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Fifty Shades of Grey Review

Updated on September 21, 2014

Book 1 of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey is officially my favorite book, trilogy and all-time love story. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this trilogy and look forward to more publications by E. L. James.

Is Fifty Shades of Grey for everyone? No, probably not! It will make your turn fifty shades of red for multiple reasons. As most have heard, this trilogy has been dubbed 'mommy porn' due to the nature of the relationship, the detail in which it is written and the hardcore romance that is involved. However, though it is steamy and dreamy, I would recommend you trying a few chapters before excluding it from your library. Though it is explicit, it is tastefully written and not full of vulgarity that would make a sailor blush.

Fifty Shades of Grey Summary

What is Fifty Shades of Grey About?

Fifty Shades of Grey tells the story of clumsy college student, Anastasia Steele and multimillionaire, Christian Grey. Anastasia finds herself in the office of Mr. Grey after her friend and roommate, Kate, becomes ill and can't make keep an appointment to interview Mr. Grey. Anastasia volunteers to complete the interview for her. Never did she know that the interview would turn into a clumsy mess that would eventually lead her to the 'Red Room of Pain' at the Mr. Grey's apartment.

After several attempts to start a relationship, Mr. Grey tells Anastasia that he could never be with her... but shortly after she finds him coming to her rescue and it's all down hill from there. Or is it? Why can't they be together? He can't tell her- at least not until she signs a NDA contracting her to keep her mouth shut about their relationship? But what could be so crazy about this millionaire that would require a Non-Disclosure Agreement?

Anastasia soon finds out! Much to her surprise the NDA is to prevent her from talking to anyone, even Kate, about their crazy, kinky, contractual sex agreement.

50 Shades of Grey Trilogy - All 3 Books of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy

Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey

Book 1 of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy


My Personal Review of Fifty Shades of Grey?

Well, my review of Fifty Shades of Grey would be that I loved it! I loved the passion, the sexy scenes and that there was never a dull moment in the book. This is the best book and trilogy that I have ever read.

Aside, from all the steamy loves scenes, the book had a great plot that was like a roller coaster ride. You never knew where you were gonna end up turning from one way to another. Once I started reading, it only took two days because I could not put it down. I loved Fifty Shades of Grey and would recommend it for anyone looking for a passionate romance, with the exception of children and teens. I guarded the book well while reading to insure my nieces did not find it!

Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker

Book 2 of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy


What's All the Controversy Over Fifty Shades of Grey?

Why millions find Fifty Shades of Grey to be an amazing love story, some find it rather distasteful. Due to the nature of the story along with the graphic scenes, leaving nothing to the imagination, some are offended.

Would I let my daughter read this book? Heck no! But, I would add that for an adult the book is written rather tastefully. Yes, some of it is hardcore and there it does drop the 'F-Bomb' quite often, the majority of the steam sex scenes are written with less graphic words. Words such as 'behind', 'backside', 'manhood', and erection instead of some of the more graphic terms that could be used for these areas.

It would definitely be a matter of opinion and personal preference but I would have to say that that book was written quite tasteful- almost in the since of a Lifetime Movie with the exception of the 'F' word.

Fifty Shades of Grey... Tastefully Written or No?

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Fifty Shades Freed
Fifty Shades Freed

Book 3 of the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy


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      Tannai Hatembo 3 years ago

      My parents weren't too fond of me reading this novel. I'm a writer. It's always been in my nature to read anything. This is how I expand my literature skills. I thought 50 Shades of Grey was average. The writing is kind of poor, but the story line, and contreversial subject are what make this novel interesting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      wow...loved the books... read all 3 in 3 days...

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      orange3 lm 5 years ago

      Great book! Once you start reading it, you don't want to put it down!

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      TamaraG LM 5 years ago

      Being a literature teacher (former) I really hate reading books with no plot line or one that goes no where...This book is written well and keeps you reading well into the early hours of the night.

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      Stephanie 5 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      @Zebedee32: Oh Zebedee, be warned. One chapter and you may be addicted! It really starts getting crazy around chapter 6.

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      Zebedee32 5 years ago

      I shall read a chapter to see if you're right. Nice lens