“Grey” Book Review

June 30, 2015 / 3 comments

“Grey” Book ReviewGrey by E.L. James
Series: Fifty Shades #4
on June 18th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: ebook
Source: Purchased
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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?

Liezel’s Thoughts:

I’ve mention in my movie review that “I’ve enjoyed the entire series and to be honest it is the one  series that got me started in reading this genre …” That being said,  there was never a question if I was going to read this book or not. After finally finishing the book off this morning however, I have to say that “Grey” was very disappointing.

I’m not saying that it was all horrible. There were quite  a few interesting POV’s such as reading into Christain’s thoughts  when Anastasia was leaving for Georgia, his private conversations with Elena and the extras at the end but then there are several paragraphs that made me  wish that I could unread it.

 I went into this book wanting to fall deeply and madly in love with Christian’s character but instead it had the opposite effect. Christian just rubbed me the wrong way with how he repeatedly displayed his side of immaturity. What was even more maddening about it was this book had so much potential.

The first Fifty Shades for me was good but regretfully his POV  is one that I should have left  alone.

The Verdict:


About E.L. James

I’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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