I just had to see what all the fuss was about. This book, or "erotic romance" as it says on the cover has caused such a stir in the world of female readers, librarians and religious groups that you would think D.H. Lawrence had written it.
The fact that it is a New York Times bestseller and has been for quite a while also has stirred the hornet's nest. Curiosity and wanting to know what the heck was in this book caused me to buy a copy when I saw it
on the shelf at Kroger's. Of all places. Something that is supposed to be xxxx rated right next to the beets!
The irony didn't escape me.
Kroger's was my last shopping trip before heading back to Mexico. With list in hand I whizzed up and down aisles buying those things that I and others here in San Miguel were wanting to have back in Mexico. The book was not on the list.
The next day I arrived in Laredo. Temps 108 degrees. Staying in the room. Nothing to do. Start reading the book. Oh my.
The premise is that a young newly graduated college student accidentally meets one of the most successful and rich men in the USA. He is sexually experienced. She is not - in fact, is still a virgin. It goes from there.
Explicit sex scenes. Subjects that I had to Google to find out what they meant. Oh my. Some of it brought back delicious memories.
Nothing however, in my opinion, to cause it not to be on library shelves. Probably not in schools.
Unbeknownst to me, it is a trilogy. This book ended right in the middle of a "scene". Everyone says you have to read all three. Hmmmm. Curiosity? Maybe. Will I spend the money? Probably not.
The one thing this book makes perfectly clear. Women like to read sexy novels. Just like men. It's about time the world knows it.
Might be eye-opening for men too. Enjoy!