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
Yes Christian comes off as a grade A jerk at times but really there is a reason for his attitude, whether you agree with it or not. It was awesome to FINALLY know what was going through Christians head when Anna was hemming and hawing about signing the contract. We also get to see the real conversation he had with the Ice Queen Elena and what poor Christian went through those fateful 5 days that they were broken up. There is also insight into his dreams that tell a little more about his childhood that as we all know was not a happy one.
I believe that Mrs. James has a whole new trilogy that she could write because this reviewer wanted more. I want to know what was going through Christian’s mind when he was keeping Anna in the dark about Leila, about Jack Hyde, about sooo much.
This is a great read for the FSOG fan as long as you do not expect a whole new story.
I didn't like my Grey to be so weak. I loved it when he showed a sensitive side toward his employees. I did like knowing more about his childhood. Even though I wanted Christen to remain that enigma, I like getting see his conversations between him and others. It did portray Anna to be a lot stronger than I gave her credit for too.
We get to know about the days Anna and Christen was apart. We see the pain and agony he went through. Oh, and that food issue! MS Jones, she did, in MHO, help turn Christen around, there at the end.
Yes, this is the same book, basically. Did we expect it to be completely new? How could it be? I enjoyed it but are we ever going to get NEW material from James? Let's see if you can write a different book.
I recommend this book if you loved FSOG, or if you thought in that first book Christen was a monster. This gives you a better view of why and that maybe what is going through one's head isn't what comes out of their mouth.