Two weeks ago, I was told to get my hands on 50 Shades of Grey, a steamy novel set in Seattle that is the first read for a new book club here. While I heard this was a ‘hot’ read, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. And, apparently I’m not the only one. The book is quickly becoming a must read, with a feature last week on the Today Show.
This first book (it’s part of a trilogy) enters into the bondage and sex-crazed life of mega-millionaire, Christian Grey, and the innocent, Anastasia Steele, who he simply cannot resist. File this under ‘erotica’ if you want to speak in literary terms. File this under crazy-hot, totally-going-to-turn-you-on if you want to speak in truthful, TAGG terms. I couldn’t put my iPad down until I finished. It opens up your eyes to a world of dominance, subservience, the need for control and the interesting, intriguing dynamics of every relationship.
TAGG tip/confession: the steaminess of this book does more than make for a quick read. I can attest, along with other women, that this book has definitely spiced up my 7+-year marriage. Definitely. Most certainly.