Friday, June 24, 2016

Review 'Grey' by E.L. James
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.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
June 18th, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey #4
Adult, Romance
eBook, Paperbook, Audio
Available at:

My Review:

I’ve read the Fifty Shades of Grey series a view years ago, and really loved it. A lot of people have their opinions about these books. Most opinions are good, some are bad, and a view people haven’t even read the books and feel like they can judge this series. I’ve read this series two times now, and I love this series. Not because of the sex, but because I can see past the sex and see a romantic story between two people falling in love. One person who has had a very hard start in life and isn’t used to the ‘normal’ way of having a relationship. So when ‘Grey’, the first book told by Christian’s point of view, came out, I immediately bought a copy. I waited a long time to read it, because for one my reading schedule was very busy, but also because I just wanted to have a nice book to look forward to. But now it was definitely time, and I started reading.

‘Grey’ is the same story as the first book ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, but this time it’s told from Christian’s point of view, which definitely made this book exciting and new to read. And I loved it. I loved reading everything through Christians eyes. There is so much going on with his character, that you just don’t get to see by only reading the other books. It was fun to read what his thoughts were. Christian is a very insecure character. And although I always thought he would be, I loved reading how good, kind and insecure he really was.

The best part about this book was definitely the way Christian was trying to understand his feelings for Anastacia. It was just so touching, and he really was a lot sweeter and kinder than I thought he was when I first read ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’. It was nice to read about his struggles with his feelings for Anastacia. His character became much more ‘real’.  
The only thing that did bother me a little was the business talk Christian had with his employers. I understand why those parts had to be in the book, but they were a little boring at times. And I could have done without them.

I definitely enjoyed this book, and I’m looking forward to read the other two books through Christian’s point of view.

My Rating:

About the Author:

E. L. James is a TV executive, wife and mother of two, based in West London. Since early childhood, she dreamt of writing stories that readers would fall in love with, but put those dreams on hold to focus on her family and her career. She finally plucked up the courage to put pen to paper with her first novel, Fifty Shades of Grey.

E.L. James is currently working on her next novel...

For more information about E.L. James please visit her website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon and Instagram.


  1. A friend and coworker read this one and was disappointed (she adored the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy). You're only the second person I know whose read Grey. I read the first two in the trilogy, but didn't care for them (and not because of the graphic sex) so never continued on. I don't see myself reading this one.

    It's amazing how polarizing these books have been. It irks me the way people are so quick to jump on the bandwagon against them without even having given them a try. I get that people have different tastes in books. And that's okay. We aren't always drawn to the same books. I can't help though but question the authority of someone who criticizes something they haven't read though--and judges the people who like it. Sorry for the rant.

    It's actually made for some good conversation between my friend and I who have very different takes on the same books. :-)

    1. I totally agree with you! I hate it when people hate a book, without having read them themselves. I totally get why this book isn't for everyone.. But if you haven't read it you shouldn't put out all this negative stuff.
      I can definitely see why this makes for a good conversation between you and your friend. LOL!!
      Thanks for stopping by!


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