Critical reception of the book, however, has tended towards the negative, with the quality of its prose generally seen as poor.
The second and third volumes of the trilogy, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, were published in 2012.
Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian, a version of Fifty Shades of Grey being told from Christian's point of view, was published in June 2015.
Christian and Ana plan to meet again, and he takes Ana home, where she discovers several job offers and admits to Kate that she and Christian had sex.
Over the next few days, Ana receives several packages from Christian.
Ana goes outside to get some fresh air, and José attempts to kiss her, but he is stopped by Christian's arrival.
Ana leaves with Christian, but not before she discovers that Kate has been flirting with Christian's brother, Elliot.He initially says that Ana will first have to fill in paperwork, but later goes back on this statement after making out with her in the elevator.Ana goes on a date with Christian, on which he takes her in his helicopter, Charlie Tango, to his apartment.Anastasia "Ana" Steele is a 21-year-old college senior attending Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington.Her best friend is Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh, who writes for the college newspaper.Later, Ana wakes to find herself in Christian's hotel room, where he scolds her for not taking proper care of herself.