking price,The entire Fifty Shades Trilogy is an excellent read! Once you start, you can't stop reading. This book really pulls you in and I highly recommend the whole series.Another great read! Not recommended for young readers!