Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One of the Fifty Shades Trilogy

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, May 25, 2011 - Fiction - 360 pages
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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.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

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Loved it! The book held up great!! For paper back passed around to many friends all to enjoy!!! Makes you want to read the next one right away!!! Read full review

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After the hype about this book after it came out, I thought I'd read it for myself. It was a romantic story about a wealthy man and a senior in college. It was okay, I did not read any other books in this series. Read full review

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E L James is a former TV executive, wife and mother of two based in West London. Since early childhood she dreamed 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.

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