I read this book so I could honestly have an argument as to why it is so terrible. My expectations were exceeded in some ways and not in others. The writing was not as bad as I thought it would be although I would dearly like to punch Ana's constantly irritating little"inner goddess" in the face. If you're looking for a plot there isn't really much of one, it's just them having sex. As for the characters, Ana is nothing short of pathetic and irritating, I don't understand how anyone could be THAT naive unless they were raised in a convent. Christian is aggravating and borderline abusive, I don't really go for the caveman thing so I don't really understand the attraction. He basically fulfills every romance novel stereotype, hot, rich, controlling, boring, but at least he isn't a vampire. In fact he makes Edward Cullen look like a great boyfriend which is scary in itself.
It's not really the sex I take an issue with so much as the lifestyle that goes along with it. What happens in the bedroom is one thing but the stalking and the controlling and the telling her what to do? That's another thing. I know that everyone is a legally consenting adult, it just baffles my mind why any woman would want to enter a relationship with a man who wants to control her every habit. Especially given how many women are forced to live in that kind of situation every day with little hope of getting out.
All in all, not a great read. I hope Ian Somerhalder will hopefully have enough sense to not go near that film.