After much protesting, I finally succumbed to peer pressure and read this book. I was shocked to find I didn't hate it. In fact I liked Anastasia's inner goddess and subconscious a lot. What I didn't like was how much of a push over she was just for a good looking man. Christian Grey needs about five shrinks following him around! Seriously, he has issues that should not be advocated as attractive. Yet...I don't hate this book. I can't figure out why I don't. Anastasia said "oh my" after every other word (very irritating) and she annoyed me a lot but I couldn't completely dislike her. Argh!!! I won't go around recommending the series to people but I think I'll refrain fom dissing the books in conversations as I'd done in the past.