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I can see why this is a phenomenon
on February 16, 2013
This is really just a sweet love story wrapped up in overtones of bdsm sex. What's not to like about an emotionally wounded gorgeous rich hunky guy who knows his way around a woman's body and who starts healing with the love of an innocent, pretty young woman, but not a vixen, who is stronger and spunkier than you and she expects? I had read that Christian was an older man and had expected a revolting story about a forty something seducing the university graduate,but making Christian 27 makes him enough older to be worldly compared to Ana, but not creepy. 7 years difference is not at all unusual. This certainly isn't literature, but the story line is good and James does a good job of pacing, building up both the plot and sexual tension and then providing the necessary cathartic moments to move the story along. Had never read a romance novel before, but I would def. insert 1 or 2 a year into my heavier reading list for a fun break. Like any romantic, sexy movie or song these hot and heavy books inspire you to rev up the magic in your own relationship when daily life keeps you stuck in survival mode. It's very relaxing to have a diverting romantic page turner that in its own over the top way is believable.