Is This Your Mommy Must-Read?
Sweet Valley High Meets Cosmo
My mommy friends and I have been discussing the latest â€śmust haveâ€ť reads.
The book that keeps coming up in conversation is â€ś50 Shades of Grey.â€ť Itâ€™s one of this monthâ€™s it books. A romance, if you will, that takes the reader down the path of two lovers in aâ€¦erâ€¦unique relationship.Â
After the whole â€śTwilightâ€ť phenomenom, I was reluctant to jump on another romance book bandwagon. The good news â€“ in my opinion, at least â€“ is there are no sparkling vampires. However, what 50 Shades does highlight is the world of BDSM. And this book REALLY highlights it..
Like any good reviewer, I wanted to do my homework. Knowing there were 3 books, I set aside time to get into the first before writing this post.
I finished it in two days.
Now, make assumptions if you will on why it didnâ€™t take any time at all to get to the last page. Was it juicy? Hell yeah. The sex parts were HOT!! (Iâ€™ll come back to that in a little bit.) Was the writing good? Eh. It wasnâ€™t bad writing but it wasnâ€™t compelling either. The author has a very Sweet Valley High feel to her. It made for easy reading but it was brain candy. Reading a Cosmo by the pool type of brain candy.
With that said, I can see why it is so popular and has been deemed â€śmommy porn.â€ť If you have little to no experience with BDSM or your knowledge is minimal at best (if thatâ€™s you, youâ€™re definitely not alone), you might find this book to be too risque. Frankly, thatâ€™s the draw. An average woman or even an average mother, probably would start out feeling awkward reading 50 Shadesâ€¦
But then, you warm up to it. And besides, if you are in that â€śnot feeling sexyâ€ť place, little mamas, this bookÂ couldnâ€™t hurt.
The moms I asked who read the book said things like:
â€śIt took me to a place that made me want to get with my husbandâ€¦â€ť
â€śI felt like I was back having my first real romance again â€¦only way hotter.â€ť
â€śThe book was a delicious distractionâ€¦â€ť
In all seriousness, this is not a replacement for sex with your lover. It could be a way to find your libido again.
Have you read 50 Shades of Grey? Did you read the other two as well? Could this be a book you would recommend to your friends?
Kristi Gilbert also known as The Robot Mommy started blogging after successfully getting her son to eat by talking like a robot. She then transformed into said robot and has been writing about her familyâ€™s adventures ever since. Inspired by her infant daughter, imaginative toddler son and supportive husband, she documents life as she knows it: chaotic, coffee soaked and filled with awesomeness.