Sooo I finally managed to finish the book.
For something that is a basic easy read and that I should have finished in the space of a night or two ... I found myself putting it down repeatedly, feeling undecided about picking it back up again but doing so only because I just had to finish it.
I won't be buying the other two because quite frankly couldn't be arsed wasting money.
I held out hope that it would improve, that somewhere along the line it wouldn't be a BDSM parody of Twilight - I waited in vain
Usually any books I don't want to keep after reading them I either pass along to a friend or stack until I have a decent enough pile to bring to a charity shop or second hand book store; I couldn't bring myself to do that with this book. I genuinely didn't want to inflict it on any one else, so tossed it in the bin.
On the radio yesterday the presenter announced how women were leaving their husbands to find themselves their own Christian Grey; when a number of women were asked what they liked about this character they all said 'it was how he cared'
My gag reflex came into action big time.
One of my closest friends is on to book two and texted me all excited about the books wanting to know if I'd read them yet and if not to do so, it broke my heart to burst her bubble but I felt it necessary. She is a massive Twilight - Edward Cullen fan however so I should have seen this coming. She said she is waiting for Grey to tell Steele that he loves her, it's all about the romance of it all for her. The sex is not even an issue apparently, she just enjoys a good love story.
I told her to pick up Song of Achilles - the book I read after 50SOG and quite simply adored.
Thank you as well to whoever referenced The Story of O - have begun reading it via pdf and if there are any other novels that any one recommends concerning BDSM please pm me or post them here.
I feel now as if I need to bleach my head of EL James' version of it
hahah actually after reading the very last Twilight book, I remember I scrambled to find my Anne Rice books and practically hugged them to me!