Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades (Book 1)

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When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind - until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Christian keeps hidden away from public view …

Motion Picture Artwork © 2014 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.


I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror. Damn my hair—it just won’t behave, and damn Katherine Kavanagh for being ill and subjecting me to this ordeal. I should be studying for my final exams...

About the Author:

E L James is an incurable romantic and a self-confessed fan-girl. After twenty-five years of working in television, she decided to pursue a childhood dream and write stories that readers could take to their hearts. The result was the controversial and sensuous romance Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. In 2015, she published the no. 1 bestseller Grey, the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from the perspective of Christian Grey, and in 2017, the chart-topping Darker, the second part of the Fifty Shades story from Christian's point of view. Her books have been published in 48 languages and have sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. E L James has been recognised as one of Time magazine's 'Most Influential People in the World' and Publishers Weekly's 'Person of the Year'. Fifty Shades of Grey stayed on the New York Times Best Seller List for 133 consecutive weeks. Fifty Shades Freed won the Goodreads Choice Award (2012), and Fifty Shades of Grey was selected as one of the 100 Great Reads, as voted by readers, in PBS's The Great American Read (2018). Darker has been long-listed for the 2019 International DUBLIN Literary Award. She co-produced for Universal Studios the Fifty Shades movies, which made more than a billion dollars at the box office. The third instalment, Fifty Shades Freed, won the People's Choice Award for Drama in 2018. E L James is blessed with two wonderful sons and lives with her husband, the novelist and screenwriter Niall Leonard, and their West Highland terriers in the leafy suburbs of West London.

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steamy romance, billionaire romances, contemporary romance

If you love billionaire romance novels, you will absolutely adore this billionaire romance novel. Come be captivated

8/11/2023 2:44:34 AM
forbidden romance, contemporary romance, workplace romance...More

Being curious to why the hype, I was late to the party so to speak. I was looking for inspiration for my own book and needed something popular with "a touch of spice". Little did I know, I would end up reading by torchlight until the early hours, wondering what would happen next. I did find the writing slightly "bitty" but eventually ignored it to enjoy the storyline.

6/30/2023 2:07:20 PM
plot twist, urban fantasy, coming of age

I don't really read books since I decided to dedicate my time to writing my own. I also work a full time job.

7/5/2023 12:27:15 AM
plot twist, urban fantasy, epic fantasy...More

A very detailed story, erotica mixed with suspense. Exploring, adventure and testing sexual limits. All whole being romantic.

12/13/2022 7:44:09 AM

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