Fifty Shades Darker (Fifty Shades #2)
But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searin ...more
Why, for the fun factor, of course! Bad writing tends to make me giddy because I'm much better at being a
Ok. There's a dangerous theme in this book that I want to speak out about: Ladies, despite what EL James says, you will not change your man's personality or fix his age-old sexual perversions in 5 weeks.
I thought part one of Fifty Shades series was too tense and upsetting, but be careful what you wish for... In this follow-up to the infamous BDSM themed 1st novel, Christian shifts his needs and personality 180* and it was yawn-worthy at best. This story was much less dramatic ...more
I really wish I could manually add a 6th star to Goodreads for this book. I never would have believed it was possible, but Fifty Shades Darker is even better than Fifty Shades of Grey. Hard to believe, but true. Reading this book reminded me of a quote that I love by Alan Cohen, “Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.” Reading Fifty Shades Darker is l ...more
...down Tesco, Saturday,
I had a look inside her bag;
.......T'was "fifty shades of grey".
Well I just left her to it,
And at ten I went to bed.
An hour later she appeared;
The sight filled me with dread…..
In her left she held a rope;
And in her right a whip!
She threw them down upon the floor,
And then began to strip.
Well fifty years or so ago;
I might have had a peek;
But Mabel hasn't weathered well;
..... She's eighty four next week!!
Watching Mabel bump and gri ...more
Actual rating: 1.5 stars
Honestly, I didn’t read this whole thing; I skimmed most of it and I still managed to get the gist of it. At least I saved myself the torture of reading about Ana’s constant inner monologue. I have to say that my review of the first book still largely stands.
It’s ironic how someone with a name like Steele can’t stand her ground. At the end of the first book, Ana finally sees some sense and leaves Christian. Surprise surprise, that doesn’t last lo ...more
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly---Sam Keen, Autho...more
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I loved it. It was a different experience than the first one; the pace is much slower, even though there are a lot of outside forces and complications when there weren't in the previous one. The chemistry is as sizzling as ever though (whew! *fan please!*), the romance is sweeter, and there i ...more
1.) Phrases like "kinky fuckery". Awesome. I am totally absorbing that into my daily lexicon.
2.) Silk, Satin, Lace and Linen. I loved James' dreamy depictions of the life of a glamorous 1%er, and the many evocative details she incorporates. (Seriously, how many bottles of white wine do they down? The hedonistic bent definitely had me hankering for an oaky Chardonnay.) To me, the sailing, the masquerade ball, the beautiful Mediterranean manse, were some of the best scenes in the novel(s), ...more
This book gave me ...more
ARC, publish date September 15th, 2011
The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
After experiencing first hand just how bad it can get, Ana left enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey. His BDSM tastes were too dark for her to handle.
Why is she reconsidering now? Fifty proposes a tempting arrangement. He is prepared to try and give her what she desires most. More.
It isn’t an easy road for them, though. Ana must learn about he ...more
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I have to admit ,I liked this better than the first one.It was better in every way.The writing is improved a lot and the characters are better explained and described.And surprisingly there is some action in this book,which I enjoyed a lot.Especially the scene with Leila and the gun and the Christian missing.It was thrilling.And there were some pretty funny moments I actually laughed out loud reading.Also this b...more
I just dislike everything about this book: the pathetic writing, the "plot" if you can call it that, Christian Grey (aka The Jackass), and Anastasia Steele (aka The Doormat). They shall henceforth be called as suc ...more
There's so many flaws in this book, which make it painful to read.
1. Ana acts like an overly 'innocent' teenager despite being an able career woman in her early 20's. She's flushing left right and centre at even a glance or smile towards her. When she's not flushing, she's going Oh my! at every suggestive comment tha ...more
This is how I see Christian:
It pains me to no end that I don’t have proper reviews up for these books. These were one of the first sets of books I read when I first started reading series and were a HUGE part of what inspired me to start reading and blogging again but at the time that I read them, I still wasn’t writing real reviews. I fully plan on rereading someday soon (for the fourth time) and writing out full reviews for them. But, I mean, the ...more
Still hating the inner goddess thing. It's like Ana's talking to another version of herself in her head.
Getting tired of all the smirks. Does Christian make any other facial expression?
These books are a bit warped, but I have less of an issue reading about warped than I do reading about repetitive behaviors and inner goddesses.
The steam level was decent, but nothing way out there. The emails were ...more
There is so much to love about Fifty Shades Darker. Fifty Shades Darker is a much more comfortable read than the first book, Fifty Shades of Grey. This book focuses more upon the evolution of Christian’s and Ana’s relationship.
And boy, does it evolve. After a short but miserable separation, Christian and Ana realize that they need each other. In the previous book, Christian was very much in control of the relationship. In this book, the tables are ...more
Okay, so I didn't think Christian could get anymore awesome, but he did. As I said in my review of Fifty Shades of Grey, he is the kind of hero I'm most drawn to, and in this book he's more of the same. Intense, brooding, demanding.... darker.
Ana still isn't drawing me in, though I do like her better than I did in Grey. She seems to have matured some, thank heavens, but she still does some incredibly annoying things that to me just aren't in keeping with her personality, or with who we are suppo ...more
Right off the bat, I have to say this, and I cannot stress it enough: If you're considering reading this series, I encourage you to be opened minded if BDSM and erotic romance isn't your typical fare (and book number two is not nearly as BDSM as the first, not even close). It's not mine, and I am so glad I gave this trilogy a shot. This is one of the most moving love stories you can ever read. It's intensely erotic and sexy at every turn, but that passion is piqued by the meaning and essence beh ...more
Our story begins where the first book left off. Poor Ana is an emotional train wreck after leaving the oh-so-wonderful Mr. McRedbottom.
Just cause a guy insists on controlling every aspect of your life, and maybe wants to beat you with a cane on the weekends, you're gonna leave? Don't be such a quitter, Ana!
Don't worry folks! I ...more
I personally found Fifty Shades Darker a lot harder to get through. I read the first one in two days because it was entertaining in the fact that it was so, so very bad. This one is equally bad, but it was also incredibly cheesy, boring, and uneventful. If I had to choose between Fifty Shades and My Immortal, I’d pick the second one, over and over again.
The story begins three days after they’ve broken up. Ana, of course, is completely gutted, because she loves Christ ...more
I can’t even form the words to express how I felt about this novel. It’s just downright Alluring.The Hero himself is just powerful and so full of a dark tortured soul.He captivates me,on so many different levels. Without him this novel wouldn’t have been the same.
Every part of me wants to scream “BEST BOOK EVER” although I say that about many books I love.My only exception on this book is, That It “IS”. I’ve read so many BDSM novels and besides Megan Har ...more
From: Rhonda W.
Subject: Fifty Shades Darker
Date: October 3, 2011
To: E.L. James
Well Mrs. James, here I sit having finished yet another of your novels and as I ponder my feelings, I find my words inadequate. As I’ve stated before, I don’t read much erotic, and to add; I don’t read a lot of Contemporary Romance either, so for me to dish out 5 stars says a great deal about how I felt about your books. Your story telling is wonderful, and your characterization is outstanding. Your ability to tell you ...more
Fifty Shades Darker is the second (and my favorite) installment of the Fifty shades trilogy. I love seeing Christian start to come into his own in this book. His issues come to light, and he starts dealing with them.
Christian Grey... one of my original book boyfriends. Not only is he a damaged man (my favorite) but he is sexy, kinky, bossy and romantic.
I know this isn't a lengthy review- but this book doesn't need one. I've read this series quite a few times and each time, I love it more an ...more
I bite my lip. "I know! I didn't want to like this series. But I do. It's got issues, to say the least, when it comes to the editing, but...I don't know. I think it's Christian. He's just so interesting and damaged and it -- it's not just smutty smut. IT'S A LOVE STORY! A WONDERFUL LOVE STORY!" I finish in shouty caps.
At the mention of Christian, my inner goddess does the moonwalk, then gets a makeover and a bikini wax.
I smirk ...more
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“Oh, for crying out loud—no! I am not going to go!” I shout and it’s cathartic. There, I’ve said it. I am not leaving.
“Really?” His eyes widen.
“What can I do to make you understand I will not run? What can I say?”
He gazes at me, revealing his fear and anguish again. He swallows. “There is one thing you can do.”
“What?” I snap.
“Marry me,” he whispers.”