on Fifty Shades of Grey directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

Hello, the day has finally come.

Synopsis:

fifty shades

Virginal student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) goes to interview wealthy, mysterious, handsome, charismatic entrepreneur Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The attraction between them is immediate and electric. But Ana learns that Christian is only interested in a relationship on his own controlling terms. As they embark on an intense and passionate affair, he introduces her to his dark and very particular tastes. Now she finds herself exploring her own desires for the first time.

(*spoilers free*)

I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey today. I have read the books few years ago and at that time, I was so surprised by all the sex that I thought the books were brilliant. I don’t necessarily hate them, but they don’t have 5* with me. However, I did enjoy them and since then I was super excited to see, how are they going to make the movie. Like everyone else, I saw the trailer and all the teaser clips and let me tell you, I was prepared for a major disappointment. I didn’t feel like the actors had any chemistry and the dialogue just seemed unnatural (but that was because of the writing of the book). So imagine my surprise when I genuinely enjoyed the movie!

When the casting was announced I admit, I wasn’t pleased with Dakota Johnson as Ana. I was relieved when Jamie Dornan replaced Charlie Hunnam though. However, after watching this movie I totally understand why would they cast Dakota. She brought the character more like-ability and realness. Plus her legs are AMAZING! Jamie Dornan is an eye candy. His lines were sometimes really bad but when he did something totally sexy, I forgot all about it. Sometimes Jamie and Dakota seemed to lack chemistry but overall I thought it was good. The supporting characters were nothing great though – disappointing. (Seeing Marcia Gay Harden as Christian’s mother was totally weird, when I saw her last night in How To Get Away With Murder!) Sam Taylor-Johnson definitely brought class to the books and I think it’s the first time I actually enjoyed the movie more than a book. Weird, right? I would totally go see it again – judge me. Honestly, I think the movie would surprise all the haters who call this movie “garbage”. I’m sorry, but there are many, many, much worse movies.

Overall, I totally recommend it and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. It’s not an oscar-worthy movie, but it’s great to watch it for fun. Oh and it’s much better than Twilight movies. And the soundtrack is my favourite right now. So yes, this movie has flaws, but give it a chance – it made me laugh a lot!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

P.S. Mr. Grey will see you now! 😉

mr. grey

I hope you enjoyed my review and drop a comment if you want!

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on Seduced In The Dark (The Dark Duet #2) by C.J. Roberts.

Hi again.

I’m here with a review of the second book in The Dark Duet series. Yesterday, I wrote about my feelings toward Captive In The Dark… I finished Seduced overnight and yes, I am very tired and sleepy. Was it worth it? Yes and no. I don’t want to give anything away, but I liked it a bit more than than the first book. I think it’s because the story was developed better. Anyway, let’s talk about this! And don’t forget, this series is full of violence and some disturbing stuff. Don’t continue if you aren’t ready!

Synopsis:

seduced in the darkBOOK TWO OF THE DARK DUET
The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

Quote:
It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie.

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on Captive In The Dark (The Dark Duet #1) by C.J. Roberts.

Hello.

I haven’t posted in a few days because I’ve been deciding what to post next. Sorry for that, if you’re reading this regularly. (Please, please, please!) Anyway, Captive In The Dark intrigued me for a long time. I could not decided if I want to read this or not. The reviews were very mixed ranging from “this is soooo disturbing” to “this was fucking mind-blowing”.  This book is suppose to be very disturbing, containing very explicit scenes and includes BDSM. It’s definitely more disturbing than Fifty Shades. So if you’re not up for it, don’t read this review because my curiosity got the best of me and I have read it.

Synopsis:

captured in the dark

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.

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