Anyways, back to the novels. As many of you probably know now that there are movies out, this is a romance BDSM trilogy. There are a lot of books within this genre but it's mostly a hush-hush thing that isn't in the public eye. The massive popularity of these novels made this subject a mainstream topic of conversation. And I think that's wonderful! I'm a big advocate for the live and let live mentality. What people do in their private lives: who they love, how they love, what they believe in; I'm okay with all of it. As long as your beliefs aren't shoved under my nose and you're not trying to force them on me, go for it. I actually really enjoy reading BDSM and erotic romance novels myself.
I've learned a lot from books and these novels are a lot about teaching about BDSM and what it means. Anastasia is such a naive young female that has almost no knowledge of anything sexual, which is unusual in the free market of information available today, and Christian is such a wounded, jaded character. What's not to love? Throughout these novels we are confronted with the realistic horrors of the world and the things that people do to one another, but also who people can come together to help heal each other. It's a great representation of today's society. These do end up being a wonderful trilogy that is worth reading if you don't mind the subject matter described. It's eye-opening and all about understanding and accepting others even when it involves something that is unfamiliar.