Here’s a quick summary of each:
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur
Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They
rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
It’s funny how this series has not lost it’s luster for me even after reading it numerous times. Just yesterday my sister Jen asked me “what was so great about it?” Without hesitation I told her to look past the hype of a S&M sex book and read the story. When I first read it I’ll be honest I was curious about the sex in the book, I was pleasantly surprised that after the first few descriptive sex acts that I could just skim over the sex if I wanted to and it wouldn’t take away from the story. Ms. James did over use “Oh My”, “inner sex goddess”, and Christians jeans hanging off his hips a little to often.
I was glad that even though Ana was a virgin that E.L. James did not make her into some fragile naive woman because of it. She new exactly what she was getting into when it came to being with Christian and she knew what she could handle. She is an intelligent, strong, and sometimes to her detriment stubborn woman, which a man like Christian Grey needs. Christian is a perceived as a no nonsense elusive billionaire but in reality he’s just a control freak who likes sex. After everything he was put through as a child it’s a miracle he did not turn into a drug addict or serial killer.
As I said before you can skim over the sex parts and still have an amazing story about their pasts; his abusive childhood, her flighty mother and dedicated step-father. Their present; trying to balance an actual “vanilla” relationship which neither has done before, his ex’s Dom and sub’s and her current weirdo boss. Along with family drama thrown in here and there.
The ending of this series is so good I could read it over and over again just to put a smile on my face.
- Fifty Shades of Grey movie: Taylor Lautner is latest name linked to Christian Grey role (marieclaire.co.uk)
- Ian Somerhalder: E.L. James’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Choice? (justjared.com)
- Ian Somerhalder admits he has young competition for ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ role (examiner.com)
- Ann Summers credits Fifty Shades trilogy for run on nipple clamps (guardian.co.uk)
- Fifty Shades of Grey Movie: Henry Cavill Sports Christian’s Signature Tie – Gunning for Role Much? (celebs.gather.com)