37 of 51 people found the following review helpful
A fantastic escape from my satisfying but slightly boring day-to-day,
This review is from: Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (Paperback)If you're looking for a story that inspires you to find inner peace, solve worldwide conflicts or recounts great world history, these are not the books for you. If you want to read a tale about two people that have lifestyles and issues similar to your own, and fall in love in a typical uncomplicated way, these books are not for you. If you want a psychological analysis and how-to book about BDSM, these books are really not for you.
If, however, you want to sit down at the end of YOUR typical day, having dealt with YOUR battles and routine, and escape to another reality, with easy to read text, Atypical personalities and characters, in a fantasy environment that is very different from yours, these may be the books for you.
If you have somewhat enjoyed trashy love stories in the past, and are looking for something more explicit, with a love story that is probably unrealisticly passionate but so delicious to follow, with a side dish of suspense, family drama and introduction to a different lifestyle, these books may be for you...
Yes, this story was first written for fanfiction. If you've read the original story, the fan fiction story and this published version, yes, you'll see the resemblance. But the premise of an inexperienced heroine meeting a damaged experienced hero, that is lured from his darkness and saved by this female is one of the most frequent females fantasies... I have read many, many a book with this story line...
Also, fanfiction is usually released chapter by chapter, with 1, 2 or more weeks in between. When one reads it cover to cover, it does tend to get a bit repetive and you may feel like these two have way too much sex! And she repeats the same words a lot (oh my!). But hey, don't we all in the course of a day!
Overall, a great story and escape, that will not win litterary awards but appeals to many women (and men) in the form of an easy to read atypical love story...