‘Grey’ by EL James: 13 sentences we can show you - and 20 we can’t

EL James’ new book “Grey” has showed up in our office. And of course we want to share it with you, but the L.A. Times is a family paper, and as you have no doubt guessed, “Grey” has many sex and bondage scenes. So we’ve come up with a sample: Here are 13 complete sentences from the book, and 20 made safe for work only with a lot of ... ellipses.

“Bastille is the only one who can beat me, and now he wants a pound of flesh on the golf course.” - p. 4 [note: He’s talking about golf, just golf.]

“As she fumbles and grows more and more flustered, it occurs to me that I could refine her motor skills with the aid of a riding crop.” - p. 7.

“Images of her in assorted positions in my playroom flash through my mind: .... .” - p. 9.

“I have a sudden urge to drag her out of her seat, bend her over my knee, spank her, and then....” p. 12


“She really is the whole package: sweet, polite, and beautiful, with all the physical attributes I value in a submissive.” - p. 20

“When I glance up, dusk has shrouded my suite in gray shadows.” - p. 27

“I could have woken her and ... what a novelty that would have been.” - p. 82

“With one hand in her hair holding her place, I run my other ... to ... and ... against....” - p. 104

“She grasps the sheets tightly as I lean down and....” - p. 107

“An on command she ... and she ... into the mattress.” - p. 113

“Right now I don’t want to think about having propositioned a virgin.... " - p. 115

“Her mouth drops open as she looks from my ... and back again.” - p. 125

“Suddenly she ... and ... pleasure.” - p. 126

“I’d like you to meet my mother.” - p. 131

“Somehow I grab her arms before she can touch me, and ... and ....” - p. 163

“Her petulance is irritating, and were she truly mine, it would not be tolerated.” - p. 171

“I could ... to see if she can be quiet.” - p. 208

“In a moment of weakness I try Ana’s phone once more.” p. 220

“I grab her and ... my fingers.” - p. 247

“But she shows no mercy as she....” - p. 251

“The image of her ... comes to mind; of her ....; of her tethered to the bed....” - p. 286

“I lead her to the middle of the room, beneth the restraining system. " - p. 312

“Now I will hve to sit through dinner with my parents, knowing my girl is not wearing any underwear.” - p. 323

“I resist the urge to....” - p. 349

“And gently ... feeling ... and....” - p. 351

“How the ... can she just waltz into my study and seduce me?” - p. 361

“Lord, she’s a goddess.” - p. 419

“‘That’s right, baby,’ I whisper, as ....” - p. 427

“In control of the joystick once more, I turn us in the direction of the airfield as we begin to lose altitutde.” - p. 444

“I unzip my fly and ....” - p. 477

“Sleep eludes me.” - p. 523

“The thought of her body... someone else’s ... some.... warmth ... making her giggle....” p. 526

“Can I convince Ana to take me back?” p. 549

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