ATTENTION 50 Shades of Grey fans! Author E.L. James has released another novel, featuring a new sensual couple.
The Mister – published today – is set to be one of the publishing hits of the year, and the characters sound rather similar to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
50 Shades author E.L. James is bringing out a new sex-fuelled novel in April[/caption]
Publisher Arrow describes it as “a rollercoaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page”, with “utterly believable” characters.
Instead of in America, the novel takes place this side of the pond in London, featuring a posh chap called Maxim Trevelyan who meets a mysterious beautiful woman called Alessia Demachi.
James said of her new novel, which is out on April 16: “It’s a Cinderella story for the twenty-first century.”
But has she been taking inspiration from our royal family? Here’s the evidence…
The Mister is set in London and Cornwall and features English aristocrat Maxim Trevelyan[/caption]
The main man is rich and upper class
While 50 Shades had US billionaire hunk Christian Grey, the new book will feature English aristocrat Maxim Trevelyan.
And a titillating fact for readers is that Maxim is also described as a green-eyed hunk who sleeps naked under a silver silk bedspread.
The story features Maxim inheriting his family’s noble title after a tragedy and finding himself in a “role he’s not prepared for and that he struggles to face”.
According to the documentary Meghan Markle: American Princess, former party-loving Prince Harry was also doubtful he even wanted to live as a royal.
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King revealed that the reason Prince Harry didn’t abandon his duties was down to his grandmother, the Queen.
The love story of the new book is remarkably similar to that of Prince William and Meghan Markle[/caption]
She is a beautiful, mysterious woman with a troubled past
In the new book, we are told that Maxim is very taken with the alluring and enigmatic Alessia Demachi.
Alessia isn’t from his world and has recently arrived in England, and we are told that she has a problematic past.
Arrow said: “His biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past.
“Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name.”
Sound anything like Meghan, who was living in Canada when the couple met?
The main female character in the new book is said to have just arrived in England and is an alluring mystery[/caption]
The Duchess of Sussex, who is currently said to not be returning calls from her dad, has experienced her fair share of family drama since joining the royal family.
Claiming his former-actress daughter has “cut him off”, Thomas has made a slew of hurtful comments, including likening the royal family to Scientologists because of their “cult-like” behaviour and claiming Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, would have “loathed”the way he was being treated.
The action is set in Chelsea
E.L James has swapped swanky New York apartments for the backdrop of London for her latest book.
Like Prince Harry and Meghan, who are currently residing at Kensington Palace in Chelsea, her new characters also live in the posh district of the city.
Some scenes in the book are also set in Cornwall and the Balkans.
The 50 Shades of Grey series sold 150 million copies worldwide[/caption]
The 50 Shades of Grey series sold 150 million copies worldwide, and is said to have earned a £75million fortune thanks to it being made into three films.
James said of her new novel: “Maxim and Alessia have led me on a fascinating journey and I hope that my readers will be swept away by their thrilling and sensual tale, just as I was while writing, and that, like me, they fall in love with them.”
There will be “lots” of sex, but James said in an interview that “it’s not Fifty Shades erotic because it’s not Fifty Shades. It’s a completely different story.”
The 50 Shades of Grey books were made into three movies, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson[/caption]
EXCERPT FROM THE MISTER BY E.L JAMES
Alessia opens the door but freezes on the threshold of the room.
Fast asleep facedown and sprawled naked across the large bed. She stands, shocked and fascinated at once, her feet rooted to the wooden floor as she stares. He’s stretched across the length of the bed, tangled in his duvet but naked . . . very naked. His face is turned toward her but covered by unkempt brown hair. One arm is beneath the pillow that supports his head, the other extended toward her. He has broad, defined shoulders, and on his biceps is an elaborate tattoo that is partially hidden by the bedding. His back is sun-kissed with a tan that fades as his hips narrow to dimples and to a pale, taut backside.
His long, muscular legs disappear beneath a knot of grey duvet and silver silk bedspread, though his foot sticks out over the edge of the mattress. He stirs, the muscles in his back rippling, and his eyelids flicker open to reveal unfocused but brilliant green eyes. Alessia stops breathing, convinced he’ll be angry that she’s woken him. Their eyes meet, but he shifts and turns his face away. He settles down and goes back to sleep.
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