BOTW: In Too Deep by Portia Da Costa {21st December 2012}

BLURB:

Librarian Gwendolyne Price starts finding indecent proposals and sexy stories in her suggestion box. Shocked that they seem to be tailored specifically to her own deepest sexual fantasies, she begins a tantalizing relationship with a man she’s never met. Soon enough, erotic letters and toe-curlingly sensual emails don’t suffice; she has to meet her mysterious correspondent in the flesh.

Ratings: 2/5 stars

Release Date: 1st November 2008

Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Review:

I finally continued the book. I finished it like an hour ago and totally forgot to mark it read. Been busy looking for Logo Quiz apps in my tablet. LOL. Anyway…

I spent 4 days reading it but in actuality if you just count the number of hours I spent reading it… it would only be just less than 6 hours. What? I am busy watching House M.D. so I didn’t bother reading anything. Plus I am always out with my bf or friends.

The book is, was, okay. I feel like it’s really lacking and it could still grow and developed into a good book. I mean, towards the ending where she wrote a letter, I was waiting for something MORE to happen. Not that kind of ending. There’s supposed to be more to that. I know he didn’t admit the Nemesis thing but if they don’t want to verbally confirm it… I NEED TO KNOW. Confirm it verbally. I don’t like guessing even though I am probably right about it.

This book is just sex. Might as well put it in a short story category and there’s no real substance. BUT still… I want the plot to grow. damn. LOL.

oh heck. Anyway… Merry Christmas! :P

Read: Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James

Blurb:

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

Rating: 3/5 stars

Release Date: 17th April 2012

Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Review: *with spoilers*

I really don’t know what and how to rate this book. I can’t say that this is really an amazing book cause I feel that it’s really not. But I can’t say that I didn’t like it cause I did, NOT because my friends (yes the girls that made me read this) would tell me that I’m a liar or PRUDE. ;D

What made me continue reading this is not because of the steamy scenes which were so many that I lost count of it. It’s like for every chapter they were either having sex or a heated discussion. It was because I’m insanely curious about Christian Grey’s fuckedupness. I want to know why he was like that. And thank God it was finally revealed to me and that it’s almost what I expected.

What I didn’t expect to see was Christian as a submissive. I was left mouth opened, gaping like an idiot at my phone (reading kindle at my phone, tablet ran out of battery), trying to comprehend what the hell just happened and why am I seeing that scene. It was so unexpected that my heart goes to Christian. His childhood was not that morbid in my mind but seeing Christian as a Sub when he is now a Dom was um, a bit disturbing? Cause Ana has that power over Christian. Or maybe it’s not the word. Not disturbing… It’s weird to see a man begging for you not to go. You know, since man is essentially have this pride higher than tallest building or mountain in the world.

And yes! No Red Room! I mean its just once. And whatever happened there stays there. I don’t wanna discuss what happened there cause its weird for me. :/ Although one thing I could say about it is that they came back happy and contented.

I noticed that the dialogues in the book, both book 1 and book 2 were quite the same with each other. It keeps on repeating. The talk about food, the how Christian was angry about something, how Ana feels about Elena. :/ The mention of same words all throughout the book was a bit exhausting to read.

Btw, the event at the last part, for Christian’s birthday was a surprising one. And it’s pretty good to have that scene once and for all.

Oh, another thing, I know, I’m so effin’ innocent about BDSM, but… there’s this line Christian said that Ana don’t know what he could do about the canes and cats… so that leaves me questioning what does one do with a cane?? You know, caning. Plus with a cat??? WTF??? Is my imagination right? … Oh scratch that, I don’t want my imagination to be right cause I might hurl. :/

Read: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Blurb:

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Rating: 3/5 stars

Release Date: 3rd April 2012

Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | TBD

Review:

Fine. I’m giving in. Dan made me. 

This is a bit hard to rate… I’ll stick to honesty, as always. First few chapters, until chapter 7, made me feel mushy. I actually liked it then… But when Christian Grey introduced the Red Room of Pain or his playroom… I started to have second thoughts. I’m wincing the entire time they are there. Fine, I’m okay with the tying up but hitting? A big fat NO.

Christian Grey said that he is NOT a Sadist but a Dominant. But as you go on the story, you’ll read the part that “I want to hurt you.” or that “I like hitting you.” or something in that area. Uh, isn’t that Sadism? The fact that he likes to hit you brought him pleasure. In my vocabulary, that’s Sadism. If you remove about the BDSM parts (okay, I admit, it’s not really that much), I would have swoon over Christian. I would gladly give this a five stars if only his circumstances is not a control freak as Ana always says.

I also admit that Grey is not really a Dom for that matter. Er, I know I haven’t read a LOT of BDSM books and technically this is my second time reading a book about it… But I dunno. I don’t think he’s really a Dom. Sure he took care of Ana and all that. But I think he’s just uh, manipulative and gets whatever he wants. Eh… I don’t know…

Anastasia Steele, I wanted to hit her myself when she suddenly agreed to Grey. Think more before you agree with him. Don’t just agree because you find him HOT and gorgeous and all that beautiful adjectives. And sometimes, her smart mind fails her with crappy choices.

I don’t like the contract too. I feel like she’s treated as a property although I know that it’s not really like that. See why I don’t really like BDSM? I can’t obey ALL those rules. It will just make me feel collared. BUT I do admit that some of the scene is really erotic and affects me too. Again, I cringe with every scene in that Red Room which was I think 3 times only.

And that last part? I teared up a bit. (view spoiler) I really don’t like the hitting even though it’s for pleasure or such. It’s not right to be hit. :/ I know, you guys would or might argue with me that it’s not. But well, that’s my opinion. And that’s yours. :)

I did enjoy some parts of the book. Like that Gliding. I enjoyed it and wanted to try it myself. Hehe. :P And what’s with the inner goddess talk?! Makes me think she has multiple personality. I’m tempted to give this book a two stars but well, since I have parts that I do enjoy it (like the emails!), three stars for Grey.

P.S. Since I wanna know what’s his deal, I’ll read the next book.

Currently Reading: Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Blurb:

When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

This book is intended for mature audiences.

Ramblings:

I finally gave in to peer pressure. I’m reading this because my girl friend, Dan wanted me to. Even my cousin said that I should read it… What can I say? I can’t say NO to them. :/ As far as I’m in which is not so much, it’s pretty okay. It’s making me grin… I’m a bit worried about it actually. I’m NOT into BDSM. The first BDSM book I’ve read was Slave by Sherri Hayes. And it’s not really that er, BDSM-ish? It’s mild. So I don’t really consider it as my first BDSM book. I believe this Fifty Shades is hard core BDSM.

I’ve actually tried the audio book… I fast forward it to the first sex scene between Ana and Christian. I’m not turned on. BECAUSE I KEEP ON LAUGHING. I was laughing my ass off cause the girl who’s talking in the audio book is trying so hard to sound like a man, hence, me laughing like crazy. You guys should try listening to it and you’ll see what I’m talking about. I deleted the files cause I can’t stop giggling and just decided to read the book. :p

I don’t know what to hope for this one. >_< My friends over at GR keep saying “Good luck, you need it.” to me and “Why did you give in?” comments. :p Well, good luck to me.