Fifty Shades of Grey and the subsequent Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed have become a hit and the must read book for women over the recent few months. Is it justified? What is causing people to get these books and read them? There are a lot of spoilers in this review so don't read it if you don't want to know any of the minor plot details. You have been warned.
I was asked to read them and give my opinion by a friend and also my brother. I did. While they are entertaining, it is in the same way as watching an episode of Judge Judy, entertainment without any real substance and for the most part not particularly good. The book does get you to turn pages, I will grant that and some of the sex scenes are mildly titillating. But for the most it reminded me of a poorly written Mills and Boon book (I read several of these a week as a teenager and loved them). It also irritated me for several reasons.....
Skeptical kinkster musing on whatever takes my fancy!