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Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy (original 2011; edition 2012)

by E. L. James

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Title:Fifty Shades Darker: Book Two of the Fifty Shades Trilogy
Authors:E. L. James
Info:Vintage (2012), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 544 pages
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Fifty Shades Darker by E. L. James (2011)


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Rereading the whole series :) ( )
  Tiffy83 | Aug 11, 2014 |
well this book is full of twists.... on the previous book we get to see christian as the intimidating, powerfull and bossy type of guy while in this book we get to see completely the opposite. i really liked it because we get to know a lot more about his past and about himself, he finally lets himself go on his feelings and we get to see his insecurities without him being what he is. Anastasia is still the same type of person with her 'inner goddess' picking thorugh all the book which is still really annoying, i would´ve love to see a little more development on this character but the book is still really good. it still has a lot of sex sceanes but there love story develops a lot more and we get to see more about themselves.... i would still recomend this book a really good entertaining read ( )
  angie.arciba | Aug 9, 2014 |
Esta segunda parte de Cincuenta Sombras es sin duda la parte reveladora deberíamos llamarle así, puesto que en el mismo entendemos las razones (tan deseadas por los lectores), por las cuales el Sr. Grey es de la manera que es y de dónde sale su conducta o deseos sexuales.

A la vez vemos como la joven Anastasia se redescubre en cuanto a su personalidad y deseos sexuales, sin duda la veremos convertirse en una mujer que gusta por el sexo sadista, lo cual explica bien la razón de la virginidad y la pureza de ella, tal vez solo de esta forma ella hubiese deseado ser sadista cuando se trata del sexo puesto que Cristian fue quien abrio esa puerta en su vida.

Sin lugar a dudas este libro me gusto bastante. Entender el hecho de que el Sr. Grey puede superar o no ser sadista en el sexo se explica como también podemos entender simplemente que hay personas que gustan de este estilo.
Mis frases favoritas como siempre.

“I feel the familiar pull---I am drawn, Icarus to his sun. I have been burned already, and yet here I am again.” Kindel position 178.

“But I’m a selfish man. I‘ve wanted you since you fell into my office. You are exquisite, honest, warm, strong, witty, and beguilingly innocent; the lie is endless. I am in awe of you. I want you, and the thought of anyone else having you is like a knife twisting in my dark soul.” Kindel position 517.

“Touching is a hard limit for me, Anastasia.” Kindel position 535.

“I feel him before I see him. It’s as if my whole body is highly attuned to his presence.” Kindel position 746.

“I want to take care of you.” “His luminous eyes glow with some unnamed emotion.” Kindel position 1022.

“He like me tethered. I can’t touch him this way. It occurs to me that none of his subs would have touched him either.” Kindel position 1073.

“She said, ‘what do you have that I don’t have?’ And when I asked who she was, she said, ‘nobody.’” Kindel position 1120.

“I think of his scars, the stark physical embodiment of a horrific childhood and a sickening reminder of what mental scar he must bear.” Kindel position 1826.

“I am still me, Anastasiä-in all my fifty shades of fuckedupness. Yes, I have to fight the urge to be controlling…but that’s my nature, how I’ve deal with my life.” Kindel position 3350.

“I want you sleeping with me. I don’t have nightmares when you’re with me.” Kindel position 3447.

“I love you, Anastasia. I will do everything in my power to protect you. I cannot imagine my life without you.” Kindel position 1826.

“…An unloved child; a hideously abusive environment; a mother who couldn’t protect him, whom he couldn’t protect and who died in front of him.” Kindel position 3882.

“I love you, Anastasia. I will do everything in my power to protect you. I cannot imagine my life without you.” Kindel position 4027.

“Does she know how negative you are about yourself? About all your issues.” Kindel position 4090.
“The image of a powerful man whos’s really still a little boy, who was horrifically abused and neglected, who feels unworthy of love from his perfect family and his much less tha perfect girlfriend.” Kindel position 4719.

“I am a sadist, Ana. I like to whio little brown haired girls like you because you all look like the crack whore-my birth mother. I am sure you can guess why.” Kindel position 4820.

“Merry me, ” he whispers. What? Did he really just-. Kindel position 4872.

“I am just the same, Ana. I love you and I need you. Touch me. Please”. He rubs his nose against mine, and his quiet heartfelt plea moves me and I melt. Touch hum. Touch him while we make love. Oh My.” Kindel position 1826.

“Ana, touch me…please.” Kindel position 5053.

“He sighs. She didn’t love me. I dind’t love me. The only touch I knew was… hars.” Kindel position 5081.

“Needs change, ””he says simply. “Christian has founf himself in a situation where his methods of coping are no longer effective.” Kindel position 6048.

“Of course there are obstacles-his haphephobia for one.” Kindel position 6058.

“He has a morbid self-abhorrence. I ‘m sure that comes as no surprise to you. And of course there’s the parasomnia.” Kindel position 6061.

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  Pamelangeles | Jul 3, 2014 |
Literally could not put it down!! All you nay-sayers out there, literally, don't judge a book by it's cover. It is so much more that what you think of have heard. In fact, that is only a very small part of it. Can't wait to see how it all ends. ( )
  BooksToBreathe | Jul 2, 2014 |
It’s not often you read a series of books where the author’s writing style is less than polished and well-edited, but you discover the material itself rises above the presentation. These books, the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy, are one of those exceptions on many levels. Populated with essentially flawed and larger than life characters, the books nonetheless compel the reader and keep you turning pages with avid curiosity, and that more than anything else is what has made this set of books the focus of so much attention and interest.

There has been much discussion about the sexual content of the novels, and the amusing part of that is apart from the standard and frequent use of the word “f**k” there is almost no other language to be objected to–unlike standard erotica and erotic romance, which is well populated with graphic and detailed description. Here, the psychological and emotional responses are more the focus, and in my opinion, it’s what is drawing people in and holding them enthralled by it all. The author is clearly well read and intelligent, and does not talk down to her readers.

Christian Grey, the hero of this tale, is a messed up man with more money than god, and it gives him all he needs to explore the darker facets of his soul. His past haunts him and he’s a natural Dominant who enjoys his BDSM lifestyle–partly because it’s safe for him in emotional terms, and partly because he doesn’t know any other kind of relationship. I know there are those who have huge issues with the way this lifestyle is presented here, but in retrospect, now that I’ve read the set, I’d have to say it’s not the lifestyle that one should be focused on, but the characters. This book is NOT about a BDSM lifestyle, it’s a love story. Christian is a man who is often adored, but rarely loved.

Anastasia Steele, the heroine, is equal parts strong woman and total idiot, it has to be said. By the time we get to the third book, you’re going to love her or want her head, really. I do think she’s the weakest part of the story in many ways. She doesn’t really outgrow her fear and loathing of Christian’s darker side, instead she wants him to be her white knight, and he moves heaven and earth to be all that she needs. What gets overlooked in this mix is that Christian is the one who is forever trying to meet her expectations and needs, and she is starry-eyed in love with him one minute and the next she’s terrified of his moods. It’s an ever-changing, constantly shifting roller-coaster with Ana, and it makes her damned annoying.

There are scenes that have made readers screaming mad, and those that have made them sigh, so if emotional response to the story is anything to go by, it’s worthy of the attention it’s been getting. Movie deals and hype aside, I think ultimately this is a book series you have to read with a very open mind, and embrace what is good about it, while you overcome your gag reflex for other things. The ending is ambivalent, and clearly leaves the door open for a revisit, something I’m sure many people will want to see happen. For me, I’d like to see Ana grow up a bit, and Christian’s emotional needs be addressed not as a “sickness” but as part of his innate sexuality. Initially I can accept Ana’s innocence as a potent lure to him, but her endless fear of him is a real turn-off.

I won’t, or honestly can’t rate this book. There are aspects of it technically that would warrant a one star, and other parts that warrant a five star. So, I’ll conclude by saying again, an open-mind is needed to tackle this story, and a suspension of any pretence of reality–it’s a romantic fantasy more than it’s anything else. It’s NOT hardcore erotica, or porn as so many have labelled it–at least in my assessment. (I write erotic romance, I know what it entails.) The books need to be well-edited and tightened up a little, so if you stay with it past those weaknesses, I think you’ll enjoy a very compelling look at two very different people and their struggle to make love conquer all.
  DenyseBridger | Jun 12, 2014 |
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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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