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Fifty Shames of Earl Grey by Fanny Merkin

Fifty Shames of Earl Grey: A Parody - Fanny Merkin;Andrew Shaffer

Ladies – forget Christian Grey, prepare to meet Earl Grey!!

Earl is the 27yo multi-billionaire CEO of The Earl Grey Corporation and “HOLY MOTHER EFFING SPARKLY VAMPIRES IS HE HOT”.  His life is a daily struggle with his Fifty Shames, but who can resist a man in a shiny silver g-string and hot pink Crocs.  Complete the package that is Earl Grey with his love (or shames) of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick), mournful tambourine playing, and a serious man-crush on Tom Cruise.

Anna Steal is a 21yo virgin, studying for her final exams.  She is incredibly stupid, and will believe anything, especially if it’s on Wikipedia.  For those who can’t stand Ana’s lip biting and eye rolling, you’ll be happy to know that Anna doesn’t do this – she’s a nose picker (and lucky for her Earl finds this a big turn-on).

Their whole world changes when Anna trips & cartwheels into Grey’s office, landing on his desk, to his appreciative applause.  A superfast, whirlwind romance follows, beginning with a shopping trip to Walmart (Anna’ place of work), where, after a few taps on his Blackberry, purchases the company to ensure Anna can finish her shift and join him for coffee - flying by helicopter to Starbucks across the road (Earl assures Anna that their coffee doesn’t actually taste like burnt arse as she suspects, but we never do find out exactly how he knows what burnt arse tastes like...).

Yes, the rest of the story is just as ridiculous and crazy with a few near deaths, a charity function, Earl’s “Dorm Room of Doom” (as Anna calls it), a break-up, a pregnancy, and a wedding.

This book is hilarious!  There wasn’t much I could read without laughing and most of that also had the tears going it was that good.  Loved it!!