E L James’ Fifty Shades of Grey Spinoff, Grey: The 21 Most Cringeworthy, WTF Quotes Ranked (NSFW!)

Cover of E.L. James' new novel, Grey
The cover of Grey, author E.L. James' spinoff of 50 Shades of Grey. 

Fifty times the pleasure and the pain! On Thursday, June 18, Fifty Shades of Grey author E L James released her latest novel, Grey, a take on her first bestselling erotic novel. Told through the eyes of BDSM-obsessed male lead Christian Grey, the spinoff delves deeper into his kinky fantasies, stalker tendencies, and whirlwind, er, romance with the naive Anastasia Steele. 

Us Weekly tore through the 557-page book and ranked the most cringeworthy moments, from creepy come-ons to "WTF, did he just say that?!" Check them out below, but beware — they're extremely NSFW!

21. I strip off all my clothes and from a drawer pull out my favorite jeans. My DJs. Dom jeans.

20. Boy, she looks good in a harness. 

19. Part of me wants to spank the shyness out of her. 

18. Much as I’d like to, I’m not going to f–k her in the restroom at IHOP. 

17. I ask, “Are you hungry?” “Not for food,” she teases. Whoa. She might as well be addressing my groin.  

16. I could tease and torture her until she begged for release … the images make my jeans even tighter.

15. Once she’s cuffed I step back and take a deep breath, relieved.  

14. Oh, this is going to be fun. You’d be amazed what I can do with a few cable ties, baby. 

13. Her sharp intake of breath is music to my dick. 

12. My hand glides down her ass to the blue string and I tug out the tampon. 

11. I’m confused. I wanted to spank her. But she said no. 

10. There’s not a mark on her. The thought is unsettling.

9. She has a fine, fine ass. And I’m going to make it pink…like the champagne.

8. I imagine dripping hot wax onto her breasts and her squirming beneath me. This has a radical effect on my body. 

7. I’m going to make you come like a freight train, baby.

6. She thinks I need some TLC. F–k that Baby. I’ll take your body if you offer it up. I’m doing just fine. 

5. Her cheeks are coloring their familiar rosy pink, like her ass last night.

4. I hold her down so she can’t move, and I start to f–k her, consuming her.  

3. People like me like inflicting pain … I am used to making women cry – it’s what I do.

2. There are three stripes across her backside. I make it four … There’s no one to hear you, baby. 

1. An image of her shackled to my bench, peeled gingerroot inserted in her ass so she can’t clench her buttocks, comes to mind. 

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