The story starts of with Anastasia "Ana" Steele, who is a 22 year
old college senior lives with her friend Katherine Kavanagh, who is a writer.
Ana goes for an interview with Christain grey due to Katerine not feeling well.
Ana ia attracted towards charismatic personality of Christain Grey but thinks
that two of them are not destined to meet each other. Ana is surprised to see
Christain at the hardware store where she works. Ana asks christain for his
photographs for katherine’s article. Christain agrees and Katherine arranges
photo shoot with their friend photographer Jose Rodriquez.
The next day Jose, Katherine, and Ana arrive at the hotel Grey is staying
at for photo shoot, where Cristain offers Ana out for coffee upon completion of photo shoot. Both talk to each other during
that period, however Ana believes that she is not attracted enough for him. After
finishing her exams Ana receives a package from Grey that contains first
edition copies of Tess of the D’Urbervilles, which stuns
Afterwards, Ana goes on a date with Grey in his helicopter to his apartment.
Grey insists Ana to sign a non-disclosure agreement forbidding her to discuss
anything that they do together, which Ana agrees to sign. There Grey informs
her that the second contract will be one of dominance and submission and that there
will be no romantic relationship, only a sexual one and both do sex afterwards.
The following morning his mother arrives who is surprised to see him with Ana, having previously
thought Grey was homosexual because she had never seen him with a woman. Grey
later takes Ana out to eat, where he reveals that he lost his virginity at
fifteen. They plan to meet up again and Grey takes Ana home.
Over the next few days Ana receives several packages from Grey which include
a laptop for the two of them to communicate and a more detailed version of the
dominant/submissive contract. Ana sees him again in her college graduation,
where he is a guest speaker. It is during this time that Ana agrees to sign the
The tension between Ana and Grey grows after Ana asks Grey to punish her in
order to show her how extreme a BDSM relationship with him could be. Grey
fulfills Ana's request, beating her with a belt, only for Ana to realize that
the two of them are incompatible