Fifty Shades Trilogy by E L James
From James' site in reference to Fifty Shades of Grey, though the second and third installments are just a continuation of the same:
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.The story of Ana and Christian enticed me enough to continue with reading until completing the entire series, though "horror-stricken" might be a frank assessment of my view of their relationship if they happened to be real people. I kept thinking of my nieces and goddaughter, all of an approximate age with Ana, and couldn't imagine saying anything other than "run" in relation to imagining any of them with an obsessed, damaged control freak with serious issues regarding women.
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.
If this is romance--thanks, but no thanks. I seem to be in a minority, judging by other blogs, though. Or maybe I'm just that much older than the average female reader blogging about how much she loves Christian??
Has anyone else read part or all of the trilogy? What did you think?