- The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House
- Release Date
- September 2011
- Book 2 of Fifty Shades Series
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
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.
Oct 06, 2011
116 people found the following review helpful
"Fifty is back!"
Fifty Shades Darker is the most awaited second installment in E.L James' Fifty Shades trilogy. An intense erotic romance that would make you a willing prisoner inside the book. A reader will be tasting every emotion the character feels.
It started where 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ended. Ana Steele was having a hard time dealing with her 'break up' with Christian. She misses him terribly and wondering if she made the right decision. When Christian contacted her wanting to talk she gives in and she realized that they are both suffering. And so they got back together. They decided to try the 'vanilla' kind of relationship. Ana is worried that she's not enough for Christian, that she is not what he really needs.
So the story starts to unfold from there.
The whole book is about how they surpass the trials that was thrown on their way.
I gotta say that this book is even better than the last one. In here we get to see a different side of Christian. We get to see his cute, boyish playful side, but if you think that he lost his edge and darkness and his hot bossiness.. nope! He's still the Fifty that we love! But now, he's more than the dominant who cannot commit into a normal relationship. Christian showed so much more emotions in here. Christian as a vulnerable man scared to loose the woman he loves is just so lovable... I just want to hug him and make him mine! We also get to see Christian as the boy who went through so much, the boy who thought he didn't deserve the love his family have for him. And with all of these, I understood why he became the way he is.
The Ana in this book seemed so much more mature than the Ana in the first book. Now she, knows how to fight for what she wants. She knows how to voice out her opinions. Don't get me wrong, she's not perfect and at times she annoys the living hell out of me but it's part of how her character grew.. from the innocent Ana who gets intimidated easily into the Ana, a woman who loves Christian fiercely and yet not afraid to level up with him is interesting to see.
The other thing that I loved most about this book is how Ana and Christian's relationship progressed. Their chemistry together is sizzling hot! Their interactions are sometimes heavy and intense and emotional but other times they're just so cute and adorable that I can't help but smile. They're email exchange and SHOUTY CAPITALS is just so freaking adorable. I feel so giddy whenever I read that part. They are one of my favorite couples in the fiction world.
The plot is greatly executed in the book! The pace of the story wasn't boringly slow and it wasn't confusingly fast. It was done right without any dull moment. And I was absolutely hooked!
Overall, this book is one of my best reads. Once I started reading it I couldn't stop! The intensity of the book will surely astonish and captivate you. For me, this book is more than just an erotic romance because it has a depth that could make the reader feel and experience its passion and heat and yet it also has the power to make a reader laugh out loud with the characters' adorableness, cry because of their pain and melt because of their sweetness.
Great job Miss E.L James! I'm looking forward to reading the next one!
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