Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James

Title: Fifty Shades of Grey

Author: E. L. James

My Rating: 5 Stars

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Summary (from

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.

My Review:

HOLY HOTNESS!! (yes, I used shouty capitals)

I am not sure what I completely expected going into this book, but I definitely didn't expect where it took me. My emotions ran rampant through the entire book, happiness, fear, giddiness, sadness and more. ;)

I was totally engrossed in the not-so-normal relationship between the sexy, rich, successful, and tantalizing Christian Grey and the normal, innocent Ana. The ups and downs of their relationship kept me on the edge of my seat and I received an introductory education on the BDSM lifestyle. *Blush* Ana's inner dialog with her conscious and her inner goddess, was humorous and one of the reasons I love the book so much.

E. L. James has captured me as a fan with this book and I am eager to start the second!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams

Title: Eternal Eden

Author: Nicole Williams

My Rating: 5 Stars

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Summary from

College sophomore Bryn Dawson is a self-proclaimed poster child for normal. However, the day William Hayward enters her life, normalcy is the last thing Bryn will be able to count on if she wants to be with him. Too mysterious and appealing to be good for a girl, Bryn feels drawn to him in a way that seems out of her control—as if fate is orchestrating it.

Despite every red flag and warning siren going off in her head telling her not to, Bryn falls hard for William, knowing he’s categorically different from anyone she’s ever met. She never imagined how right she was. When William takes her deeper into the rabbit hole of his world, Bryn must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to be with him, knowing no matter what, fate always finds a way to have the last laugh.

Spinning a new twist on star-crossed lovers, Eternal Eden will put Bryn through a gauntlet of turmoil, challenging her to find the power within herself to become the heroine in her own story.

My Review:

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book. I had to force myself to put my Kindle down while reading this just so I could feed my kids, go to work, sleep, etc. (you know, normal responsibilities that wouldn't get me fired or have child services knocking on my door.)

Although there is no man on earth, Mortal or Immortal, that is as perfect as William is portrayed in the story, I thoroughly enjoyed the romance between him and Bryn. The way that Nicole Williams wrote this story triggered so much emotion that I found myself laughing and crying with the characters.

I purposely waited to read this book until right before Fallen Eden comes out because I am impatient when it comes to waiting for books in a series. I am glad I did because even the week left until Fallen Eden's release seems like too long to wait to continue on with Bryn and Williams story!