So I just finished reading the first book in the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy. I have to admit that it was a deviation from the books that I usually read, and it really made me blush! Maybe I am just old fashioned Tongue Out.

Anyway, when it comes to the book itself I was rather disappointed. I guess I was just expecting something…more. The plot was shallow, the writing was incredibly repetitive and frankly, it was sort of unbelievable.

The main male character, Christian Grey, is a billionaire (not a millionaire but a billionaire) who speaks fluent French, is basically a concert level pianist, a fully trained pilot, athletic, drop dead gorgeous, with an enormous penis, and the best lover in the world. (Wow! Where can I get me one of these?!?) In addition, he’s not only self made, but is also using his money to combat world hunger. A great fantasy, yes. Something believable, no.

Although I was disappointed in the book itself, it did add some spice to my marriage. To be honest, I have been pretty conservative my whole life and it doesn’t take much to make me blush. But after being with my husband for five years (married for two), having a baby, and dealing with the stress of everyday life can often make a romantic life pretty mundane. Sometimes you feel as if intimacy takes a back seat, or it is just one more thing to do before bed.

After reading 50 Shades of Grey, it has made me realize that it is important to keep things spicy in a relationship, and sometimes this means we need to step away from the norm and explore.

In the spirit of being more adventurous in the bedroom, I had the opportunity to review the Pure Romance Vanilla Bondage kit. Of course I am not going to go into any details about the usage of the kit (I never kiss and tell!), but what I will say is that it is a mild way to step outside of your relationship box. The kit includes a silky vanilla-colored and scented blindfold as well as silky ties that can be used as wrist and/or ankle restraints. Realistic ice cream pint packaging makes this sexy kit a perfect gift.

If you are looking to take things a little further, Pure Romance has created the Grey Revolution product line which consists of products that allow you to explore your more sensual side. These products include whips, handcuffs, blindfolds, and more!

The best part is that Pure Romance has given me the opportunity to give one of these kits away to one of my lucky readers.

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  1. I like to keep him guessing….sometimes grab him and drag him into the bedroom even when the kids are still up or send him naughty texts through out the day.

    1. Oh forgot to say-things can get pretty drab at th end of a long day working and with the kids, but mommy/daddy date nights keep us connected. Oh and getting mentally prepared always helps too- think lingerie and candles….

  2. I’m thinking something like this would spice things up…. after 2 babies in 2 years I’m thinking this may be the kick we need! 🙂

  3. It’s all about trust. And not just the “regular” kind. When you truly trust someone, it allowes you to try things you might not have before.

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