The suspense that led to purchasing this book could have been what ruined it. It did. It. This is a truly great read. Easy to follow and leaves you wanting more at each page...
For me, this book is like a CE Sandra Brown books I have read, like ENVY... Romance, what seems forbidden and things you want to question so you want to talk to the characters.
I have not listened to other Becca Battoe read books. I like this one.
My only extreme action was to try new things with my mate.... Key word - WITH...
I enjoyed the storyline, with the well written erotic aspects. I normally don't read romance novels but I purchased this book due to all the publicity it received. Good bad or indifferent, Publicity is publicity. I enjoyed it and learned a few things. I will listen to the yummy aspects again. The sex sounded delicious!
When Anastasia finally figures it out. Christian loves her and is willing to "try" to give her "more". To some extent I wished Anastasia would be appreciative for the kindness Christian expresses towards her.
Anastasia's first visit to the "red room". Christian introducing himself as her boyfriend to her stepfather Ray.
It starts out kind of bland. The full description of the e mails got annoying. I felt the sex and erotic parts (which makes up most of the first book) were well written. I think the trashy talk was necessary given he was a dominating character. I am glad she refers to the woman's parts as her "sex". As I noted before, I learned a few erotic things, and things I never would even consider. Interesting he has his women sign a contract to consent to sexual relations.
My recommendation ; read it and make your own decision. The second book has more of the plot and a little less erotica. The first book has so much sex in it that it makes many men feel inferior. In saying that, there are men who can keep up with this type of sexual addiction.
Very very unexpected!
That there was a story behind all of the sex.
Except for the constant reading of all of the email data!
Note to any narrator. If you cannot figure out a way to read emailing back and forth in another way, don't agree to do the book because it makes you sound ridiculous! It was just boring hearing that part and a waste of mental time.
YES, BECAUSE I COULDN'T STOP LISTENING
I LIKED THE WAY A WOMEN CAN TOOK CONTROL OF HER SITUATION. ANNA WAS HEAD STRONG AND THAT IS WHAT KEEP HER IN HIS EYE.
MY FAVORITE SCENE WAS WHEN ANNA WAS GOING TO WALK AWAY AND CHRISTAIN HAD TO TELL HER HE LOVED HER HE HAD TO BREAK DOWN TO KEEP HER. A MAN WITH HIS STATUS ALWAYS THINK THEY HAVE THE UPPER HAND BUT SOMETHING AS PURE AND INNOCENT LIKE ANNA COMES ALONG.
YES!!! I ALMOST DID
BEST BOOK EVER. I LISTENED TO ALL THREE BOOKS ONE AFTER THE OTHER.
Becca Battoe takes a little while to warm up, but she does get better. At first I wasn't sure about it, but I came to really like her narration in light of the fact that the female character, Ana, is only 21 years old. And her portrayal of Christian, the main male character, is believable for a 27 year old who is older than his years. And if you aren't sold on the kinky sex, which I rather enjoyed, the second book delves deeper and deeper into the motivations behind Christian's lifestyle. Overall, the series is very satisfying and deeply moving. Give it a try.
I'm only five minutes into the story and I cannot stand the narrator's voice! She sounds like a whiney, abrasive teenager! I don't know if I will be able to finish this book! I have never complained about a narrator until now.
Only with fair warning, I hated the narrator. I am not sure if it is how the story was written or the narrator but quite often it sounded like word of the day toilet paper was being used and that did not work.
The third part was the best.
almost anyone else, perhaps a male and a female?
I had a hard time getting through the first two parts of the story, but I am glad that I did. Here is to hoping that the story line of the second book is as good as the last part of this one.
No...no....no! If this character says 'holy crap' one more time in that nasal adolescent tone I will scream.
No, but I will be more careful and I'll listen to the scores of warnings next time. I love sexy and yes, even graphic stories. Still I need them to be crafted and delivered well.
First, the writing was a handicap. It is truly horrible. Second, the reader simply has no talent or nuance. Awful tone, interpretation and pacing.
It caused nausea, anger and frustration.
It is tragic that this trash is making its author rich. Sad time in literature indeed.
In the top 50
Only Anne Rice could captivate me this completely.
Yes and no. She sounds a little snooty and I read Anna as much more humble.
This book explains the many aspects of top and bottom in a way that most never really get. Amazing and honest definition of the lifestyle. I hope that the readers are able to experience their own Christian as I have experienced in my M. There is no going back, ever.
Just because I can get a better sense of the characters and that I can hear it in private.
First one to have read in this category.
Mr. Grey's conflicts
Love the book read all 3 in paper and love to hear it,even though it would have been better to hear other voices within the narrative.