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Has anyone read this book and what did they think
I'm planning on reading them when I go on maternity leave at the end of August.
I'm very intrested to see what the hype is all about!


I have heard its pretty crap....

what I HATE though....is the term "mummy porn." I hate it. I find it degrading. I don't know whether people feel they shouldn't read erotic novels and because this one has made it into the mainstream its ok for them to admit to it. The term mummy porn somehow makes it ok.....I have no idea. I just cringe everytime I hear it.

Essentially though, its an extension of the Twilight series. I found them to be pretty boring both the movies and the books. I was pretty disappointed as I like gripping movies and books especially but these I had to make myself read.
I have brought the books to read but find it amazing the hype around "mummy porn"......... How many women are happy to read these books but would strongly object to hubby reading or watching male porn???

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i have read it. i get what the hype is about. the hype is about all the sex and the OMG i cant believe the author went THERE. sex is on nearly every second page. it's book porn.

it is not the best when it comes to novels but if you appreciate it for what it is, book porn, then it is a good, simple read. definately a no brainer though.

i am now reading the bronze horseman. took me a while to get into it, but starting to get the hype about this one.
RCC376 wrote:
I am thinking about buying them, just to see what the big deal is but I am a bit worried that I am going to be like T.R.E.E. and think that it is a waste of $30 and time that i cant get back!


Don't waste your money, go to the library and borrow it!
I bought the first one on Kindle... and I deeply regret it. So poorly written, I wish I had just gone with my gut after reading the reviews, I was forcing myself to read it. Not my cup of tea at all!



I read them all on Kindle, and I enjoyed them all. Sure, they weren't particularly well-written, but I enjoyed the story and the romance of it all. I didn't see many comparisons between it and the Twilight series whatsoever. It is what it is, erotica, though it's softer than other erotica I have read, and far less crude, which I also liked. The author does write a lot about contraception, however if she hadn't, probably someone would be complaining that it is encouraging unsafe sex, so I can certainly understand why she has done so. Anyway, I would recommend it, I found it a fabulous, easy to read series! But don't read it if you are looking for a literary masterpiece...

kerrie, VIC, DD 12/8/03, DD 12/10/05, DD 14/9/07, DD 4/1/10

I love it .No idea what it has to do wityh twilight .I will admit my husband has benfited and doesn't understand my fasacniation with what is a porno just in written form
SammyAhh-boo wrote:
I just finished the first one and will get the last 2 on my kindle. I enjoyed it but I get caught up in characters in a book, and I am drawn towards the underlying vulnerability Mr Grey has so that is keeping me hooked and wanting to know what happens next. I do think that if it were more 'vanilla' and less 'red room of pain' it wouldn't be so popular though.


Do you think its popular because its something people want to read, but don't because it is frowned upon generally. I mean if you had a book on bondage sitting on your coffee table, you might be inclined to hide it from your girlfriends for fear of what they may think. Whereas in this format its not only acceptable, but popular!

I was thinking it may be an outlet for people to read about and discuss sex whereas normally they may not.

I will add, I think that is a good thing and if anything I am glad the book does bring something positive. I am curious to read it though, purely because I wonder how the woman are portrayed. I am guessing submissive with male domination, but I am hoping to be proved wrong. smile
I think it has encouraged women to explore their sexuality, perhaps reducing the stigma they may feel associated with doing so. I think it's availability as an electronic book has helped a lot with sales - basically in this way people can read whatever they want without risking the judgment of others. I read the series electronically because I read most things electronically these days. I can buy books from the comfort of my home, or wherever the heck I am, and I get them immediately. No waiting whatsoever, no having to pay for postage, and it taking up no space on my bookshelf! And yes, I can read whatever I want without having to worry about anyone knowing what I am reading - though that doesn't bother me so much.

kerrie, VIC, DD 12/8/03, DD 12/10/05, DD 14/9/07, DD 4/1/10

thanks kerriej. I thought that might have a lot to do with it. I am really pleased about that aspect.
No worries. It pleases me, too! So many people are saying how explicit it is, how it is demeaning to women, etc etc, but I don't think that's the case at all. I don't consider it true erotica. It's a lot softer than that, the language is far nicer, and basically it's a lot more mainstream. Yes it is explicit, but it is supposed to be. I don't find it demeaning at all. What is demeaning about a woman exploring her own sexuality, and becoming empowered to make her own decisions? I think a lot of people are looking too far into it. They are expecting it to be a literary masterpiece, when it doesn't need to be. It is what it is, a lovely, explicitly sexual story.

kerrie, VIC, DD 12/8/03, DD 12/10/05, DD 14/9/07, DD 4/1/10

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