Book #:2nd in the trilogy
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
This book picks up right where the last one left off- Ana has left Christian, and is having major heartbreak issues. But all is not lost, oh no. He stays in her life, and they get back together, of course. I mean, it was obvious they would- otherwise, what would the book be about? Butterfly catching? Errr no.
And then the sexy times occur. Numerously. It becomes a fun game of “Hey that’s a surface, let’s fuck”. Case in point: the piano. Yeah…. who fucks on a piano? Seriously? Anyhoo. Christian is still controlling as hell, and Ana needs to really stand her ground with him more, and he is still a kinky fucker- I really didn’t like Ana’s second birthday present to him (Which was really a present for her, let’s face it). That was graphic and disturbing. Though the first present was hell sweet, and so cute that Christian carried it around with him, even through the helicopter bit.
So basically, the characters are evolving more. There is a lot more drama in this one, more than the first one, and you get to learn about Christian’s background and his upbringing, both with the crack-whore and with his current family, and learn about how he is like he is. It is addictive still, though basically pages of sex with moments of Christian and Ana fighting. That’s about it really. Still though, so addictive.
50 shades darker:8/10. Still liked the book, it was very addictive, couldn’t put it down.
Would I re-read it?Hmm.. maybe. This book was better than the first, better paced and more dramatic, but I dunno. I’ve read it once, I know how it goes, and it doesn’t feel like the kind of thing that I’ll pick up time and time again to read…
Who would I recommend it to?Well, like the last one, if you are below 18, put the book down and step away, this is not the book for you. Otherwise, have at it. But be warned, it’s very graphic, it’s basically 90% sex, and as bad as it is, it’s damn addictive.
Author’s site: http://www.eljamesauthor.com/books/fifty–shades–darker