When literature student Anastasia Steele is drafted to interview the successful young entrepreneur Christian Grey for her campus magazine, she finds him attractive, enigmatic and intimidating. Convinced their meeting went badly, she tries to put Grey out of her mind - until he happens to turn... read more
Fifty Shades of Grey is the story of a college student, Anastasia, who begins a relationship with a 27 year old very successful and powerful businessman, Christian Grey, after interviewing him for her college newspaper. Ana loses her virginity to Christian, and he wants her to sign a... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Fifty Shades of Grey is the story of a college student, Anastasia, who begins a relationship with a 27 year old very successful and powerful businessman, Christian Grey, after interviewing him for her college newspaper. Ana loses her virginity to Christian, and he wants her to sign a non-disclosure agreement and a contract that keeps their relationship purely sexual and defines how their relationship as one of "dominance and submission."
“Raising the ordinary to extraordinary.”Anastasia Steele
“I am crying over the loss of something I never had. How ridiculous.”Anastasia Steele
“Why didn't you tell me there was danger? Why didn't you warn me? Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks ...”
“Mission not accomplished. I am really quite drunk - my head swims uncomfortably as I shuffle with the line. Well, the object of the exercise was to get drunk. I have succeeded. This is what it's like - probably not an experience to be repeated.”Anastasia Steele
“Laters, baby.”Elliot Grey
“'So you'll get your kicks by exerting your will over me.' 'It's about gaining your trust and your respect, so you'll let me exert my will over you. I will gain a great deal of pleasure, joy even, in your submission. The more you submit, the greater my joy -- it's a very simple equation.'”Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey
“Any sane person wouldn't want to be involved in this sort of thing, surely.”Anastasia Steele
“I have an indecent proposal to consider from King Misfit himself.”Anastasia Steele
“I agree to the conditions, Angel; because you know best what my punishment ought to be; only-only-don't make it more than I can bear!”
“Because I'm fifty shades of fucked up, Anastasia.”Christian Grey
“I think I’ve kissed a prince, Mom. I hope he doesn’t turn into a frog.”Anastasia Steele
“'Ana, goodbye,' he says softly, and he looks utterly, utterly broken, a man in agonizing pain, reflecting how I feel inside.”
“'I've fallen in love with you, Christian.' His eyes widen again, but this time, with pure, undiluted fear. 'No,' he breathes as if I've knocked the wind out of him. 'No. You can't love me, Ana. No... that's wrong." He's horrified.'Wrong? Why's it wrong?' 'Well, look at you. I can't make you happy.' His voice is anguished.”
“Because I can.”Christian Grey
“I did follow my heart, and I have a sore ass and an anguished, broken spirit to show for it.”Anastasia
“We aim to please.”
Followed by Fifty Shades Darker.
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