First off I am going to put on my mommy pants and say this with the utmost respect: you should be ASHAMED! I got about 1/4 of the way through this book when the sex and the dominating kicked in, actually it was the contract that did it in for me. I just couldn't get past the fact that he demanded that she dress, eat, sleep, smell (the list goes on) the way he wants her to ALL the time. Umm, this to me sounds like abuse and I just could not get past that. It's one thing to dominate in the bedroom, it's just not ok to bring it into every day life. The sex scenes were good but I just could not accept Mr. Grey's attitude towards women. It was the complete opposite of a turn on to me. So I threw the book in the garbage, ok so that may be a tad over dramatic. I may have just placed the book mark right back in and placed it in my night stand.
I have never, will never and cannot even pretend to want to be dominated by a man to the point that I cannot make one decision on my own. This book is so degrading that I feel kinda insulted by all women every where that this is the number one best seller. I'm sure if you gave this book to a women who just left an abuse relationship she would ask if it was a joke.
But that is just my thoughts on it. Enjoy, for all those who have a difference of opinion.