Do. Not. Read. This. Book.
Full disclosure: I zipped through it because of the romance and the curiosity as to how things would unfold between Christian Gray and Anastasia Steele. In retrospect, there's no romance at all, just extremely offensive moves on Christian's part who is an insult to women everywhere - and the author of this book is a woman.
I could go on about my issues with this book's anti-feminism, bad writing, shallow characters, and more, but honestly, it's not worth my time. This was, however, a book-club book so if you're curious, you can read what I, along with several other girls, had to say about it along the way.