Reviewed by Sandra Reynolds
50 Shades of Grey – If you've not heard of this trilogy of books you've clearly been on another planet… I'm now appealing to those of you who've not yet succumbed to 50 Shades of Grey's media attention and labelling of 'mummy porn' as myself it did put me off for a while.
This is not cover to cover graphic scenes, there is a growing love story within it, a strong female character in Anastasia Steele, an innocent 22 year old, who's set in what her ideals are and Christian Grey who let’s just say is rich and handsome and every woman’s dream apart from a rather naughty side to him… Yes this does contain some eyebrow raising pages, but my belief is it fits in with the characters and the story development throughout, by the end I couldn't wait to read book 2, it was less about the naughtiness and way more about where can this unlikely relationship could go.
50 Shades Darker – Book 2 in the phenomenon that is 50 Shades trilogy. The cliff-hanger at the end of book 1 had me dying to continue on with this trilogy. It really didn't disappoint as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey's relationship develops. We see a much stronger woman who will try new things but is dead set on not crossing her own personal lines and a man softening to more like Mr Average. Yes it still has eyebrow raising naughtiness in it but Mr Grey is certainly edging more towards Mills and Boon and less scary. A really good read… In 50 Shades Darker we see a thicker story, with a suspense side thrown in with a blossoming love story… A definite love story and less 'porn'… This book has more content than the label of 'mummy porn'. Highly recommend.
50 Shades Freed – The final book in the 50 Shades trilogy… Now here we get to everything I wanted from these books; love, love, love and a strong independent woman who's got her man round her little finger. The Christian Grey in book 1 is well and truly gone and now we meet what most women crave from a man… The story pans out a little predictably in the relationship but really it’s what I wanted to happen so no complaints there. The plot is again thicker and suspense is in the mix for a while it felt more like a crime thriller. A truly enjoyable book and a great trilogy.
Now hurry up and go out and buy your copies. I hope I have at least tempted some of you that had previously been put off.
Buy your 50 Shades Triology from Random House here.