Personally the novels haven’t changed my life as was whispered over bottles of wine with my girlfriends. But underneath all the sex there was a good basic storyline and is overall easy to read. I found the books got better as they moved along the trilogy. This isn’t the most daring of erotic fiction and Fifty Shades has spawned a number of similar novels with varying degrees of erotica, but if this doesn’t sound like something you would normally read I would suggest giving it a try just to escape your comfort zone. You never know, you might like it.