I'd heard nothing but bad things about this story for months, but because I prefer to judge literature based on my own personal opinion of it, I got my hands on a copy and read through it in about a day. And while I had a feeling that it was going to be terrible, I had no idea that it was going to be as terrible as it was. Its Twilight roots are clear as day, and as if that wasn't bad enough, its writing is even poorer than that of Stephenie Meyer's. The characterization is awful, most of the sex is incorrectly written (for example, the fact that Ana and Christian managed to have sex while she was on her period, on the first day, with no mention of any kind of pain or discomfort), and Christian's issues with control, which are meant to be sexy, come across as... well, really creepy. I had read it expecting it to be terrible, yes, but I was hoping that there would be a "so bad it's good" quality to it. However, there wasn't, and it only came across as extremely dull and boring when it wasn't particularly bad. The worst part is, this story's premise isn't that terrible, and if it had been written by someone else, it may have even been good. Sadly, that is not to be, and we're left with this horrid piece of literature instead. All in all, this story really does deserve its place of infamy in the BDSM community, because really, there's nothing redeeming about it.
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