How should I even start describing this book… this one was a long one, but I found it worth the time. This book really indulges the reader with Anastasia’s naiveness and innocence and her sudden encounter with a hot-mysterious billionaire. I know and have read many millionaire, billionaire playboy featuring books, but I think this book was the one who STARTED the trend. Anastasia was a college girl in her senior year, majoring in english literature. It all starts when her friend Kate falls sick, and has to send Anastasia to take her place in an interview with the known, and youngest billionaire known, Christian Grey.
After the Interview, Anastasia realizes her infatuation on the stranger while Christian tries to make up every possible excuse to run into her. It was all eye-contacts and blushes and smirks until Anastasia finds out an unknown side of Christian which is covered and veiled in front of the world. Her innocence and infatuation takes over her intellect and sense of right and wrong (it’s not as it sounds), therefore making her take a risk she never thought she would take.
Slowly, Anastasia finds out that she had fallen in love with Christian without him loving her back. As this realization settles in, she crosses her boundaries she thought she had, making Christian react in a way she never expected. Thereby leaving the book with a tragic cliffhanger…
I loved this book as a whole, there are several moments when you have to just close the book for a moment and take a deep breathe to understand what you’re feeling towards each and every character. I didn’t buy the book, because it was too costly for me back then, so I read it on Anybooks (which isn’t free now😭). This chicklit book is more than what people give it credit for. The involvement of written s*x scenes makes certain people uneasy therfore declaring the book or the movie not good enough or just not worth it, but there is so much more to the story.
I will soon post a collective review of the trilogy! Though, Spoiler Alert: I loved them all!
What about you guys? Do you prefer the books or the movies?