Book Review : Grey (Fifty Shades #4) by E.L. James

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Author: E.L. James
Pages: 576
Publish Date: June 18th 2015
Published By: Vintage
Series: Fifty Shades #4

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.

Our Review
First, I know these kinds of books aren’t a lot of fans favorites. Many people have the train of thought “We’ve already heard this story.” But as the saying goes…There is always two sides to a story.

I went into this with no expectations but eager to read. I gave it the staredown when it showed on my kindle downloaded at 12:01 am on June 18th. In any true Christian Grey fashion though, I delayed myself the pleasure until I had fallen asleep and finished the day at work. I then pounced upon this book. I told the hubby I am reading this, not to be disturbed.

I love this so much more from Mr. Grey’s point of view. One of the main selling points “my inner goddess” was not on every other page. Seriously though, I liked how it showed there was more to the story. It showed that he gave Ana may outs, he realized his nature and he knew she wouldn’t like all those sides. Her life was all sunny and happy, she didn’t know just how dark life could get. Christian knew all too well and while he wanted her with a strong passion, he knew it may not be the best thing.

Reading more information about his past absolutely broke my heart. I hate Ms. Robinson even more, I get it why he doesn’t but as Ana mentioned she is a horrible person. I think more people should be mad and pissed off her rather than Christian. I know I am. This book showed me more into his soul and while it’s tortured, I still fell in love with it. I still stand by my stance that this series in no way shows the full world of bdsm, but every situation is different. Christian shows several times in this book where he has different ideas. He even writes them all out and made safe words and safety very safe. There is one common thing, the whole tampon scene made me squeamish again. However, I have known one or two Doms in my past that would have done then simply because it’s not a big deal. My bodily functions like that are gross to me enough, I don’t need to share those.

I loved that at by the end of this, I got to know more of the story. I got to see why Christian was so dark. I also got to see that he cares alot more about things than he lets on. In his business you need to have poker face, but that doesn’t need to be all you are. It is okay to change and evolve as a person. BDSM can mean different things to different people and you see what it is to him, whether you agree with it or not.

Overall I loved this alot more than the others. I could also be partial to it from his point of view. 😉

Our Rating: stars_solid_large_pinkstars_solid_large_pinkstars_solid_large_pinkstars_solid_large_pink

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About the Author
E.L. James Author PhotoI’m a former TV executive, wife and mother-of-two based in the leafy suburbs of West London. Since January 2012 my life has taken an extraordinary turn with the runaway success of the Fifty Shades Trilogy. From an early age I had always dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with – and my dreams have come true, thanks to you guys. Now that life seems to have settled down a little, I want to crack on and write my next novel – another adult, provocative romance. I do hope you will enjoy that too.

Thank you for all your support. It has meant the world to me. If any one were to ask me for my thoughts about this whole experience, I would say: life is not a dress rehearsal – seize the day and follow your dreams. I wish you the best of luck.

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