This is the first Shades of Grey book in the trilogy. Anastasia Steele and Chriatian Grey are the main characters. It takes place in Vancouver Washington where Anastasia is a college student who works at a hardware store. It starts off very strangely but to the point. Anastasia interviews Christian who happens to be a billionaire who is conviently chiseled, handsome and wants her.
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He was sexually abused by his mother's friend at the age of 15 and she made him be her subdominant. Christian in return, has women be his subdominants and sign a NDA. He meets Anastasia and wants her to be his next sub and she gives him a "run for his money" and makes him fall for her.
There's tons of kinky sex that will make anyone's face turn bright red. But, there's a romance that buds between Christian and Anastasia that is very cute and you learn to love them both as he takes Anastasia on a long dark ride of his past as she falls even harder for him.
Best part of story, including ending:
Even though the sex was a bit much for me and weird at times, their romance and relationship kept me hooked.
Best scene in story:
My favorite scene was when Christian shows up at the hardware store to see Anastasia again, because that is truly where it all begins.
Opinion about the main character:
I loved that Anastasia being quiet and reserved, learns to speak up for herself and learns how to get what she wants. I love that Christian learns how to love instead of being such a dominant sex addict.