For my third review I’ll be reviewing Grey by E.L. James, a book I really enjoyed reading, which is the fourth book in the Fifty Shades series.
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? (Goodreads)
I might be one of the few who enjoyed this series so I was overjoyed when I found out that there was a book in Christian’s perspective. Especially as the first book in the series is easily my favorite book out of all 3.
This book talked more in depth regarding Chrisitan himself as it described his feelings regarding Ana, his past and his actions. That being said, the inner thoughts of Christian that E.L. James included allowed us to understand better on what Christian really felt regarding Ana and their relationship. It also conveyed his desperation regarding Ana, and how he really wanted her and the relationship that they were in to work. This was a good aspect of the book, in my point of view, because in the book with Ana’s POV Christian was viewed as someone who was superior and perfect, and not someone who was deeply into Ana (romantically, if you get what I mean *winks*).
That being said, instead of the book just ending at Ana leaving Christian because she had enough of the type of relationship they were having we were able to take a look at the thoughts that Christian was having when Ana was breaking things off with him. In return, this caused the readers to feel more sympathetic with Christian as we now know how he really felt. Personally, for me this also allowed Christian to feel more approachable as he went through the feelings that other individuals would go through, thus making him more likeable. All in all, this book didn’t fail to make me feel giddy and excited throughout the book, even though I knew what was going to happen for each scene.
Therefore, for all Fifty Shades readers, if you liked the series and our couple then this book is a must-read!