4.5 Good book but over-hyped! VickyLou | 17/07/2012 | See all VickyLou's reviews (20) I bought this book (and the other two) to see what all the fuss was about and I enjoyed it but I wasn't as blown away as I expected to be. Yes, Christian Grey is hot and mysterious but the story is a little predictable. Also, I found it hard to imagine the characters as American as some of the wording and phrases made it easier for me to read it as if they were English (maybe that's just me?). It's also repetitive in places but if you can get over that then it's a nice book to read. Not that different from most chick lit with a bit of naughtiness thrown in.