*Warning! If you can't handle a toe curling read then go no further!*
Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy
I heard about this series a little while ago and it's heat level and thought, meh' I'll put it on the TBR pile. Then there was all this talk and trashing, of the series and the author over plagiarism etc so it wasn't at the top of my TBR pile at all until an actual reader told me about it and said 'No Way is it a Twilight replica!'
So, I thought I would rev it to the top of my pile and downloaded the free sample because frankly if it was an act of plagiarism, as an author I didn't want to give the girl a dime of my hard earnt cash. I think the sample gave me almost three chapters and by the end I was hitting the BUY button.
There was not a moment where I could spot a word copied and before I knew it I had a lust for more.
It's in a first POV of Anastasia Steele, excuse me if the spelling is mistaken but I'm in a moment of passion and want to get this out there. She meets Grey (her fifty- I'll explain that in a moment) through chance. Unbeknownst to her he is a hard shell on the outside but on the inside a very broken soul he even admits he's fifty shades of F#*ked up and I believe it. Throughout the series they grow together and he learns to trust her and she him.
The intricacies of the characters blew me away, this isn't just a wham bam and slam, hot sex read it's an emotional journey for ALL of the characters as well as me, the reader. I cried twice!
I love their emails and the banter, I most definitely loved the toe curling, flush hot sex scenes, some scenes were not my thing but in no way did they shade me from a good read.
I now have finished my addiction of this series as hubby and kids call it and want to say that although some of the sub characters have either similar mannerisms or history, this series does not piggy back, plagiarize or mimic in any way the Twilight saga. I hear there was a fan fiction release a while ago which had a serious re-write - I don't know the facts of this but I can tell you now, It's awesome in it's own right and E.L James deserves her credit and her money!!!!
Before you judge based on a site declaring a high percentage of plagiarism which has not been proven or word of mouth, read it and judge for yourself.
Fifty Shades Of Grey Trilogy was one of the best reads I have read in a while and I am now a passionate fan.
Well do E.L James and thank you.