My response, “50 Shades of what?” I’d never heard of it.
Well, turns out he’d heard about it from some of the women at his office, who’d heard about it from some women they knew, who’d no doubt heard about it from someone else.
After Googling it about twenty seconds later, I discovered that this book is climbing up the best seller charts everywhere and has already been optioned for a movie. This is the author’s very first book, folks. So obviously, I sat up and took notice.
What makes it different, you ask? Well, it’s erotica, for one. It’s kind of like a “cross over” hit. People who’ve never read erotic romance before are picking it up and whispering to their friends about it. The word of mouth phenomenon with this book is really pretty amazing.
The other thing that makes it different (in my opinion) is the cover. For an erotic romance, the cover is intriguing. No half naked man on the front (okay, I miss that a little), no woman stroking her unmentionables, just a simple black and white photo of a tie. I like that. I like it a lot. Made me curious. Made me want to pick it up and read it.
So…I downloaded it and am on chapter one. I’ll let you know what I think.
My question to you is, have you heard of this book before? Have you read it? I’d love to hear your input-