I'll start off by saying that I'm a hetero male who normally only likes murder mysteries. A female friend, not my girlfriend, wouldn't shut up about the book, and so I decided to give Fifty Shades a shot.
Though the erotic segments had a lot of details I really didn't need, I could not put the books down. I didn't want to finish Fifty Shades Freed as there is no more to read after that. I had intended to start another series of books as soon as I finished it, and instead found myself reading Fifty Shades again. Though I've read multiple books more than once, I've never immediately read a book a second time, not even when I read Dexter.