After writing the series that stirred the loins of millions and had women breathlessly googling erotic flogging tools, Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James is back with a new romance novel. Her forthcoming novel is called The Mister and though it does not follow Fifty Shades characters Christian Grey or Anastasia Steele, it treads in familiar pastures.
James describes The Mister as “a 21st century Cinderella,” in which the story follows a rich Brit named Maxim Trevelyan (aka the Mister) and the woman he falls for, Alessia Demachi. The official synopsis for the books sounds like Fifty Shades fans will be pleased, because it features 1) a sexy and wealthy man, 2) a woman he wants to take care of, and 3) sex, because duh.
Very little is known about the mysterious female protagonist Alessia, but in a passage revealed exclusively to The Today Show, the titular “Mister” sounds like he could be Christian Grey’s brother.
If you like what you read—the book is out April 16th, 2019.