Release Date: First edition (April 3, 2012)
Source: Personal Borrow
Review Date: April 5, 2012
Rating: 2 bookmarks
What can I say about this book....hmm...it was okay. Just okay. I'm not really sure what all the hype was about. I didn't find this book well written, I actually saw a typo or two. It was a little bit repetitive and juvenile in some ways. I heard that originally these stories were Twilight fan fiction. I could indeed draw some parallels from Ana and Christian's personalities to Edward and Bella's. Honestly, I can't understand how this book reached bestseller status. Maybe people just want to read something "hot"...
Personally, I didn't care for Ana nor Christian. Ana is very naive and young. It's that classic, enter rich guy, sweep young inexperienced girl off her feet and teach her something...blah! Christian is stuck in his ways and thinks he knows everything. Typical type A. They were both annoying. Christian and his hang up on her biting her lip and Ana with her inner monolog between her "Inner Goddess" and her "Subconscious"...just ridiculous.
I like to read about strong women. I don't like weaklings. Yes, the author attempted make Ana appear as strong willed. She did this by making it somewhat difficult for her to bend to Christians will, but she did it anyways. I knew she would. As the book goes on, she dips her toe into the Dom/Sub pool and she isn't sure if she likes it or not. The book goes on and on with Ana going back and forth. She trying to deal with Christians needs, yet find out if she can even deal with his needs etc... Now onto the sex scenes, they were okay. Again, just okay. Nothing to write home about. Yes, they were kinky and BDSM laden. One sex scene in particular was gross to me, yes, I said gross.
I think this is one of those love it or hate it books. Will I continue on to read about Christian and Ana? Nope.