Review: Grey by E.L. James

Review: Grey by E.L. James

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Grey by E.L. JamesGrey by E.L. James
Series: Fifty Shades of Grey #4
Published by Random House on July 18, 2015
Genres: Romance
Pages: 576 pages
Format: Paperback
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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?

This book is intended for mature audiences.


“That means I’m competing with Darcy, Rochester, and Angel Clare: impossible romantic heroes.”

*Sigh* Holding the book in my hands, I was transported back to 2012 when I first read Fifty Shades of Grey on my kindle…I pictured MY Christian…


And I dove in…I am a sucker for male POV,  I absolutely adore it. As a reader of romance and a Fifty Fanatic, I think Grey really was all we could hope for and more.

I LOVED IT!!! ← Shouty Capitals 🙂

Grey was everything I wanted it to be. It was unapologetic, it was in your face, it was dark and yes, it was romantic.  No one said Christian was a gentleman or that he was without faults; I feel James gave us exactly what we wanted, a no holds barred look into the psyche of the man we all are wildly and weirdly obsessed with.

What I learned about myself while reading Grey:

Would I ever be keen to this kind of lifestyle?  NO!  But…

1. I am still BATSHIT crazy about Christian Trevelyan Grey

2. I still HATE Mrs. Robinson.

3. I LOVE that we see a vulnerable, insecure, soft side of Christian.

4. I LOVE the emails!  They were my FAVORITE part of the story (again).

5. I LOVE The Greys!!!  Especially Elliot.


I have said it once and I will say it again… Christian Grey is my DIRTY DARCY!


For Fifty Fans this is just icing on the cake!

Will Ms. James give us MORE Christian?

“Do I dare hope? Damn it, yes I do.”

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