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Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

Fifty Shades Darker (original 2011; edition 2012)

by E L James

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Title:Fifty Shades Darker
Authors:E L James
Info:The Writer's Coffee Shop (2012), Edition: First, Paperback, 394 pages
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Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James (2011)


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The Good: I would love to just bash this book completely and be done with it, but one cannot ignore the popularity of the series. For all their flaws, people love these books. That leads to opening up minds in regards to sexuality that just wouldn't be exposed to anything more than vanilla their entire lives. That can't be all bad.

The Bad: So annoyingly repetitive. This is not good writing, never mind good editing. If Ana referred to her "inner goddess" one more time, I was going to throw the book across the room. "Holy cow" is not a sexy term, yet Ana overuses it in all sorts of situations, even ones that should have been immediately shut down by the phrase. Christian's over use of "Fair point well made" makes one wonder how all these supposedly intelligent adults manage to get by on such limited vocabularies. Ana's repeated references to Christian's psychiatrist is over-the-top offensive. His mental health often reduced to either a joke or a way for Ana to point out his flaws. ( )
  TequilaReader | Feb 9, 2016 |
Can I just say that.. Everything else aside.. I ADORE the use of the subconscious and inner goddess as separate entities? It actually put into words a concept that has been in my mind forever! I thought I was the only one who had those two little devils!! ( )
  Lisaandrea12 | Jan 24, 2016 |
I did not think that I would be thinking of reading the second book let alone the third. However, with a villain lurking on the sidelines in the last page or so....

Very light reading and thankfully there was less focus on the 'bedroom' in this book. I have read, and listened to, worse story lines and more outrageous ones.

May read another author before tackling the third book though. ( )
  DCarlin | Jan 23, 2016 |
Comme c'est pesant! Je ne pensais pas qu'un livre érotique pouvait être si ennuyeux. On a un peu l'impression d'être devant une version porno de la série Martine: Martine sur un bateau, Martine au bal masqué, Martine joue au billard.... Dommage que les bribes d'intrigue qui auraient pu être intéressantes (le psy de Christian, l'ex psychopathe, le patron harceleur...) soient si diluées dans un flot d'érotisme très répétitif. ( )
  CathCD | Jan 16, 2016 |
In this second book we get to learn more about Christian Grey and his mysterious past.

I enjoyed this more than the first book, however I could still slap Ana for her constant references to her inner Goddess ugh.

I like the way the relationship has developed and how compromise is achieved, I like happy, flirty Grey much better than the Dom of the first book.

The ending has left me wanting to dive straight into book 3.

Again not brilliant literature but it does keep you interested. ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
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For Z and J
You have my unconditional love, always.
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He's come back.
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I hope it went well.
And thank you for the glider. That was very thoughtful.
It has pride of place on my desk.

Signed baseball Bat from the Mariners-
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Gucci Purse, Wallet & Hey Ring-Andrea Washington

One-Day Voucher for Two at Esclava, Bravern Center-
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Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven, and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront her anger and envy of the women who came before her and make the most important decision of her life.

Erotic, sparkling and suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

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Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

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