RJ Does Books! – Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James

Fifty Shades of Grey

Author: EL James
Publisher: Vintage
Genre: Adult| Erotic Romance
Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Release Date: April 3rd, 2012
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Source: Bought | Personal Library

*This book is for Mature Audiences only


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.


My Review

In Fifty Shades of Grey, we encounter young, fresh-faced Anastasia Steele whom quickly becomes the object of multimillionaire and incredibly handsome Christian Grey’s desire, whose taste in sexual acts is one that is both strong and somewhat wrong—but oh, so right!

Okay, I’ll admit. I saw this bandwagon coming and hopped on when I saw the chance. I went into this novel expecting to read about…well, erotic sex. And…I got just that, AND more. Though no book is without fault. Behind the many erotic scenes, I felt that the plot seemed to have been buried beneath the steam and lost for a while. The Twilight similarities are undeniable, but still, the book is incredibly entertaining and I know I will soon pick up the sequels to continue on this adventure between Anastasia and Mr. Grey.

My review ends with a nod to EL James for taking something and adding her own flare to it. Hot Flare. Fire! This book is both fun, raunchy, and yes, even romantic. While I can’t recommend it to readers who are not yet of age to read this erotic romance, I can say that it was indeed more than steamy, and I’m surprised my bookshelf didn’t catch on fire from all the heat that hides within the book called FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.

My Letter to Mr. Grey

Dear Mr. Grey, I do believe you to be a kinky Batman, don’t you agree? You have expensive vehicles of all kinds, devilish charm, an outrageous amount of money, can fight if you have to and swoop in to save the day, and need I say your own array of special toys? Although it frightens me to ask what you may have in place of a grappling hook…

I write this letter to you today not to be bothersome, but to offer my services, should you accept them. If you ever find yourself in need of a Robin, don’t look too far!

“Holy Whips and Chains, Mr. Grey!”


RJ Gonzales

RJ Gonzales

RJ Gonzales is a born and raised Texan that unfortunately didn’t get the cool accent or sweet hat/boots. Aside from attending a local university to study Film and TV Production, he can be found nose-deep in a pile of YA books, or behind a screen writing some. He has a habit of picking up skills when bored; one of them being writing his biography in third person.

  • http://www.booksandbeyond.net Francine (@BooksAndB

    I started reading this but had to put it down to finish off some must reads.

    I will be pickin it back up real soon. I also bought the next 2 in the series, just in case ;)

    Gr8 review & your letter was funny as hell!

    • http://www.RJdoesBooks.com RJ

      haha thank you so much!! :D The book was totally addicting!! :P

  • http://www.wrathsqueensbooks.blogspot.co.uk/ Erin

    Great review RJ! I just finished this yesterday and I LOVED it! My review should be up in a few days…

    I moved straight on to book 2. Loved your letter to Grey!!

    • http://www.RJdoesBooks.com RJ

      haha it was definitely addicting!! Now I have to wait to order the other two! :( haha.

      Thank you so much Erin! Can't wait to read your review!! :D