Fifty Shades Darker by EL James
“Fifty Shades Darker” is the second book in “The Fifty Shades” trilogy and continues on where “Fifty Shades of Grey” left off.
Tormented by the dark secrets of the dashing, young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship and thrown herself fully into her new job with a publishing house. But her desire for Christian still dominates her thoughts and try as she might, she can’t keep his troubled soul from her mind. So one day when he reappears and proposes a new arrangement, she finds that she is unable to say no.
Soon she is back inside the dark, troubled world of Christian. She begins to learn more about his harrowing past and discovers what has made him into the driven, controlling and demanding man that she has come to love. But while Christian tries to to figure out what’s going on with his life. Ana has to make a decision of her own. One that will change her life forever.
As “Fifty Shades Darker” follows on from “Fifty Shades of Grey” the graphic sexual content continues on, but it seemed that it longer shocked me, as I had become used to their sexual exploits. But I still found that the same things that annoyed me in the first book, had continued into this book. The repetition of scenes and lines. It annoyed me so much so, that I found myself skimming over the pages.
The biggest surprise of all that I discovered with this book, was that I began to tolerate Christian. Even though I still found him terribly controlling and possessive of Ana, there were moments of the book, that he would show a rare glimpse of affection which caught me off guard, especially since I had disliked him from the start.
The book was still as interesting as the first but I thought the writing wasn’t off the highest of quality and was occasionally quite waffly in parts, which sometimes made for frustrating reading. With only one more book to go, I will finally find out if the turbulent couple will get their happy ever after or will they forever be haunted by Christian’s troubled past, only “Fifty Shades Freed” will reveal all.
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