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Synopsis

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.
 
Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

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Fifty Shades of Grey
Average rating
4.1 / 5
Hate with a passion
January 14th, 2016
I don't understand all the hype. Everything about this book was so typical from from first date to her leaving him. Does the writer really think that 20 year old females talk about their inner goddess?? Really?? Hate, Hate , Hate this book
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Written in bad taste
December 29th, 2015
I would not recommend this book to anyone. It was interesting at first but then too must sex for me.
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3 of 4 people found this helpful
Love it...
November 5th, 2015
It was not what i had expected but i love it. I can't wait to read the next installment. Very exotic and makes the imagination work overtime lol
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4 of 5 people found this helpful
So good, I loved it
July 24th, 2015
So good, I loved it. Ohhhh my goodness, I have to start reading the third book immediately!!!!!!!
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1 person found this helpful
Finally...a love story worse than Twilight.
June 18th, 2015
Given that this was originally a TWILIGHT AU FANFICTION (and a badly written one at that) and certain details had to be changed for it to be published, is it any wonder why it's so bad? I've read WAY better fanfiction than this.
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Love it
June 17th, 2015
It doesn't matter how many times I read it, still feels like the first time, I totally love this book
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Fifty shades of grey
May 31st, 2015
Makes you want you a Christian Grey, not because of his red room.But cause he's all that and then some... Read the d*** book you will see what I'm talking with about.. The series you can't put down once u start... ENJOY
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Excellent. Couldn't stop reading
May 26th, 2015
I' ve become addicted to all of them. I love the story. Drama and Romance. I have read several time. Never boring. Love it. Drama and Romance. Cogratulations to the author.
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Excellent read!
April 29th, 2015
I thought I would hate these books but I absolutely love them and I'm now reading them for the second time
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Totally gripping
April 21st, 2015
The book tells of a beautiful magnetic relationship complicated by a dark past. The combination of pure innocence and raw experience will have you gripping the book till the end x
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and not only about a sex.
April 18th, 2015
I think it would be a much better read if it had a plot or story line and a little fewer sex lesons.
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Sick
April 11th, 2015
It starts out well & gets you into the book. Then it becomes obnoxiously, sickly pornographic. ai thought I'd want to read all 3 books, but the punitive aspects through me off. NO MORE of this smut!
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1 person found this helpful
Sickenibg l0ve
April 5th, 2015
This read is not ny genre. The author gratuitously describes various sexual acts in apt detail. The character Christian Grey hovers between normal/abnormal mode & at times perverted in his sexual obsessions and beliefs, while the protagonist Anastasia Steele is either willfully stupid or mystifyingly courageous in longing for this man. Definitely not my type, nor should he be any other woman's. Read at your own risk.
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50shades of grey
March 22nd, 2015
Really different, let me say. If you can get past the bondage, it looks like a nice love story. P.s. nobody has that much sex, that's list not love.
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Funny
March 14th, 2015
I thought the book was great. The characters were genuine and the story was hilarious and sad. Very entertaining.
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Interesting
March 8th, 2015
I wish I had bought the trilogy; had to buy book 2 so that I would not be left hanging and will have to buy book 3. It is costing me more so I would recommend that you buy the trilogy.
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Ummm..
March 8th, 2015
There are probably so many reviews to this book that it's almost pointless to write a review throughout. So I'll just say: "what a book..."
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Amazing
March 7th, 2015
This was a million times better then the movie. Starting number 2 hoping its just as good as this one
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Seriously???
February 28th, 2015
I couldn't even finish the first book, let alone read 2 more! Where do I begin? The writing is horrific, the characters are bland/boring, the sex is not sexy one bit! This is not a love story. Ladies, there is much better erotic out there. Why are you selling yourselves so short? Save your money....don't read this garbage.
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1 person found this helpful
Better than the movie
February 23rd, 2015
Loved it. Pictures can never capture every detail in a book. The movie had nothing on the true background to the story.
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Fifty shades of grey
February 21st, 2015
Beginning very exciting but middle showed qualities unbecoming which made the ending predictable. Doubt that I will see movie now that I am disappointed with the story line.
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Good read...
February 21st, 2015
A good book will draw you in, and it should stir emotions. This definately does. I laughed out loud, smiled and got a little annoyed. I was mentally screaming at Ana to listen to her instincts and get a grip! I wish the book to movies would copy the HP series and be exact. Good read.
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1 person found this helpful
Amazing book
February 20th, 2015
Contrary to other reviews I've read I thought that this book was very well written and I would highly recommend it. I have no experience in that type of relationship so I don't know whether or not the author was correct in her interpretation of that relationship style but after going through several English courses I found the book was extremely well written
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The Fifty Shades of Grey
February 19th, 2015
A must read book for all women AND men! It expresses the joy of intimacy between two people and the exploration of the body's beauty.
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worse book ever written
February 19th, 2015
I borrowed this book from the library. Thank God!!! The writing was bad. I had to stop because i was getting a headache on bad grammar and moral grounds. I don't believe in censorship. The only place for this garbage is in the trash. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK
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50 Shades of Gray
February 18th, 2015
A romance with a bit of a twist. Enjoyable read. Make sure to read all three books to get the complete understanding of the story.
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1 person found this helpful
Fifty Shades of Gray
February 17th, 2015
This book brought to life what every female experiences when they love someone they know they will not be able to have a true relationship with. The confusion, the lust, the love; its all a roller coaster of emotions. Great book.
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3 of 4 people found this helpful
Fifty shades of grey
February 16th, 2015
Waste of money. Written pornography does not have anything to do with good reading. The author doesn't even have a decent command of the English language. Just goes goes to show how we fall for advertising hype. The movie reviews call it boring,boring,boring and apparently according to the critics laughable because it is so bad.
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5 of 6 people found this helpful
Fifty Shades of Grey
February 16th, 2015
I read most of this book because of all the hype. I couldn't finish it because the message is so very wrong! Ana is beaten so savagely that she cries and can not stop crying. He enjoys watching her suffer. Is this what "love" is? Is this what we want to teach young women about what the expression of love looks like???? If you want to read a good series with many descriptions of sensual lovemaking, read the Outlander series. The described relationship between Claire and Jamie is what love should look like.
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1 person found this helpful
Great
February 16th, 2015
This book is a good read if you read the whole trilogy. It was worth reading this book and I would definitely recommend it to friends.
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What can I say....
February 15th, 2015
This was an awesome book. It took me on a roller coaster ride full of emotion. I couldn't put this book down. I'm ready to read the next one.
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1 person found this helpful
Fifty Shades Of Grey
February 14th, 2015
This book is one i couldn't put down. It's hot and you connect to the couple right away. In some ways, you wish your man would do some of these things to you; Very awesome book, a must read! !
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17 of 19 people found this helpful
Ouch
February 7th, 2015
I'm pretty sure the people giving this drivel four or five stars don't tend to read very much. The writing is painful and the characters are underdeveloped and boring as hell. I read all three in the series hoping it would get better, but it didn't. If you want a good BDSM read, try the Sleeping Beauty series by A. N. Roquelaure (AKA Ann Rice). At least it won't put you to sleep or offend you with its awfulness.
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Fantasy in words
February 7th, 2015
The best guilty pleasure I've ever had. Don't read too much into the writting of the book (s)....just loose yourself in the impossible fantasy. Couples well with a glass (or four) of wine and a warm bath.
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30 of 37 people found this helpful
Oh dear god...
February 5th, 2015
This.. was one of the worst books I've read in a while. I bought it to see what all the hype was about and see why 90% of the people who've read this book hated it. And I must say, they've got some valid points. The writing is boring, unimaginative and plain, the author is not knowledgeable about BDSM at all, and for what is supposed to be a book about a, and I'm using this term very loosely, 'BDSM relationship' I find it childish that she can't even write the word penis. I wouldn't advise wasting your money on this. If you want to read it, go to a library and check it out for free first before purchasing. Written word, one of the most wonderful achievements, and this is what comes out of it? Pitiful.
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Wow«:)-
January 29th, 2015
Ok so this book was wow much better then gone girl but dont get mad at me beacause its my thought :):))
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Really like
January 29th, 2015
Couldn't stop reading loved it as a person who doesn't read much at all. Very different from anything I have read before
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Fifty Shades of Grey
January 27th, 2015
«it is the fifth time I read it...just getting ready for the movie. The sex part is not what gets me . I like all the luxury and the way they communicate through e-mails; hers and his SMART MOUTH!!
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Amature writing
January 27th, 2015
I found the story line okay, but only okay. The characters did not have a lot of depth. The writing reminded me of short stories composed by highschool students. I will not be reading the sequels.
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Too much for me.
January 27th, 2015
I guess I have grown out of this genre. I think I will stick to my sci-fi and mysteries. I definitely won't be reading the rest of this series.
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Really enjoyed it!!!
January 26th, 2015
Couldn't put it down. Very sensual. First book I've read in 2 years. I had a stroke and it ruined my vision However with a bit of time it corrected itself. While I was in hospital for 2 + mos every nurse said *what a great book* so I promised if I could ever read again this would be first. On to #2. I'm not a fiction reader but loved this
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Loved it
January 24th, 2015
Wow that was hot, funny, heart wrenching, romantic, and sadistic. Could not stop reading. Dom/Sub read.
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Awesome
January 17th, 2015
Love this book. Great characters love Christian and his 50 shades of messed up. Ana is a good girl with bad intentions. .
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6 of 11 people found this helpful
I'm in love with Christian Grey
January 10th, 2015
I love this love story. It makes me feel like there is still a chance of true love. I hope that they make a movie for all 3 books.
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5 of 11 people found this helpful
Very good
December 18th, 2014
Excellent reading Now I can go to the next one and now how do i get to there and start reading some more
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1 person found this helpful
Good Book
December 13th, 2014
I liked the story line. Drama, passion, love, lust, heartbreak, sex, a great combination. You'll get hooked.
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Loved it
November 20th, 2014
Awesome book really. Cannot wait for the movie, the trailer was awesome. Love it. Oh yes, perfect book.
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Fifty Shades of Grey
November 19th, 2014
I think this will be about the fifth read through of this series, still love it!
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Love
November 17th, 2014
Read all 3 multiple times and loved them every time
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Fifty shades of grey
November 14th, 2014
This book was absolutely amazing. I couldn't put it down.
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Everyone loves to hate this book
November 11th, 2014
But I loved it. I found it was a great portrayal of a different lovestory. It's very descriptive of the world of S&M, but behind all that, it's a love story like any other.
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Loved it!
October 30th, 2014
Oh my lord. This book is what made my life. I really enjoyed it from the page 1 till the end. I recommend it to everyone.
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4 of 5 people found this helpful
A woman's body does not work like that
October 30th, 2014
How did this become popular? Smut is fine, but this is not even good smut. Maybe it's because there is a tie on the cover?
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Fifty shades of grey
October 29th, 2014
It's the best book I've ever read!
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50
October 16th, 2014
I'm too in love
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Pain becomes us
October 9th, 2014
I have no words. I can almost feel Anastacia's pain. My heart in breaking along with hers.
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Fifty shades of grey
October 1st, 2014
Really enjoyed the book
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Garbage
September 17th, 2014
Don't waste precious time on this book. This is the type of crap that will cause you to lose brain cells.
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Team Christian!!!
September 13th, 2014
Love love love this book. I can't wait to get to the next... What will happen to Christian and Anastasia?
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Wonderful
September 12th, 2014
Such a wonderful read
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Omg
August 2nd, 2014
Starting the next book now.
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23 of 29 people found this helpful
Stupid book, waster of time & money
July 30th, 2014
The writing was juvenile, and the romance was creepy. The steamy parts weren't written well enough to make it worth the time or money. I look at the movie trailers and think "maybe the movie will be better than the book" because it can't be much worse.
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Fifty shades of grey
July 17th, 2014
Not bad lacks story line and not as shocking as I thought. Drags on a bit and started to loose interest half way through.
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3 of 5 people found this helpful
Stop
June 10th, 2014
Couldn't get into this book had to just stop reading was reading this with graphic novels anyway that is how much I couldn't get into it.
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Beyond the sex-ing...
June 5th, 2014
It's actually a good read, humours lines, especially with the emails. Fans of communicating over play on words would enjoy this.
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Great book but...
June 3rd, 2014
Great book, somewhat predictable, but I did not like the ending (however, I haven't read the next book so I'm not sure whether it continues from the same spot).
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Great book
May 16th, 2014
Wonderful, just wonderful. I could not put it down!
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Fifty shades of grey
May 13th, 2014
Amazing book I love it
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1 person found this helpful
Fifty Shades of Grey
May 11th, 2014
Effortless read. Very engrossing.
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Amazing
May 5th, 2014
Love this series, I can't wait for the movie!
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50 Shades of Gray
April 14th, 2014
Kept me engaged start to finish and wanting more.
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Fifty Shades of Grey
April 13th, 2014
OH WOW!!!!!! ;-)
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Trashy but fun nonetheless
April 11th, 2014
Really poorly written but still was fun to read.
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Tragically romantic
April 1st, 2014
I was hoping they could make it through, but unlike the traditional love story, a more realistic, not so happy, ending left me crushed- for both Ana and Christian.
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1 person found this helpful
Fifty Shades of Hot!!
March 16th, 2014
Captivating..... Unbelievably hot. Never wanted to put it down!
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only book i ever finished
March 7th, 2014
bizarre yet compelling...could not put it down
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Oh Ana!
February 23rd, 2014
The ability of author to describe the feelings of the characters is impeccable! I loved the characters, i was laughing, excited and sad when they are! Such a great book.
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A excellent book
February 13th, 2014
I've read this series 5 times. I just can't get enough of the love story.
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Badly written
February 13th, 2014
I love a good smn book unfortunately this wasnt one
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1 person found this helpful
Readert
February 8th, 2014
Makes me want to know what happen next. Now I will buy the other two volumns. Now know why the Prudes objected, but????
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January 24th, 2014
really enjoyed how this book kept you wanting more!!! :)
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1 person found this helpful
January 24th, 2014
Absolutely loved this trilogy would highly recommend, addictive, once you start reading you cant put it down.
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January 24th, 2014
This is a very quick, easy read, predictable book. BUT for the type of book it is at times it will be hard to keep your jaw from dropping in ecstasy! ;)
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January 24th, 2014
Hoping there's christian grey somewhere out there..
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January 24th, 2014
Great book and kept me wanting more!!!
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January 24th, 2014
Best book i've read in a long time, really captivating!!!
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January 24th, 2014
Absolutely loved the book and the story line! Very good read. Took 3 days to read it. Very compelling story and one that was very hard to put down!
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January 24th, 2014
Very sexy and detailed storyline. However it was a little too repetitive for me. Not that crazy about it!
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January 24th, 2014
I hate reading... I never read a novel since high school ( not admitting my age) , BUT I wanted to know what the fuss was all about so I skimmed thru chapter one, but realized it got my attention as I came up upon chapter 5....2 weeks later I am half thru the third & final book! I love it and can't seem to put it down! waiting impatiently til 2015 movie release
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January 24th, 2014
Writing was ok I really enjoyed the story line and how a simple girl could catch the eye of a billionaire. Shows you that love can flare up between two different people.
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January 24th, 2014
This book is great! And it will spice up your sex life!
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January 24th, 2014
Loved this book...keeps you wanting to read more and more! Definitely different than any other book I've read...in a good way :)
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January 24th, 2014
A must read! Once you start you can't put it down! Very descriptive so that you get emotionally involved.
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January 23rd, 2014
Loved it....best book ever!! This is the 1st exotic book that I have read and would definitely recommend it to others. As a matter of fact, I have also read Fifty Shades Darker as well as Fifty Shades Freed.
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January 23rd, 2014
I actually can't believe how into this book I was. It's more than just S&M, there is the ultimate love story intertwined with all the juicy love scenes!
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January 23rd, 2014
OMG, it is so steamy and loved it not only is it sexy but I can se a great movie coming soon! :P love the sexyness
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1 person found this helpful
January 23rd, 2014
Not what I expected. Funny and good story.
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January 23rd, 2014
Riveting, erotic. An awesome read. Well written. A book to take you to places you wouldn't really go.
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January 23rd, 2014
I really enjoyed this book, as I felt it brought me back to reading more. I know this is known for it Erotica approach but I read past that and saw it as a romance.
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January 23rd, 2014
Okay one thing is clear about `50 shades of grey', you either love it or hate it. I read the book on impulse after a friend recommended it as `similar to twilight', so mind you I had no idea the book dealt with BDSM. My first reaction was `what the hell?!', I have to say it was clearly a surprise and not one I was entirely content with but 50-75 pages in why not..
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