It's not the best written book in the world; but do we really need to get technical to know that we love something? Countless authors make technical mistakes. I make technical mistakes. We all make the occasional spelling or grammatical error. Style isn't always constant. Blah blah blah... these things all really matter and getting it write makes your book far more enjoyable because of the FLOW, but sometimes RAW is good too.
Grey's story itself is beautiful. He;s broken. He's as hurt as a man can be. It holds him back. The pain controls him even though he thinks he controls it. Only with Anna does he let control go bit by bit. There are bits that I don't like. It's a tad stalkery at times and some people will tell you it's domestic abuse, but I didn't get that vibe. Nothing at all wrong with a bit of kinky sex. The reasons behind it obviously need a bit of therapy to work it all out but that's part of the joy of the journey and the journey is what makes the story. Anna is a bit weak. I think that's the biggest pitfall for me. She's just not strong enough. I'd be a heck of a lot more argumentative. There's no world in which I'd let him punish me for rolling my eyes at his extravagant gift. Seriously who buys a car for someone they've known less than a month???? and then to get rid of her old car without asking??? Too much!! She should have been stronger but nobody's perfect. Flaws are what make our characters likeable and approachable - they make them as real as you and me.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.