||When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana?s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too?but on his own terms. Shocked yet thrilled by Grey?s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success?his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family?Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey?s secrets and explores her own dark desires.Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.
||Released in 2011, British author E.L. James's erotic novel FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, the first in a trilogy, found a mainstream audience hungry for an edgy romance. Set in Seattle, a city whose weather is reflective of the book's title, this is the story of the evolving relationship Anastasia Steele, who is studying literature, and Christian Grey, a successful young businessman. A troubled childhood has left Christian with a tormented psyche, one expression of which are kinky and controlling sexual interests that excite and confound the inexperienced Anastasia.