See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.
In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.
Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.
Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?
The highly anticipated release of Grey had many fans in a up roar about how it would compare to the original Fifty Shades of Grey. I myself was worried about reading the story not knowing if it would change my perspective on Ana and Christian’s story. I bought this book with my audible credit because if I was disappointed I wouldn’t be spending my money on it.
Much like Fifty Shades of Grey the beginning of this book started off very slowly. I had trouble getting into the book when I was listening to it on audible because the voice for Christian was slightly mono-toned. I actually put this book on the shelf for about a week because I couldn’t get into it the way that I got into the original book. It wasn’t until about 70% through the book that it actually captivated my attention.
I will give E.L. James this that the time that Ana and Christian spent apart were some of the best parts of this book. It was nice to know what Christian was doing when he wasn’t with Ana and being able to see what struggle he goes through with his nightmares. For me the last part of the book saved this book from being a terrible waste of time. I give this book 3 raindrops because it did have a few redeeming qualities.
About the Author:
E L James is a TV executive, wife and mother of two, based in West London. Since early childhood, she dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.