Fifty Shades Of Grey Review

I think I have become THAT mom.

Ya know, the one who uses her spit to clean the corner of her kid’s mouth…

The one who does an exercise DVD in her living room…

The one who when she gets angry tells her kid “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out”…

The one who wears the same sweatpants for 3 days, and just changes the shirt…

and just recently added: The one who reads mommy porn

YUP, there is a book that has been invading playdates, soccer games, and kiddie birthday parties.

It seems that all the moms are reading “Fifty Shades of Grey” written by British author E.L. James.

The erotic trilogy is currently on the New York Times Best Seller list. The movie rights have been sold to Universal Pictures and Focus Films.

After hearing so many moms and twitter friends rave about how great this book is, I decided to read it.

A few friends have a Twitter book club. Once we finished “The Hunger Games” trilogy, this was our next read.

I read it in 2 days, not because it was great, mostly bc I love to read and I was bored.

Fifty Shades of Grey underwhelmed me.

It reminded me of a bootleg knockoff of Pretty Woman, just not as good.

The writing is terrible. It made me think of something I would have turned in for high school Creative Writing class (minus all the sex stuff of course).

The words “inner goddess” and “biting her lip” were used more than I use LOL. LOL

The book has the makings of something I would enjoy…the main character is a smart mouth college student from Georgia. She falls in love with a handsome billionaire who loves spoiling her with lavish gifts and sex.

I should love it, right? WRONG…

The dude, Christian Grey is a weirdo. He has good looks and wealth, but that only goes so far. He has more issues than a People Magazine subscription. On top of that, he’s super controlling and  has a creepy sex fetish.

Yeah, he did absolutely nothing for me.

I’ll pass!

But women across America are oohing and ahhing over this Douche 50 Shades of Grey.

Then it hits me, if I were still miserable married, this book would be the ultimate fantasy, as it prolly is for many women/moms/housewives.

I’m not knocking anyone who loves this aspect of it, hey…I’ve been there.

But fortunately for me, my life is so great right now.

I am so glad I’m at a stage where I don’t have to fantasize about life or what makes me happy in life.

I can go out and get it or make myself happy.

And by no means does some controlling weirdo turn me on.

Many moms say they fantasize about the AMAZING sex Ana has with Christian.

I am so thankful I’ve experienced to the moon and back sex with a man I love. That void has been filled and I could write my own book based on it that would make moms ooze like melted Brie.

On the other end, I’ve had a man who bought me cars and material things. However, when it comes with conditions or strings attached, it’s really not that great. In fact, it sucks to feel so dependent and subservient.

I’m happy I’m not stuck in a dead end marriage where I spend evenings dreaming about a better and different life.

The best I can say for this book is that I hope it inspires women who dream of great sex, a bright future, and a man to cater and love her that she empowers herself to better her life.

Fifty Shades of Grey is followed by Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

Despite my distaste for Fifty Shades of Grey, I’m currently reading book #2. LOL


8 Comments on “Fifty Shades Of Grey Review”

  1. Coco April 30, 2012 at 11:52 AM #

    Loved your review! And totally agree with you!

  2. Alona @ Etiquette Blog May 2, 2012 at 5:00 PM #

    Hello Nora, thank you for the review! You saved me some time, because I was just planning on reading the first part.

    • ahotmama July 16, 2012 at 6:45 AM #

      Perhaps the movie will be better???

  3. jen May 7, 2012 at 9:47 AM #

    i REALLY appreciated this review. I wasn’t planning on reading the book not because I’m too good or too prude, but because i’m not in the market for daydreaming about life either. I am married and have 4 kids-which would sound like a great prescription for wanting to escape to a steamy novel. But, I don’t want to escape. I want to love my life. This isn’t to say that I don’t enjoy escaping with a book. I love to read people’s stories. Different lives than my own. PLEASE give me something other than my everyday! But, there is something about reading something intimate between other people (sex stuff/steamy erotica type of literature) that turns me off. I don’t have an issue with intimacy, if anything, I believe it is the most important part of a relationship. But, its personal. Anyway-thanks for your candid review. It rocked! Take care!

  4. ahotmama July 16, 2012 at 6:48 AM #

    Jen, you sound like you Rock!!! After reading the 50 trilogy, I’m in the market for an easy fun Summer read, please let me know if you come across something.

    • jen atkinson July 16, 2012 at 8:56 AM #

      thanks!! I’m finishing up a book and then will be on the hunt myself. I’ll let you know if I hear of something! 🙂


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