ARC Review: Fifty Shames of Grey by Fanny Merkin (a.k.a. Andrew Shaffer)

Fifty Shades of Earl Grey
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Author: Fanny Merkin (a.k.a. Andrew Shaffer)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publish Date: July 31, 2012
Genre: Parody


Young, arrogant tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naïve coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick)? Or will his dark secrets and constant smirking drive her over the edge?

I'm gonna start right off and say that I didn't finish this book. I'm not big on comedy, although I do love witty comments and banter between the characters. I picked this book up because:

1. I read a few reviews that said it was laugh-out-loud funny 
2. Because I needed a good laugh to cheer me up

Well, let's just say that my "laugh-out-moments" were far and few in between. I'm thinking I didn't really enjoy this book because I didn't actually read Fifty Shades, but I did read Twilight and that was enough for me to go off of. The characters, well... If I could reach in and slap someone so hard that they would be knocked back into last week (mind you, I'm not a violent person) then it would have to be Anna Steal. Which makes me wonder, what would I think about Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades? Meehh. I guess I won't know, as it is not on my TBR list. The funny factor in here just wasn't up to par for me. I felt like I was watching those godawful parody movies about Twilight (Vampires Suck and Breaking Wind). The funny got old fast. I didn't have my "knee-slapper" moment with this boo and that disappointed me. I wouldn't recommend this book. It just wasn't my cup of tea. No, Earl Grey, not even a cup of you.


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