First and foremost, you need to understand this series is nothing but Twilight fan-fiction
Secondly, and just as important (because most people are clueless): this series is not, I repeat not
Essentially, the Hero ("H") is older than the heroine ("h"), more wealthy than Croesus, and. . .the H has more issues than the entire cast of Real Housewives of (every farging city they've ever profiled).
Yeah, there's talk about a contract (which is where people get the impression it's about a BDSM relationship), but that's it: it's just
yeah... about that.....
How in the world ...???
I've read Grey and Greyer. I thought about reading the 'fan-fic's Fan Fic' (which is supposed to be the third, this latest release, but using original character names - and wtf is up with that
???), but started gagging on page 2 and DNF'd it.
Seriously, WOW. I thought I'd need a trip to the ER for the aneurysm that started forming behind my left eye. Because I could see it. And it was getting bigger.
They're not great. They're certainly not the worst I've ever read, but I think at most they're only just above average. I do have to admit, I was surprised by the bold statements the author made about the underage relationship (found in Greyer).
I appreciated reading about some old haunts in Portland & Seattle (but really, there's no-where in Vancouver that's 5 min from Portland - you gotta go over the Columbia river, and that's a 15 min drive from off-ramp to off-ramp). Decently written, but some of the grammatical mistakes (like "interesting" for "interested") made me laugh and wonder what happened to the final editing/read-throughs. Dunno. I'm not sure I'd recommend them. And I'm definitely in agreement with whomever it was that initially classified it as vanilla-kink because it's really not about BDSM
- despite the terminology the author kept inserting. I would describe this series as "Vanilla Kink with two chocolate sprinkles, lots of promises to add (BDSM) whipped cream, and the only (D/s) cherry in sight of the entire sundae is the cover picture."
Biggest plus: there are NO SPARKLY Maybelline VAMPIRES.
Biggest negative: (Just my NSHO
but YMMV) there's no Taylor Lautner running around in my head when I read these stories.