***Note from Books for Her: With the renewed popularity of the Fifty Shades series following the recently-released movie trailer (see below), we felt remiss not providing our followers with a review. The only problem? Neither of us had read it! And after questioning friends and browsing reviews, the overall takeaway was readers beware: It’s obviously one of those love it or hate it books. Here’s Books for Her’s guest take courtesy of Megan L:
Mature, experienced male meets naïve, virginal female with eroticism times ten.
- If you like Twilight fan fiction
- If you like S&M
- If you like the phrase ‘Oh my’
Here’s my rankings:
- 1/5 for characters
- 1.5/5 for plot
- 1.5/5 overall
- Note: I feel like that is a more than generous rating
- Steaminess rating (Scale of 1-5, 5 being highest): Easily a 5
Fifty Shades of Grey is a romance at heart with the classic scenario of experienced male meets virginal female. Without knowing much about the book when I started other than its reported eroticism, I found the actual writing atrocious, though I understand this book isn’t necessarily about the writing. However, Christian Grey is one messed up dude and I really don’t get the sexual appeal of the man. Definitely won’t be reading the rest of the series and probably won’t be seeing the movie when it comes out. I do know women who really enjoyed it and would recommend it. Fifty Shades of Grey is just not for me.