43 pages 1 hour read

E. L. James

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2011

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Chapters 17-26

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Chapter 17 Summary

Ana and Christian wake together the following morning. After he leaves, they email about her experience with spanking. She felt humiliated, but she also felt aroused. When she jokes that if she listened to her body, she’d be in Alaska, he reminds her he can track her cell phone. He has a courier deliver a Blackberry so he can reach her when he wants.

Kate, José, and Ana eat takeout together. José’s and Ana’s friendship is back to normal. When Elliot shows up, Ana and José leave to go to a bar so Elliot and Kate can have some privacy. When Ana returns home that night, she finds an email, five missed calls, and a voicemail, all from Christian. Ana feels suffocated, but she calls him and tells him she wishes he were with her.

Elliot helps Ana and Kate move into a new apartment in Seattle, and Christian has champagne and a helicopter balloon delivered as a housewarming present. The following day, Ana leaves for Christian’s apartment. He has arranged for an ob-gyn to give her an exam and supply contraception, and he invites her to dinner with his family that night.