Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades of Grey #2)
Erotica, adult (!!)
Daunted by the singular 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 the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.
You can read my review of Fifty Shades of Grey here.
After the last book's ending with Anna getting some dignity and walking out, I was really excited to get my hands on this installment. Finally, we get Anna and Christian together in a relationship based on mutual respect and love, as opposed to the insanity they exhibited in book 1.
I have to say, there were some really great romantic scenes in this novel... and they weren't the sex! Christian undergoes some serious character development, so that was fun to read.
As for Ana, well. She uses A LITTLE more sense in Fifty Shades Darker.
The writing- not much better than the first. Lots of repeated words and phrases.
For those looking for R rated Twilight, there's more. The similarities in scenes and character traits made me giggle. Christian is Edward on steroids.
I was disappointed with the emails! In Fifty Shades of Grey I was rolling with laughter, whereas here they were funny but not as much nor as frequent. However, I enjoyed it enough to eventually read book 3. Rating:
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