Ana's friend is sick so she takes her place and goes to interview the elusive Christian Grey. Ana intrigues Christian and he decides to pursue a relationship with her, but Ana doesn't know that Christian is a Dom looking for a sub. Christian doesn't know that Ana is a virgin and knows nothing about bdsm. They decide to go ahead and try to figure out how to make things work. Ana learns about her own sexuality and finds out that her boyfriend has some serious emotional issues. Ana has to find out if she is strong enough to stay with Christian and if she can handle he wants to give her. Christian knows that he feels something deeper for Ana and he has to find out if he can start getting beyond the demons in the past to let Ana in. I really liked this book; both of the main characters are so messed up. Christian really is fifty shades of fucked up, he always has to be in control and he can't handle not knowing what is coming. He doesn't know how to have a normal relationship and he doesn't let anybody touch him. Ana is young and doesn't really know what she is getting into when she agrees to be with Christian. I don't know why and can't really explain it, but they just work well together. Their relationship is not conventional and they have a lot of problems, but you can really feel how much Ana cares about Christian. You can see that Christian has deep feeling for Ana and that he is trying his hardest to be good to her. The sex in the book didn't bother, whatever floats your boat. The writing itself was good; James did a really good job showing the readers instead of just telling them. I really liked this book, but would not recommend it to anybody who has problems with hard core sex scenes.