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Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James
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Jul 31, 12

bookshelves: fiction, romance, erotic-fiction
Read from July 23 to 28, 2012

I found myself drawn to reading the second book in the Fifty Shades trilogy, simply because I was mildly curious to see what would happen to the characters. In this second in the series, Anastasia, overwhelmed by the sexual tastes and controlling tendencies of Christian Grey, has broken off their relationship. It takes about a nanosecond before they are back together, and through the rest of the book, we see Ana dealing with her new job and sleazy boss and her feelings about Christian's past relationships.

Again, poor writing in this sequel, same as I felt about the first book. I skimmed more of this book that of Fifty Shades of Grey, as I found Ana's inner dialogues with herself tedious and dull. Also, I know this is a romance, but I almost want to classify it as fantasy--I find it really hard to fathom that the author expected her readers (most of whom are female, let's face it) to believe that this dark male character would change his sexual proclivities and personality within the span of a few short weeks. Right, that's completely believable! I was rolling my eyes right along with the characters during much of this book. In all likelihood, I will go on to read the third book in the trilogy, though the awful writing may prove too much for me to handle! I would only recommend this to people who really enjoyed the first book and want more of the same.
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Meghan YAY!

message 2: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl I couldn't past the first chapter in the first book...

Caitlin Cheryl wrote: "I couldn't past the first chapter in the first book..."

I know what you mean Cheryl...the writing really is just awful...but I'm a sucker for a guilty pleasure book!

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