Christian Grey is a business mogul and highly-sought after bachelor based in Seattle, who owns multiple businesses and high-end properties. He is also a driven philanthropist who strives to make the world better for those who are poverty stricken. His stunning good looks compliment his intellectual and economic prowess. Christian has intense, burning grey eyes, thick, tousled hair and a body fit for gods. He is strong, motivated and charming to say the least.
Unfortunately, he also has a dark side that includes a troubling childhood and a craving for dominant/submissive style sex that sometimes crosses the lines of pleasure and punishment. Christian is known for his no-nonsense style of relationships, whether in the bedroom or in the workplace. At the start of the series, it seems he may either be celibate or gay, the speculations are mixed but none are accurate. The truth is, Christian treats his sexual relationships like business partnerships; with contracts, compensation and rules to go with. His sexual menu is diverse yet almost completely cold, without emotions or real connections. We learn that he lives this way not only to protect his heart but also because the cold dominant/submissive relationships are the only way he knows how to interact with a woman. Christian Grey’s painful childhood includes drugs, prostitution and the witnessing of his mother’s death at a very delicate age. His world fell apart when she died and he has never got past it, despite being adopted by amazing parents, Carrick and Grace.
Luckily for Christian, meeting Anastasia Steele flips the world he knows onto its back and opens him up to a new way of life that tests every rule he has ever had. Christian Grey develops into a loving, giving, doting boyfriend and husband as the story develops. He changes before our eyes and learns that there is a time and a place for a bit of pain but real love is about pleasure and trust. Anastasia refuses to be Christian’s submissive so Christian must change his ways to keep her and luckily for readers, he obliges. The way that Christian takes care of Anastasia is nothing short of mouth-watering; he is a lover and a provider, a knight-in-grey-armor and a magician. Anastasia’s wish is Christian Grey’s command and this is what the loyal readers love about him.