BOOKREVIEW#53 Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James (International Giveaway)
You know you've fallen hard for something if you skip things to indulge yourself with something you want to do. A complete disregard of convention is a sure sign of strong desire. Strong desires, sometimes, can overwhelm and overpower and overcome you in sweet succession; which brings me to Fifty Shades of Grey. Read more after the jump.
My heart is pounding as I type this review. I started reading the first book of the Fifty Shades trilogy roughly around 10am yesterday. I was on my way to a Shu Uemura make-up workshop in Makati so I was dead sure to read an erotica wasn't the best idea there is. But I submitted to the thought because I knew I can't make Grey wait. I am always a victim of intrigue. I won't be surprised if I die from curiosity, so to speak.
It's been 24 hours since I first flipped through the tantalizing words that comprised this much talked about trilogy but I can still feel its effect on me. No, it's not just that my hormones are stirred (consider this as a warning, the book will stir you up); but it's because with the gift of hindsight, I find the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise as coercive and deep--pun intended.
It's not about the sex (innuendos would be plenty). Personally, what I found sexiest about the book is the chase. The push and the pull and the confusion and the restraint. Oh crap, does that make me perfect for the lifestyle? Woe. Is. Me.
But really... what relationship isn't power play? I believe there will always be dominance and submission when it comes to relationships: platonic, casual, serious, sexual; and Fifty Shades of Grey made that typical nature of human behavior as romantic and passionate and perverse as ever. I felt each page of Grey crawling under my skin as I read through--and as expected, like an addict, I even opened my gate for him.
If you've ever been owned. If you've ever given yourself up to a desire. If you've ever granted someone the pleasure of you, you must read Fifty Shades of Grey.
If you've ever given up your own wishes. If you've ever felt perplexed by your own disobedience. If you've ever acted out of your nature just because someone or something has this unexplainable effect on you... you must read Fifty Shades of Grey.
More than the kinky, Fifty Shades of Grey is an explorative and experimental sneak peek to a world of pure honesty and acceptance. While I was reading through (and calming my body), I felt how behind the presumed darkness of the storyline, there is a basic human need emerging.
The need for connection.
If you've ever loved somebody you know you shouldn't; if you love someone you know you shouldn't, you need Fifty Shades of Grey. It gave me what I did not expect from an erotica. It gave me clarity and a clearer perspective. Sometimes it's not about knowing or testing or pushing your limits. Sometimes it is what it is. As much as love is love--pain is pain.
Here's the best part. I'm giving away a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey. This giveaway is made possible by the loving friendship Fully Booked has showered yours truly. Fill out the form below to join. Don't miss out the on any chance. That tip applies to both this contest and almost anything in life.
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PS. E L James Retweeted this contest! woot woot! Which means she's been here... read the review, or at least saw parts of it... yeah. NICE!
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