It seems every time I turn around I'm hearing something about this trilogy of books by E L James. I didn't think they sounded like my cup of tea, but they seem to be so popular right now.
This was copied and pasted from Amazon, it gives a little blurb about each book:
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY: When college student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly Ana realizes she wants this man, and Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian’s secrets and explores her own desires.
FIFTY SHADES DARKER: Daunted by Christian’s dark secrets and singular tastes, Ana has broken off their relationship to start a new career. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and while Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Ana is forced to make the most important decision of her life.
FIFTY SHADES FREED: Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to turn Ana’s deepest fears into reality.
I read them and I gotta say they are hot, hot, hot. Not well written and all three can be read at a pretty fast clip. It does give an interesting look into the world of BDSM and it's fairly accurate about that point (I won't tell ya'll how I happen to know that).
I must be sexually frustrated or something (my husband is way up North in Baker Lake, Nunavut) but I did get some enjoyment out of this book. It is at least better than Danielle Steele. Someone left one of her books in our coffee room and I picked it up and started reading it. Holy Cow! Melodramatic or what? How she sold 590 million copies of anything is beyond me. There must be 590 million people out there with bad taste.
Actully, I think it started out as twilight fanfiction then it went to self-publishing for e-readers. It was so popular that she got a real publishing contract and just sold the rights to Universal for 5 million. I don't know how they'd ever make it a movie though unless it was rated NC-17, R just won't do it.