Fifty Shades of Gray (ISBN 978-0345803481)
Fifty Shades of Gray is an intriguing tale of romance, love and of course sex written by E. L. James.
But That’s Not All it is:
Simple Anastasia Steele has no idea what’s in store for her when she reluctantly agrees to take the place of her roommate at a highly important interview. She is determined that she will simply go, ask the questions, and leave without getting too nervous or embarrassed. After all, meeting a stranger is definitely not her cup of tea. But when she meets Christian Gray she can’t help but be overwhelmed by the sheer presence and power that he seems to exude throughout his office and throughout her as well. There are no ties to bind the two yet they feel drawn to one another.
When she walks out of his office Anastasia is certain she will never see Christian again, but she does and when she does, he reveals a secret about himself, he’s interested in her. It takes a couple of perfectly normal dates before Christian decides that he simply can’t be around Anastasia anymore. After all, she is nothing like the women he normally spends time with and he is certain that she will never want to be one of those women, he’s positive she can never handle Fifty Shades of Gray. He doesn’t know Anastasia Steele.
Anastasia feels concerned when she first learns of Christian’s secret life. She feels as though she could never agree to the terms of the contract set before her but at the same time, she can’t seem to draw herself away from it. She’s brought back to the idea that if she doesn’t sign the contract, if she doesn’t give up the power and control she has, she will lose Christian forever and can she live with that? It doesn’t take long for her to discover her answer and though it’s what Christian hoped it would be, it’s also not what he expected.
The tumultuous relationship begins with the mere signing of a contract but can a contract for sex and the rules concerning it really be enforced? It seems that Christian is going to do his best to do just that and Anastasia is just along for the ride. But she’s not such an unwilling participant especially since Christian seems to be just what she’s been waiting for all this time. Perhaps she can tame the lion, or perhaps the lion will simply make a meal of the lamb. Who will know what happens behind closed doors between a self-made man and an innocent college girl and what will the contract mean for their future?