Is there anything better on a chilly wet evening that a hot bath and then snuggling under the duvet with a good book? It's really the only part of winter that I like and all the better if you have a book to read about warm sunny olive groves or sun ripened vines. However I hear that its not chic lit holiday reads that are keeping the heat between the sheets, but the new trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. The story starts 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.
Interestingly it was written by a middle aged woman and published for free online - as it seared to best seller status it was snatched up and put into paperback format and the film rights were snatched up for an undisclosed fee. The lastest hot gossip is around who will play the female lead.
There is a waiting list for this at Exclusive Books and while we havent bought it for bookclub, one of our members has read it and was absolutely riveted. Although its not that well written, its an addictive, compelling read and she can understand why its creating an erotic epademic out there. I will give you my verdict soon enough - I have ordered the Kindle version - at least I can make the text large print - but am afraid to start reading it until I have finished my book club books in case I get hooked.
If you are a fan of Racy Romantic novels try here to find what else is out in print to set your heart alight and the bed on fire!