While I’ve been reading quite a few different novels this summer (thanks to my Books in my Beach Bag summer series) I couldn’t just ignore Book of the Month, now could I?
This month’s book is Grey by E.L. James.
For any of you who are all about Christian Grey, this is the perfect summer read. While I’ll admit that I’m not as nuts about it as I am the original series, it does bring a certain je ne sais quoi to the table. For starters (and in case you’ve been living under a rock) – Grey is the exact same story as the first book in the Fifty Shades of Grey series, except it is told from Christian’s point of view.
Yes, let that digest. If you thought Christian was a bit overbearing and possessive from Ana’s POV, then yes – he’s a little intense when you’re experiencing his encounters through his mind. That said, in some cases, it was also really hot to hear exactly what he was thinking.
His inner monologue is much better than Ana’s inner goddess bullshit.
Another perk? You get to see quality time with Christian and other characters such as his brother Elliott that you don’t get in the original three books. I love his brotherly relationship with Elliott.
So while I did find it harder to get into Grey, I think that it was only because the story wasn’t new – it was only a new perspective. And if Christian is your kind of man? It’s a perspective worth reading.
Have you read Grey? What did you think? Leave me a note or tweet me!