My latest obsession is the Trilogy series – 50 Shades. The first book is called 50 Shades of Grey. Think of it as a cross between Beauty & the Beast and Twilight. It is a love story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. The complex character of Christian is that you love him and hate him at the same time. He is an uber successful, alpha male with a dark and dominate side in his intimate relations. He meets and falls for innocent and virginal college student Anastasia.
He wants to dominate and even has a contract that he wants her to sign so she cannot disclose what happens between the 2 of them. She’s torn between her love for him, deep attraction and fear of him. She has a deep desire to understand his past that makes him desire this dominate sexual relationship. They exchange texts and emails with each other that reveal insights about his past that makes it easier for them to share details of their history when they are in person. He falls for her too and attempts to make her happy with a “vanilla relationship”. Will Anastasia embrace Christian’s dark side or will Christian try to change his ways for his love of Ana? Next in the series is 50 Shades of Darker.