Thursday, 16 July 2015

Grey (Fifty Shades #4) by E.L.James


From Goodreads

See the world of Fifty Shades of Grey anew through the eyes of Christian Grey.

In Christian's own words, and through his thoughts, reflections, and dreams, E L James offers a fresh perspective on the love story that has enthralled millions of readers around the world.

Christian Grey exercises control in all things; his world is neat, disciplined, and utterly empty—until the day that Anastasia Steele falls into his office, in a tangle of shapely limbs and tumbling brown hair. He tries to forget her, but instead is swept up in a storm of emotion he cannot comprehend and cannot resist. Unlike any woman he has known before, shy, unworldly Ana seems to see right through him—past the business prodigy and the penthouse lifestyle to Christian’s cold, wounded heart.

Will being with Ana dispel the horrors of his childhood that haunt Christian every night? Or will his dark sexual desires, his compulsion to control, and the self-loathing that fills his soul drive this girl away and destroy the fragile hope she offers him?

This book is intended for mature audiences.

My thoughts

3.5 stars or 7/10.

After having read and thoroughly enjoyed the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy and having just reread them all and thoroughly enjoying them every bit as much on reading them again, I decided to bite the bullet and buy this one too.

Whilst the book is a keeper, as I've got the original trilogy as keepers. I must admit that I was sadly disappointed with this one if I am honest.

I won't go on about the storyline as most people know what they are all about. I will say that if this had been the first of the original trilogy then I doubt that I would have read the other two. I much preferred the stories written from Ana's POV. I wasn't keen on Christian's POV and think he was even more stalkerish and perverse in this.

If E.L.James writes the other two books from his POV then I doubt I'll be tempted to buy them as readily as I did this one. But a Ladies allowed to change her mind isn't she?

There was not enough new storyline to this story to keep me completely hooked and I didn't feel enough about it to make me look forward to picking it up as much as I did with the trilogy. I really engaged with them and found myself looking forward to picking them up.

Am I glad I read it? Yes, if only to see how the story was perceived from Christian's POV.


  1. Totally agree Bernie xxx


    1. Thans for taing the time to comment Lainy. :-) I saw your review on RiSi, saw you thought similar to me. xx

    2. Grrr at bad spelling due to sticky kkkkkkk's.