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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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Not terrible, but by the end you're going to want to 'just get it over with'. ( )
  lotoflivinglefttodo | Jul 21, 2016 |
I’m reading this series to see what all the hype is about. This book, which is the 2nd of the series, is more about the relationship emotionally. It wasn’t bad but I was getting tired of the insecurities of both Christian and Ana. They are saying the same exact thing to each other but not believing it. Also, all the smirking. I was getting ready to count how many times that word was used.

I’ve read a few reviews where people say you can’t change someone and Christian can’t change in 5 weeks. I disagree. Ana isn’t forcing him to change, he is making the choice to change because he knows if he doesn’t he will lose her and losing Ana is more important than his playroom. Just like when people go into therapy, they hope therapy changes them and for a lot of people it does. Ana is kind of like his therapy. ( )
  MHanover10 | Jul 10, 2016 |
Love how this book plays out, and basically starts right where the first one ended. Both characters do a lot of growing in this book, still have lots of issues, but they get through them together, and helps them mature.

I love the email messages between Ana and Christian, they made me laugh, especially the signatures. ( )
  TerriBowles | Jun 26, 2016 |
I was down with this book for the entire time (but please, for the love of god, stop saying "Fifty," woman) ... until the last two pages. Am I supposed to believe that this series is now going to turn into some sort of action/mystery novel? We all know who that dude is and none of us care. Just get back to what you do best and leave the mystery novels to people who can actually write. ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
Left over from the first, I was highly anticipating digging into this one. The beginning was promising with the similar controversy from the original. These really are guilty pleasures - the writing is weak much of the time and the plot needs more oomph other moments, but they're just still fun.

Ana was less annoying in this one, as she wasn't as over-worried about every detail, micromanaging her worries. She also was more accepting of Christians issues and not wanting to run out the door every second. Christian was my more favorite of the two, but here HE starts changing some. He lets go of some of his expectations with Ana and is fine with it, but he also seems a different kind of clingy and emotional than before.

I'm not talking about the controlling issues, but more of an insecurity and neediness that Ana started responding to. I do prefer the more controlled Christian from the first book, but he's still a yummy character to read about here. He adopts a shy small used at times and it becomes increasingly clear unconditional acceptance is important to him.

There's a lot of revelation in the sequel, finally. We find what shames him so, why he thinks anyone would leave when they found out the truth, some of his dreams and what they mean, more about "Mrs Robinson". There's also further exploration of his relationship with his immediate family and Grace. I do like how James has written his family, convincing and interesting what they bring to the mix.

To me the first was better as it was more complex. Here we're greeted with more hot steamy scenes, but too much so. Much of the book takes place in the bedroom and this can grow old. Well, bedroom play as they do it about everywhere else too! (Piano, elevator, desk, bath, shower...) You do get to see sweeter, more romantic sides of Christian, which surprisingly works. The relationship has grown beyond lust to stronger emotional bonds.

The pacing was slower and less happened than the first one. In the original you had funny moments, Ana going out with friends, finishing up finals, going to work....here she goes to work as well but that's about it other than Christian. Her best friend is on vacation until almost the end, and I missed her witty banter. It's mainly relationship angst between Ana and Christian as the plot.

I do have to say I found the subplot with the boss....unrealistic. It just seemed a little too contrived for my tastes. Even with Christians controlling, I would have adamantly refused to take over the company, she didn't earn the place and I don't care how unrealistic stuff is, she's NOT qualified yet.

The first book instigated the relationship, the second they are together and compromising, revealing, growing...the third will likely be about more miniature things ironing themselves out. These books should never be read alone but are clearly a continuing series which MUST be read in order to make the most sense and emotional impact.

These books are NOT great literature. Much of the writing is lackluster. However, the romance part is naughty fun, Christian is an appeal for women such as myself who like the domineering, serious, possessive, playful, and intense men in books, and it's a guilty pleasure series that sucks you in and doesn't let you go until the last page has turned. ( )
  ErinPaperbackstash | Jun 14, 2016 |
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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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