Do you understand?
There was something about him. About Christian Grey. Something that set him apart from almost everyone else I knew. He was not nice.
I know that this is a strange thing to claim about the man I married, but I will try to explain. Most of the time heseemed perfectly nice. He had a very charming smile. Underneath it all, however, he was manipulative and controlling.
I could blame my mother for my failure to see through his facade. I could say that she hadn't taught me anything about men. I could blame my father. He hadn't shown me how relationships were supposed to work. I could blame my own inexperience. Not having been in any kind of boy/girl relationship before was definitely part of the problem. I could have used the practise. I could have extrapolated. I hadn't had the chance to explore my sexuality. I had not yet discovered what it was that I wanted out of a relationship. I knew little about sex a...